Munch It is not my intention to say :"goodbye"to the fibers...it is an additonal technic that can/has to be used with the other ones... I think different "technics"about making foliage can be used to make different types of trees...for example: the grassfiber"technic"in combination with the botlle brush frames can be used to make perfect dense solitar pinetrees..Filterfibers cut in very small pieces: i.c.w. grassfibers:it will look like the foliage of decidious trees...just let your imagination go ( not totaly...keep a picture( of the tree you want) aside when imagine...I don't try to immitate needles so course turf will look like clusters of needles..on a distance...etc etc Dave I wish you lot of succes with making /building the module for the show next year.
Did some experiments on the scotchbrite stuff: a small N scale pinetree: I still have to cut some "wrong" growing twigs...hope it will improve the look of it... [URL=http://imagefra.me/][/URL] and outside close to the old N truck: [URL=http://imagefra.me/][/URL]
the scotchbrite parts are covered only with "fine turf" from Woodland and the colour is : "weeds" [URL=http://imagefra.me/][/URL]
here is some more product information about the pad..
I live in the Netherlands so the info was only in dutch/french and greece....but it was made in USA! So I do not know if the numbers and prescription are the same as in USA? I found some "numbers" and advises art/product.number: 7415 BG 111 mm X 279 mm( do not know if they trade this size too in your country?) this produkt has to be used/is made to pollish wood so it is not that rough and the color is grey-brown that's all ...hope that this will finding they right stuff a lot easier!!?
Jos, I figured you were located someplace in Europe. Thanks for taking the time to do some research on your own time. I'm going to the hardware store to see if I can find anything that's like that product and will report back I will look for the 7448 product that you found because I would like to see it before I purchase a large box like that and find it useless. I'll post any findings for anyone interested. Dave
Did tryed to use the "furnacefiltertechnic" as well with the Scotchbrite pads...It is in N scale so NO BBQ stick but a small/thin floristic wire ...(the tree on the left) [URL=http://imagefra.me/][/URL] Think I gonna try to make a forrest with these kind of trees..made easy and fast...
Frederic: I realy don't know yet...( never done before! =) ) I think in S or even O scale you must have a frame first on wich the padparts can be glued ...but that will be time consuming...?I mean that method is not as fast as the "BBQstick" method.( it will take an hour at least for trees from about 10-15 inches tall They will look( I think) like the pinetrees in the very first posts in this thread.... But more like an Abies than a Picea wich has foliage on the branches that grows down a little bit...... Well overhere in Europe