Fantastic But Fragile
I now own several backdrops from Hangar 18 and all of them are extremely useful and do a great job of framing your models in photos to take things to a higher level.
Be aware that the handling and care instructions are not a joke. Even with delicate handling it is extraordinarily easy to scuff or scratch your backdrops so take very close care when handling these. An important note on the smaller A3 size is that it is substantially smaller than most 'quick and easy' light boxes the majority of people will be using. That means you're likely going to need to attach the backdrop somewhere other than the top velcro strip the larger A2 would go against. Be *very* careful here as using something like power tack or vecro strips could damage your backdrop if you return it to storage rolled up.
A great product nonetheless, just take care when handling!
I bought now the second set of Hangar18 backdrops, had the A3 size before but wanted to make larger Miniature pictures as well as buildings so the A2 size is quite good ( even i liked an even bigger option ).
The colors are fantastic ( only the green doesn't look so much on the finished pictures which is a bit disappointing), the red flame goes with nearly everything especially demons & dragons.
This time there was a small note included which stated how to handle the material, warning about the easy scratching ( which happens quite fast even i am careful )and how to adjust / prep them for photoshooting ( handy advise i think, wonder why the first order hasn`t had one ?).
I recommend these for people who want to make outstanding shots of their minis, if for themself or for posting them, the backdrops give the miniature /s a kind of mood , depending on the color it changes the character.
Why only 4 Stars for such an outstanding product ( shipping is fast by the way, standard option from the US to Japan in a bit over a week & very safe package, neatly rolled up in a strong carton tube.Sadly one was scratched already when i got them but i can live with it.) ?
The mentioned green color JADE doesn't show nicely on my shots, tried to light it up but i haven`t found a way yet ( yes, i use a photo box as well ).
Moonlight & freestone are quite close ( only my opinion ok ) too.
But, i would buy again, different color schemes, bigger size even better and i am in !