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Tamiya Masking Tape for Curves

Catalog Number:
87177/8/9**460
Published:
Monday, October 2, 2017
Manufacturer:
Tamiya
Retail Price:
USD $6.50
Reviewed By:
Dave Koukol

Tamiya Masking Tape for Curves


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Just when you thought you had everything you needed for a great finish, someone comes along with something to raise the bar another notch.  Years ago, Tamiya  proved there was something greater than sliced bread when they introduced their Tamiya Tape for masking model finishes, and it became a staple in modelers' toolkits the world over.  Recently, they outdid themselves with the introduction of Tamiya Masking Tape for Curves.  

What you're about to see in the following images will shock some hard core armor modelers, but is necessary to demonstrate the effectiveness of the product.  With no armor in the stash or on the bench requiring masking over complex curves, I decided to do the unthinkable (perhaps inexcusable) and test the product on ... aircraft models.  For my fellow armor modelers who embrace diversity, it is well-known that aircraft models offer a variety of complex curves which can be challenging to mask well...and quickly.

The test subject was Hasegawa's F/A-18F Super Hornet in 1/72 scale.  Have a look at the following applications of a couple widths of the tape, both of which performed superbly on a relatively small subject with some finicky geometries.

 

 

Compound curves on the  aft end of the fuselage are typically temperamental areas to mask with conventional tapes. 

Tamiya Masking Tape for Curves nailed it!

 

Sweeping and gradual curves can also be a challenge.  This new tape for curves was perfect for this application.

 

Highly Recommended for Beginner to Advanced builders.

Thanks goes out to Tamiya USA for this review sample.

Reviewed by Dave Koukol

 

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