a tale of a tree

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by viorel, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. viorel

    viorel New Member

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  2. ezdays

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    Fantastic. Love your step-by-step tutorial. The results are worth the effort you put into it.:thumb: :thumb: Great job...:D
  3. viorel

    viorel New Member

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    Thanks ezdays [​IMG] .

    IMO, the weak spot of the tree is the foliage. Even I've chopped it, still looks too big for the N scale.

    What are you using for foliage for smaller scales (like N) ?

    Viorel,
    http://www.myhobbymodels.com
  4. Jim Krause

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    Very nice. The photo's don't make the foliage look too large but I suppose viewing them in person gives you a better perspective. When I was working in a commercial model shop, we used to use an old blender to chop up our foliage.
  5. viorel

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    Jim, maybe the coffer chopper is the right answer indeed :).

    I'm worried of the leave shape...wouldn't it be too iregullar shaped ?

    Viorel,
    http://www.myhobbymodels.com
  6. joesho

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    wow i cant imagine doing anything that small. good job viorel
  7. viorel

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    Thanks joesho.

    I'm definitelly in love with the small gauge :).

    The only thing that stopped me from Z scale was the fact that there are actually too little material available for Z, but I initially I really thought of starting on Z :D

    Viorel,
    http://www.myhobbymodels.com
  8. Jim Krause

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    We usually dealt with models that were fairly large scale. That is architectural models, real estate developments etc. The tree's were secondary to the actual model so we didn't have to worry about leaf size.