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Author Topic: More Trees Updated 30.10.2021  (Read 1245 times)

Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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Re: More Trees Updated 25.10.2021
« Reply #15 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.



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



For more information, see the Blog.

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

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Re: More Trees Updated 26.10.2021
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2021, 08:00:19 AM »

The tree armature was then wrapped with poly-fibres.



Tony
http://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/2021/10/more-trees-part-ten.html

Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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Re: More Trees Updated 27.10.2021
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2021, 08:23:33 AM »
I have now 'flocked' the tree armature and built a MDF base.



For more information, see the Blog.

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

Offline BeneathALeadMountain

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Re: More Trees Updated 27.10.2021
« Reply #18 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
Beneath A Lead Mountain - my blog of hobby procrastination and sometimes even some progress
https://beneathaleadmountain.blogspot.com/

Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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Re: More Trees Updated 27.10.2021
« Reply #19 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

Good luck.

Tony

Offline BeneathALeadMountain

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Re: More Trees Updated 27.10.2021
« Reply #20 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

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Re: More Trees Updated 29.10.2021
« Reply #21 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.



For more information, see the Blog.

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

Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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Re: More Trees Updated 30.10.2021
« Reply #22 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.



For more information and images, see the Blog.

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

 

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