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Re: Trees
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2015, 08:09:02 PM »
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Unimportant after the first couple of rows, in most cases.

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Re: Trees
« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2015, 12:54:15 AM »
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When I started to add more super trees to the SFRSD I first sprayed painted them flat black from the bottom up. Then grey surface primer lightly from the top. Makes the trunk look a whole lot better. Nowadays I would use very fine short static grass to flock some. I have seen some a friend has done this way and they look stunning. I believe he used a Nock product. And I used cheap hairspray as mentioned.
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Re: Trees
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2015, 06:14:41 AM »
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Re: Trees
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2015, 06:24:02 AM »
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Where's @Hornwrecker when you need him? (Geez, I just love this picture of his!)


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Re: Trees
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2015, 12:01:30 PM »
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The other thing to consider, and I see this in every photo, missing overgrowth and deadfall. Everyone just plants the trees on the hill. Grass should get taller, kudzu (where appropriate), smaller trees, etc. can hide the thin trunks.

Also consider building up the trunks on the super trees, with something like Mr. Surfacer. Dunk it a few times with enough time to dry adhere between dunks.

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Re: Trees
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2015, 01:54:18 PM »
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The other thing to consider, and I see this in every photo, missing overgrowth and deadfall. Everyone just plants the trees on the hill. Grass should get taller, kudzu (where appropriate), smaller trees, etc. can hide the thin trunks.
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YES!!!!

People ask why my secret to forests is: it's that there's more to a forest than trees. You can't just plant them on top of grass, either. You need a forest floor.

That's why I always say that scenery needs to be modeled from photos just like anything else.

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Re: Trees
« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2015, 06:52:56 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

DO NOT use hair spray. You only want flock on the ends of the branches 9where leaves grow) and not coating the stem of the branches as they reach the trunk.  I would have a dish with matte medium and roll just the outside of the tree branches into it and then roll it into flock.  Variation in flock color is key

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Re: Trees
« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2015, 06:07:10 PM »
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Jos makes the most realistic trees - he posted his methods (twisted wire trunks) here not too long ago.  The process is time-consuming but the results were stunning!
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Re: Trees
« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2015, 07:07:06 PM »
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Twisted wires..







Ain't nobody got time foe dat.  8)

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Re: Trees
« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2015, 07:47:23 PM »
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Ain't nobody got time foe dat.  8)

Oh, where did I hear that before ?  :)
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Re: Trees
« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2015, 11:22:31 PM »
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Re: Trees
« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2015, 11:48:10 PM »
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Re: Trees
« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2015, 09:45:48 AM »
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Re: Trees
« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2015, 09:50:42 AM »
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I was actually thinking of this:

https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=36337.msg430861#msg430861

Yep, that video clip is the original source of "Ain't nobody got time for that."

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Re: Trees
« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2015, 01:03:51 AM »
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my round robin group makes trees using the twisted wire method with hemp rope frayed out.
we rough cut the shape and then shake and bake them in different ground foams using different spray colors. 
we can crank out about 40 trees in 2 hours ( our night limit ) 
basic looking pine trees,
add pride of madera trunks and others, and it looks good
just my 2 cents,
although I do enjoy chris33 workmanship and look forward to his updates
Miguel