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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Netherlands
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Posted - 02/25/2010 :  3:52:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Frederic,
I made some HO trees that are very familiar in your country, la France!! and they are called in USA: london planes! lol
height: 7-8 inches)


Jos

Edited by - scotchpine on 03/16/2010 05:53:46 AM
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Frederic Testard
Engineer

France
17652 Posts

Posted - 02/25/2010 :  4:21:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice and realistic "platanes", Jos. There were many in the southern cities where I was born and raised, like Avignon for instance. Reminds me the good old time... Thanks.
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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Netherlands
350 Posts

Posted - 03/04/2010 :  5:53:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks again Frederic! =)

here my results of the latest efforts to try to make a HO scale ( European??)Picea abies type of tree...
Very difficult to imm. the hanging twigs on the branches of the tree...pffff


Jos
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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Netherlands
350 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2010 :  06:03:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Besides the pine tree I am still making some oaktrees...great thing about this hobby is: I ,still, learn something "new" eeeach time!!
Like the bark of the trunk of an old forrest oaktree with the green "stuff" on it because it is standing frequently in the shadow...


Leaves will follow soon!!

Jos

Edited by - scotchpine on 03/16/2010 05:51:44 AM
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Frederic Testard
Engineer

France
17652 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2010 :  08:54:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I had to watch it twice to decide whether it was a model or reality, Jos. In my opinion, this is one of your greatest achievements.
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railbuilderdhd
Engine Wiper

USA
358 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2010 :  09:31:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jos - WOW!!!! That oak tree is "mighty" FINE! What did you use for the green growth on the trunk?

Dave
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Frederic Testard
Engineer

France
17652 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2010 :  10:07:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Let me add to my previous message than even without any foliage, the tree is awesome.
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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Netherlands
350 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2010 :  12:03:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Frederic and Dave!

What I used for the greengrowth on the bark??
you realy want to know???
voice of a witch: HI HI HI HE HE echo echo.........

just joking Dave...here it is how I did it...
very simple/easy: Woodland Scenics fine turf color earth...little bit of deluted whiteglue, some "woodgreen" humbrol paint( matt of course!) and some drops of terpintine/white spirit..
After you've made the frame and, in this case, painted them with latex wallpaint, let it dry of course..
When dry use some deluted white glue and paint the trunk with this glue.
Than take a teasieve ( with the WS fine turf"earth") and let it carefully drop/fall over/on the trunk..not to much...just leave some small spots open= no turf..
let it dry and next day you can "paint" the trunk with the deluted humbrol paint. You will see that the fine turf will "suck"imediatly, like a kind of sponge!) the woodgreen humbrolpaint and the areas between the WS fineturf particals wont get the green paint!!
That's all!

Jos

Edited by - scotchpine on 03/05/2010 12:05:18 PM
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Frederic Testard
Engineer

France
17652 Posts

Posted - 03/05/2010 :  1:09:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the explanation, Jos.
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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Netherlands
350 Posts

Posted - 03/08/2010 :  3:31:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
some old monumental Taxus baccata trees..


Jos

Edited by - scotchpine on 03/12/2010 5:39:33 PM
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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Netherlands
350 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2010 :  5:46:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
goingwest, over the great pond...
Tried something new: a "young"3 trunk sequoastrees...


not common at all overhere so I like to hear/read your comments about this "adventure" of treebuilding to me....


Jos

Edited by - scotchpine on 03/16/2010 05:50:04 AM
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Frederic Testard
Engineer

France
17652 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2010 :  6:24:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It is magnificent!!!
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belg
Fireman

USA
4503 Posts

Posted - 03/12/2010 :  9:09:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jos, I think your latest tree looks absolutely right on. I really like the airy quality. Pat

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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Netherlands
350 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2010 :  08:59:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Frederic and Pat...so it realy looks like a sequoa? !=)

Jos
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Frederic Testard
Engineer

France
17652 Posts

Posted - 03/14/2010 :  7:12:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jos, I found the picture below on a site devoted to the - surprisingly to me - relatively numerous giant sequoias found in France. Apart from the multiple trunc, I find the shape and colour of foliage amazingly close from that of your model.

http://www.sequoias.eu/Images/sequoiadendron_fr/Languedoc/saissac_escourrou_4.JPG
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