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Wild Grape Vines
Virginia Creeper
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]

Introduction
Virginia Creeper (Wilder Wein) by NOCH is an HO (1/87) set of 12 laser-cut wild grape vines. One in the range of Laser-Cut Minis, this set is Item 14132.

Laser-Cut Minis use laser technology to cut highly detailed models of flowers, reeds, cabbage, nettles, and other plants; colorful, unique shapes, with fine printed details. Whether used for HO layouts or other dioramas, it is easy to create super-realistic flowerbeds, gardens and garden plots for your model landscape. Some are flocked with colored flower petals.

NOCH currently advertises more than two dozen of these sets in three scales: HO (1/87), TT (1/120), and N (1/160). All can be planted right out of the package with a drop of glue.

Virginia Creeper
Set 14231 Virginia Creeper is a set of 12 plants laser-cut into an accordion fold of textured pre-colored paper. The paper is fibrous and resists tearing. It only took me about 4 minutes to remove the shown plants from their "frets", form them, and plant them.

The paper is printed with good random plant colors and patterns.

Planting
To use these vines, simply remove them from the paper "frets". Only two parts are actually attached to the frets, and the connector is easy to pull free. The paper is remarkably strong and resists my clumsy handling.

I rolled the plants across my fingers to make the leaves and stem stand.

Grow
NOCH Laser-Cut Minis Virginia Creeper, item 14132, is an excellent product to quickly and easily create a stand of excellent looking vines. Removing, shaping, planting and photographing these vines took only about 5 minutes.

I have no meaningful criticism of this product and happily recommenced it.

Please remember to mention to NOCH and retailers that you saw these reeds here - on RailRoad Modeling.
SUMMARY
Highs: Crisply cut and formed plants with realistic texture and color. Very easy to use.
Lows: Nothing of consequence.
Verdict: VIRGINIA CREEPER is an easy to use set of plants that can enhance one's diorama.
  Scale: 1:87
  Mfg. ID: 14132
  Suggested Retail: $6.75, 5.79
  PUBLISHED: Jul 25, 2017
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 86.83%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 89.11%

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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