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Just finished some trees I was working on over the last week. Finally finished this morning.


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Oh! Fantastic job! What brand are these/how did you make them?

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Oh! Fantastic job! What brand are these/how did you make them?


Cheers. The bases are from Charlie foxtrot models, the trees were from an eBay seller called dorspring123. They have a web site as well but worked out cheaper on eBay.

Had to re flock the fir trees as they arrived quite barren.

Really good value tho, something silly like £7 for 20 trees with free delivery.

My initial idea was to make my own cheap trees with coconut hair & BBQ skewers, wooden rod. But this would of cost me more (slightly) and took longer.... So was a no brainer.

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Thanks for including the base manufacturer too. I bought a bunch of tree bases from 4ground, but they're quite pricey.

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Thanks for including the base manufacturer too. I bought a bunch of tree bases from 4ground, but they're quite pricey.


No worries mate, if I find a bargain I'll always share my source. :rofl:

Everything from 4ground is pricey that I've seen, just couldn't bring myself to spend a fortune on trees. :shock:

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Many years ago I made trees out of grape stems.I discovered dried grape stems were robust and quite springy. The nodes where the fruit attached was useful for attaching stuff.

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I tended to use reindeer moss I think

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I'm not sure if this is any interest but is was a fairly cheap approach and also good if you like grapes :-)


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I used the same technique for hedgerows too

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That's some great work the Azog! Definitely some inspiration to make some great terrain with that technique.
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Azog wrote:
Many years ago I made trees out of grape stems.I discovered dried grape stems were robust and quite springy. The nodes where the fruit attached was useful for attaching stuff.

Attachment:
img435c1af53df1f.jpg


I tended to use reindeer moss I think

Attachment:
img435c1b833296c.jpg


I'm not sure if this is any interest but is was a fairly cheap approach and also good if you like grapes :-)



Incredible work! Pi###s over my attempt. :P

Did the stems not rot after a while, think I'll definitely be trying this. Thanks so much for sharing. 8)

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I made some of these following this guide many years ago (probably ~7 years ago now) and they are just fine...I just checked.
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Aye I still have them and they haven't rotted. The key with using natural material is making sure it is fully dry. I just left them lying around for a few weeks.

I often used different types of living moss, I harvested it and again let it fully dry out sometimes for a month or so. Once it was fully dry you could overpaint it and it looked like effective small bushes.

Dried herbs can of course be used straight out of the container and is an effective and cheap ground-litter. I found mixed herbs was great as a general one and rosemary because of its nature looked like small sticks.

I also used the small woody stems from bushes in the garden. Lavender is a good one as the stems of the flowers dry easily. Again fully dried out. I thought why bother sculpting it when nature has done it for you.

I often used GW Inks (no longer available) to enhance the basic stem to some degree. I also used to use diute PVA glue to bind things together if I thought they were fragile in natural scenery building. You can overpaint it easily enough.

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The haystack in my gallery has moss I found and dried as low level bushes.

I also found very very tiny beads from Hobbycraft I think that i used to give the impression of flowers as it was a Shire piece.

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Aye I still have them and they haven't rotted. The key with using natural material is making sure it is fully dry. I just left them lying around for a few weeks.

I often used different types of living moss, I harvested it and again let it fully dry out sometimes for a month or so. Once it was fully dry you could overpaint it and it looked like effective small bushes.

Dried herbs can of course be used straight out of the container and is an effective and cheap ground-litter. I found mixed herbs was great as a general one and rosemary because of its nature looked like small sticks.

I also used the small woody stems from bushes in the garden. Lavender is a good one as the stems of the flowers dry easily. Again fully dried out. I thought why bother sculpting it when nature has done it for you.

I often used GW Inks (no longer available) to enhance the basic stem to some degree. I also used to use diute PVA glue to bind things together if I thought they were fragile in natural scenery building. You can overpaint it easily enough.


Truly amazing, wish I'd seen the grape trees before, going to definitely try it out. we go through loads at home. Quite excited really, such a simple idea ain't it. :-D

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