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bandman
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Posted - 12/16/2019 :  3:19:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Amazingly realistic trees...of all types, shapes, and sizes. Wonderful, Jos.

Horton M.



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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 12/17/2019 :  1:54:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Bandman!



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jbvb
Fireman

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Posted - 12/17/2019 :  4:25:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice model trees! And thanks for taking the time to clean up after Photobucket.


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 12/18/2019 :  08:23:10 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Remarkable. The roots really plant them. They are seldom modeled.

Mike



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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 12/18/2019 :  2:25:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tank you Mike!

Roots are mostly made out of Floristicwires covered with one or more layers of very fine sawdust( Hold together with deluted whiteglue

Bare Roots from an old oak on a sand-drift close to my place....


Jos



Edited by - scotchpine on 12/18/2019 2:31:10 PM

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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 12/20/2019 :  3:08:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Starting a new "Old oak"
This oak will be about 10 inches tall and the trunk is made out of a piece of boxwood and the branches with floristic wires 0,6 mm( 23 AWG(??)).Still have to add some more big branches!
Next steps:
Primer over the floristic wires/branches, drying, covering with very fine sawdust. Glued with deluted whiteglue.
by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/153065234@N07/]Jos Geurts[/url], on Flickr
te be continued....



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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 01/07/2020 :  4:25:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
same tree( H0 24 cm) but one week later....




Jos



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tx28
New Hire

Posted - 01/18/2020 :  10:17:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit tx28's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello,

On this page http://railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=23011&whichpage=48 I would appreciate it if you would be so kind as to take the time to tell me exactly the steps that you took to add the branches to Grove Den 2019 to get to Grove Den 2020.

I am comfortable with my armatures but not with the branches. What materials did you use? How were they applied? Did you use a static grass applicator at any time?

I am concerned only with the branches and not the bark.

Thank you for the time and help.
Gary G


Gary G.

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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 01/18/2020 :  2:27:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Gary,

The "trunk"is made of a piece of boxwood that in real was the "base" of this shrub.
I cut of the twigs. Twigs/branches smaller than 4 mm were removed/cut of totaly. The bigger ones were saved and used as "anchors"for the branches made of twisted wires 0,4 mm.
Drill small holes to attach the wired frames of the separate branches . The glue I use is cheap ca glue! just 2 drops will do.
When ready with attaching all the brnches primer the tree.
when dry add the white glue( deluted with just some drops of water...) and add very fine sawdust with a sieve( strainer?)!
For the smal branches 1 x ...the bigger ones 2, or even 3 x.
Also the trunk did get some sawdust.
when fry I painted the frame that is covered with sawdust with modeling paste . the small stiff brush has to be very worn out so it will make nice small "grooves/fissures in the paste like bark!
sometimes you have to repeat this step .
when dry too you can colour the frame with or acrylic paints or oil paints.
After these steps add the fibres with a static gras applicator. BUT......the first layer of fibres are fibres from a halloween wig!
I prefere the completely straigt black ones. Chopped them in "lengths"of max. 1 inch .
To attach the fibres I use sprayglue.
This tree had 4 layers of Fibres:
1 the halloween wig fibres
2 x 12 mm fibres
and finaly some 6 mm.

Jos



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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 01/18/2020 :  2:34:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yesterday afternoon I made some N scale kind of sitkaspruce trees....well sort of. they will be improved!
They should look small and loooong and have to be made within 5 minutes each:
Took the picture when the tree was "dry"last evening in the kitchen with my handy:
Jos Geurts, on Flickr




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CandPS
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Posted - 01/19/2020 :  07:21:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Jos, thank you for the great clinic yesterday.

Philippe

Below some N scale spruce trees Jos mentioned above.





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tx28
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Posted - 01/19/2020 :  09:46:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit tx28's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you for the information.

One followup question. When adding the straight, black Halloween wig fibers. How did you do that? Did you just spray the branches and then drop them on the branches?


Gary G.

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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 01/19/2020 :  10:37:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Gary,

yes indeed first spray carefuly the outside of the perephery of the tree- NOT the trunk and inside close to the "main"branches, with sprayglue.
Add the fibers by hand! just very little !

and hello Philippe! very nice picture! I was wondering first...how come?????.....=)
Btw the trees are about 8-12 cm



Edited by - scotchpine on 01/19/2020 10:37:59 AM

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tx28
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Posted - 01/20/2020 :  01:14:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit tx28's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you for the detailed guidance on making this tree.

I live in an area dominated by scots pine and birch. I am comfortable with making the armatures for each of these.

How exactly do you add the branches to a birch armature? There is but a single branch without the multiple catch points on other armatures.

Do you have a picture sequence or step by step guide for a birch?

Thank you.


Gary G.

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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Posted - 01/20/2020 :  02:37:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Gary,

quote:
I am comfortable with making the armatures for each of these.

Any pictures?
Indeed there is just one single branch(wire in our case...)
In real those branches ( mostly!) are very thin.Specialy "young" trees.

Jos



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