Although the ProfiPack version of the Bf 108 comes with this mask set, as reviewed by Rowan (Merlin) here
, the Weekend Edition reviewed by myself here
does not come with the mask set.
also produce a T Face set which has masks for the inside of the canopy as well as the exterior, which can be found on Eduard's
product page here
In the bag
Packed in Eduard's
cardboard backed re-sealable bag the set has one small sheet of masks, along with a set of instructions.
The masks are made of Kabuki tape, which is similar to Tamiya masking tape, are pre-cut and very easy to use.
Although the canopy on the Bf 108 isn't the hardest thing to make your own masks for, each glazed panel does have one side of it slightly curved, and being a large area for seeing into the cockpit you really don't want to mess up the painting of the frames.
This set from Eduard
fits these panels perfectly and makes for a hassle free painting of the frames.
Each panel has its own mask, which covers the whole of the glazed area and not just the edges as some of the masks sets do.
The 14 glazed area masks will cover either the closed canopy part or the open canopy parts.
Also included in the mask set are masks for the wheels, both main and tail.
The masks cover the tire part of the wheel so the hubs can be painted.
Masks for both the front and back of the wheels are supplied.
The masks will work on both the spoked and plain hub wheels.
Instructions and use
The instructions are printed on a small sheet and show via line drawings the locations of the parts both on the backing sheet and also as to the location on the kit canopy and wheels.
This is easy to follow and should not cause any difficulty even for the beginner.
Although you don't need to "weed" (removing the unused parts of the masks) the sets, it does make it a lot easier to see the parts for masking.
Attaching the masks is simplicity itself, with each part fitting pretty much perfectly.
I find the easiest way to use the masks is to line up one side and corner then stick the rest down. If it doesn't quite line up correctly you can lift it off and reapply.
Having used Eduard
masks before they are easy to apply, leave no residue on the part and if you are careful when removing could be used again.
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