Take a good hard look at most figures in dioramas, and you'll either see no insignia on the figures, or smudges mean to represent them. Such things are hard to paint since they're so small, and yet they're very noticeable. Eduard to the rescue!
This neat little photo etched fret from Eduard is the answer to a prayer! Badges and insignia can be obtained in the form of decals, or even photo etch, but now Eduard have produced a photo etched coloured fret!
The fret is quite small, but you do get a lot for your money. 100 small badges and insignia..........all perfectly formed and ready to put on your figures! As you can see from the pictures, there is a good selection of badges included, not being an Allied modeller, I'm not really sure what some of them are, but no doubt any Allied modeller could tell you. The ones I spotted are of course the sleeve chevrons, denoting various ranks, MP and medic arm bands, Airborne and Ranger arm patches, US flags, and even a Beach masters arm band for those Normandy dio's! Plus lot's more.
The detail and register of all the colours is extremely good, and upon removing some arm bands from the fret and rolling them up into a ball, and then straightening them again, I was very surprised to find not one crack in the paint, which was my main concern. With that concern out of the way..........I can't fault them!
Given what you can do with these, and what they cost, they must be close to perfect. I certainly can't fault them and will be getting lot's more of them. Very highly recommended indeed!
A superb set that should find their way into the collection of every modeller who has ever turned out a 1/35th figure!