Help with Hobby Boss 1/48 P-61B please.

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  1. Gern

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    Hi guys. I've just bought this kit. It looks really nice but I can't see me being able to paint the canopies without buying a mask set from somewhere.

    Alas, I can't find anyone who makes a mask for this particular kit. I've found masks for other makers of this variant, and I've found masks for different variants; but nothing specific to this kit.

    Has anyone built this one and could they recommend a suitable mask set please?
     
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    Hannants have got this one on their site for £4.50. Just put the code number MXSM48420 into their search engine.

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    Thanks for that Dave. I've ordered one.
     
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    Glad you got sorted dave , im actually in the middle of a build of the monogram p61 and ive just got a mask set for that too , all those windows were giving me the willies!!!!
     
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    Yeah! Especially 'cos I gotta do the inside as well!
     
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    I built the monogram kit a few years ago Tony. I used a fair bit of filler on the model and about 50g of lead in the nose. Nice kit as i remember
     
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    The Hobby Boss version includes 6 metal pieces for the nose weights (4 in the cockpit area and one each in the engines). A nice touch which seems to be getting more popular with the manufacturers. Appreciated 'cos it makes my life easier!
     
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    From the location of the weights it sounds like Hobbyboss have included the radar in the nose of that kit?.The old Monogram kit has this feature.But I replaced it with a lump of lead!.
     
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    I'm guessing from the shape and location of the metal parts that they've used white metal to create the radar bits and provide the nose weight. Ingenious - I like it!

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    That's a clever solution. I wonder if their 1/32 Black Widow has the same set up?.
     
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    It seems so from a couple of reviews I've seen Dave. I'm sure I've come across some kits which use a pilot figure moulded in white metal as a nose weight. Does anyone know if that's right?
     
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    Ive not heard of a metal pilot dave but the 1/32 widow includes white metal weights and also undercarriage. On my monogram one i made a mould using aluminium foil and melted sone roofers lead with a blowtorch ,filling the mould so ive got a perfectly fitting weight that fills the whole nose with lead!! Needless to say its bloody heavy and i hope the undercarruage stands up to it!
     
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    I just cut a strip of lead flashing.Then rolled it up and bashed it to shape with a hammer until it was a good fit inside the nose cone!.
     
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