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E.T. Model Bastion Barriers
c5flies
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Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2012 - 02:53 AM UTC
Seb Viale takes a look at three different photo etch Bastion Barriers from E.T. Model.

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Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2012 - 02:57 AM UTC
I've been looking at other manufacturers for bastion barriers and am glad to see ET release a set. I'll definitely be using these, as I am currently hooked on modern Afghanistan and the Middle East.
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Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2012 - 04:37 AM UTC
Hi Seb

I agree that the PE mesh looks nice...but the size is off for the Hesco one. According to the specs found on Hesco's website, the mesh size is 76.2mm x 76.2mm (3 x 3)= 2,1 mm in 1/35th scale.... E.T. (and Voyager too - I've bought both sets) mesh size is 1 mm x 1 mm (between wires).So OK this mesh will certainly be useful but not for accurate Hesco bastions.

Edit : I guess a picture would be better. The mesh on the left is from E.T. Model's set. The mesh on the right (2 x 2 mm) is from Scale Link set SLF080 :



Am I nit-picking too much ?

Frenchy



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Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2012 - 05:10 AM UTC
Yes you are right regarding the size.
I was at Eurosatory to see the real one and yes you are right. But the level of printing/etching is pretty greart.
I was not aware on the Voyager set. Thanks for pointing these out.
Frenchy the pic you post is from you?? Scan??

Seb
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Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2012 - 05:12 AM UTC

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Am I nit-picking too much?




Not at all Frenchy, that's quite a size difference. You would have to remove a "+" out of each block to correct it. Thanks for the info
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Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2012 - 06:24 AM UTC

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Frenchy the pic you post is from you?? Scan??



Yes. I was too lazy to take a picture I've been searching high and low for some accurate Hesco mesh for quite a long time and I was happy to see E.T. Models and Voyager releasing these sets...This was before seeing them "in the flesh"

I wonder why these guys haven't done their homework (licensing issues ?)...

Frenchy