I agree.... Kits i screwed up as a kid or let some joker on tv convince me it was cool to blow them up...( it was fun at the time lol ) are all welcome additions to my adult collection. I am thankfull for what all the companies are doing right now, wether it be new tools or reissues I'll keep buying the kits that interest me the most ...even if it is the "same old" with new tires and colered glass. Just think what it would be like if there were no companys at all making kits.
I have'nt used Tamiya tape, But I have been using 3M automotive masking tape for years now after having issues with other masking materials. I buy the 2" tape. I put a piece on my cutting mat and cut it to the width I need with a sharp #11 exacto blade and a metal straight edge....I also use it for cutting masking for flames etc. always with good results.