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Military Maps
Military Maps
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by: Kevin Brant [ SGTRAM ]


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Armorama

Contents

1 Sheet of Maps (14 Maps)

Review

Plus Model has released a handy sheet of printed maps that could have multiple uses, in a figures hand, in a vehicle, or in a diorama. The maps are printed on a matt paper with some good looking colors and details. The colors resemble maps I have seen and used in the military in the past.

The maps do look to scale, with some maps measuring 25mm by 15mm with one of the bigger maps coming in a 35mm by 27mm. The maps are assorted sizes, and all look to be different locations. Due to the scale, the location of the map is not ledgible, even if they are exact locations. Also, they could be used for any era.

My only issue with the maps, is the thickness of the paper they are printed on, which is way over scale, especially when folded. A trick I have used in the past, is to run the back of the paper over a fine sand paper to thin it to a desired thickness. This should be done slowly and carefully, but will produce a good looking thickness for folding and/or rolling.


Overview

These Military Maps from Plus Model look great, and should be very useful for adding a little extra detail to a figure, vehicle, and/or diorama. While printed on paper a little thick for the scale, they are very well printed and do represent good looking maps. Highly recommended.
SUMMARY
Highs: Great looking maps, realistic looking.
Lows: Paper they are printed on is a little thick
Verdict: Great maps that could be very useful almost anywhere, highly recommended
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 035
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  PUBLISHED: Jun 10, 2018
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 88.35%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 85.54%

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About Kevin Brant (SgtRam)
FROM: ONTARIO, CANADA

I am an IT Consultant and father, with a passion for plastic models. I mostly prefer 1/35 Armor and 1/48 Aircraft. My main interests are anything Canadian, as well as WW2 German and British Armor and Aircraft. I have been building models since I was a young kid, got away from it for awhile, but r...

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Comments

For those with a printer, you could print them on thinner paper. I've printed similar maps on tracing paper.
JUN 10, 2018 - 03:38 AM
Ditto...and displayed with little or no preparation on the vehicle. The tracing paper even allowed a crinkled, used look, without damaging the print. Very authentic/used look after.
JUN 11, 2018 - 12:35 AM
Ditto...and displayed with little or no preparation on the vehicle. The tracing paper even allowed a crinkled, used look, without damaging the print. Very authentic/used look after.[/quote] great idea
JUN 12, 2018 - 09:51 AM
A tip for anyone attempting to put tracing paper through their printer; since tracing paper is so thin it usually crumples and jams up in the rollers. I secured a piece of tracing paper to a sheet of printing paper by taping it well all around. It traveled through the rollers without any damage.
JUN 12, 2018 - 11:02 AM
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