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Trees
« on: July 25, 2015, 07:52:22 PM »
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So for a week now down in the basement I have various tubs with different shades of super leaves. One box of super trees open with some branches separated, another box sits nearby waiting. Two tall cans of Aqua net hairspray on the ready.

Why can't I build a damn tree?

It's like a mental thing with the mind...
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Re: Trees
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2015, 08:03:29 PM »
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Haven't you heard Chris, only God can build a tree. So pretend you're God and get busy.
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Re: Trees
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2015, 08:58:03 PM »
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Get rid of that round tuit and get started. You will be surprised how easy they are once the first couple are done.
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Re: Trees
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2015, 11:52:46 PM »
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Haven't you heard Chris, only God can build a tree. So pretend you're God and get busy.

Given Chris's modeling feets, I'd say he already has at least demigod status.
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Re: Trees
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2015, 12:32:40 AM »
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Given Chris's modeling feets, I'd say he already has at least demigod status.

His modeling feats are second to none--he'll make trees alright.
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Re: Trees
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2015, 01:58:50 AM »
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And here I was opening this thread expecting to see trees so realistic the squirrels got confused and the beavers chewed em down.

Get with it Chris. Let out your inner arborist.
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Re: Trees
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2015, 09:38:42 AM »
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Make a few test shots and let them dry.  Then see what you would do differently on the next batch.  Nobody says the first one has to be a contest winner.

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Re: Trees
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2015, 01:18:14 PM »
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Given that trees are the penultimate scenery item, making them means finishing a layout. Since you have so many layouts going it might be tough to be ready to finish one.
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Re: Trees
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2015, 03:42:08 PM »
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I think you're starting with the wrong materials, and those are what is creating a mental block.  Try the wire armature method, and build what you see in photos (as opposed to using the Pseudo Super Trees as the starting point).

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Re: Trees
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2015, 10:45:48 PM »
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Haven't you heard Chris, only God can build a tree. So pretend you're God and get busy.

I've often referred to Chris as a modeling god...

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Re: Trees
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2015, 11:02:00 PM »
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So do you guys use hairspary or matte medium on your trees?

Maybe I'll move out to the garage where I'm not tripping over layouts  :P

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Re: Trees
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2015, 11:33:31 PM »
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When I did leaves, either hairspray or spray glue, but I think it was always hairspray.

The good (bad) aqua net stuff. From what I remember, the cheaper the better.

Then again, I haven't put leaves on a tree in 10 years.

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Re: Trees
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2015, 03:05:15 PM »
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Does @tom mann not like Super Trees?
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Re: Trees
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2015, 05:59:34 PM »
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They're ok, but the trunk to branch size ratio only works for sapling size trees.

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Re: Trees
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2015, 06:09:41 PM »
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They're ok, but the trunk to branch size ratio only works for sapling size trees.


Unimportant after the first couple of rows, in most cases.
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