Author Topic: Supertree leaf question  (Read 1189 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

w neal

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 1040
  • Respect: +135
Re: Supertree leaf question
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2019, 02:30:43 PM »
0
Don't use the leaves, they are HO sized, unless you're making watermelon trees.
Buffering...

Bob

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 163
  • Respect: +106
Re: Supertree leaf question
« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2019, 10:36:25 PM »
0
Thanks for the advice everyone - no leaves (or use sparingly). 

Ed Kapuscinski

  • Global Moderator
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 18157
  • Has a degree in American History & Culture.
  • Respect: +2319
    • Conrail 1285
Re: Supertree leaf question
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2019, 09:14:39 AM »
0
Wait, are these the "superleaves"?

My dad has used those to good effect on a bunch of his trees and I think they look pretty good.

Bob

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 163
  • Respect: +106
Re: Supertree leaf question
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2019, 11:02:51 PM »
0
Yes, I have ordered some Super Leaves, and will see what they look like - should arrive Friday.  What have you used Ed?  I know you have done a lot of winter modeling when there are few leaves.

Ed Kapuscinski

  • Global Moderator
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 18157
  • Has a degree in American History & Culture.
  • Respect: +2319
    • Conrail 1285
Re: Supertree leaf question
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2019, 11:08:10 AM »
0
Well, I do use super leaves. But they're all on the ground.

I have some summer ones though for some projects and they seem ok. Haven't gotten too critical with them.

The few summer trees I have all use them though.

jpwisc

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 871
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +683
    • Skally Line Blog
Re: Supertree leaf question
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2019, 01:22:28 PM »
+1
I bought some SuperLeaves for my layout (N scale) but gave them to my dad for his HO layout when I saw how large they were. They would be decent ground cover. I use a blend of WS fine ground foam for my leaves now.
[ Guests cannot view attachments ]
Karl
CEO of the Skally Line, an Eastern MN Shortline.

Caleb Austin

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 514
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +357
Re: Supertree leaf question
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2019, 03:24:13 PM »
+9
I use a combination of Superleaves and ground foam. Just takes a minute and a coffee grinder to make the super leaves suitable for N scale!

Most of the trees here are the ground up Superleaves, with a couple being course turf, or a combination.









Hope this helps,

Caleb.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2019, 03:26:04 PM by Caleb Austin »

mark dance

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 941
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +924
    • The N Scale Columbia and Western
Re: Supertree leaf question
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2019, 03:46:06 PM »
+4
I use a combination of Superleaves and ground foam. Just takes a minute and a coffee grinder to make the super leaves suitable for N scale!

Most of the trees here are the ground up Superleaves, with a couple being course turf, or a combination.

Hope this helps,

Caleb.

beautiful work Caleb...I will have to try that (really simple) step next time.

Although, lightly sprinkled over ground foam, I don't find the over-sized leaves particularly noticeable.









...but then again I also use (shudders) Peco code 55 and WS ballast so may be they make the leaves look proper sized :)

md
« Last Edit: December 01, 2019, 04:36:11 PM by mark dance »
Youtube Videos of the N Scale Columbia & Western at: markdance63
Photos and track plan of of the N Scale Columbia & Western at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27907618@N02/sets/72157624106602402/

CRL

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 783
  • Needs More Dirt.
  • Respect: +185
Re: Supertree leaf question
« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2019, 12:31:56 PM »
0
Stunning work from all of you!