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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 07/30/2016 :  09:24:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave, somehow I lost contact with your thread but Iíve reconnected again. Looking forward to rejoining and catching up, great progress since I last saw it. When I travel up I-95 through Georgia and go over bridges along the salt marshes and Iíve always thought that would be an interesting model. And by gosh youíre doing it.


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Carl B
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Posted - 07/30/2016 :  10:18:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit Carl B's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes sir, looks good!


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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 07/30/2016 :  11:20:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good looking pics!

Mike

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George D
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Posted - 07/30/2016 :  6:40:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm with the others, Dave. Looks good.

George



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/30/2016 :  7:25:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave,

Fine looking scenes along the water with threatening sky. Great modeling. Thanks for the photos.

Mike


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Grubes
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Posted - 08/07/2016 :  10:04:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks to all for your encouragement.

Starting on an area that requires Virginia pines. Trying to follow Scotchpines thread but seems there's not only the mechanical steps but an art involved in his incredible trees.

Have wrapped some wire around food skewers that are about 4" long to give me 50 some foot scale trees. After wrapping the skewers I used grout instead of the saw dust recommended by Scotch pines. Have begun an initial coat of paint. Hoping that it's looks a bit better next painting of the trunk and after applying the leaves.







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Tyson Rayles
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Mike

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Grubes
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Posted - 08/09/2016 :  11:25:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Finished the tree. It's supposed to be a Virginia Pine but I'm not thrilled with overall look. Could use some constructive criticism so I've posted under Railroad Construction/treefoilage made out of gardenpond/aquariumfibers thread to get some hints on what I could do better.




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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 08/10/2016 :  07:23:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like it.

Mike

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Grubes
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Posted - 09/10/2016 :  6:57:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Finding out, like with many things, the more you try the better it gets. I've made about 20 trees and each is looking a bit more like I I'd like. Started putting them temporarily on the layout along with continuing base layer of ground cover. It's nice not to have any pink foam showing.








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Tyson Rayles
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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 09/11/2016 :  09:51:43 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave,

I think your trees work as a group. I think you have chosen a difficult tree to model, or more accurately, nature has chosen one for you. I mean, what kind of tree is this?



if there were some way to make the branches more delicate and add a little more leafy stuff they might look better individually.

However, your forest looks pretty good.

Mike


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Grubes
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Posted - 09/11/2016 :  10:54:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike,

Thanks for the picture and the feedback. I"m going to use your picture and try something a bit different. I think my trees would look at home in the Jersey pine barrens. I'll probably use them in then background and will try to experiment with a more lacier canopy and lighter colored leaves.





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Grubes
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Posted - 09/18/2016 :  11:05:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Continuing on trees and am much happier with my latest attempts. The new ones are on the left of the picture and there's a huge difference between them and the older ones. I'll be getting rid of all the previous ones and chalk it up to learning. Fortunately, these trees are low cost; a few BBQ skewers, some picture wire, sawdust and paint.




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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 09/18/2016 :  11:09:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave what a difference. They are some really great looking trees.

Now just how many of those do you have to make?


Jerry

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