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grove den

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how to make deciduous and/or pinetrees
« on: January 04, 2015, 01:39:22 PM »
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Just finished the "how to"about modelling one of the many technics to built deciduous trees....
I appolgize for may be some "dunglish"...
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Re: how to make deciduous trees
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2015, 01:47:39 PM »
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Thank you for your very detailed instructions.  In a word: drool.  :drool:  I hope you are able to do the same for your evergreen tree construction someday.

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Re: how to make deciduous trees
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2015, 04:46:47 PM »
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Thanks Dave!
here the "how to" of  the pine trees... :) ( ink is still wet)

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Re: how to make deciduous and/or pinetrees
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2015, 04:56:03 PM »
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Very nice, thanks for these!  I've had success with a variation of this technique where I don't use the static grass for pines.

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Re: how to make deciduous trees
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2015, 04:59:01 PM »
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Just finished the "how to"about modelling one of the many technics to built deciduous trees....
I appolgize for may be some "dunglish"...
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Jos

ps: moderators if this subject does not fit in "weathering, detailing and scratchbuilding" please move it to a place were it should belong.
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Hello Jos,

Thank you for joining The Railwire & sharing your How-To. I've used your method of twisting florist wire around a stem to create n-scale tree armatures with great success. As per your process I followed up with bark texture added by sprinkling sieved sawdust on top of thinned glue that was brushed onto the armatures. One question I've seen asked before on other forums but not really answered is where in the US can we source  “Wooly” or “Decotwister” ?
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Re: how to make deciduous and/or pinetrees
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2015, 05:34:28 PM »
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Hello Paul,

 
I know it is very very hard to find these kind of fibers on the USA... :(
Actualy I still do not know were and/or who sells  "Wooly"fibres overthere.... :(
May be, specialy in N scale you can use the green aquarimfilterfibres. They are a litlle bit "coarser" than the lightblue/green fibres!
Important is that  you have to cut these fibers in small parts/pieces before aplaying/adding on the branches!
One big bag is enough to make hundreds of trees in N scale!

Jos

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Re: how to make deciduous and/or pinetrees
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2015, 10:19:18 PM »
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Jos, your methods are excellent.  I discovered your work on another forum, I think it was German and tried some of these techniques to make n scale Douglas Fir, where the branches are more rigid and don't droop down like some of the European species.  I can say that the results are excellent.  I did not build up the trunk as it would be hidden, and I replaced the static grass with ground up floral moss.

 


I have since made about 70 of these trees and will make many more, including some with detailed trunks.  They take about 15-20 minutes each, but I think they are worth it.

Thanks again for posting these documents.

Regards,
Scott

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Re: how to make deciduous and/or pinetrees
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2015, 03:15:07 AM »
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Hello Scottl,

They look very efficient! I mean : when placed close together they look great. Important is the overall effect of the trees!
As a "needle"counter I like the top of the trees= you can't see the wires which the treesframes are made of!
try to end always with another picture  of a tree...
some old oak(?) trees ;)
WEBeikengedrongen#H0#14-16 cm by Jos Geurts, on Flickr
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Re: how to make deciduous and/or pinetrees
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2015, 10:39:27 PM »
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This is great. Thank you for sharing these how-tos.  :D
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Re: how to make deciduous and/or pinetrees
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2015, 10:09:04 AM »
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Good to see you here Jos! Your tutorials will be enjoyed by all.
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Re: how to make deciduous and/or pinetrees
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2015, 02:52:37 PM »
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Thank you Marshall and Gary!

Ready frame of a big H0 oaktree after finishing bark
KatharinaDorfseicheBastBasiskleur10maart2017mbbgrovedenKlform by Jos Geurts, on Flickr

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Re: how to make deciduous and/or pinetrees
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2015, 03:15:54 PM »
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Yeah, this stuff is great!  Thanks for sharing!

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Re: how to make deciduous and/or pinetrees
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2015, 07:39:24 PM »
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Fantastic work; I really enjoy your tutorial and I look forward to trying this out to populate the module I am currently building with trees.

Using static grass for the finer branches and leaves really makes great use of this valuable scenic material.
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Re: how to make deciduous and/or pinetrees
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2015, 03:39:56 PM »
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Thank you Tom'n Tim!
 A tall shrub - H0-made with some pieces of flor. wire and some long grasfibres + of course the leaves...coarse turf sieved .
WEBstruik&boompje10cm by Jos Geurts, on Flickr
another one...
lijsterbesMartin1Klform&lijst by Jos Geurts, on Flickr

Some H0 birches made with the fibres of wigs as the basic twigs( hmm sounds like I'm poet....)
P1140810 by Jos Geurts, on Flickr

Jos

 
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Re: how to make deciduous and/or pinetrees
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2015, 09:20:07 AM »
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Some testsresults modelling a vineyard....specialy making the wine grape plants in a row/ batch- mass production  so not one by one pffff..
wijnranken2016februari2 by Jos Geurts, on Flickr

wijnrankencasio2 by Jos Geurts, on Flickr


and a very very small tree:
comparing with a clothespin...preiserman=H0
WEBtuinboompje#H0 by Jos Geurts, on Flickr

Jos
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