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Winter ridges
« on: January 09, 2010, 01:15:09 PM »
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How would one go about modeling the forest canopy of Appalachian Mountains (that is so often seen on layouts of that region) if you were modeling a winter scene? You couldn't use green clumps for the canopy. Trunks are visible then. Would it just take patience and thousands of small winter trees?

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Re: Winter ridges
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2010, 01:24:28 PM »
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I would use a lot of super trees with a lot of stretched and spread grey/brown painted aquarium filter material.

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Re: Winter ridges
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2010, 03:41:41 PM »
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I just found a large batch of weeds that look good as trees, but without a fine detailed tree sturcture, like super trees, so they may work good as background trees.

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Re: Winter ridges
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2010, 04:59:17 PM »
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Thanks for the quick replies. Both are good ideas. Mr. Mann, I received your book on weathering over the holidays. Great book with some interesting techniques. 

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Re: Winter ridges
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2010, 06:37:29 PM »
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I agree with Tom. Super trees are great for winter trees. In a box of the super trees there are lots of "scrap" pieces of the material, If you were to take the scraps and spay paint them grey/brown and glue them to the hills I think that would look good. Weeds, like NorfolkSouthern9708 suggested could be used with them. And you could transition them into full sized super trees.

My dabblings in winter trees...



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Re: Winter ridges
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2010, 06:30:17 AM »
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If you buy grapes in bunches, the stems can make good trees if pruned and the bits where the grapes attached removed. Not quick but cheap.