The Tamiya Bf-109G-6 kit comes with masks inside the kit. I used them on my build but discovered a few things. The first thing that I noticed was that I needed to cut them out of the sheet. This was a pain. I would rather have my masks pre-cut. I did cut mine correctly, but it took some time.
The other thing that I noticed was that the Tamiya masks while nice just didn’t have the amount of stickiness that would allow them to hold onto the curves. They just wanted to straighten out and this allowed paint to creep under the masks.
Well Eduard must have thought the same thing that I did. They released this mask set designed for the Tamiya kit. It addresses the same items I mentioned. The masks are made out of Kabuki tape which is the normal for the Eduard masks. They are designed not only for the canopy, but also for the wheels, main and tail, and the canopy armor. One thing this set doesn’t do is mask off the inside framing of the aft canopy. It’s easy enough to do with straight tape but it would have been nice to include.
So these masks actually stick to the model, fit perfectly, and you get wheel and armor masks as well. To me Eduard’s masks set the standard for masking. The Kabuki tape is easy to put on and take off. It doesn’t peal up. Simple effective and easy.
Thanks to Eduard and IPMS/USA for the review copy. You can obtain yours by contacting Eduard at www.eduard.com or at your local hobby shop or online retailer.