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scotchpine
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Posted - 12/14/2009 :  08:40:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Munch and Dave.

Munch
It is not my intention to say :"goodbye"to the fibers...it is an additonal technic that can/has to be used with the other ones...
I think different "technics"about making foliage can be used to make different types of trees...for example: the grassfiber"technic"in combination with the botlle brush frames can be used to make perfect dense solitar pinetrees..Filterfibers cut in very small pieces: i.c.w. grassfibers:it will look like the foliage of decidious trees...just let your imagination go ( not totaly...keep a picture( of the tree you want) aside when imagine...I don't try to immitate needles so course turf will look like clusters of needles..on a distance...etc etc
Dave
I wish you lot of succes with making /building the module for the show next year.

..with or without trees!!
Jos



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railbuilderdhd
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Posted - 12/14/2009 :  08:45:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Jos,
I can tell you that I will keep on with the trees as I have much fun with making them and your work is inspirational. I want to have trees and shrubs that look life-like as you do.
Dave



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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 12/14/2009 :  5:58:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Did some experiments on the scotchbrite stuff:
a small N scale pinetree:
I still have to cut some "wrong" growing twigs...hope it will improve the look of it...
[URL=http://imagefra.me/][/URL]
and outside close to the old N truck:
[URL=http://imagefra.me/][/URL]

the scotchbrite parts are covered only with "fine turf" from Woodland and the colour is : "weeds"
[URL=http://imagefra.me/][/URL]

Jos



Edited by - scotchpine on 12/15/2009 08:38:38 AM

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railbuilderdhd
Engine Wiper



Posted - 12/14/2009 :  10:12:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
looks great jos


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railbuilderdhd
Engine Wiper



Posted - 12/14/2009 :  10:38:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jos,
Since I can read the label for the scotch brite pads you posted I wanted to know if you can tell if this is the correct pad (http://www.amazon.com/3M-Scotch-Brite-9-Inch-General-Purpose/dp/B000LPN3WQ/ref=sr_1_20?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1260848134&sr=1-20) or can you get a product number I can look up. I've found so many different types of scotch brite pads that I wanted to check with you before I purchased any and ended up with something I can't use.
THanks for you help,
Dave



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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 12/15/2009 :  04:57:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Dave,

here is some more product information about the pad..

I live in the Netherlands so the info was only in dutch/french and greece....but it was made in USA!
So I do not know if the numbers and prescription are the same as in USA?
I found some "numbers" and advises
art/product.number: 7415 BG
111 mm X 279 mm( do not know if they trade this size too in your country?)
this produkt has to be used/is made to pollish wood so it is not that rough and the color is grey-brown
that's all ...hope that this will finding they right stuff a lot easier!!?

Jos

ps: I finaly found something that LOOKS like the pads I use:
http://www.shop3m.com/61500123247.html?WT.z_xsell=1&WT.z_refSKU=61500060241



Edited by - scotchpine on 12/15/2009 05:15:29 AM

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railbuilderdhd
Engine Wiper



Posted - 12/15/2009 :  11:40:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jos,
I figured you were located someplace in Europe. Thanks for taking the time to do some research on your own time. I'm going to the hardware store to see if I can find anything that's like that product and will report back I will look for the 7448 product that you found because I would like to see it before I purchase a large box like that and find it useless. I'll post any findings for anyone interested.
Dave



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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 12/17/2009 :  06:24:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Did tryed to use the "furnacefiltertechnic" as well with the Scotchbrite pads...It is in N scale so NO BBQ stick but a small/thin floristic wire ...(the tree on the left)
[URL=http://imagefra.me/][/URL]
Think I gonna try to make a forrest with these kind of trees..made easy and fast...

Jos



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Frederic Testard
Engineer

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Posted - 12/17/2009 :  7:26:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jos, do you think the material would lead to good results in larger scales such as S or O ?



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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 12/18/2009 :  03:14:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frederic:
I realy don't know yet...( never done before! =) )
I think in S or even O scale you must have a frame first on wich the padparts can be glued ...but that will be time consuming...?I mean that method is not as fast as the "BBQstick" method.( it will take an hour at least for trees from about 10-15 inches tall
They will look( I think) like the pinetrees in the very first posts in this thread....
But more like an Abies than a Picea wich has foliage on the branches that grows down a little bit...... Well overhere in Europe

Jos



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 12/18/2009 :  7:01:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the answer, Jos.



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Rowan
Section Hand

Posted - 12/28/2009 :  2:26:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work Jos , great result.




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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 01/06/2010 :  4:33:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Again the 3M/scotchbritepads...
Made a dead scotchpinetree...they do belong too in the life of a forest!!also in HO scale...any scale!!

I just sprayed the small parts of the pads with a spraycan in the "right"color...and ready is the "dead"tree

Jos



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Munch
Engine Wiper



Posted - 01/07/2010 :  08:40:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
See....it doesn't have to be ridiculously expensive to make/have beautiful trees (and structures) that look very expensive.

Looks great, Jos!



Edited by - Munch on 01/07/2010 08:56:35 AM

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kirk
Fireman



Posted - 01/07/2010 :  09:56:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful as ever Jos. I would like to see you make an O scale tree sometime, to have a role model ;o)

Troels Kirk
Näsum, Sweden

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