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halrey
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Posted - 02/27/2011 :  10:07:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jos,
Outstanding work, I have spent many hours trying to make realistic trees, great trees make all the difference...
Keep posting.
Thanks,
Hal



Edited by - halrey on 02/27/2011 8:04:46 PM

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scotchpine
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Posted - 02/27/2011 :  3:16:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Hal!

back to "normal" things like large shrubs/smalltrees:

Made them with a frame of floristic wires and fibers from a ponytail(?)/hairextension( cheap of course!)
I cut them into small parts from about 1/4 - 1/2 an inch and glued these fibers with sprayglue on the frame...
Next step was adding some very fine/small grassfibers( 2 mm) and finaly the fine turf from WS....or self made "leafes" from colored sawdust!
btw I used the same type of selfmade fibers for the 0 scale firtree!

Jos



Edited by - scotchpine on 02/27/2011 4:40:02 PM

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milocomarty
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Posted - 02/27/2011 :  4:17:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit milocomarty's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Lookin' good, they do that even better in real...saw your stuff on OnTrax

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CieloVistaRy
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Posted - 03/06/2011 :  4:28:07 PM  Show Profile  Send CieloVistaRy an AOL message  Reply with Quote
The treemaster strikes again!

Arthur


Arthur

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scotchpine
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Posted - 03/07/2011 :  04:21:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Hal, Martin and Arthur!

Jos



Edited by - scotchpine on 03/07/2011 04:21:46 AM

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 03/07/2011 :  07:23:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
While my taste are more inclined towards majestic evergreens, I must say these ones are quite nice too, Jos.



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RonH56
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Posted - 03/07/2011 :  08:27:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love making trees, and I think those last that you posted are some of the best I've seen! The cool thing is there are so many methods that produce good to great results.
My SIL just got me some of that course HVAC filter material that was highlighted in one of the hobby mags lately so I can try my hand at some evergreens for you Frederic.


"What the heck wuz that?"
Ron Haviland
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Red Water Railway Co.
L.B. & S Shortline RR.

Podunk, New England

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scotchpine
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Posted - 03/07/2011 :  10:48:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Ron and Frederic!
Some more , small, "majestic" evergreens:

Also made with the fibers of the hairextension( chopped/cut into small parts first of course....)


Jos



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Munch
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Posted - 03/07/2011 :  2:30:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The extension fibers look straighter than the aquarium fibers. Maybe easier to work with?


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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 03/07/2011 :  3:41:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ron and Jos, I'll let you know my address so as to allow you to send me all the extras you don't know where to install on your layouts.



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scotchpine
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Posted - 03/07/2011 :  4:15:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
@ Munch:
quote:
The extension fibers look straighter than the aquarium fibers. Maybe easier to work with?[/quote]


Yes they are more straight and , in this case by making firtrees/conifers, it is easier and the results will be more realistic than the "twisted" fibers of aquariumfilters.
The branches will be more flat,just like real, than using only filterfibers or decotwister....
The decotwisterfibers are just a litlle bit less twisted .
I use these( aq.fib or decotw.) parts of fibers to make a "base layer" of fibers on wich I can glue the straight hairextensinfibers. I have to need some/many! "Fixingpoints(?) " for the sprayglue to add those very fine/thin hairfibers!


Frederic@:
[quote]I'll let you know my address so as to allow you to send me all the extras

OK I'll wait

Jos



Edited by - scotchpine on 03/07/2011 4:23:25 PM

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scotchpine
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Posted - 07/21/2011 :  4:19:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
New stuff:
1: 35 tree and some H0 or large N scale firtrees( picea Abies kind of trees)

the preiserman is in H0 scale

the "Picea kind" of trees




And just for fun a large firtree just grabed out of the forrest somewhere..

Jos



Edited by - scotchpine on 07/24/2011 4:15:50 PM

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scotchpine
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Posted - 07/26/2011 :  2:13:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fresh new made European larches ,H0 scale..
Sorry for the , not so good, picture.


Jos



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scotchpine
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Posted - 07/30/2011 :  10:03:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
made some large H0 picea trees:

and some smaller ones:


Jos



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nhguy
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Posted - 07/30/2011 :  4:46:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit nhguy's Homepage  Send nhguy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
The 'Larch'. (Monte Python)

Nice picea trees Jos. Looks like the dreaded 'pine beetle' has been at work on your trees.


Bill Shanaman
New Haven RR
Hartford Division
in Colorado.

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