Mi-24 Mask

Published: May 15th, 2011     
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Kitset packaging
Reviewed by: Jim Pearsall - IPMS# 2209
Scale: 1/72
Company: Eduard
Price: $9.95
Product / Stock #: CX278
Product provided by: Eduard

I was just getting to the paint job on my review of the Zvezda Mi-24V. I had already painted the sand color when the postman delivered a package which saved me hours of work and possibly saved my sanity also. The Eduard mask set is a really great time and labor saving addition to the project.

Mask layout

If you look at the mask layout, it becomes evident that there are only a couple of straight lines anywhere on the mask. The Hind's canopies have a number of compound curves and squiggles, and masking these, even with Tamiya tape cut into 1/2 mm slices would be a difficult job.

Masking applied to canopy port side viewMasking applied to canopy starboard side view

The masks went on very nicely. I used tape instead of the liquid mask Eduard suggests, but the masks followed every curve in the canopy lines nicely. A quick shot with the airbrush, and the canopy was painted.

The wheel masks were also quite good, although I had to make a small cut in the main wheel outer mask as the Hind's wheel is not perfectly flat.

I didn't use the window masks, as I had already put the fuselage together and the rear windows were not reachable to put in the plastic parts.

Painting over the masksFinished painting, masks still on

OVERALL EVALUATION: VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

This is a quality product which makes the Mi-24 project a lot easier.

Thanks to Eduard for providing this useful and necessary mask, and to John Noack and IPMS for allowing me to review it.

  • Completed model
    Completed model

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