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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 08/24/2010 :  2:48:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"Just"some small Abies kind of H0 trees.....infact they need more "labour" than the big ones from about 10 inches!!


btw these trees are max. about 4 inches

Jos



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Munch
Engine Wiper



Posted - 08/24/2010 :  10:40:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Really nice, Jos. I especially like the lower branches on the tree to the right.

Another month...it will start to get cooler outside. That means indoor hobby time again!
Twist wire...carve plaster..etc.



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sgtbob
Fireman

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Posted - 08/27/2010 :  12:32:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Truely outstanding!! What fantastic trees. I will have to give your methods a try. I will have to see how they work out in a larger scale. I don't see why there should be any problem except for getting too big. Thanks for taking the time to post the tutorial.
Bob


http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=30102&whichpage=1
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=38921
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=45371
http://www.freewebs.com/santmod/

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scotchpine
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Posted - 08/29/2010 :  2:10:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bob,

btw:

quote:
I will have to see how they work out in a larger scale.

I think there will be no problems...I made some LGB sized trees with the same "technic"...

Jos



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MikeM
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Posted - 08/29/2010 :  11:53:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I discovered that another source of wire for building trees can be found in the beading area at Michaels; they were out of some of the florist wire I was trying to buy but I found an equivalent beading product. Both the florist and beading wires come in a range of thicknesses, plus there is stem wire which is comparatively rigid.


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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 08/31/2010 :  11:17:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
well autumn almost started and the "indian summer" is coming soon!...
european oaktree H0 scale

Larix tree:


Jos



Edited by - scotchpine on 09/14/2011 03:34:20 AM

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Frederic Testard
Engineer

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Posted - 08/31/2010 :  5:07:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice, once again, Jos. The color looks great.



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scotchpine
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Posted - 09/01/2010 :  2:56:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Frederic!!

The last week I was trying to make/modelling some sequoias ...the first ones ever made...still difficult when you cannot watch them close in nature and only have some Pictures to modell the shape, texture and color of the "leaves"....
Lucky me they'll only be used as a kind of background trees

that "thing" in the bottom left corner is part of my pointingfinger...part of it of course

Jos



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Frederic Testard
Engineer

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Posted - 09/05/2010 :  05:14:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, while I'm not a specialist either, I would say I like them, especially because of this nice airy foliage so characteristic of your trees.



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angelanzus
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Posted - 09/05/2010 :  09:46:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jos, I LOVE your trees, not only do they look so real, they are such a wonderful size! At last someone who models trees in the correct proportions for the scenery. So many model railroad trees are tiny little scrawny things, your trees have substance and are beautiful.
Thank you for the tutorial - I will HAVE to try to make some trees. I love your deciduous trees - they make me want to climb them and build a tree house!

Angela



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MikeM
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Posted - 09/05/2010 :  8:50:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think we should extend a challenge to Jos to build a tree with his ideal treehouse nestled in its branches!


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angelanzus
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Posted - 09/05/2010 :  9:55:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MikeM

I think we should extend a challenge to Jos to build a tree with his ideal treehouse nestled in its branches!



Sounds good to me. I have a tree with a treehouse which I built on our layout. O scale of course!

Angela



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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 09/06/2010 :  5:13:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Angela!

And indeed I did build , long ago, a small treehouse in a tree on a public layout in Germany ...( http://www.modellbundesbahn.de
Cannot find the picture right now...
Also I made some more small Sequoias and placed them on my "all scale" diorama


Jos



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angelanzus
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Posted - 09/06/2010 :  10:49:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice Jos. Keep those photos coming please.

Angela



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obermeyern
New Hire

Posted - 09/11/2010 :  10:52:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was pointed to this thread from a different group and after reading the techniques here, I think I may have finally found my answer to modeling Eastern Red Cedar trees(actually member of the juniper family not a real cedar).

They are a scourge on the great plains and I want to model them along my railroad right of way in HO scale. I'm looking to model trees that are a scale 1-3 feet tall with some 5-7 feet tall. Fire is generally the best method of control. Here are some pictures of the monsters:





Any other tips or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,

Nate


Modeling the Mopac Concordia, KS, Sub between Blue Rapids and Greenleaf
View my progress at: http://ww-mopac.blogspot.com/


HO Scale wish list:
ACF 4460 covered hopper
ACF 4600 covered hopper
PS 3510 covered hopper
PS 3010 covered hopper

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