O Scale Bushes/Undergrowth

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by Drew1125, Apr 7, 2005.

  1. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2001
    Messages:
    3,154
    Likes Received:
    0
    Every time my wife makes…er…I mean asks…me to do the dishes, I always look at these little plastic scouring pads, & think, “There’s gotta be somthin’ I could do with these things…”

    [​IMG]

    Well, I finally snagged one, & ran downstairs with it, & did a little “surgery” on it…

    I cut a couple of chunks out of it with some scissors, & kind of pulled them apart into some random shapes…then I spray painted them with some Floquil Roof Brown…

    [​IMG]

    I sprinkled some ground foam onto the still-wet paint…

    [​IMG]

    I thought they made some nice O, or HO scale bushes…

    [​IMG]

  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2002
    Messages:
    5,718
    Likes Received:
    0
    Cool idea... the single strands look like the wild vines I have growing all over my backyard trees.

    Andrew
  3. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2003
    Messages:
    2,978
    Likes Received:
    0
    Drew, that is a really cool idea you came up with. :thumb:
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2002
    Messages:
    5,342
    Likes Received:
    0
    BRILLIANT!!!!! I'm going to go buy some of those!!! Very nice effect!
    Ralph
  5. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2003
    Messages:
    6,590
    Likes Received:
    0
    Great idea. The more they've been used, the skagglier they get, or did you use new ones? I wonder if they make mini-scrubbers for N scale????:D:D
  6. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2002
    Messages:
    1,039
    Likes Received:
    0
    :thumb: :thumb: Good one Drew. You are going to be a big asset to the O scale modlers. Your friend, :wave: Jim
  7. Dan Vincent

    Dan Vincent Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2003
    Messages:
    210
    Likes Received:
    0
    Drew,

    Great idea, I'm getting into On3 and always looking for scenery tips.

    Who's doing the dishes now?
  8. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2002
    Messages:
    3,536
    Likes Received:
    0
    Great idea Drew! If you steal all the pot-scrubbers, maybe your wife will banish you from doing dishes!!! :D :D :D

    Val
  9. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2001
    Messages:
    3,154
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for the nice comments everyone!:)
    I should have mentioned that I used about 1/4 of the scouring pad to make two good sized bushes...We buy these things at the grocery for around $1 for a 3-pack...This makes this a faily cheap scenic material!

    Believe me Val...it wouldn't be the first time I'd been banished from the kitchen...let's see there was that time melting the "EZ Water" pellets on the stove...& then that other time when I dried the dirt in the oven...& then there was that incident with the blender...YIKES! :eek: :oops: :rolleyes: