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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 05/06/2016 :  7:46:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jos, I'm speechless.


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scotchpine
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Posted - 05/29/2016 :  4:38:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Bob, Bill, Ted and Frank.

diorama is now completed/finished( with a small country road )

and " drone view":



Jos



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 05/29/2016 :  8:34:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jos, Great diorama from every angle.


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Grubes
Crew Chief



Posted - 08/09/2016 :  11:29:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jos,

Have always been an admirer of your work. Wondered if you or others could give me some hints on how to improve my attempt at a Virginia Pine.

I know there's something wrong with it but don't have the eye to figure out what I might do differently.

Thanks
Dave




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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 08/13/2016 :  10:39:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello dave,

you must be desperate to post 3 times that there's something "wrong" and dont have the eye to figure it out.... ;-)
Well I think :
1) about making the frames with (floristic) wires you could try to make/wind the wires more carefully ,closer, more"next to each other" on the trunk so it looks more smoother and the wires are - after adding some fine sawdust, invisable.Try to modell the trunk from bottom to top conical. Yours is the other way round!
2 adding the fibers:
Use 6 mm- for bery big spruce/firtrees sometimes 12 mm) grassfibers and add them by using elecr.stat.gun ora sieve. So hold the tree upside down. Add the 6 mm fibers by electr.stat.gun or a sieve . Do not overdo this part because you will have to do the same treatment but than using some 2 mm fibers and each time wenn you have add the fibers keep the tree straight and just blow the fibers ( carefully!)down.....
that is - in short-the tric I use to modell fir/sprucetrees.


Jos



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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 08/13/2016 :  11:15:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OOPS wrong type of tree!
Just read carefully your post: has to be virgina pine!!!!!
Well in that case you could use , after the frame is ready= bark and coloured etc- woodland scenics green fibers and cut some of them in very short parts like about max 1/4 inch . I use sprayadhesive/glue to add these kind of twistingtype of fibers . Sometimes you have to do this twice to give the branches more "volume"
Now comes the fussy part=removing the loose fibers and the ones that were glued on the wrong place ....plus shaping the treecanopy wth a pair of SHARP siccors ....
It could look like the (HO!)pine tree-under-construction- below. First I used aquarium fibers that is why the fibers are so pale.


When satisfied you color these added fibers with spraypaint( redbrownish) let dry....
Next step:add some 2 mm dark green fibers ...just some, not much!!
Finaly add( using sprayglue) the "needles" with a sieve by adding fine turf "green grass" or "weeds".
You could also use sieved(!!) coarse turf - same colours- but that is a matter of taste....

a small one in HO 4 inches

btw the virginia pine has alot of resamblance when comparing it with the scotch pine!=)



Edited by - scotchpine on 08/13/2016 11:18:38 AM

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Grubes
Crew Chief



Posted - 08/13/2016 :  10:14:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Jos and my apologies for the multiple posts. Your advice is much appreciated and I'll try on the next tree.

I'll continue to follow your incredible work.

Dave



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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 09/18/2016 :  06:49:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Almost same materials as the ones I use to make trees: grasfibres glue, some paint , a litlle bit fine turf and sieved earth AND ...this time some roots /small twigs of dryed Buxus sempervirens...
It will be part of a bigger historical diorama scale 1/72:time era: nov/dec 1326 somewhere at Marienburg( = Poland today)Winter was still far away so no batlle because the swamps were not frozen so no apraoch possible to the "enemy" ;-) thousands of men had to wait ....


detail of the shrubs( what's still left of it)


arial view:


Jos



Edited by - scotchpine on 09/20/2016 1:40:33 PM

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Munch
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Posted - 09/20/2016 :  10:06:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
:)


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scotchpine
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Posted - 10/07/2016 :  1:40:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi MUnch!! MRR season is coming soon! Still working/Start working on your layout again (soon)?
made a small Autumn H0 dio for a MRRexpo in Belgium next week:
Again situated up in the mountains(Swiss Alps)
Without trees:


and with some trees:

and a detailshot"":


Jos



Edited by - scotchpine on 10/07/2016 1:47:07 PM

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Munch
Engine Wiper



Posted - 10/15/2016 :  10:53:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Haven't done a lot, but as you say...the season is almost upon us. :) Hopefully I can become inspired and get going again.

Your work is beyond excellent, as always. :)



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Bill Gill
Fireman



Posted - 10/15/2016 :  11:17:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jos, I like all the recent ground cover, grass and weeds you have been making. Nice textures. If you haven't seen it, you might find some of these weeds could add to your collection:
http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=47357



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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 10/16/2016 :  6:22:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you 3 times Munch! =) and Bill too of cours.
Yes Bill I alredy read your messages- several times- in your thread about your weeds!
Still working on it and adapting to our most common weeds overhere...incl the Solidago spec.! ;-)
just a detailshot of the small diorama:

and some more spruce trees H0:


Jos



Edited by - scotchpine on 10/16/2016 6:30:32 PM

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scotchpine
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Posted - 10/30/2016 :  03:19:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tall to handle but small in ( scale)size:
1:32 tree. 14 inches


Jos



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Bill Gill
Fireman



Posted - 10/30/2016 :  09:11:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Impressive! and although it is tall, it looks light enough to float on air :)


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