1/48 Tamiya P-51 Mustang – insignia masks test, how to get rid of silvering decals and bump into other issues
Being quite lazy I tend to favor Tamiya kits, to eliminate any headaches from the start. Now this one here was an experiment in using Montex masks for the serial numbers and national insignia - something in line with the bad reputation of Tamiya decals.
All in all I would rate this experiment as a success for my skill level. I am pleased that this way the panel lines remain visible, also there is no chance of silvering decals with painting masks, but there are a lot of other things that can go wrong - which is visible on my model. Again, I am happy with how it turned out. Hope you will enjoy it.
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