Eduard is known for supplying kits and hobby supplies of superior quality and excellent engineering and the EX330 Canopy Mask for the La-5 is no exception. The mask is a 2x2 inch square, with the mask components pre-cut to fit the canopy of the Zvezda La-5, kit # 4803.
The instructions that accompany the mask are easy to use and clearly identify the location where each of the individual masks will be used. The masks are easy to remove from the backing sheet. Simply insert the tip of a blade under each mask piece, gently pull it up and off the backing sheet, and then attach it as per the mask instructions. Once the mask piece is in the correct location applying gentle pressure will ensure a good seal between the mask and the kit part. Send a little extra time burnishing the mask edges down to prevent any paint-creep under the masking material.
Eduard masking material reacts well to the various kinds of paint I’ve used on this product sample, as well as on previous projects. I’ve used Tamiya Acrylics, Gunze Acrylics, Gunze Enamel, and Model Master rattle cans, all with success.
This product is recommended without reservation. Be aware that the mask is specific to the Zvezda La-5 and will not fit the Zvezda La-5FN.
Thanks to the fine folks at Eduard for the opportunity to review this product.
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