Post by troutie1984 on Feb 13, 2014 22:08:44 GMT -5
Hey there, I've been messing around trying out some tree building and this is what came of it thus far, I'm not sure if the link to my photobucket account is working here, I'm having a heck of a time trying to post through iPhone !! Let me know if it works or not though.
It appears the links did work, lol, these took forever to make and range from 50-85 Ft tall in HO scale, cheers.
Post by troutie1984 on Feb 14, 2014 8:50:32 GMT -5
Steve: approx two to three hours per tree, give or take
Mayor: yes wood dowel for the trunks carved to create the taper, then sanded, and I take a coarse blade to scratch in bark detail. I then branch by branch drill and glue in caspia to simulate the whorls up the trunk then hit them with gray spray paint. The tricky part is applying static grass (2mm) dark green to the branches. I use spray adhesive by krylon it seems to work, then apply the foliage with a homemade applicator. As far as sealing them I'm on the fence as to what to use ?? That's it in a nutshell, or a pine cone lol, it sounds easier said than done.
Post by troutie1984 on Feb 14, 2014 21:52:56 GMT -5
Icghogger; I'll try and compile a step by step for the next batch. Ill do it as a new thread likely just keep an eye out for it, ill admit it's a bit of a process. And Thanks again guys for the kind remarks, it's humbling really, there's so many great modellers on this forum.
Great trees, try using a 12" wood rasp to get the texture on the trunk or get a 1" X 4" X 12" board and drive finish nails though it, randomly driving them on one end for about 2"'s. Clamp the board down, with the nails away from you and draw the dowel towards you after you taper it, across the nails. Both are quick and get good results.
Post by troutie1984 on Apr 12, 2014 16:13:19 GMT -5
Thanks for the tip RJ ill have to try that out when I do more, and thanks for the remarks Paulie. As an update for a request to do a step by step for these trees, I haven't had much time lately to dive into more but I see some on the horizon. Keep a loose eye on this thread for an update, and hopefully I should have something together in the coming weeks .