Railroad Line Forums
Railroad Line Forums
Home | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Members | Search | FAQ
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 Model Railroad Forums
 Model Railroad Construction
 treefoliage made out of gardenpond/aquariumfibers
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
Next Page
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic
Page: of 49

scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Netherlands
350 Posts

Posted - 09/15/2008 :  06:19:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Actualy this is a reply on a post in a thread in the "crew lounge" and after watching carefuly what is was going about( the : crew lounge") [:-idea][:-idea]I decided it would be better to put this post overhere...( I think

Poly fibers are just great materials to make the "green stuff" on any layout, O HO or N even Z..
They are made in several colors but I think you mostly have to "paint" those fibers because of the non-natural colors of it
I use the fibers too but I cut them first in very small parts( about 1/2 an inch), collect them in a large ( shoe)box and add /glue them on the frames by praying glue on the outsides of the twigs/branches..than directly after that: add some fine grassfibers at/over the outside of the braches with fibers and last: adding the leafs with a teasieve, like Ws fine turf in N/Z scale or coarse turf for HO scale. Also the leafs from Noch can ce used/glued on the colored fibers..
Any tree can be made by these fibers!
like a (Fagus) beechtree:


or Betula( birch) trees:


shrubs and firtrees:




Jos

Tyson Rayles
Moderator

USA
13222 Posts

Posted - 09/15/2008 :  06:43:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fantastic looking trees Jos! [:-thumbu]
Go to Top of Page

Bbags
Administrator

USA
13325 Posts

Posted - 09/15/2008 :  07:49:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jos,
Please tell me that the picture of the birch trees is of real trees and not ones you made.
I have made a couple of birch trees and they do not look anywhere as realistic as those.
I need many more so I am interested in what you did.

If you made these trees how about posting a tutorial with a little more of an explanation than is found in your first post.


John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.
Go to Top of Page

Munch
Engine Wiper

USA
153 Posts

Posted - 09/15/2008 :  09:51:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Way to go, Jos! Excellent!
Go to Top of Page

UKGuy
Fireman

USA
6277 Posts

Posted - 09/15/2008 :  09:59:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Some of the best trees I have seen indeed. I'll certainly second John in a request for a more detailed process how-to.

Terrific modelling.

Karl.A

Go to Top of Page

hunter48820
Fireman

USA
6117 Posts

Posted - 09/15/2008 :  1:26:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I also love the look. You really hit the realism nail on the head with these!!

Look out for #1, but don't step in #2!

Andy Keeney
Dewitt, MI
Go to Top of Page

desertdrover
Engineer

USA
16012 Posts

Posted - 09/15/2008 :  1:52:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Outstanding trees Jos, great job!


Louis
Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast
Post count: 5000 posts added to below count.
Go to Top of Page

Tabooma County Rwy
Fireman

USA
4630 Posts

Posted - 09/15/2008 :  2:04:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful trees, Jos! Thanks for sharing your techniques!
Go to Top of Page

LVN
Fireman

Canada
5293 Posts

Posted - 09/15/2008 :  4:04:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit LVN's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very very nice indeed

Chris Lyon
http://www.lyonvalleynorthern.blogspot.com
Go to Top of Page

Frederic Testard
Engineer

France
17652 Posts

Posted - 09/15/2008 :  4:25:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fantastic trees, Jos. You just can't show it and not tell us more...
Go to Top of Page

Don Brimmer
Fireman

USA
1874 Posts

Posted - 09/15/2008 :  5:51:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great looking trees, show us more!!
Go to Top of Page

scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Netherlands
350 Posts

Posted - 09/16/2008 :  07:08:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frederic Testard:
quote:
Fantastic trees, Jos. You just can't show it and not tell us more...

yes I can, Yes I can Yes I caaaaaaaaan! lol
Back to topic: yes of course I will / TRY to make a "how to"..but unfortunately our "main"PC is shutted down for a while šause of a ( probably) virus so I cannot get/have acces to my pics...:(
I've got only some "ready trees" on 'picoodle' so I just show you some more...
Hope to start next week with the "how to"...
Before....

and after the storm:...

the frame of a beechtree:

some pollard willows:
[URL=http://i.picoodle.com/109d9ftn][/URL]

birchtree:

scotchpine trunk:

so hope to make the tutorial soon...!

Jos

Edited by - scotchpine on 09/14/2011 03:11:34 AM
Go to Top of Page

belg
Fireman

USA
4503 Posts

Posted - 09/16/2008 :  07:41:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jos, manneke lief da sen schoone boomen, can't wait for the tutorial!! I really like how you have tapered the bottom of the trees to look like they have a root system. Glad my little note has brought you back, Pat

Go to Top of Page

shortliner
Crew Chief

United Kingdom
523 Posts

Posted - 09/16/2008 :  08:42:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Scotchpine (Jos), are the polyfibres from aquarium filters or from aquarium plants?
They look very good indeed

Edited by - shortliner on 09/16/2008 08:43:08 AM
Go to Top of Page

scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Netherlands
350 Posts

Posted - 09/16/2008 :  12:38:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks everyone for the kind/nice words! :)
Shortliner: "are the polyfibres from aquarium filters or from aquarium plants?"
No they are just , as you wrote, polyfibers used in filters. The y are not artificial plants ( made of plastic)
They can be bought in different size : very thin ,thin and more a "rough kind.
I use the "fine" ones( pale white-green) for the birches and the "rough"( blue) ones for the "common" decidious trees(+the "rough ones" they make the proces of making trees faster! ;-)
Hope i can show you the pics of "the how" to and the fibers soon!

Jos
Go to Top of Page

akimmons
Fireman

USA
1436 Posts

Posted - 09/16/2008 :  1:02:14 PM  Show Profile  Send akimmons an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Jos,
Those are great looking trees! I too am looking forward to a detailed tutorial on how you do it.


Arnold Kimmons
General Manager
Royal and Edisto Railroad

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=49360

Edited by - akimmons on 09/16/2008 1:02:55 PM
Go to Top of Page
Page: of 49 Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
Next Page
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
Jump To:
Railroad Line Forums © 2000-2020 Railroad Line Co. Go To Top Of Page
Steam was generated in 0.42 seconds. Snitz Forums 2000