Masks for Tamiya Light Utility Vehicle "Tilly"

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Scale
1/48
MSRP
$3.50
Product / Stock #
GM48012
Base Kit
Tamiya 32562
Company: Res-Im - Website: Visit Site
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Res-Im is an aftermarket company out of Czech Republic that specializes in resin details and masks. This set is designed for the 1/48 Tamiya “Tilly”.

The set includes masks for the tires, the clear parts (headlamp, windshield, windows), plus masks for the RAF version, as well as masks for the American version (Stars), with and without a surrounding circle.

Applying the masks is very easy, just lift them carefully with the tip of a #11 blade and burnish in place. The masks are made of some sort of plastic material with a little bit of elasticity to it, so don’t handle them too roughly or they might deform. The masks are low tack, but tacky enough that there will be no bleed of the paint under the mask.

I choose to do the RAF markings and I’ve found the interior part or the “R” and the “A” to be difficult to handle. Those parts of the mask are very, very small. As you can see in the pictures, I actually managed to scratch the paint when trying to remove those parts. In hindsight I should have painted the white first and use the individual letters –instead of the template- for the masking job.

Beyond the mistake I made using the mask, I’m very well impressed with the quality and the fit of these masks. They fit perfectly the windshield and headlights.

I would recommend these masks to all modelers, except the absolute novice.

I would like to thank Res-IM and IPMS/USA for the review sample.

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