Help making large Conifers/ pines

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by Johnson Bar, Apr 8, 2004.

  1. Johnson Bar

    Johnson Bar Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2003
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    Scratching large Conifers/Pines is the set I onlyset back I have Vague ideas on. If anyone has any methods of construction I am all ears! I have heard of wooden dowel tapered then air fern placed in holes that are drilled in the dowel. The sizes would vary I am working in On3O . The tallest one company produces is 9".
  2. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2002
    Messages:
    4,716
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi JB, Shamus, in this months RMC covers the very method you describe in your scale :D Don't have my copy yet :(
  3. Johnson Bar

    Johnson Bar Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2003
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks Jon! I do certainly thank you for your help! I will get to the hobby shop and grab a copy! I seen it on the shelves and went to the web site , but didnt read the article . Live and learn! Thanks again! :wave:
  4. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2002
    Messages:
    4,716
    Likes Received:
    0
    Not a problem at all! Shamus did all the work :D :D :D He had a similar tutorial on CD, as well as his other modeling techniques, but I don't know if he's still selling it or not :confused: You might PM him if you are interested.
  5. Johnson Bar

    Johnson Bar Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2003
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    well, be as it may the hobby shop ran out of that issue . I have tried to get Him... to answer on the site here but sadly enough I havent recieved a reply. I will attempt your route!
    I surely dont want to pester people. Thanks Again!
  6. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2000
    Messages:
    3,566
    Likes Received:
    0
    Are you trying to contact me Johnson Bar? I couldn't send you a PM you have it off.
    Shamus



    [​IMG]
  7. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2002
    Messages:
    4,716
    Likes Received:
    0
    Not to worry, JB, no one is a pest when they are asking questions! Folks here help out because they like to help people.
  8. Johnson Bar

    Johnson Bar Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2003
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes Sir Mr. Shamus I surely am trying to contact you! I havent a clue on how to turn the PM option on Sorry! Yes, How did you make those fine looking conifers on your layout?
    I missed the issue of RMC at the local hobby shop . I havent ever seen such well modeled trees as yours. Would you share that method Please!
  9. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2000
    Messages:
    3,566
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi,
    If you email Bill Schaumburg at bills@carstens-publications.com
    I am sure he would sell you a copy of the latest magazine if you can't find one around your area.

    Shamus
    [​IMG]
  10. Johnson Bar

    Johnson Bar Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2003
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
  11. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Messages:
    1,258
    Likes Received:
    0
  12. DanRaitz

    DanRaitz Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2002
    Messages:
    304
    Likes Received:
    0
    There is also an exccellent article by Paul Scoles in the Mar/Apr 1999, Narrow Gauge & Short Line Gazette.

    Dan
  13. belg

    belg Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2001
    Messages:
    894
    Likes Received:
    0
    Dan I'm wondering do you have a copy of the article as I dont subscribe to this publication and none of my LHS carry it. I'd love a copy if you or someone else could find the time to send me one.
    Thanks Pat
  14. DanRaitz

    DanRaitz Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2002
    Messages:
    304
    Likes Received:
    0
    Pat,

    The kind folks at Benchmark Pubilcations (NGSL Gazette) still have back issues of this magazine available at $4.95. Give them a call at 1-800-545-4102 or fax them at 650-941-3845.

    Dan
  15. Johnson Bar

    Johnson Bar Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2003
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey Thanks a bunch Guys ! Lighthorseman I went to that site and that is a great way to make pine trees! those pines dont look like bottle brushes! Thank you ! Also Dan , Thanks for your lead as well . I will see if I can muster up that issue! I will post some pic's when I get some scenery done!!! :thumb: :cool: :D