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Creeping Vines / Ivy
« on: June 07, 2018, 12:22:10 AM »
Can anyone recommend a creeping vine or ivy product?

I need a fair bit.

I quite like that by Army Painter but ideally am looking for a cheaper substitute.

Thanks.
« Last Edit: June 07, 2018, 12:23:50 AM by Silent Invader »
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Re: Creeping Vines / Ivy
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2018, 04:08:10 AM »
Not something you can buy as it's 'do it yourself', but the price is right ...  ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US-lWdFrJac

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Re: Creeping Vines / Ivy
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2018, 07:34:18 AM »
I've given the impression of vines / climbers before by spreading thick pva or hot glue over the wall surface and quickly scattering foliage over it and pushing in to position. The mixes made from the little birch keys are especially good, you could even collect your own if you can wait about 3-4 months!

If you want a product then I've considered this previously:

https://www.modelscenerysupplies.co.uk/scatter-flock-ground-cover-trees-and-bushes/flowers/Green-Climbing-Vines

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Re: Creeping Vines / Ivy
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2018, 07:38:48 AM »
Iíve done the same as Steve but have also used Noch railway products.

I suppose the question is what difference between cost and realism are you after.

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Re: Creeping Vines / Ivy
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2018, 09:14:07 AM »
I'm sure that I recall a modelling project where the vines/ivy were constructed from crushed egg shells. Can anyone else remember this tutorial?

The egg shells were glued in place with PVA glue and painted when hardened off.

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Re: Creeping Vines / Ivy
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2018, 10:05:14 AM »
Thanks all folks

TBH I donít think that Iíd be able to make ivy as effective as the Warlord Poison Ivy that Iíve used before. I couldnít find anything by Noch but in searching for I did discover Mininatur/Silflor Summer Ivy.

I did think the Warlord product expensive for the amount provided (it no longer seems to be available) and thereís  an interesting comparison of the Warlord and Sliflor products here:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?index=20&v=d8WRXILPCRs&list=PLIlgWKnZjO4zCpXJ_TlQQrAOWh8vicCQl

I ordered a large pack:

https://www.modeldisplayproducts.co.uk/scenic-materials-and-accessories/mininatursilflor/foliage/MiniNatur-Summer-Ivy-936-22

Which is also available as a smaller pack (but I think Iíll need a lot!):

https://www.modeldisplayproducts.co.uk/mininatursilflor/summer-ivy-small

Btw, it can be a bit confusing because there are large packs and small packs for both large leaf ivy and small leaf ivy. The large leaves seem to be suggested for scales of 1/45 and bigger so Iíve gone for the small (I believe code 936-22 or code 936-22s). Note that in the video review above the large pack is marked 936-32 and 1:45+, so it would seem to have the larger leaves (screenshot attached below).

Great Escape Games also carry 936-32s and 936-22s but donít seem to have the larger packets.
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Re: Creeping Vines / Ivy
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2018, 10:47:42 PM »
I'm sure that I recall a modelling project where the vines/ivy were constructed from crushed egg shells. Can anyone else remember this tutorial?
The egg shells were glued in place with PVA glue and painted when hardened off.
Tony
If I am not mistaken that was on the old terragenesis site.
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Re: Creeping Vines / Ivy
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2018, 12:11:33 PM »
The ivy has arrived and is very good.

Iíve added images to my project thread here

https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=109571.new#new