New trees

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  1. e-paw

    e-paw Member

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    I needed a little brake from a valve gear project that was about to make me go blind, when some dead Tiger Lillies caught my eye in the wife's garden,,,"They look like tree trunks!!!" I said as I tore them from the Earth, family looking on as if I should be in a straight jacket.:eek:
    So I cleaned them up and glued a brass rod in to the soon to be trees. Next I sealed them with lots dull coat and let them dry. Then I carefully stuck some Polly Fiber Net on them and prepped them for the next step, LEAVS.

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  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Y U P !!! They sure DO look like trees to me!!!! :thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Not bad at all!!!!
  3. e-paw

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    Trees

    Next I sprinkled on some ground foam. First some medium green all over the net. Then some darker green with the tree held upside down. And last some light green on the top surfaces only. This gives the effect of light and shadow(more depth). Lastly another good coat of dull coat.

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  4. e-paw

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    Trees

    Now planted in a good spot they get a nice view of a late night freight headed by a set of F.M.'s.

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  5. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Nice!!!!! :thumb::thumb::thumb:
  6. Triplex

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    The trunks look good, but the foliage is a bit... wispy. And there's a scaling issue. On trees that size, the branches would cause the foliage to form more, smaller clumps.
  7. e-paw

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    After working on the roof of a 20 story building I got a good idea of what you mean by a scaling problem. From that height I got a good sense of what an HO tree should look like. I'll give them a touch up tomorrow. Thanks Triplex.
  8. e-paw

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    tree's take 2

    After flowing the advice of triplex I redid my trees.

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  9. Dave Harris

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    WOW !! The difference is like DAY & NIGHT!! MUCH BETTER--- And to think my first thought when I saw Triplex's post was " Hey , say sumpin' nice why dontcha" . You were right , & good thing E-Paw listened.
  10. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Ok - REALLY NICE now!!!! :) :D :) :D :) :) :D
  11. mooreway

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    :thumb: I like the revised ones... great work.
  12. Packers#1

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    The revised ones look better, great job!
  13. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Yes sir! that do look much better! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: