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Vehicle Marking Masks

LVT and Vehicle Wiper Masks

Trakz
 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue No. and Description Item TX 0026 - LVT (A) 4 Markings Iwo Jima - Okinawa
Item TX 0027 - LVT 2 Markings Tarawa
Item TX 0028 - WWII U.S. Vehicle Wiper Masks
Item TX 0029 - WWII German Vehicle Wiper Masks #1
Price: each USD$7.95 from VLS Website
Contents and Media: 1 x 110mm x 105mm grey self-adhesive masking sheet; detailed instructions
Scale: 1/35
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Great idea; simple application; markings are specific to vehicles and references; detailed instructions included.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended.

 

Reviewed by Brett Green

 

FirstLook

 

Trakz has released a new range of 1/35 scale self-adhesive masks for a variety of applications. Each the releases noted in this review are contained on a single 110mm x 105mm grey self-adhesive masking sheet with a single sheet of detailed instructions.

Also, each sheet features markings for particular vehicles. The instructions specify which vehicle is appropriate for each mask.

The masks examined to date are:

  • Item TX 0026 - LVT (A) 4 Markings Iwo Jima - Okinawa

  • Item TX 0027 - LVT 2 Markings Tarawa

  • Item TX 0028 - WWII U.S. Vehicle Wiper Masks

  • Item TX 0029 - WWII German Vehicle Wiper Masks #1

The wiper masks are a nifty idea to add weathering the the windscreens of a variety of car, truck and half-track subjects. The trick will be to add a dusty coat to the area surrounding the clean "wiper" section in very thinly applied layers.

The sets for the LVTs may be used either as masks (ie, the digits and shapes covering pre-painted white sections, followed by an application of the camouflage colour); or as stencils (the outline of the digit or shape is laid over the camouflage colour and sprayed the appropriate marking colour). The LTV 2 set includes markings for four vehicles plus ten bonus US Star markings (which are not actually required for these LVT 2s - they did not carry stars). The LVT 4 set covers two vehicles, including invasion stripes. Both sets have ample additional markings for water-carrying jerry cans.

Recommended.

Thanks to VLS for the review samples


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Review Copyright 2003 by Brett Green
Page Created 13 April, 2003
Last updated 24 August, 2003

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