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Hi All,

I’m currently building the Tamiya P51 and Trumpeter P47, I want to use paint masks for the markings but can’t find what I want from what is readily available from the likes of Montex. Can anyone recommend a company that will produce custom paint masks?

Thanks in advance for he help

Matt

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Hey Matt, I don’t know someone tha will produce them but I may be able to help you create them if you have something to work from now? I bought the Maketar blank mask sheet, put it in the inkjet printer with the paper side up(becomes the printed side), printed a scanned cooy of the decals I wanted on it and then cut them out. It makes them in a mirrored image since you’ve printed on the back side of the mask, left is right and viceversa.

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Thank you so much for the offer of help it’s very much appreciated. But I think the method you described is maybe something I could try and may just solve my problem! Did you get the blank mask sheets from maketar?

Thanks again

Matt

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Yep, from Maketar. It’s an A4 size sheet so when you print make sure everything is centered. I had to print my Thunderbird dcals in 2 parts because of the size.

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How long ago was this though? I have just recently read on here that Maketar are not responding to any emails or phone calls. Im still looking for decals or masks in 1/24 scale  - RAF lettering as used on the Spitfire Mk Vb. 

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As far as Im aware, Makatar is no longer taking custom mask orders.  AFAIK, they should still be in business, and taking orders for their general sets.  I could be wrong, but that was the last word I heard. 

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As far as Im aware, Makatar is no longer taking custom mask orders.  AFAIK, they should still be in business, and taking orders for their general sets.  I could be wrong, but that was the last word I heard. 

I can't find their stuff in stock anywhere it seems, and their website is "doing maintenance."

 

I need to purchase their Corsair masks and I'm striking out. Suggestions? How are Montex masks?

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Maketar used to make a universal sheet for P-51's and P-47's, which just had block letters in a few sizes and insignia in about 5 or 6 sizes. I used this set for my Corsair insignia.

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