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Re: how to make deciduous and/or pinetrees
« Reply #135 on: January 18, 2020, 12:55:29 PM »
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Your work is consistently jaw-dropping.  Thanks for sharing.

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Re: how to make deciduous and/or pinetrees
« Reply #136 on: January 18, 2020, 04:08:29 PM »
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Jos,
Your tree models are breathtaking! Every one of them is a masterpiece!  You have the eye and the skills for making your miniature trees extremely realistic.

I have seem some construction drawings, and photo/written instructions you made explaining your tree-making techniques. That is helpful, but even more helpful would be seeing you actually making a tree.  Have you ever consider posting videos of you making model trees?  You mentioned that the Sitka spruce only took you 4 minutes. That would be perfect for an instructional video.
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Re: how to make deciduous and/or pinetrees
« Reply #137 on: February 09, 2020, 09:27:22 AM »
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a better picture of the fast "sitka"(?) pine trees....(picture made by Philipe Schyns from  Belgium)
The trees are about 4 to 5 inches max.
202011971924_N scale trees picture PhilipeSchyns by , on Flickr

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Re: how to make deciduous and/or pinetrees
« Reply #138 on: February 09, 2020, 10:57:11 AM »
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I second what Pete said, a video showing your technique would be great.  Your scenery work is very inspirational and I always enjoy seeing the latest project.

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Re: how to make deciduous and/or pinetrees
« Reply #139 on: July 04, 2020, 03:05:49 PM »
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Love this thread.
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Re: how to make deciduous and/or pinetrees
« Reply #140 on: July 04, 2020, 05:45:41 PM »
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Thanks Chuck

These trees were my inspiration....North west Canada
One string of thin floristic wire, as a trunk will do when using the "static"appl.! So the top of the tree will look very small/conical, will not end "abruptly".

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Re: how to make deciduous and/or pinetrees
« Reply #141 on: July 04, 2020, 08:14:54 PM »
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Jos - I am just starting with tree building from scratch - This is my first two:



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Re: how to make deciduous and/or pinetrees
« Reply #142 on: July 05, 2020, 05:34:14 PM »
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Hi Jos, I have been admiring your work for some time, and although I can find lots of photos and even some how to articles, I have not yet found a YouTube video of you actually MAKING some of your wonderful trees. Do you have any clinics recorded that you could share?  I would love to see how you could make a tree of that quality (even in batches) in 4 minutes each!  :D

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Re: how to make deciduous and/or pinetrees
« Reply #143 on: July 08, 2020, 11:03:31 AM »
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Starting with a small piece of floristic wire( 1,0 mm diamm.) and about 20-15 cm long.
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Dip about 3/4 of the wire with/in glue so that the 12 mm fibres will stick to the wire.
In short how I make these "botlle brush"kind of spruce trees

materials:
Floristic wire  1,0 or 1,2 diam
12 mm Fibres
2 mm fibres
glue( all purpose glue)
spray glue
spraying paint: dark "olive" and "coffee"
Fine turf green or dark green.
strainer to add the fine turf.
sharp! scissors.
Static grass aplicator 35 Kv or less....;-)


It is important to know that the 12 mm fibres are added with a static grass apl.!
For this kind of tree I add 2 "layers"of 12 mm fibres.
After the first layer I let the glue set for an hour and than cut the fibres on the wire in a conical shape. Specialy the top= 1/4 of the tree.
than I add the second "layer "of 12mm fibres( btw: I use spray glue to attache the fibres)
 Between adding the 2 "layers of fibres you can spraycolour the tree in a dark  olive kind of colour as a basic colour.
About the second layer of fibres: only the lower part( 3/4 ) of the tree will have some ...
Let the glue set for half/one hour and again cut the tree( fibres)  in a conical shape.
For a more "airy"look just cut some fibres away...make some gaps specialy at the lower parts.
Again some spraying paint over the fibres and , again , let dry.
Againe a litlle bit of sprayglueover the tree and add the 2 mm fibres.
Important now is that you blow the 2 mm fibres down!  Just hold the tree top  up and blow the fibres down ....
finaly spray the tree again in dark colour and add the fine turf by holding the tree upside down and spray the glue over the tree...just a litlle bit!
imediatly followed by adding the turf with a strainer.
Just tap against the strainer tthree or four  times and voila!!


 

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Re: how to make deciduous and/or pinetrees
« Reply #144 on: July 08, 2020, 01:41:33 PM »
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That is a great tutorial!

I wonder if an electric shaver could be used to trim the fibers into conical shape?
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Re: how to make deciduous and/or pinetrees
« Reply #145 on: July 08, 2020, 03:38:58 PM »
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Electric shaver....naaah..
I wont use that "device"...it makes the shape to regular!
By using scissors(by hand)  the chances  that the shape is more natural are  much bigger than using a an electric shaver!  :D
Btw you have to make gaps...dont think that is possible with an electric shaver or do you mean "trimmer"?( to shape sideburns? )

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Re: how to make deciduous and/or pinetrees
« Reply #146 on: July 08, 2020, 04:06:14 PM »
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Electric shaver....naaah..
I wont use that "device"...it makes the shape to regular!
By using scissors(by hand)  the chances  that the shape is more natural are  much bigger than using a an electric shaver!  :D
Btw you have to make gaps...dont think that is possible with an electric shaver or do you mean "trimmer"?( to shape sideburns? )

Jos

Yes, the beard/sideburns trimmer - I should have been more precise.
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Re: how to make deciduous and/or pinetrees
« Reply #147 on: July 09, 2020, 01:36:02 PM »
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@ peteski :
I think you can  give it a try...the "electric trimmer treebranches cutter"
I'm more a "scissors" man.... :D
Made a picture outside today with better (sun)light.

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Re: how to make deciduous and/or pinetrees
« Reply #148 on: July 09, 2020, 04:02:37 PM »
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I was just thinking what could be done to make the trimming simpler/easier.  Nothing wrong with scissors.
I have no plans to make trees anytime soon, but I'm very interested in various tree-making techniques for when I'll need them.
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Re: how to make deciduous and/or pinetrees
« Reply #149 on: July 09, 2020, 06:15:50 PM »
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Incredible trees again... thanks for the brief tutorial I will need to attempt to make some for my layout... my question is do you have a layout or mostly dioramas? We need more pics of your work.. incredible!
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