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A-4E Skyhawk
Black Magic Masks

Cutting Edge


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Numbers, Scale and Price: CEBM48487 A-4E Airframe Painting Masks for Hasegawa USD$4.99
CEBM48489 A-4E Airframe Painting Masks for Hobbycraft USD$4.99
CEBM4893 Canopy and Wheel Mask Set for Hobbycraft USD$4.99
Contents and Media: Each set contains one adhesive-backed black vinyl die-cut sheet and instructions
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Original use for this masking material; airframe locations marked on the masking sheet itself; will save a lot of time masking airframe details; will deliver crisp results.
Disadvantages: Requires some practice to master technique; no specific locating instructions.
Recommendation: Recommended to moderately experienced modellers to get perfect airframe masking on either the Hasegawa or Hobbycraft kits.


Reviewed by Brett Green

HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Meteor Productions



Cutting Edge Modelworks has recently released two Black Magic sets that will be of great interest to anyone painting a US Navy scheme on their new 1/48 scale Hasegawa or Hobbycraft Scooters.

The two Airframe Detail Masking sets have been individually designed for either the Hasegawa or Hobbycraft 1/48 scale A-4E Skyhawks. They will greatly simplify the task of masking the many complex rudder markings, as well as some more mundane tasks such as the anti-glare panel and intake surrounds.

The rudder masks are especially impressive. There are sections that will cover the entire rudder, and further options to either mask the raised, ribbed section of the rudder; or the narrow recessed sections or (as required in some schemes) both in sequence.

The only disappointment is the lack of specific placement instructions.

Cutting Edge also have a standard canopy and wheel mask available for the Hobbycraft kit.

These three masking sheets are an appropriate use of the medium that will provide a sharp result and save lots of time.


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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