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Tree help

Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:15 am

Hey guys. I need some advice on how to make trees, but not pine trees. More like trees from Fangorn or something? No Idea what materials to use for the stump/tree trunk. Any ideas :?:
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Re: Tree help

Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:34 pm

Twigs. Ensure that they're wholly dried out and that you obtain them legally. Stick them down to bases and attach vegetation with PVA (wood ) glue. Some may need gentle touching up with grey paint (to represent age) or green (moss) but generally it doesn't take long to find the perfect shade.

The perfect shape is a Y (you're unlikely to find anything with more 'branches' unless you get lucky with a root or something) but you can always add extra branches by glueing more twigs to the main 'trunk' or even winding cable/wire and stretching it out. Paint and vegetation soon hides any such improvisation, or you can play around with tape and/or modelling putty.

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Re: Tree help

Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:54 pm

Hey thanks bro!! I'll try it out. Never thought of using twigs before :D
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Re: Tree help

Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:36 am

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I have to go to the farm for lichen but the twigs are boxwood hedge , honeysuckle and English ivy from the yard.I think photos are worth a 1000 words so review the slide show by clicking the thumbnail.IT should be helpful.
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Re: Tree help

Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:27 pm

Oldman Willow wrote:Image Image Image Image
I have to go to the farm for lichen but the twigs are boxwood hedge , honeysuckle and English ivy from the yard.I think photos are worth a 1000 words so review the slide show by clicking the thumbnail.IT should be helpful.


Thanks for the pics. Pictures definitly help :D
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Re: Tree help

Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:10 am

Oldman Willow wrote:Image Image Image Image
I have to go to the farm for lichen but the twigs are boxwood hedge , honeysuckle and English ivy from the yard.I think photos are worth a 1000 words so review the slide show by clicking the thumbnail.IT should be helpful.



Does the lichen dry out, or does it stay green?
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Re: Tree help

Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:33 am

I use garden wire and paper mache. You bend the wire over on itself a few times then teist it togeter. Cut the top and bottom loops of wire and bend out to make roots and branches. Glue to a base, clad in paper mache or toilet roll soaked in watered down pva and paint.
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Re: Tree help

Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:22 pm

that spidertree looks really good.
I tried making trees with paper mache once but it didn't become so good as yours
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Re: Tree help

Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:28 am

Does the lichen dry out, or does it stay green?

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I treat the lichen with glycerin and paint it before I add flocking. It will get hard and dry out after a very few days if it is left natural.Glycerin is used to make soap. All you have to do is heat water and add about 1/3 volume of glycerin and soak the lichen until it cools.Try some of the model rail road sites for more details. Some people dye the lichen. Spray paint works fine.
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