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Author Topic: More Trees Updated 30.10.2021  (Read 1794 times)

Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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More Trees Updated 30.10.2021
« on: October 12, 2021, 09:40:29 AM »
Following on from this earlier 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.



For full details - see the Blog.

Tony
http://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/10/more-trees.html
« Last Edit: October 30, 2021, 08:04:19 AM by dampfpanzerwagon »

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Re: More Trees
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2021, 03:11:15 PM »
LOL, must be a tree making time of year. :D

Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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Re: More Trees
« Reply #2 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

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Re: More Trees
« Reply #3 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
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Re: More Trees Updated 13.10.2021
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2021, 08:49:37 AM »



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

Tony
https://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/10/more-trees-part-two.html

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Re: More Trees Updated 14.10.2021
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2021, 08:18:45 AM »



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

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Re: More Trees Updated 15.10.2021
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2021, 08:00:03 AM »



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

Offline AndrewBeasley

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Re: More Trees Updated 15.10.2021
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2021, 09:17:30 PM »
I think the bottle brush tree has worked really well.

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Re: More Trees Updated 17.10.2021
« Reply #8 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.



For more information, see the Blog.

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

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Re: More Trees Updated 17.10.2021
« Reply #9 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.



For more information, see the Blog.

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

How did you use thread to modify the birches?

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Re: More Trees Updated 17.10.2021
« Reply #10 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

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Re: More Trees Updated 19.10.2021
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2021, 08:17:59 AM »

The three silver birch trees are now finished.



For more information and images, see the blog.

Tony
https://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/10/more-trees-part-six.html

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Re: More Trees Updated 23.10.2021
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2021, 08:29:15 AM »
My latest tree build.



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



For more information, see the Blog.

Tony
https://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/10/more-trees-part-eight.html

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Re: More Trees Updated 23.10.2021
« Reply #13 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
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Re: More Trees Updated 23.10.2021
« Reply #14 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

 

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