Eduard 1/72 Prepainted Ivy Berry
When it comes to creating realistic ground cover and plants for vignettes and dioramas, scale modelers have had some challenges at finding results that were realistic and to scale. Eduard has stepped up with a series of pre-painted photoetch plants that help answer that problem, with the range covering regions from around the globe.
The Ivy Berry
While most of the Eduard foliage sets come with some sort of instructions, this set has nothing. All you get are the pre-painted ivy, and really, that's all you need. Unlike many other of these sets, these have no special assembly or bending to use. Just cut the strands off the fret and position however you want, twisting and wrapping around objects. Just in the process of applying these to the ground or structure will bend the various leaves and strands enough to get a random and realistic look.
Out of all the Eduard foliage sets I have seen so far, this one is probably the easiest to use and most versatile. Ivy can be found just about anywhere, and it grows all over the place, so this set can add some nice detail to any vignette or diorama. My thanks to Eduard for the review sample.