Green Stuff leaf punch

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Welcome to my product review of the Green Stuff World leaf punch! 


The reason that I wanted something like this is because I became dissatisfied with the commercial products on the market. Specifically their value for money or lack of it. Most items I've bought only contain 60 - 100 leaves at best; I'm reminded of the horror when I received a pack of Ammo leaves...  30-odd for around £5!!


So finding a product that could allow me to make as many leaves as I wanted seemed ideal. I bought this from Green Stuff via ebay,  but you can go directly to their website:


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Green Stuff are based in Spain, but it only took a week to reach me. The price on ebay was £9.95 + £2.60 postage.There's a lot of interesting things on there. The leaf punches come in different shapes and scales. I'll be buying their 1/35 lime punch to add to the one reviewed here. 


So let's see the thing! Hmm kinda small.. but perfectly formed! The actual punch is made of metal which allows for nice clean leaves & should prove to be durable. 
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Green Stuff recommend drying out leaves first as they'll retain their colour better. I picked up a few that were in the garden, popped them into a book to keep them flat & left them overnight. Here's one of them 


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To make the process easier, I cut a leaf into square sections as shown here
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Using the thing is simplicity itself! 
Place your leaf in the slot 
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Press down 
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Et voila! 4 tiny leaves 
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For an idea of scale, here they are next to a 10ml Tamiya pot
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So after a few minutes of pressing, I've ended up with this little lot 
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Super close-up shot 
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For actual scale purposes,  here's some shots next to 1/35 scale items. Firstly a WIP KV-2 
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And next to an unfinished German soldier 
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Overall I'm very impressed with this product. It's money saving potential is huge, as is your personal choice. If you're building a dio & need some different colour leaves, just nip into the garden or street! 
 
Thanks for taking the time to read this review. 
Patrick 
 

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That looks pretty d**n good Patrick, thanks for the heads up! I've added their site to my favourites and will be ordering at least a couple as soon as I get paid!
 
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Swmbo got me something similar at Telford today Patrick but will have to wait until Xmas to get it.
 

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Just picked up all 4 sets Terry: Maple, Lime, Oak and Birch. Looks like a great product and I'm looking forward to christening my set soon.


BTW Patrick the KV and the figure look very cool


Cheers


Paul
 

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That,s a bingo,what a brilliant idea,Patrick ,must get one, :D


I have always been put of buying them as there is to few for money, :tongue-out3:


I remember some time back that Richie mad some on his plotter,


thank you very much for showing us, :D
 
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Just picked up all 4 sets Terry: Maple, Lime, Oak and Birch. Looks like a great product and I'm looking forward to christening my set soon.


BTW Patrick the KV and the figure look very cool


Cheers


Paul
I've just ordered the small Lime & small branches punches :smiling3:


Thanks for your comments about the KV & the figure Paul. Hopefully I'll finish the tank next year in Terry's diorama GB. 
 

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Now i do like the look of this. I was thinking of doing a bocage dio some ways down the line and i think this could be very useful
 

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Hi ..
Has anyone thought of treating the leaves first in glycerin. If some were treated when still green they would retain the green, looking as if they had just been rip off a tree. Do older leaves is ones that have started to decay like the ones in the opening photos.
What I don't want to happen is for them to all become brittle and go brown .
As thoughts on this.
Jr
 
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