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Gloucesterman
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Posted - 02/26/2013 :  6:52:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jos,

Thanks for the replies and suggestions with regard to my question about making white pines. As you have found, these are not easy trees to model. Your version shows promise, and you are right that the needles grow in clusters toward the ends of the branches, pointing upward rather than down. Jurgen, to whose site you directed me, captures the look of the needles on very young trees quite well. Really mature trees, which can reach 50 to 65 m, however, have the more open look you achieved and a darker color.

Frank



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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 02/27/2013 :  03:25:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Jon,Frank,

Thanks!

I tried to make a radial pattern...but I think the amount of branches is not enough to show on the picture and indeed I have to model those tiers...( this tree: only 45 branches)
Right now I am making a frame with twice the amount of branches...plus glueing the fibers pointing up.....hope it will look just a litlle bit more like a white pine...it is just try and error....;-)

Jos



Edited by - scotchpine on 02/27/2013 03:26:34 AM

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mabloodhound
Fireman



Posted - 02/27/2013 :  11:02:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work Jos. On the white pine, make sure the top is full. They have a real 'bushy' top like Frank's first photo.


Dave Mason
D&G RR (Dunstead & Granford) in On30
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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 03/14/2013 :  07:40:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dave!
Another try for- a kind of-: white pine....8 inches/20 cm


It is not "it" yet
...work in/on progress....

Jos



Edited by - scotchpine on 03/14/2013 07:41:57 AM

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wesleybeks
Fireman



Posted - 03/14/2013 :  08:03:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jos

I think you are the first person to make BONSAI from fake materials. Your work is truly inspiring.



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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 03/16/2013 :  6:27:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Wesley1

Some "old work":
London planes:


Jos



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Frederic Testard
Engineer

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Posted - 03/16/2013 :  6:39:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great. Their trunks remind me very much that of all the "platanes" I've seen in southern France during my youth.


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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 04/13/2013 :  07:58:23 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Frederic! =)

A little bit larger in scale...
O scale pollard tree:


Jos



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 04/13/2013 :  10:02:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The trunk with all its relief is splendid.
The foliage is also quite realistic. Did you use lasercut individual leaves?



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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 04/13/2013 :  2:19:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Frederic,

The leaves and the small twigs/branches are natural products!
here a link to a company in Belgium that sells/trades this kind of "foliage"...
E R decor http://www.er-decor.be/

Feuillu mini

ER.2072
Mini-feuillage vert paquet moyenne

Jos



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 04/13/2013 :  8:15:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jos, you might not like it but I think the rest of us do.




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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 04/14/2013 :  09:03:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
thanks Frank, =)

btw I wrote: "it's not IT.....looks good already but.... ( you know...)



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masonamerican
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Posted - 04/28/2013 :  1:56:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
To me it also looks fantastic! Pure magic! You have such a subtlety when applying the foliage. When I'm making my trees it always feels like I have poured on to little so I pour on some more. All of a sudden it is to much instead

Håkan



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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 05/07/2013 :  5:35:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Håkan!

quote:
When I'm making my trees it always feels like I have poured on to little so I pour on some more. All of a sudden it is to much instead


It is all about trail and error!!
May be also the very light background on my pictures( blue sky)let it look like the trees are very "airy"??

Jos



Edited by - scotchpine on 05/15/2013 3:55:29 PM

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Munch
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Posted - 05/14/2013 :  6:26:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Like!


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