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Oak and Linden Foliage

Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner


Stock Number and Description HLX48039 OAK foliage and HLX48040 LINDEN foliage
Scale: 1/48
Media and Contents: Each set contains one photo-etched fret
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Excellent scale appearance, can be easily manipulated, multitude of uses.
Recommendation: Recommended



Foliage can be an important part of any diorama and there are many ways to depict it.

One option is to use photo-etched accessories and this is the approach Hauler recommends.

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The foliage of two different types of tree is represented in these examples.

HLX48039 covers the oak tree and this packet contains a single fret with forty one “branches”. Each of these contains nine leaves which can then be posed in any number of ways. The stems are ultra thin so you wouldn’t want to change your mind too often when arranging their display.

HLX48040 is devoted to the linden tree and as expected the leaves are a lot smaller. Ten “sprigs” are supplied with three clusters of either nine or thirteen leaves emanating from each one. A further twenty four “twigs” are provided of the nine-leaf variety. Once again the fine scale-like appearance will call for careful positioning so as not to break the attachment points.


These sets offer an excellent way to provide foliage for your latest diorama base or for the vehicles themselves. In fact their flexibility would make them an ideal candidate for use on individual soldiers.

The small size of the subject matter means that one can use them to replicate other species of trees, not just the ones quoted, and their use is limited only by ones imagination.


Text and Images by Rob Baumgartner
Page Created 10 April, 2006
Page Last Updated 06 June, 2006