Bf-109G-2 Canopy Masks

Published: June 9th, 2017     
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Paint masking
Reviewed by: 
Floyd S. Werner, Jr, IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/48
Company: Eduard
Price: $9.95
Product / Stock #: EX544

If there is one thing I hate about modeling aircraft it is masking canopies. To me it is just a chore. I can mask an entire model multiple times but something as mundane as a canopy is a pain and time-consuming. That is why I really enjoy Eduard's canopy masks.

Printed on Kabuki tape, similar to Tamiya tape, these masks are precisely cut for the Eduard Bf-109G-2 kit. They should fit the G-5/6 as well. The thing about these masks that is different from other masks is that the aft canopy has the internal framework. Eduard gives you both the interior and exterior framework for the aft canopy. The other canopy parts are just the outside. The single page of instructions shows you which masks goes where.

Everything fit perfectly which is what you would expect from a manufacturer who produces both the kit and the masks. Apply the masks, then paint the interior color, in this case, Tamiya German Grey, and then the exterior camouflage color. Simple easy and efficient.

The time and aggravation saved makes these masks worth every penny to me. And if you are careful you may be able to use them on multiple models. These are typical Eduard masks for an Eduard kit. They fit perfectly and well worth the money. I'll be using them again.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Eduard and IPMS/USA for the review copy. You can obtain your copy by contacting Eduard at or your local hobby shop or online retailer.

  • Canopy masking layout
    Canopy masking layout
  • Forward and mid-sections after canopy use
    Forward and mid-sections after canopy use
  • Aft section after canopy use
    Aft section after canopy use