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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Netherlands
350 Posts

Posted - 09/23/2010 :  11:01:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello Nate,

I'm/will figuring something out to get the look of those kind of big "pine"shrubs...
Give me some time...hope to show you the results within 2 weeks...
I am thinking of using the technic I use to make the branches of the pinetrees....


only: not horizontal but straight up!

latest trees...finaly ready and all the sequoias together placed like a forrest on a piece of faomboard.


Jos

Edited by - scotchpine on 09/23/2010 11:06:07 AM
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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Netherlands
350 Posts

Posted - 09/23/2010 :  2:50:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
finaly!!!

scotchpine's thread watched: 33333 times
tree tree tree tree tree! =)

Jos
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stickboy
New Hire

3 Posts

Posted - 09/23/2010 :  2:57:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A Tree-mendous achievement! Congratulations, and thank you so much for sharing your work!

Phil
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Frederic Testard
Engineer

France
17652 Posts

Posted - 09/23/2010 :  3:24:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is a fabulous forest, Jos, one of the most stunning model landscapes I have ever seen!
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eTraxx
Fireman

USA
2998 Posts

Posted - 09/23/2010 :  5:21:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit eTraxx's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Not fair. Jos keeps raising the standard .. and I'm already having to jump just to touch the lower rungs of the ladder. Geeze! :)
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chooch.42
Section Hand

USA
72 Posts

Posted - 09/23/2010 :  8:12:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
...or, in my case...the lower branches ! Thanks again, Jos, for your continuing help and tutoring (and your infectious sense of wonder and humor. Now, when I drive through the woods, I keep looking for the giant thumb ! "Tree,tree,tree,tree,tree" LOL Bob C.
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goldrush
Engine Wiper

USA
119 Posts

Posted - 09/23/2010 :  11:14:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those are very convincing pine trees, you did a wonderful job. What fibers did you use on the branches?

Gary
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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Netherlands
350 Posts

Posted - 09/24/2010 :  04:14:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks again Frederic, Phil, Bob, Gary and Ed!!
Gary@:

Now I use "Decotwister" fibers for the "main" twigs. These are colored fibers used in the floristic industry...Overhere you can buy theser fibers in well sorted flowershops. The fibers of "Decotwister" are almost the same as the filterfibers ...AND available in many useful colors so: no spraypainting the blue or white filterfibers!!!
Here is a link to a shop, in my country, that sells these fibers( also shipping to USA!!)
!!!)
http://www.bloemschik.nl/1210-1229/Decoratie/Twister.aspx

When done with these decotwisterfibers I add some 6 mm grassfibers and finaly the small 2mm ( from NOch or Woodland, whatever...) -or sometimes even 1 - mm grassfibers from POLAK (


Jos
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goldrush
Engine Wiper

USA
119 Posts

Posted - 09/24/2010 :  4:17:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks I'll look up Decotwister Fibers.

Gary
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angelanzus
Engine Wiper

USA
375 Posts

Posted - 09/24/2010 :  8:11:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jos, I looked on the internet here in the USA and can't find anything like the Deco Twister fibers. Has anyone else found them?

Angela [:-angel]
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Mario Rapinett
Fireman

Australia
5872 Posts

Posted - 09/24/2010 :  9:09:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have been following this thread for sometime and today I went out to hardware shops, florists, supermarkets, etc to find some of the suggested poly fibres. No luck. I tried the woodland scenics poly fibre, but as commented, it maybe a little thin in texture.

The trees showcased on this thread are absolutely incredible, magnifi-co and should be in a museum. If ever some of these become available for sale, please let me know ( cheques in the mail ).....

In the meantime I will try to master this superb tree making technique... "it's as good , as it's gets"...........

cheers

Mario

http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body__what_s_up_doc_.html

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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Netherlands
350 Posts

Posted - 09/25/2010 :  06:05:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mario!

Angela@
Unfortunately indeed they are not available in the USA but why not buy them directly from the adress I showed from the company overhere in Holland...it is not heavy at all -those fibers .....so shipping will not be that expensive...( I think)
There is a phone number somewhere on their web site and they speak english just like me( so a sort of "dunglish")
Also you can use the mailadress to order if you want to....?
( I've told them they could expect a lot of orders from the "States")

Jos
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Frederic Testard
Engineer

France
17652 Posts

Posted - 09/25/2010 :  06:07:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I wrote to them once, and never got an answer. I'll try again though since there are so many emails lost in the ether nowadays.
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scotchpine
Engine Wiper

Netherlands
350 Posts

Posted - 09/25/2010 :  06:23:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frederic,
I'll phone them right away!!'that's not polite to NOT answer an email ...specialy from: "la France"!;-)

Jos

ps:only "voicemail"...so I wrote them per E-mail!!!now I have to wait!!
btw: the trees are for "Jacq's Logging Project"

Edited by - scotchpine on 09/25/2010 2:24:34 PM
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Frederic Testard
Engineer

France
17652 Posts

Posted - 09/26/2010 :  10:28:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Jos. As I said earlier, my message may simply have been lost in the ether. These anti-spam programs sometimes become mad...
The trees will make a great addition to Jacq's project.
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