As with all Eduard products, you can expect the detail to be excellent, and these nettings are no exception. The netting is so fine and true to scale and the colors used for the camouflage is perfect. The “Woodland” net is a mixed dark and light color which matches the foliage perfectly. The “Desert” net is of course lighter, but it has both a dark and light sand color which imitates the desert’s coloring perfectly. The size is big enough (5 ¼ x 9 ¼ in) to cover small munitions models and medium size tanks, but for large models, it might fall a little short. The “netting” is a little stiff (after all it is metal) so don’t expect it to just fall on the model and contour itself on its own. Rolling it shouldn’t be a problem but folding it might need something round at the fold to prevent it from creasing and after the fold is complete then the round object could be removed. It would have to be given some thought and planning ahead of time as to where and how it should be placed. Because it is so detailed, it’s very fragile and bending it too many times could cause it to tear. If it wasn’t so delicate, I would have covered one of my models just to show how great it would look, but just seeing it should convince you of its realism once it is removed from the packaging. I noticed the packaging didn’t have the usual Eduard Logo on it but it could be because it was a sample.
I highly recommend these Camouflage Nettings for you diorama builders who are in need of these, but please keep in mind that forethought is a necessary factor for best placement. Instructions are not included as they are not necessary although some hints or pictures of examples would have been nice.
I would like to thank Eduard for supplying a sample of this product and IPMS/USA for allowing me to review them.
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