Peter’s CHOICE: CHESTNUT Tree
Noch has dedicated 30 pages of its 2018 catalogue to its model trees, which range from its economy tree packs to the high-quality Profi models. The trees come well packaged and I have generally found their Profi trees to be almost ‘plantable’ straight out of the box. Sometimes the foliage colours are a little too bright, but this can be toned down by adding a thin sprinkling of different-coloured, more subdued leaf-effect scatter material. The trunks on the more expensive trees look very good, although the bases need to be cut off (a 30-second job). In this round-up I found the Noch trees to require the least work to bring them up to scratch.
After: The completed tree.
Before: The 19.5cm Chestnut Tree straight out the box.