1/700 USS Pittsburgh CA-72 Camo paint mask
|Reviewed by Timothy Dike|
|So you purchased the new Pit-Road / Trumpeter
Pittsburgh kit and your a little intimidated by the MS 33/18d camouflage
pattern. If you have ever done one of the dazzle patterns before, you know
it is a lot of work. Trying to mask all the complicated shapes will drive
you crazy. Gator Masks, well known for their Aircraft and Armor
masks is stepping into the ship modeling world by offering precut mask
that will save you a ton of time and effort. What you get is a large vinyl
sheet with a precut pattern on a non-stick surface. It is hard to show
this without peeling away the waste from the mask. I have included pictures
of both parts of the mask to illustrate the shapes on the mask. There are
more sections to the mask, but I chose to leave them in place until I get
ready to paint my ship. The only thing that might be a problem, is fitting
the masks to the superstructure. With all the deck levels, this might be
tricky. I will follow up later with how this goes when I get mine applied.
Each portion of the pattern is a separate part that can be applied on your ship. Refer to the paint guide included in the Trumpeter kit for reference.
mask will be a real time saver. I hope to be able to show off the end results
on my Pittsburgh soon. I guess the one thing that is lacking are instructions
with recommended steps to follow for the beginner. This one sells for $7.00
a real bargain.
Gator has all kinds of Masks, especially those colorful dazzle patterns that we all love, but hate to apply. Check out their website for more info.