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Barracuda Camo
Barracuda camouflage net
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by: Rob [ DRAGON164 ]


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Barracuda camouflage netting

I have for some time been collecting the parts necessary for a Leopard 2A6Can in Afghanistan. One thing I was having trouble finding was the Barracuda camouflage net, now there are some resin kits out there but for some reason they depict the holes in the netting as round which they are not. That left me the Echelon decals or make them myself, I was not confident in the Echelon decals so was reserved to making them myself. Then I found these at an online shop in the Ukraine, I ordered three packs and when they arrived I was pleasantly surprised, these should do nicely and will save a lot of work. I was so pleased that I decided to do this review (my first) so that others looking for this camouflage could have a look.

I am told they are made of laser cut paper. They come in 2.7x6.75 unpainted sheets and they look to be spot on for scale.

I got a chance to try one and they are quite easy to work with. I painted both sides with AK Interactive US Modern Vehicles AK 122, its the color I had on hand. After the paint dried I crumpled the sheet up into a ball then stretched it out and I must say I have stopped looking for a solution as this is it.
SUMMARY
Highs: Looks to be the most accurate Barracuda camouflage netting available.
Lows: May not be available locally yet.
Verdict: I am very happy with this and will be ordering more.
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: AR35010
  Suggested Retail: 6.26 USD
  Related Link: Arkebuza Model Art
  PUBLISHED: Sep 29, 2012
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 95.00%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 92.40%

About Rob (Dragon164)
FROM: BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

As most I started modelling quite young and continued through High school and beyond, then took a long break and started back in 2012. I build a little of everything and master none. LOL.

Copyright 2017 text by Rob [ DRAGON164 ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.


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Comments

Here is a quick video of the product. Very nice to work with and a lot more forgiving than the Echelon decal. cheers
DEC 03, 2012 - 10:20 PM
Thanks for the video Rick, I think it will really have to be worked over to give it a 3D look so it will look like a realistic cam net. The good part is that it appears tough and can take some twisting and manipulating. If you soak it in water does it become more pliable or does the stiffness remain?
DEC 03, 2012 - 10:32 PM
Nice video Rick! I started to put a Leopard II kit together to try this on but I have too many Campaigns to finish hopefully at the begining of the new year I can do that. Cheers Rob.
DEC 04, 2012 - 04:56 AM
Do you have an image of what you are looking for? Have you looked at the Accurate Armour Post WWII camouflage nets?[/quote] I can't seem to find a good clear image. Unsurprisingly, I'm looking at stuff to go with my ever growing stash of Leo 1s. I'll check into the AA stuff. Thanks (Just had a look, that does look temptingly tasty)
DEC 04, 2012 - 07:46 AM
When you pull it and stretch it out it bends the strips outwards for a very effective 3D appearance. It doesn't stay flat like the Echelon decal. As far as water goes I'll try that tonight. But as it resembles paper I don't think it will too robust afterwards. cheers
DEC 04, 2012 - 02:26 PM
Here are a couple of photos of the netting draped over my remote and a Stryker(what I had on hand)it is just loosely fitted. Cheers Rob.
DEC 04, 2012 - 05:12 PM
Thanks for posting the additional images...and the one on the Stryker is the most telling for me. To me the Barracuda looks way out of scale and the pattern is too oversized for 1/35. Maybe it will look better all rolled up or folded up?
DEC 04, 2012 - 06:29 PM
Here's Arkebuza net draped on my Scorpion. I think it has a pretty realistic appearance, the best I have seen in the scale so far: I used water and white glue for application and the net was pretty strong to withold some abuse. More detailed photos are in my gallery. Mario
OCT 07, 2013 - 03:47 AM
Very nice. I've tried it on my M41A1, but the pieces are a bit small - for 1/16th - and a bit too uniform. Still haven't figured out how to post pics here, which is frustrating, so here is the link to Havoc Hobby - - LINK - Mal
OCT 07, 2013 - 06:17 PM
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