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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 01/07/2010 :  3:03:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Thanks Munch and Kirk!
Well here are some O scale pine trees...ok some HO preisermen watching the scene, but they can be replaced easily to O scale people

and some big O, or small I scale trees, made 5 years ago...


Jos



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kirk
Fireman



Posted - 01/07/2010 :  4:04:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Jos... inspiring indeed... I'll take two dozens of each please ;-)

Troels Kirk
Näsum, Sweden

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Frederic Testard
Engineer

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Posted - 01/07/2010 :  7:26:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you could add another dozen for me, please...
These are really beautiful trees.



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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 01/08/2010 :  07:17:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

just watched it yesterday...had to think immediatly about you 2, guys!!
"Cheaper by the dozen" huh? lol
just give it a try( or even some more...) by yourself guys!!
I'll be overhere to support you both during the processes of making those trees!

Jos



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railbuilderdhd
Engine Wiper



Posted - 01/12/2010 :  11:59:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jos,
The dead tree looks great, I really like what you did with it. I hope I get some great looking trees as you do this year. Keep us posted as you go. I love your work and look forward to your 2010 builds.
Dave



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CieloVistaRy
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Posted - 01/22/2010 :  7:28:16 PM  Show Profile  Send CieloVistaRy an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Those O scale trees are downright amazing!

Arthur


Arthur

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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 02/10/2010 :  3:43:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Arthur and Dave! =)
Well overhere too: winter, frost and a lot of snow...soo had to make some trees that has to do with this item!!
[URL=http://imagefra.me/][/URL]
also found an old tree in my basement that was attacked by some bugs...still don't know what kind of bugs...?
[URL=http://imagefra.me/][/URL]
The captain in front of his small "camper" is asking himself too: " howcome""???

Jos



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Munch
Engine Wiper



Posted - 02/10/2010 :  7:35:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"The frost. Sometimes it makes the blade stick". A line from Russell Crowe, in "Gladiator". Really nice, Jos. Did you spray the fibers then, with white paint? I noticed some green fibers also on a couple of your trees. Do you paint them before gluing to the frame, or buy them that way? Or....did you spray everything and then repaint the "ledematen"/limbs?
Hehe!
Thanks,
munch



Edited by - Munch on 02/10/2010 10:30:49 PM

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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 02/11/2010 :  04:40:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey thanks Munch1

Yes I sprayed the tree with white primer!!
The fibers and the tree were sprayed first with a grey/brown paint...let it dry and than the primer( spray) came into action! of course try to spray only the "outside'of the small fibers/branches/twigs...
Munch I don't paint the fibers. I've got dark green, brown, and black filterfibers to "modell" the something larger twigs,. Also dry/burnt grass fibers( 6 mm) and also the same colour: 1 mm grassfibers (to have/get the look of smaller twigs....)So if some fibers won't get some white spraycolor it is like real: some twigs are not covered totaly with frost! ( he he simple! ;-) )
just try/experiment...when it is warmer in your garage!!;-)
And I spry these added/glued fibers( on the big wired branches/twigs) with spraypaint



Edited by - scotchpine on 02/11/2010 04:44:10 AM

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Munch
Engine Wiper



Posted - 02/13/2010 :  11:35:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those O scale trees are amazing. How tall is that biggest one, and how long did it take you to create that one?


Edited by - Munch on 02/13/2010 11:35:49 AM

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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 02/13/2010 :  2:46:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How long it took me to create those trees???

Pfiew ..it is along time ago as made those O scale trees..
I think making the frame took me for each tree about an hour...Because the trunk is a wooden long dowel ...drilled some small holes in it for the small brancheswich were made of floristic wires...
The branches were as big as small HO trees...
On the top of the dowel i drilled a small hole too and in that came the top of the tree. Again made of floristic wires. I camouflaged the spot of the dowel and the wire by using layers of sawdust/whiteglue.
You need more materials but is more "comfortable" to work with in thise "big"scale!
The trees are about 1/2 or more a meter so between 25 and 30 inches ?
(the bricks of the wall on the back are each 20 cm long= 8 inches.)
Jos



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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 02/23/2010 :  3:24:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My latest effort to make a N scale scotchpine tree growing al alone in the dry sandy soil...
so the branches are growing more horizontal instead if right in the sky like they do when growing together.


made , again, with small thin torn parts of sandingpads from scotch brite/3M

Jos



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Munch
Engine Wiper



Posted - 02/23/2010 :  3:50:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jos, is that just one main wire for the trunk, or did you splice two together somehow?
Fantastic!!!! Love it!!!



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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 02/23/2010 :  5:29:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Munch,

quote:
is that just one main wire for the trunk, or did you splice two together somehow?



Yep it is made with one main wire and the branches are made with smaller floristic wires...
it is not the tree on the picture but the principle is the same...
[URL=http://i.picoodle.com/b10hqkp9][/URL]

Jos



Edited by - scotchpine on 09/13/2011 5:42:44 PM

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 02/24/2010 :  5:41:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the explaining picture about the making of the trunk, Jos.
Nice tree, as usual.



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