Eduard 1/72 Spitfire Masks
By Matt Bittner
As most know, when you purchase an Eduard kit, either as a ProfiPACK, Royal Combo, Dual Combo, etc. - anything that's not a Weekend release - you receive a set of their superlative masks inside the box. In order to cut down on cost and try to make their kits actual "weekend builds", Eduard releases their kits as Weekend releases which means they don't supply resin, photoetch nor masks in the kit, and usually keep the marking choices to either one or two.
Occasionally, Eduard will release a Weekend kit with markings not provided in any other release, so you may pick up a Weekend release for that reason, but still want to use aftermarket items with it. That's one reason why Eduard has released their masks separately for most of their own kits. This time they've marketed some of their Spitfire masks separately.
|Spitfire Mk.XVI Highback|
|Spitfire Mk.XVI Bubbletop|
So if you bought a Weekend kit and need masks for it, or your masks have been used too many times and lost their adhesion, then pick up these masks to help your build. They definitely will save time when it comes to masking the clear parts and/or the tires/wheels.
I definitely thank Eduard for sending the review samples.