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F1M Pete Masks
F1M Pete Masks
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by: Jean-Luc Formery [ TEDMAMERE ]


Originally published on:
AeroScale

Introduction
If you never used a sheet of masks made by Eduard (or any other company), you should know that they are mainly meant to cover the areas of clear parts (canopies) before applying the camouflage colors. By using masks, one can achieve a finish that is far superior than the result one would achieve with a brush.
Of course it is possible to cut masks oneself, but this is sometimes very difficult when the canopy frames have a complex design. In the case of Japanese WWII aircraft, it is often the case, so Eduard's set of masks can be very useful.

F1M Pete EX270
This small sheet has been designed for Hasegawa's new and excellent 1/48 scale F1M Pete model kit. With the masks provided, it is possible to cover the glazings of the pilot and the observer's stations. Alternative masks are provided if you want to do the rear canopy in the opened or closed position. The windows have round corners and this has been accurately rendered on the masks by Eduard.
Instructions are printed in B&W on a small A5 sheet of paper.

Eduard's 1/48 scale F1M Pete masks sheet is available from Eduard

Please remember, when contacting retailers or manufacturers, to mention that you saw their products highlighted here on AeroScale.
SUMMARY
Highs: Easy to use - alternative masks for the rear cockpit (open or closed position) - round edges accurately rendered.
Lows: a little expensive luxury
Verdict: Recommended if you don't like to cut your own masks or if you want to save some time.
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: 1:48
  Mfg. ID: EX270
  Suggested Retail: $ 6.95
  Related Link: F1M Pete Masks
  PUBLISHED: Jun 27, 2009
  NATIONALITY: Japan / 日本
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.63%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 88.44%

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About Jean-Luc Formery (TedMamere)
FROM: MOSELLE, FRANCE

I'm mainly interested in WW2 aircraft and I build them in 1/48 scale.

Copyright 2019 text by Jean-Luc Formery [ TEDMAMERE ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of KitMaker Network or the British Bulldogs IPMS-UK group. All rights reserved.



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