Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Aero Masks
Accessory ID AM72-KFIR10MM
Accessory Title F-21/Kfir A.T.A.C.
Types Featured Kfir
Kit Designed For

Camouflages masks for aircraft are not new, but most have previously been produced using vinyl or Kabuchi tape and did not always take into account the curvature of the model.

Aero Masks is a relatively new company who have taken a completely different approach - their masks are printed on vinyl but pre cut and adjusted to fit the model.

Sheet AM72-KFIR10MM provides a set of stencils for the IAI Kfir in the markings applied by A.T.A.C. The sheet covers the three tone grey camouflage scheme carried by these aircraft.

The stencils come on two separate A5 sheets and total 42 individual pieces. The instructions are complex, as the splinter scheme was layered (i.e. some of the colours overlapped or were painted over other colors). the instructions are thus in steps, with five being needed to paint the three main colors for this scheme (FS36118, FS36270 and FS36375).

This approach is ideal for schemes with "hard" edges, especially in 1/72. These sheets are therefore highly recommended and I will be trying out this sheet on the AMK Kfir in the near future!

Aero Masks can be reached via their website.

Review and images by Chris St Clair