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Eduard canopy masks for different kit
lawzer
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 04:01 PM UTC
Folks,

bit of a shot in the dark but in case anyone has had a similar situation...

I have an (old) Airfix JU88 A-4 1/72 kit and I see Eduard do a canopy mask for the same aircraft but the Italeri kit.

In anyone's experience would a mask suffice for another manufacturers kit?

I'm not too concerned if it's not a 100% fit as anything would be better than me trying to cut tape to fit.....

Cheers

Ian
Scrodes
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 02:39 AM UTC
I think you already know the answer. It probably wont fit precisely.

That said, it would be easy to lay down the masks, and trim them back or add a little tap to mask them out to the frames of your kit.
rdt1953
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Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 03:03 AM UTC
Ian - Have you ever tried BareMetal Foil for canopy masking ? I use it almost exclusively when the frame detail is sharp enough . Burnish it down over the canopy with a cotton bud ( Q -tip here in the USA ) - go around the frames with a rounded toothpick - then lightly cut along the frames with a new # 11 blade. Carefully remove the foil from the areas you want painted . A wooden toothpick sharpened to a chisel point helps in getting it started . No fooling around with dozens of individual pieces of tape. Any adhesive that remains cleans up easily with a Q tip moistened with mineral spirits.
Hope this helps - Richard
lawzer
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Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 03:17 AM UTC
Thanks folks!