FW-190A Tface Masks
For as long as I can remember I’ve always painted the outside of my canopy framing the interior color first and then painted the exterior color overtop of that. This ensured that the interior color showed through the canopy. But there was always one thing that bothered me a little bit, the color was always glossy. Well Eduard has finally fixed that with their new line of TFace Masking sets.
This particular set is designed for the FW-190A series of Eduard models, including the A-8/R2 Rammjaeger. The masks are made of the infamous Kabuki tape so they are flexible and very easy to use. There are instructions to show you which masks to use where, including which is the inside masks and which are the outside ones.
Placing the masks is fairly easy but care has to be exercised when adding them to the interior as there are no panel lines to follow. I recommend that you add the interior masks first and then the exterior ones. Placing the exterior ones is easy enough.
Ensure you are applying the correct masks to the correct part. N-9 and N-10, the sliding portion are easy to mix up on the masks. You will have to use liquid masking fluid but that is easy enough to do.
Then it is a matter of applying the interior color to the interior and the exterior color to the exterior. Truth be told I added the interior color to the inside and the exterior just in case my alignment of the interior masks was off slightly, it wouldn’t be noticeable.
This set is easy and quick. I hate masking canopies as it is but these sets make it easy. Even with having to mask the insides this was much quicker than me having to cut tape and applying it. The results are impressive with the inside now having a flat finish like the real thing. I can’t see a downside to these masks. They fit perfectly. They remove perfectly. And best of all if you are careful you may be able to use them again. How long before Eduard starts molding detail on the inside of the canopies as well? Great job Eduard.
Thanks to Eduard and IPMS/USA for the review copy. You can obtain yours by contacting Eduard at www.eduard.com or your local hobby shop or online retailer.