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Martin Welberg
Fireman

Netherlands
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Posted - 06/19/2011 :  1:57:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
First post without picture but i like to show you my home grown bushes and weeds. Will do a small tutorial later...

Edited by - Martin Welberg on 07/09/2012 4:09:27 PM

Martin Welberg
Fireman

Netherlands
6686 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2011 :  2:02:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage  Reply with Quote




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Martin Welberg
Fireman

Netherlands
6686 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2011 :  2:07:08 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
and some place on my layout







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Mike Hamer
Engineer

11492 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2011 :  2:49:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Martin, very realistic. I look forward to the tutorial! The bushes add to the grassy and hilly areas of the layout. [:-thumbu][:-thumbu]

Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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desertdrover
Engineer

USA
17278 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2011 :  3:04:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I echo Mike's comments. Nice job Martin. Also looking forward to a how-to. Thanks for posting & sharing.
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George D
Moderator

USA
14565 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2011 :  4:37:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice looking bushes, Martin. Iím looking forward to your tutorial Too.

George
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Martin Welberg
Fireman

Netherlands
6686 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2011 :  4:43:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Man I'm a dump*** [:-banghead] foolin around with white glue....tutorial with a hot glue gun..weapons of choice..



use a piece of HPL laminate to work on and spray it lightly with a vaseline spray otherwise it's the same as makin tufts, cut pieces of the brushes and stick'm into the glue,,



I don't own a airbrush (need to order one soon) and the lack of flat colors in rattle cans (only mat black) I decided to paint with a brush only use sepia extra acrylics...



next step is to add 5/6mm static grass fibers using spray glue and a tea sieve...



repeat this step but now using 2mm fibers...hard to see but this is the closest my lens can get (need to buy a macro for this)



next step is adding WS fine turf color weeds..but I play around a bit with several colors...



last step is adding Noch Ho leaves, ordered some Polak material also to try and play with..use 2 different colors to give them more depth...



when I'm finished I seal it with a cheap hairspray..
Think it's ending up here on my layout



easy like that takes about 5 till 10 minutes each, maybe it's easier to order prefab Polak's or Mini-natur but I think this is more fun...
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Martin Welberg
Fireman

Netherlands
6686 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2011 :  4:46:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Oh forgot to mention I'm working 0 scale but with the right materials it also can be used in smaller scales I think...
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Frederic Testard
Engineer

France
17652 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2011 :  4:47:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice, Martin.
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Martin Welberg
Fireman

Netherlands
6686 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2011 :  5:15:15 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Frederic Testard

Very nice, Martin.




Thank Frederic, but do you refer to the bushes or the tutorial
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Martin Welberg
Fireman

Netherlands
6686 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2011 :  5:31:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
One more trick to be mentioned, I hold them with tweezers when I use sprayglue. Dip the tweezers into turpentine to prevent the tweezers from getting sticky...small trick Jos scotchpine tought me...
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Frederic Testard
Engineer

France
17652 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2011 :  5:47:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like both, Martin.
Besides, could I like a good tutorial that would explain me clearly how to make something I don't like?
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visman48
Fireman

USA
6031 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2011 :  10:41:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit visman48's Homepage  Click to see visman48's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Martin,
I have some of the purchased items, and yours are much better. So did I miss something you cut off some bristles or parts of the the brush, then hit it with the hot glue gun, and put them down on the non stick surface? I was trying to pick the sequence...this could be a watch TV and destroy a brush thing.

Les
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Martin Welberg
Fireman

Netherlands
6686 Posts

Posted - 06/20/2011 :  03:35:40 AM  Show Profile  Visit Martin Welberg's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by visman48

Martin,
I have some of the purchased items, and yours are much better. So did I miss something you cut off some bristles or parts of the the brush, then hit it with the hot glue gun, and put them down on the non stick surface? I was trying to pick the sequence...this could be a watch TV and destroy a brush thing.

Les



Thanks Les, hard to take pictures but I put a drop of hot glue on the non stick surface and stick some bristles or brush parts into it..
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Locoman
Fireman

USA
1570 Posts

Posted - 06/20/2011 :  06:54:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very good Martin. Thanks. Where can I buy some of those old, worn out, looking brushes.
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George D
Moderator

USA
14565 Posts

Posted - 06/20/2011 :  07:52:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the tutorial, Martin. Iím saving that for future use.

George
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