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Black Magic 
Wheel Hub and Canopy Masks

Cutting Edge


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Numbers, Scale and Price: See table below for details
Contents and Media: Each set contains one adhesive-backed black vinyl die-cut sheet and instructions
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Time saving; admirable range to cover original kits and after-market accessories; will deliver crisp results.
Disadvantages: Will require some practice to master technique.
Recommendation: Recommended to moderately experienced modellers as a way to avoid a fiddly and widely disliked task.


Reviewed by Brett Green

HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Meteor Productions



Black Magic Masks continue to expand their already large range.

Their latest releases include:

Item No. Scale Description RRP
CEBM48488   1/48 Do 335 2-seat canopy and Wheel hub for Tamiya USD$6.99
CEBM48490   1/48 B5N Kate Canopy & Wheel Hub Masks for Hasegawa USD$7.99
CEBM72123   1/48 H-46/KV-1 07 Sea Knight Canopy & Wheel for Fujimi USD$5.99
CEBM72130   1/72 H-19 Chickasaw Canopy & Wheel Hub for Italeri USD$4.99
CEBM72139   1/72 P-51 D Canopy & Wheel Hub Masks for Tamiya USD$4.99
CEBM72140   1/72 Boeing 727 Canopy & Wheel Hub Masks for KMC USD$6.99

As discussed in earlier reviews of Black Magic masks, according to Cutting Edge's instructions these sets are designed for "experts" . In reality, these sets will be appropriate for any moderately experienced modeller who already dabbles with cutting their own masks from tape. A little practice may be required to correctly position the masks, and to avoid stretching the vinyl during application. Try practicing with scrap material before committing the first mask to your model!

The wheel hub masks may seem to be a bit of a luxury, but they are inexpensive and certainly easier than measuring and cutting your own circles.

With careful handling, the wheel masks should be re-usable. Due to the high risk of paint bleeding, it will be safest to assume that the canopy masks can only be used once.

These sets will be a handy accessory for the large number of modellers who hate masking!


Thanks to Meteor Productions for the review sample

Cutting Edge Modelworks Resin Conversion Kits are available at Meteor Productions Website

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Review Copyright 2001 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 15 June, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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