Cypress Trees

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  1. Bywaterrailroad

    Bywaterrailroad Member

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    Finished up this group of cypress Trees for the swamp section of my layout, part of my modeling goals for this weekend completed. :thumb:

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  2. Bywaterrailroad

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    Trestle bridge

    I also finished this trestle that will be in the swamp with the cypress trees. Any ideas on the best way to work the piers into the base. The water is painted but not coated with any "water" process, just basic paint. The piers will be sitting on a cross member at the water line......some will be on an embankment. I was thinking that I will need to use plaster cloth to work around up to the bottom corss members then repaint as needed. Any thoughts if this is the correct approach. :confused:

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  3. Fred_M

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    They look great. You gonna put spanish moss on them tress? :D Fred
  4. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    They look great :thumb: :thumb:
  5. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    I have only seen a couple of others model cypress trees, you have done a very nice job on them!
  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    I guess you only see cypress trees in the deep south or am I wrong. They look great as does the trestle By.
  7. seanm

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    Very nice... You have that cypress "stance" down!! Good job!!!

    SeanM
  8. JBBVry

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    very nice what did you use for the trunks? they look good.
  9. Russ Bellinis

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    They grow in water. When I've visited my inlaws in Florida, I've never seen any dirt around a cypress tree. The dirt and roots are always covered by water.
  10. spitfire

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    They look great, very realistic. I like the trestle too. I hope you are planning on adding some shiny coating to the water, as it would give you some great-looking reflections of your trees and bridge.

    Val
  11. Bywaterrailroad

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    Cypress tree trunks

    Thanks for the thumbs up guys. JBB the trunks are made of Sculpy sculpting clay. Knead it up, work it into a shape, in this case just rolling it out on a table makes the long pointed shape, then I just flared and made folds at the base and baked it for about 10 min in the kitchen oven till hard. Painted them 3 various shades of gray with white dry brush high lights. I twisted a few "branches" of green floral wire to hold the growies in place. I am going to try to make spanish moss out of gray tread balled up then pulled, got to try that one yet.
  12. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Nice work on the trees and trestle! Looking forward to seeing them in the finished scene!
    Ralph
  13. Wyomingite

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    Great job on both' Ron' :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: