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Camouflage netting US 1940-'60
Camouflage netting US Autumn/Spring 1940-1960
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by: Andy Brazier [ BETHEYN ]


Originally published on:
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Introduction

Eduard have recently released several types of camo netting in 1/35th scale, to aid the modeler in adding some stowage and interest in dio's.

The two sets of Camo netting, US 1940-1960, are packaged and bought separately, but for this review I have combined them as the only difference is the colours. One is for Autumn and the other is labeled as Spring.

contents

The nettings come in the standard Eduard sealed bag, with a cardboard insert inside to keep things rigid. These nettings are made of brass Photo Etch, and the sheets are pre coloured on both sides.

On your first look, you think to yourself 'this is never going to work', but a closer inspection reveals that the netting is incredibly thin, and held in place with a thicker brass frame.

Each netting has a fine, red coloured mesh with different coloured specks on them. The Autumn netting has sand and two shades of brown coloured specks, while the Spring has sand and two shades of green specks. The paint is a little glossy, so dull coating would probably help. Other then the colours the sheets are identical.

in use

A sharp knife or a pair of scissors will remove the brass frame from the netting, and it can be cut into smaller pieces if needed. The netting still holds its shape away from the frame, so it is still quite sturdy. Now if you think of this as a cloth type netting then you are mistaken, as laying it over anything it will not conform around it naturally. The netting can be bent and shaped as you please and will hold its shape.

The netting doesn't crease, as though you were using foil and can be rolled for a stowed net.

Playing around with it I have found it fairly easy to use and conform to whatever shape I need it to be. Repeated folding does flake some of the paint off, so caution is needed and planning ahead is recommended.

conclusion

This brass netting does take a little longer to use then cloth netting, but I feel the extra time is worth the effort as will be sturdier and more modeler friendly.
SUMMARY
Highs: Easy to use and looks quite natural once folded.
Lows: Paint does flake off after repeated shaping.
Verdict: This is quite a novel approach from Eduard, which does work and a good alternative to cloth nettings.
Percentage Rating
80%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 36149/36149
  Suggested Retail: 14.16
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  PUBLISHED: May 20, 2011
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 84.81%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 88.44%

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About Andy Brazier (betheyn)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH EAST, UNITED KINGDOM

I started modelling in the 70's with my Dad building Airfix aircraft kits. The memory of my Dad and I building and painting a Avro Lancaster on the kitchen table will always be with me. I then found a friend who enjoyed building models, and between us I think we built the entire range of 1/72 Airfi...

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Comments

Thanks Guys. Andy
MAY 20, 2011 - 09:27 AM
thank you very much for the review! I was hoping to read one sometimes and your review certainly saved me some $$$. these nets are a huge disappointment to me, and to anyone who has seen camo nets in real life. this looks like a very poor attempt to create them in PE. i will hold down my money until a better release is out, as this looks like a brass mesh, with some confetti glued to it. in the meantime, i'll stick to making my own.
MAY 20, 2011 - 09:47 AM
Thanks for the review! Confirms my thoughts about it! Hard to depict a cloth netting reallistically in PE! Cheers Romain
MAY 20, 2011 - 09:54 AM
   

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