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High Hood

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Re: My Winter Forest Technique
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2016, 01:42:21 PM »
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Hey Ed, how would you say your technique compares to the ground up or blended leaf technique?

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Re: My Winter Forest Technique
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2016, 03:09:17 PM »
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Thanks.  The pink tree is a redbud; I color matched it to the tree in my backyard.  I've got to make some more understory trees and bushes, the thing about them is that they bloom before the tall trees leaf out, so add splashes of color to the mostly bleak gray forest trees.

That's something I need to do now, actually go through and add some details like that. I'm planning a big research day next month where I'm going to go drive around the NCR area and just take pics of everything, everywhere, for stuff just like that.

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Re: My Winter Forest Technique
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2016, 03:10:04 PM »
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Hey Ed, how would you say your technique compares to the ground up or blended leaf technique?

Well, I do use some ground up real stuff, and that generally looks good too, but this is able to be bought off a shelf (or a website), which makes it great for a lazy man such as myself.

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Re: My Winter Forest Technique
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2016, 08:47:51 PM »
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You know, I was just wondering about this a week or two ago. Very timely. Thanks Ed, you may see my next attempts sometime soon  :D
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Re: My Winter Forest Technique
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2016, 11:35:38 AM »
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I hope so.

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Re: My Winter Forest Technique
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2017, 01:06:19 AM »
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I just got a new tool the other day which might make producing forest floor even easier. Gonna try replacing the oven drying step with a dehydrator.
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Re: My Winter Forest Technique
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2017, 03:41:55 PM »
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Ooh, a dehydrator. That's an excellent idea!

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Re: My Winter Forest Technique
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2017, 11:05:59 AM »
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Forest floor smut and beef jerky...a most excellent tool!
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Re: My Winter Forest Technique
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2017, 04:14:35 PM »
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Using dehydrators in scale modeling is widely accepted in the military and automotive modeling circles. I had a dehydrator (to speed up drying paint on my models) for probably 20 years now.
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