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Palm Leaf 2

J's Work 1/35 Palm Leaf 2 First Look

by Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2011 Manufacturer J's Work
Subject Palm Leaf 2 Scale 1/32-1/35
Set Number PPA1004 Pros Ready to use out of the package, no special skills required
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $4.99

First Look

J's Work is an interesting company producing a nice range of details and diorama accessories of use to a wide range of modelers. In this release, we have another example out of their 'Paper Plant' series rendering ten palm fronds. Take a look:

Palm Leaf 2

This is indeed paper and a heavy paper stock at that. You can see color variations in the leaves and these are printed on both sides. These plants are laser cut so they are ready to use right out of the package. To use them, simply cut them from the paper frame, cut the length you want, and apply with simple white glue. This release is part two of a set of palm leaves that you can use to make your own palm trees for your tropical diorama or vignette.

What is interesting is that there are a few offerings of these plants being produced in photo-etch now as well, but in those cases the metal is harder to work with, the cost is higher, and you get less per package. This is one of many plants produced in paper that provide a very realistic result at a very reasonable price.

You can obtain J's Work details and accessories from Lucky Model.

My sincere thanks to J's Work for this review sample!