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Title: More Trees Updated 30.10.2021
Post by: dampfpanzerwagon on October 12, 2021, 09:40:29 AM
Following on from this earlier https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=133617.0 (https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=133617.0) I have also been working on expanding my wargame tree collection and thought I would also post details of the work-in-progress.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEhfUQ33hfZnXP8YxfUpXiLfi4yQ_ElKeE0Pg7BoSbHYbsUfWW1x46b2q5Kp4NBeIDBl1OLX75dxitWFQvgqJzkApV5puoSXkzRN7Z5lZQmsvI8X3SnSo_357JT3g2FyVXIEch3SLSJc0lDXfMPIkqyODC6Tw2Wn4G5s9GgMr58Q16NJ3grJBwkc3aFQlw=s320)

For full details - see the Blog.

Tony
http://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/10/more-trees.html (http://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/10/more-trees.html)
Title: Re: More Trees
Post by: Codsticker on October 12, 2021, 03:11:15 PM
LOL, must be a tree making time of year. :D
Title: Re: More Trees
Post by: dampfpanzerwagon on October 12, 2021, 07:40:23 PM
I agree.....

No obvious reason why this must be so, but it is interesting to see different techiques in use.

Tony
Title: Re: More Trees
Post by: snitcythedog on October 12, 2021, 09:45:37 PM
LOL, must be a tree making time of year. :D
I always add bits to my forest over Christmas.  It seems more festive that way.  :D
Title: Re: More Trees Updated 13.10.2021
Post by: dampfpanzerwagon on October 13, 2021, 08:49:37 AM

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEhP-HqtfRSX7dODNb5a1gfhNhYIe0KoF6jw7b8I1T72dIbhLSZTxYsdlKCQ7U8lmTnfKn3zBudsqsP83K1u6eD6sXXuTKbtG3sOCYKvI1YDWmyjvMTBVYDptbxMzIC5Q2hRr-FvZN2Wu3pHISY_95rRwlTTxxeo1V5NWk37lud1v-Coi2EFYXUoCW2AlA=s320)

Lots more work-in-progress images on the Blog.

Tony
https://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/10/more-trees-part-two.html (https://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/10/more-trees-part-two.html)
Title: Re: More Trees Updated 14.10.2021
Post by: dampfpanzerwagon on October 14, 2021, 08:18:45 AM

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The tree base has now been flocked and I have included the Flintloque mini for scale. For more information, see the Blog.

Tony
https://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/10/more-trees-part-three.html (https://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/10/more-trees-part-three.html)
Title: Re: More Trees Updated 15.10.2021
Post by: dampfpanzerwagon on October 15, 2021, 08:00:03 AM

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The second tree was modified from a simple bottle brush style tree and then re-flocked with foam material before having the trunk rebuilt and mounted on a MDF base.

For more information, see the Blog.

Tony
https://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/10/more-trees-part-four.html (https://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/10/more-trees-part-four.html)
Title: Re: More Trees Updated 15.10.2021
Post by: AndrewBeasley on October 15, 2021, 09:17:30 PM
I think the bottle brush tree has worked really well.

Title: Re: More Trees Updated 17.10.2021
Post by: dampfpanzerwagon on October 17, 2021, 08:40:21 AM
Today's post shows how I modified three shop bought, plastic birch trees and mounted them on a MDF base with DAS clay groundwork.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEgT75rFhef88okHnhz5xad3aPScXASzciiBon7vwZOrvyOVCFgOszi59412LlSLZZeHOm_Rz966KReAU9FD8EpAiQdM0ysoE_JWoq2xloWzA9ly6G68PhLohMydWn5zFXYF_FpvUe2kazaIm12eAWqRTIURPjQeBW1b6ag0jey0P_R3Qd8OrtNNohIreg=s320)

For more information, see the Blog.

Tony
https://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/10/more-trees-part-five.html (https://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/10/more-trees-part-five.html)
Title: Re: More Trees Updated 17.10.2021
Post by: WuZhuiQiu on October 18, 2021, 01:21:16 AM
Today's post shows how I modified three shop bought, plastic birch trees and mounted them on a MDF base with DAS clay groundwork.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEgT75rFhef88okHnhz5xad3aPScXASzciiBon7vwZOrvyOVCFgOszi59412LlSLZZeHOm_Rz966KReAU9FD8EpAiQdM0ysoE_JWoq2xloWzA9ly6G68PhLohMydWn5zFXYF_FpvUe2kazaIm12eAWqRTIURPjQeBW1b6ag0jey0P_R3Qd8OrtNNohIreg=s320)

For more information, see the Blog.

Tony
https://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/10/more-trees-part-five.html (https://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/10/more-trees-part-five.html)

How did you use thread to modify the birches?
Title: Re: More Trees Updated 17.10.2021
Post by: dampfpanzerwagon on October 18, 2021, 08:29:25 AM
"How did you use thread to modify the trunks"

The plastic trunks were cut and a wire insert was glued into pre-drilled holes. I then used masking tape to thicken the wire portion before wrapping the whole trunk with thread. Later when the trunk was glued in place on the base, I used DAS modelling clay to add texture to the trunk.

If I am using florist's wire to act as roots on my trunks, I also use tread to bind the florist's wire to the trunk.

I'm not sure I have any images of this but the next tree I modify, I will include an image showing the florist's wire and/or the thread binding.

Tony
Title: Re: More Trees Updated 19.10.2021
Post by: dampfpanzerwagon on October 19, 2021, 08:17:59 AM

The three silver birch trees are now finished.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEj5Z4QrmOiY3nVVws1FgtrcTV4f0lkUfHpQiX1skxEOWBtiPQqJ0hkUiIlHewA0MWT30BBnpZRCqjrKQbvJZPw3FjXIhW6v7FOxFhRK3t2vnEU5gB7-OnDStWramn2ITe8h4F37C1pC82ly0hoCZYGDVUams5ZmTD2BfiOBmWuY_8JrumKWZ7rNtMg_Jg=s320)

For more information and images, see the blog.

Tony
https://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/10/more-trees-part-six.html (https://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/10/more-trees-part-six.html)
Title: Re: More Trees Updated 23.10.2021
Post by: dampfpanzerwagon on October 23, 2021, 08:29:15 AM
My latest tree build.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEicvvCyeUzWf45jKGpha8MzP_pWEG_bOq1hUjsgLF3yjYri2H_ikw75_K_Uwa9DRGqsF_DDgDwGlsM_mstGeOxex3ZuvVqr1MdQiW024cGh1TUdD_M76xgCahHEBo6u9SNGBpnPiqpn4qHmgZgAUDvVxtOkryL8XxNe_rRpKyD1mN7Y4w6GFOIC0XrqYA=s320)

I took an ugly Jarvis tree and gave it a haircut to produce this model.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEiocDXMzzYk0QQkjDOh48cElTYG62no2oEz_PKmLwPG64DyYv39hAJ6_0_e3hYyK5zBbrQL8nuu3qYzjZcI0WhR5u7TyI7Pc6q9NPpzIIzh3JsjTpmeasEvgC4_Qssb8DJs0Pjjj_z3oeOMrIdnutmbxaCpx66fsYQ4sZDkyJCkM2eb7ZzbkEyBxns2Vw=s320)

For more information, see the Blog.

Tony
https://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/10/more-trees-part-eight.html (https://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/10/more-trees-part-eight.html)
Title: Re: More Trees Updated 23.10.2021
Post by: BeneathALeadMountain on October 23, 2021, 01:20:18 PM
Dampf you’ve turned that weird stunted, sad tree in to something lovely - bravo. As a retired Tree Surgeon I would like to offer you a job in my imaginary company: the work is hard but nonexistent and the benefits are “tree-mendous” (Apologies for the rather lame pun - how quickly we become our parents!  :o ).

You’ve changed it from what (I grudgingly) admit was technically almost the right shape for a mid-forest mature Picea Abies (Norway spruce or Christmas tree to most) but looked awful without the right size, scale, with a large exposed trunk etc and made it into a perfect example of a wild, young wolf tree of the same species (Wolf trees are the ones around the edge of forests - skirting around the herd of trees like wolves - that don’t have the same space/light competition and so have a different form to the main timber). You’ve rescaled it perfectly with sympathetic reduction - a technique/approach I tried to hammer into my minions but it very rarely stuck.

You’ve made the technical, chainsaw wielding climber in me and the obsessive model maker (who is also making trees currently) very happy, thank you!

Andrew
BALM
Title: Re: More Trees Updated 23.10.2021
Post by: dampfpanzerwagon on October 23, 2021, 04:08:36 PM
"Dampf you’ve turned that weird stunted, sad tree in to something lovely - bravo. As a retired Tree Surgeon I would like to offer you a job in my imaginary company: the work is hard but nonexistent and the benefits are “tree-mendous” (Apologies for the rather lame pun - how quickly we become our parents!  :o ).

You’ve changed it from what (I grudgingly) admit was technically almost the right shape for a mid-forest mature Picea Abies (Norway spruce or Christmas tree to most) but looked awful without the right size, scale, with a large exposed trunk etc and made it into a perfect example of a wild, young wolf tree of the same species (Wolf trees are the ones around the edge of forests - skirting around the herd of trees like wolves - that don’t have the same space/light competition and so have a different form to the main timber). You’ve rescaled it perfectly with sympathetic reduction - a technique/approach I tried to hammer into my minions but it very rarely stuck.

You’ve made the technical, chainsaw wielding climber in me and the obsessive model maker (who is also making trees currently) very happy, thank you!"

Thank you. Your comments are very much appreciated and I pleased that you like the finished tree. I have one more tree to post before the end of October and would welcome your views on how it turns out.

Tony
Title: Re: More Trees Updated 25.10.2021
Post by: dampfpanzerwagon on October 25, 2021, 08:16:05 AM

My latest post shows how I scratch-built the wire armature from twisted wire and broom bristles.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEjeJJK9_MQSVFZJxmEaW2nSm2npWkQ6M5wznaC3DFN0UqHJ5QfWFSzMrw9h90yLeGUEaBdzw6-cCG92YqqSLNaq3GuUxWulF4CGVZTuLTwSCN7yP6MjY5O2-n1Cl1wePWhgWP5JJ4RisWymLJnpN9vfX099JRxSGuPnfZjJsBTqbEtLs-MJu4RtOcwD1Q=s320)

Then painted the model tree trunk with a mix of acrylic paints and ready-mixed filler.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEh1QIaYuO-UIHFALejXBc1DJBUKsYon7qcUXUVoNVku4xpapmIqIZVcxGFocQ2pm9hlcW5ETsMm6ILXnlcpS8Yc84xZ_xIp8HFOQ-0V1oGbHjlnM-1zR444v1Kd9xkCvPR6j8CsuQoq1smJpLYpHRpyDExBAy8Zy-Lkq52spL9HWLMw2lU1oI6mUT7tJw=s320)

For more information, see the Blog.

Tony
https://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/10/more-trees-part-nine.html (https://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/10/more-trees-part-nine.html)
Title: Re: More Trees Updated 26.10.2021
Post by: dampfpanzerwagon on October 26, 2021, 08:00:19 AM

The tree armature was then wrapped with poly-fibres.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEiOYlTVMJ4-gG80eFW3oAJUcoPaq-4ybGj4dFsp6Eu40OBb7vmw8xcC1_7WUGQapH9WoEUyQ9hOA3sJ-bYT7HRcKgKtPJ3XQWMYH8f5lDSiMsNJbhUlp8mENrs6V7lHgSxmFkNpr61Bj0G-OoAMq9tkt_31oUNt3AqsJp4HFQORhEXDcSOZxN5AM5GU1A=s320)

Tony
http://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/10/more-trees-part-ten.html (http://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/10/more-trees-part-ten.html)
Title: Re: More Trees Updated 27.10.2021
Post by: dampfpanzerwagon on October 27, 2021, 08:23:33 AM
I have now 'flocked' the tree armature and built a MDF base.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEjHfs3OIJxSc839hQqiQ7DiQLaZEtw-Cv_7oz2X2AOZQ5n0ZnN-H9c7HVeGonDETdOmVk4S0mJ77WJKo9913H5DigggqnNZECfIZylYiN43AnD3cmtpGNnCnjlb6szgk0b_oYD9AUACeXxHHFqfqFvFvx7A8j9N5hYbMVftGyT-Wqgkxr2wQyF_6wD7CA=s320)

For more information, see the Blog.

Tony
https://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/10/more-trees-part-eleven.html (https://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/10/more-trees-part-eleven.html)
Title: Re: More Trees Updated 27.10.2021
Post by: BeneathALeadMountain on October 27, 2021, 02:08:26 PM
Dampf I think you’re doing an excellent job. I was about to start making pines using the hemp fibre and twisted wire method but discovered a short cut (I think…..so far) using a thing called “Hedgehog gutter defender” (I want to attribute this amazing find to a LAF’er called parttimegamer). It’s a length of twisted wire with plastic bristles that can be trimmed accordingly. It’s pretty tough to cut and the plastic fibres need good, sharp, big scissors but the only errors I’ve had so far with my test piece were my fault (wrong glue and 4mm fibres not 2mm). Today my new cutters and spray mount have turned up so I’m going to do my second test piece before starting an assembly line. Thank you for the inspiration.

Andrew
BALM
Title: Re: More Trees Updated 27.10.2021
Post by: dampfpanzerwagon on October 27, 2021, 04:23:11 PM
I'm aware of the hedgehog gutter defender, I think I've seen it for sale or at least a version of it.

However have you seen the trees for sale in IKEA - three pine trees for just £2.00. My daughter picked me up a set the last time she was shopping there and they are currently sitting on my to-do shelf.

They are some on e-bay but it is much better picking them up direct from IKEA.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333824098771?mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=710-53481-19255-0&campid=5338364430&customid=333824098771_11700&toolid=11000 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333824098771?mkevt=1&mkcid=1&mkrid=710-53481-19255-0&campid=5338364430&customid=333824098771_11700&toolid=11000)

Good luck.

Tony
Title: Re: More Trees Updated 27.10.2021
Post by: BeneathALeadMountain on October 28, 2021, 12:45:00 AM
I hadn’t seen those trees they would be good bases for larger scales. I’ll persevere with the hedgehog brush for now (I’m sure I’ll regret it 20 or so trees in) and certainly don’t need another reason for my wife to try and drag me to IKEA! They’re great for what your daughter paid but full price isn’t as attractive. The biggest problem I have is my own ridiculous expectations/standards including the fact I would like lots of trees not just the token “here’s three trees….. that’s a wood” approach you see on lots of tables. Luckily I enjoy all the hobby aspects including making scenery even if my progress has slowed to a crawl without being able to play the games that keep me motivated and inspired.

Andrew
BALM
Title: Re: More Trees Updated 29.10.2021
Post by: dampfpanzerwagon on October 29, 2021, 11:08:50 AM

The trunk has been heavily modified and shortened while the base and roots have been built up and sculpted from DAS modelling clay.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEhJr1DuQ8u2HLIADq-js46vg1LSMThfbGcFlB0ODcXV11AJoPmlQjDFV0DXzwoLILBfPbz9UqVG4eJ51OBxRZfHtDHrJ9AV1NI1LxHPqAT5ZRlKlHTEygjIcaMkA1hEcBYfippxyostjDUoCt1MZI6JTBzECw3HCaH-Z_K-VBpQKI1ZNjS57Q6Ky-Htkg=s320)

For more information, see the Blog.

Tony
https://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/10/more-trees-part-twelve.html (https://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/10/more-trees-part-twelve.html)
Title: Re: More Trees Updated 30.10.2021
Post by: dampfpanzerwagon on October 30, 2021, 08:05:53 AM

The home-made tree has now been fully painted and the base decorated with scatter, flock and ground foam.

(https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEjiSKOEy2NMSyniMJQi1UeZh1rdkWJ_1G-3p9nerIEUj06QkqjbEUoYky6uhn95h3p-hxJXIYVd7Xo5z4TZW2Cv9EAuLwldD6DtuBTWqJE9O4ePMs7xNhtm-z40t-p6hdL-NINLrpHekb4_JI1QdaB7cpOFLOTDB2RSFhcHmlFjSjaA0pAAINJ99hC_AA=s320)

For more information and images, see the Blog.

Tony
https://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/10/more-trees-part-thirteen.html (https://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/10/more-trees-part-thirteen.html)
Title: Re: More Trees Updated 30.10.2021
Post by: MaleGriffin on December 20, 2021, 07:38:04 PM
Those are some good looking trees! Thanks for the tutorial on your blog!