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Montex masks application tip...this works like a dream

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Here's what I do for the application of my Montex masks.I cut out small strips of paper and place them around the perimeter of the mask.This doeas a few things...first,it allows you to re-position the mask if your not happy with the first alignment.The masks have a great adhesive and just the bare amount of contact is needed for the masks to be effective.Just pull up on one side or the other of the paper surrounding the mask and it will lift with no fuss and leave no residue.You don't want and don't need to have the whole mask stuck to your model...second,the paper around the mask acts to keep excess paint spray off of your build...third...mix your paint thinner than usual so as to avoid paint from running under the mask via a panel line or contour.Here's some pictures of how the paper on the mask should look.I've done this on the last three builds and it works like a charm and makes using the Montex masks so much easier...give it a try...cheers

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As you can see in the pics not a lot of the mask actually sticks to the build and the paper around the perimeter allows you to remove the mask with no fuss...you need not fear painting on your markings anymore :blink:

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Chris I had noticed your post about having some Montex masks sets and this will make things much easier for you.Give them a try.You'll be happy you did...cheers

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Dave,

 

Thanks for the great tip, I have the masks for my Buffalo Build and a SBD5 (later)

 

Question! Masking for the canopy, do you use the same/similar technique?

 

Thanks

 

Alan

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Looks great Dave. Do they make masks for 1/32 P-47's? I also have a 1/32 Bf-109 G4 that I want to do as well. Are they going to do RAF subjects...Where do you get them?

 

Cheers

Brad

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Hi Brad,

The best place in North America is Design & Marketing International.Montex has a few different sets of P-47 masks but they're always coming up with new sets.I also have a bunch of G-4 kits and the best place to have a look is the Montex web site www.montex-mask.com .Yes they do have a few Spitfire mask sets so give them a look...cheers

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Hi Brad,

The best place in North America is Design & Marketing International.Montex has a few different sets of P-47 masks but they're always coming up with new sets.I also have a bunch of G-4 kits and the best place to have a look is the Montex web site www.montex-mask.com .Yes they do have a few Spitfire mask sets so give them a look...cheers

 

Thanks Dave, I found them.

 

Cheers

Brad

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