Reviewed by Brett Green
Three of their latest releases cover the three main canouflage patterns for Tamiya's superb 1/48 scale Swordfish. These sets contain one adhesive-backed, black vinyl die-cut sheets; and detailed instructions with text and placement diagrams.
The demarcation line between upper and lower surface colours varied widely on Swordfish. The masks are supplied to the lowest point, permitting the modeller to depict any demarcation - high or low.
The details of the sets are as follows:
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 in 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 if this is your first use of vinyl masks.
With careful handling, the camouflage masks should be re-usable.
These camouflage masks are a sensible accessory to ensure a perfect finish for your expensive Swordfish model!
Thanks to Meteor Productions for the review sample
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