When I obtained the 1/48 Special Hobby Si204D for review, I knew I was going to need to see if anybody made pre-cut masks for it. It has a large canopy similar to that used on the Heinkel He111, so I didn’t relish the task of masking it, especially if I had to cut my own masks. Luckily, shortly after I received the kit a new list of Eduard items was distributed for review and the Siebel masks were on the list. I immediately requested them.
The masks come in the now familiar packaging, with easy to follow color instructions. The material is the usual kabuki tape and is slightly thinner than Tamiya masking tape. The position of the masks is clearly marked on the instructions and they fit perfectly. Included are masks for the canopy and all of the cabin windows. The set also includes masks for the main and tail wheels. I had already painted the tail wheel, so I didn’t use that mask. I had also already painted the tire portion of the main wheels, so I only need to use the mask for the hubs.
The masks have excellent adhesive characteristics, and are easy to remove once all painting and clear coating is done. If you have this kit, I highly recommend that you invest in this set of masks from Eduard. Many thanks to Eduard for the chance to review this product. Highly recommended!