Noch from Germany are well known manufacturer of diorama items for railroad modelling. Their products also can be used in different applications depending on the scale. I had no experience with them before this item and was excited to become familiar with new manufacturer.
The item 07136 contains Lavender plants in H0 (1/87 scale). These are packed in hard plastic blister sampled to cardboard backer. The backing card has information regarding the products, step-by-step images on how to use them plus product announcement and company info. This particular set had a sticker ‘new’ on the blister meaning that it is hitting the stores now and even the official website is not listing it in the online catalogue (however there are shops that sell it if you Google).
The blister is organized in a way that the contents are not damaged and prevented from moving during transportation and storage. Inside there are 18 individual shrubs/patches of lavender plants and 18 lavender strips of different length (4-8cm). The plants are made of static grass (?) and small flowers glued to the base. Visually they resemble real lavender plants pretty well as they have evergreen leaves and pinkish-purple flower colour.
To see how it will work with scale model I used several flower patches on a base next to 1/72nd scale FT-17 tank. The patches were glued using white glue and then the leaves were toned down a bit with several green paints. Looks perfect to me!
Great set of lavender plants with a very realistic look that will make a great addition to landscape on your diorama/vignette. Ready to use directly from package and are sorted in different sizes. The only minor issue that comes to my mind is that they do not smell like real lavender if you care.
Highs: Great set of lavender plants for small scale diorama/vignette.Lows: No real lavender smell.Verdict: Very highly recommended.