One issue that has been discussed a lot but I think it is quite interesting for the modelers and raises further analysis is the Masking Tape". The reason that I am bring back this issue for discussion is to explore the data source, application and technical features that are not exposed to the extent that it should be.
All started when alternative market for the masking of models for painting revealed. The comparison up to now is the tape from TAMIYA (the best fit), but someone wondered why this tape is so special, which are the specific technical characteristics of the tape to understand it and be able to compare with other products on the market that may be just as well and many times cheaper. There are of course some other examples of tapes that exist today and are specialized for this reason in modeling.
Since the tape TAMIYA is probably the best for modeling, we are comparing other tapes from market saying that it is "equally" or "identical" or even "better" from TAMIYA. I can understand that especially when the exact specifications of TAMIYA are not published and only assumptions can be made. So here will override the logic, research, reports, the forums and any information available to catch it from the beginning this subject.