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wesleybeks
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Posted - 09/21/2011 :  06:38:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You make it look too easy Jos. I have to try this sometime.


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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 09/21/2011 :  2:01:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Once again, your work is wonderful, Jos.

Here is the current state of the first frame. I added more fine sawdust, and started the junction between the balsa lower part and the metallic top. More work to do there (and everything has to dry...)







Edited by - Frederic Testard on 09/21/2011 2:01:34 PM

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wesleybeks
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Posted - 09/22/2011 :  02:10:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thats coming along nicely Frederic.The first third of the trunk has a really nice texture to it.


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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 09/22/2011 :  06:35:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, Wes, but the first third is balsa. It's the two other thirds I must learn to deal with. I'm sure I will...


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milocomarty
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Posted - 09/22/2011 :  06:40:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit milocomarty's Homepage  Reply with Quote
What size of wire you use here Frederic ?

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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 09/22/2011 :  07:17:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Frederic,

Yes!!!... it's a start...from now it is only the way up!
Martin I've got another picture of how the floristic wires are "placed"in the trunk.

The tree is meant as a H0 tree
Modelled some roots on the base of this tree....by using small triangled pieces of thin cardboard glued on and to the base of the trunk. Covered it too with 2-3 layers , again, the fine sawdust.

about the wires Frederic using: may be 0,7 mm diam???

Jos



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milocomarty
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Posted - 09/22/2011 :  08:04:27 AM  Show Profile  Visit milocomarty's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Jos, noticed that I have to put in a lot more branches ! Must say it's addictive this tree building...

And this root looks awsome..


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Edited by - milocomarty on 09/22/2011 09:52:57 AM

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 09/22/2011 :  09:19:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The wire is 0.9 mm. It was the thinner I had, but I'll see how I can find some thinner one.
Marty, I would have nothing against you sending me a bag of sawdust.



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mabloodhound
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Posted - 09/22/2011 :  09:41:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can you imagine the postal inspectors opening a package and only finding sawdust? Do you suppose they'd think it was packing material and whatever item it protected was missing?
Zounds! A theft investigation would follow.
Nice tree making info for when and if I ever get to it.


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milocomarty
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Posted - 09/22/2011 :  09:44:37 AM  Show Profile  Visit milocomarty's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Frederic Testard

The wire is 0.9 mm. It was the thinner I had, but I'll see how I can find some thinner one.


I buy 'm at my local flower guy, pay aroun 10 euro for 2kg of wire.

quote:
Marty, I would have nothing against you sending me a bag of sawdust.


You want it already sieved or a bag straight from my exhaust Just kidding shall see what postage gonna do got plenty of this stuff.
PM me your adress. Maybe I'll ditch in some fast turned trunks for examination too..



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milocomarty
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Posted - 09/22/2011 :  09:54:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit milocomarty's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just checked postage, can bear that just have to check what's the weight of this dust.....

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rfmicro
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Posted - 09/22/2011 :  1:57:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jos and all,

I don't mean to piss on your parade, but how much time is devoted to these trees? I can understand making one to three of such trees for a diorama, but much more than that could be a waste of valuable time on say a layout where say hundreds of trees are needed. I've tried bottle brush, screen filter, and drill and insert fine coated material into hardwood tree like armature. While most look fine they still take me 1-2 days work including the paint drying. I can obviously reduce this time somewhat by making a large number each time I make trees. But even then i am looking at 10-15 trees by the first two methods (described above) and one tree by the third method. The first two methods make excellent pine trees and the third method is used for disiduous (spelling) trees.



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milocomarty
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Posted - 09/22/2011 :  2:11:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit milocomarty's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mabloodhound

Can you imagine the postal inspectors opening a package and only finding sawdust? Do you suppose they'd think it was packing material and whatever item it protected was missing?
Zounds! A theft investigation would follow.
Nice tree making info for when and if I ever get to it.



No inspection inside the EU Dave, it's like postage between the US states...


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milocomarty
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Posted - 09/22/2011 :  2:39:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit milocomarty's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rfmicro

Jos and all,

I don't mean to piss on your parade, but how much time is devoted to these trees? I can understand making one to three of such trees for a diorama, but much more than that could be a waste of valuable time on say a layout where say hundreds of trees are needed. I've tried bottle brush, screen filter, and drill and insert fine coated material into hardwood tree like armature. While most look fine they still take me 1-2 days work including the paint drying. I can obviously reduce this time somewhat by making a large number each time I make trees. But even then i am looking at 10-15 trees by the first two methods (described above) and one tree by the third method. The first two methods make excellent pine trees and the third method is used for disiduous (spelling) trees.



Hi Trent, ever thought about it that it's just plain fun to buid trees like Jos does. And the whole hobby is a never ending story is it.
Myself for example just wanna master the technique and I have fun in exploring the possibilities...


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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 09/22/2011 :  3:01:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you so much, Marty. I will PM to you about this and another project I have.
I've added a little more sawdust at the junction balsa/wire and in a few weak spots. I've also reinforced some points with liquid ACC and microballs. Very solid very fast, and the outer look is quite comparable to that of the sawdust.
Finally, I've added some paint to the sawdusted armature. I think it begins to be better.






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