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Super Mask

German Lozenge Camouflage
(5 Colours)


1/48 scale



Plastic Model Club Montex


S u m m a r y

Catalogue No. and  Description MONTEX K48500 German Lozenge Camouflage (5 Colours)
Price USD$19.85 available online from Design and Marketing International's website
Contents and Media: Eight sheets of painting masks and instructions
Scale: 1/48
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Allows the “painted on” look, no excuse for incorrect colours, low tack, thin and flexible “vinyl”.
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner

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Do you feel that decal manufacturers never use the “correct” colours in their lozenge?

Then mix your own!

This 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 colours.





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”.


Thanks to Design & Marketing Int'l ® for the sample

Montex's American distributor is :

Design & Marketing Int'l ®
Design, Manufacturing & e-commerce of Precision Plastic Scale Models

HOUSTON, TEXAS 77042-3960
Tel: (281).491.5108/Fax: (281).491.0381
E-Mail: pr.model32@earthlink.net


Model, Text and Images Copyright © 2006 by Rob Baumgartner
Page Created 27 February, 2006
Last updated 27 February, 2006

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