The Czech firm has moved beyond providing its own decals to also offer a wide range of self-adhesive paint masks.
If there’s one task in modelling that can be more labour intensive than any other, it’s masking ahead of painting/airbrushing. Pre-cut, self-adhesive masks take the sting out of this chore, especially if you’re building an aircraft with extensively framed glazing. They are also super-handy for masking wheels.
Art Scale Kit Distribution (ASK) now has its own range of bespoke masks for various aircraft kits in different scales. Samples provided to Key Model World include the following:
M72015 Bristol Beaufighter TF.X (Airfix)
M72024 B-25 Mitchell Mk.II (Airfix)
M72031 de Havilland Vampire T.11 (Airfix)
M72032 Vickers Wellington Mk.II (Airfix)
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M48105 Spitfire F.Mk.XVIII (Airfix)
M48106 B-26C-50 Invader (ICM)
M48109 B-25J Mitchell Glazed Nose (HK Models)
M48111 F-16A (Kinetic)
M32053 Gloster Gladiator Mk.I (ICM)
M32054 Avro Lancaster B.Mk.I/III (Border)
Clear and concise annotated placement diagrams are provided, with corresponding numbers adorning each mask section. Many sets also provide masks for wheels as well as glazing, with prices varying depending on the number of masks supplied. See the full range on the ASK Distribution website, but they are also available in the UK via Hannants.