F-14A Tomcat Masking Set

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Scale
1/72
MSRP
$10.95
Product / Stock #
CX567
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Eduard Masking Set

This set is designed for Academy’s new F-14A kit. The set provides masks not only for the canopy and the windscreen, but also for the tires or wheel hubs.

There are three parts to the windscreen mask, one for each side and the central panel. The main canopy has 4 parts for each section, two for each side. The instructions advise you to cover the rest of the canopy area with liquid masking, but I prefer to cut small strips out of the unused parts of the masking sheet and use these strips to mask off the rest of the canopy.

After masking the canopy and tacking it over the cockpit, I painted the canopy frames with flat black as this is the interior color of the Tomcat canopy. When this had dried, I then painted the canopy light gull grey when I painted the topside color as I was building an early Tomcat. After painting and decaling were complete, I removed the masks from the canopy sections and discovered a perfectly painted canopy.

For the wheel masks, I first painted the tires NATO Black, then applied the masks leaving the hubs open. I only used half of the masks for the main tires as the one side of the hubs are separate parts. I then painted the hubs white using circle template to minimize overspray and removed the masks.

This is a great set, and I must confess I am now a convert to Eduard’s masking sets as they are much easier to use and result in cleaner finish than my old method of Scotch tape!

Very highly recommended.

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