Eduard  CX552: 1/72 Petalyakov Pe-2 Canopy Mask


$10.00 or so plus shipping


Zvezda 1/72 kit


Scott Van Aken

As I get older, and perhaps a bit wiser, I've found that for some aircraft models, masks for the canopy have become worth the additional cost and effort to find them. This particular set is for the Zvezda 1/72 kit, though one does wonder if it would also fit the ancient Airfix offering.

As you can see, there are a considerable number of panes of various sizes, some being quite small, that need to be covered. No way could I use the tape method on some of those and still get acceptable results. Not also that Eduard provides masks for the tires/wheels. While they would like you to first paint the tire, then apply the rings around the wheel, then mask off the rest of the tire with liquid mask, I've always first painted the wheel, then used the centers to mask it and finally paint the tire. Either way will provide good results.

Worth your efforts to hunt down.

July 2020

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