Do you feel that decal manufacturers
never use the “correct” colours in their lozenge?
Then mix your own!
new product from Montex allows the modeller to create their own
five-colour combination directly onto the model. With the aid of masks,
one builds up the pattern with successive colours until the desired
result is achieved.
For the five colours needed, four different masks are provided as one
colour is used for the initial overall covering. Each of the masks is
labelled so that there is no confusion with the order of application.
The lozenge “bolt” is produced up to the edge of the mask so this can be
used as a guide for registration of the successive colours.
Three bolts are supplied on each sheet of single colour stencil, these
being 17.5cm in length. As two sets of these sheets are provided,
multiple uses can be gleaned from them before they have to be discarded.
The stencils can be used for a number of different aircraft or pieces
thereof. The instructions use the Fokker D.VII upper wing for
demonstration purposes and with the current kit releases; this is
clearly where the product is aimed.
The supplied guide suggests lining up the bolt’s edge with the tip of
the aileron to ensure proper registration for each colour. In practice
this is not the best option as the real aircraft varied from this
procedure. Typically the edge of the bolt, or the bolt itself, was
centred in the middle of the top wing. So check your references
carefully before application.
The “vinyl” used is quite thin and will easily take to the progressive
camber of the wing.
The low tack nature of the adhesive
will ensure the safe removal of the product from previously applied
If you don’t mind the extra work, this
is the ideal way to create your own “perfect” lozenge. Due to their very
nature, the sheets can be used many times over and you only have
yourself to blame if you don’t like the colours.
This will certainly be a case of “patience will reward”.
Marketing Int'l ® for the sample
American distributor is
Design & Marketing Int'l ®
Design, Manufacturing & e-commerce of Precision Plastic Scale Models
9791 WESTHEIMER PMB # 526
HOUSTON, TEXAS 77042-3960
Tel: (281).491.5108/Fax: (281).491.0381