“First Sergeant” Assembly Ship B-24D Liberator Camo and Insignia Paint Mask Set 1/48
Suggested scale: 1/48
Suggested kit: 1/48 B-24 Liberator kits
The set includes three sheets of pre-cut masks (shown in the picture). The masks are made from thin masking tape, which is easy to be peeled off and doesn’t leave any stains. The tape is tested on clear and painted model too. If carefully removed after painting, they can be used over and over again. It is flexible and easily applied over curved surfaces. Semi-transparent for easy and accurate placing.
The First Sergeant Assembly Ship
paint mask set is designed to be used with quarter scale B-24 kits. The mask set is dedicated to one of the many Assembly Ship aircraft, used to gather formations of many similar Liberators and send them on their mission. Assembly ships were also called Judas Goats, due to the similar role that they represent. Also called Formation ships, those were usually old aircraft lacking armament and often painted with bright colors and featuring additional lightning. This particular aircraft, was a B-24D Liberator, serial 42-40127. It was first used in Algeria under the war name “Thar She Blows Again” where was damaged by FLAK. After that received a second war name – “Bucket of Bolts” – under which it served in England, finally ending as an Assembly Ship know as the First Sergeant
Spotted Ass Ape
is the second Liberator painted with that polka dot scheme. After an accident with the First Sergeant airplane, another one was painted in almost the same manner. That aircraft is represented by another set of masks from DN Models. Latter set is in 32nd scale. First Sergeant scheme appeared to be very successful in the role of Assembly Ship, therefore, after being lost by a mishap with a signal flare on the ground and caught fire, it was quickly replaced. However, the original polka dots spotted plane was the First Sergeant.