Fine Scale Foliage

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  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Fine Scale Foliage by Woodland Scenics - I'd heard about it, I'd fondled the package, but this afternoon I finally bought some. A bit pricey but WOW! It looks great.

    Just thought y'all might like to know.

    Cheers
    Val
  2. Vic

    Vic Active Member

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    Hi Val, That sounds interesting...gonna look for some...is it better than that clumpy lumpy stuff that they've had for years?
  3. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    I saw this stuff at the industry show in Rosemont Il., at the Woodland Scenics booth, SPECTACULAR !!! I have to add though, those guys are far better at scenery than I am.
    I got some of it when it became available, but haven't had the time to try it out yet.(too many projects)
    Pete
  4. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Uh, let's see, Let me have another look at it.

    :eek:

    Yep!
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    I always seem to get strange looks whenever I partake of package fondling in my local hobby shop. :p
  6. Matt Probst

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    I hanen't seen this WS product yet... Is it anything like "Decorator Moss"? People use it for planters, hanging flower baskets etc...
    I get mine at a local craft store. Ben Franklin, AC Moore, Michaels--they all carry it. At about a buck a bag it's infinately cheaper than WS. The texture is very fine and makes great looking underbrush and shrubbery. I stuff wads of it under trees in wooded areas, mist on spray adhesive and sprinkle fine ground foam in different shades for color variation.

    Matt--Hershey, Pa.
  7. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Well, I'm using the scanner method to get a digital image online. No digital camera yet, sigh.
    Here's what it looks like. Not moss, not lichen, not matted sheets of hairy green stuff. Definitely foreground scenery.

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  8. Gary Pfeil

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    There's a company named Selkirk Scenery, I've only seen them mentioned in Mainline Modeler, that has made an excellant tree foliage for some time. I haven't seen the WS product, but wonder if it's similar. Too bad Selkirk couldn't/didn't get a bigger market share. They have a website but I don't know it right now and I'm going on vacation. Their address is 1516 19th Ave N.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2m 1A8 Phone # 403-270-2690 Thought they probably wouldn't approve of the following as an example of what their product can look like, it was my first and so far only effort and I am sure many will follow. This is from the photos I took for the contest.

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  9. Matt Probst

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    :cool: Val...Way Cool!!...from now on I'm going to start levitating foliage! Gotta be less of a mental strain than boxcars and buildings!!!:D ;)

    Matt--Hershey, Pa.
  10. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    You're right about that. Especially if you mentally cut off the roots first.

    Cheers,
    Val
    Levitator 2nd Class