login   |    register
Plus Model [ MORE REVIEWS ] [ WEB SITE ] [ NEW STORIES ]

In-Box Review
135
1/35 Scale Leaves
1/35 Scale Leaves of Various Trees
  • IMG_00095

by: Jeff [ SGTREEF ]


Originally published on:
Armorama

introduction
Plus Model, of the Czech Republic, offers a variety of products to enhance our scale models,dioramas and bases. With so many modelers making use of bases and foliage, I felt it was high time to write a quick review of this product. Even though these have been out for awhile, there may be modelers that are unaware that these are available.
review
The leaves are packaged in small plastic boxes, much like what small pins usually come in. The only downside of these boxes is that in winter time static electricity may cause a few to stick to top of the box, so take care when opening. Containing approximately 100 leaves per box, Plus Models offers these in Oak, Birch, Cherry, Linden (or Lime as some know it by) and Maple. These are made by a Laser Process, so the edges are excellent and the center part of the leaf and stem is there, making them very realistic looking.

The leaves are available in various colors, which range from Natural color (brown) and leaf green. I first bought the Natural color as I was doing a base from the late fall and the color was more in line with the time of the season.
Since then, I have added all the natural colors of the five different trees. Maple and Oak are also available in Extra Colors, which include different shades of reds, browns and greens.
conclusion
After seeing all the high dollar PE sets for leaves, this a great product. These are easy to apply, just a tiny drop of white glue on the backside should do it. I say pick up a set for your next Diorama or Base and have a real different look of things! I picked these up at Military Miniatures Warehouse for $5.99 a box.
SUMMARY
Highs: Great color and thickness.Quality is very good, and so is packing. Good variety.
Lows: No lows I can see.
Verdict: Colors are great and no real painting is necessary. Fair price for a very useful product.
Percentage Rating
98%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: PL226
  Suggested Retail: $5.99
  Related Link: http://www.milminwh.com/index.htm
  PUBLISHED: Feb 07, 2009
  NATIONALITY: Germany
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 92.83%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 85.43%

About Jeff (sgtreef)
FROM: OKLAHOMA, UNITED STATES

Ex mechanic, Cabinet builder,Fossil and Arrowhead collector. best stickball player East of the Mississippi. Ex Army 8 years

Copyright 2017 text by Jeff [ SGTREEF ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of TankRat's. All rights reserved.


Reader Reviews
Do you own this item and want to review it? You can add your review of the item here. Please read the reader review instructions before posting.


Comments

Thanks Jeff and James I have seen these in their catalogue and always wondered on the value for money. They do look good, and I have to say for a vignette or small coverage area, they are definitely value for money... Brad
FEB 07, 2009 - 06:49 PM
I'm with you there, Brad, I've had my eyes on these for awhile now. Just adding a few to an AFV would bring it right to life! Question, Jeff.......since these are made of paper(?), if a little moisture were applied would they curl up? Could get a nice 3-D look if they do. Thanks for the review Jeff
FEB 07, 2009 - 07:17 PM
I picked up some of these at AMPSEast last year. And they a re beautiful. I have not tried water but what I did was put them on a soft pad, 8000 micro mesh sanding pad in this case, and took a #2 crochet needle I use for burnishing and rub the point around in a tiny circle. The smallest in this pic is 1.5 mm and the largest 3mm. These are the Cherry leaves.
FEB 26, 2009 - 02:18 PM
Tip: Just hit enter to submit your reply!
   
What's Your Opinion?


Photos
Click image to enlarge
  • IMG_00066
  • IMG_00047