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HWCRR Posted - 05/23/2012 : 9:29:56 PM
As we all know, not everything in the forest is pine.
Today, I started experimenting with different things. I want to make very hardwoods also.

The following pics show where I am at right now.

Still need more root structure, branching (super trees), leaves and root system.









Don't only practice your art. Force your way into it's secrets. For it and knowledge, can raise men to the divine. Ludwig Von Beethoven

Dave (HWCRR)
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andykins Posted - 06/08/2012 : 04:46:45 AM
ahhi see, thanks for that! *hunts for twigs in the garden*
HWCRR Posted - 06/07/2012 : 5:22:21 PM
Well, here is an almost finished tree. Worked on the secondary branching and foliage today of the trunk in the pic above.

It is not as short as it appears to be. I have it slanted away from the camera, to get more of the tree in the pic. Sort of fuzzy. But, I need a new camera and better lighting.

HWCRR Posted - 06/07/2012 : 4:48:27 PM
LOL Now I am replying to myself. Been smoking too much bark.

Dave
HWCRR Posted - 06/07/2012 : 4:46:15 PM
quote:
Originally posted by HWCRR

Well, yes and no on the question. "Are they real twigs." The hardwoods trunks are made from two kinds of sagebrush. The trunk is Western Sagebrush and the secondary branching is made from "Super Trees," which is Scandinavian sagebrush. I drill holes in the Western Sagebrush and insert the super trees sagebrush. After staining of course. The super trees sagebrush is available through Scenic Express. (With whom I am not affiliated in any manner.) The pine trees are carved from balsa sticks of various sizes and thickness. Then the bark, is made from Western sagebrush bark. I just strip it off and glue it to the balsa trunks. Quite a departure from what I did in my tutorial about making conifers for the Horace and William Creek R.R.
It was an experiment that turned out great. Thank you for your responses guys.

Don't only practice your art. Force your way into its secrets. For it and knowledge, can raise men to the divine. Ludwig Von Beethoven

Dave (HWCRR)

HWCRR Posted - 06/07/2012 : 4:38:40 PM
Well, yes and no on the question. "Are they real twigs." The hardwoods trunks are made from two kinds of sagebrush. The trunk is Western Sagebrush and the secondary branching is made from "Super Trees," which is Scandinavian sagebrush. I drill holes in the Western Sagebrush and insert the super trees sagebrush. After staining of course. The super trees sagebrush is available through Scenic Express. (With whom I am not affiliated in any manner.) The pine trees are carved from balsa sticks of various sizes and thickness. Then the bark, is made from Western sagebrush bark. I just strip it off and glue it to the balsa trunks. Quite a departure from what I did in my tutorial about making conifers for the Horace and William Creek R.R.
It was an experiment that turned out great. Thank you for your responses guys.

Dave (HWCRR)
Martin Welberg Posted - 06/07/2012 : 12:21:33 PM
quote:
Originally posted by andykins

quote:
Originally posted by milocomarty

Are these real twigs you're using for the trunk ? Looks great !



if they are not, im giving up making trees :D



Nope you don't , just try harder
andykins Posted - 06/07/2012 : 11:39:10 AM
quote:
Originally posted by milocomarty

Are these real twigs you're using for the trunk ? Looks great !



if they are not, im giving up making trees :D
Martin Welberg Posted - 06/07/2012 : 11:12:45 AM
Are these real twigs you're using for the trunk ? Looks great !
elwoodblues Posted - 06/07/2012 : 09:08:12 AM
You know Dave, if your fingers were not in the last picture, you could swear that you are looking at a real tree.
HWCRR Posted - 06/07/2012 : 01:02:09 AM
quote:
Originally posted by brownbr

Impressive tree in the making. Especially the trunk.



Thank you Bryan.
HWCRR Posted - 06/07/2012 : 12:56:15 AM
A little more experimentation going on here. When I was putting the bark on my hardwood trees. I thought it might look good on the conifers too. So here is what it looks like.







I think I am starting to get somewhere here.
What did I do with that cup of coffee?

Dave (HWCRR)
brownbr Posted - 05/24/2012 : 6:02:29 PM
Impressive tree in the making. Especially the trunk.
HWCRR Posted - 05/24/2012 : 12:48:45 PM
When finished, this is where the new tree will take up residence.



Sorry about the pic quality. I am working on getting a new camera and some proper lighting.

Dave (HWCRR)
HWCRR Posted - 05/24/2012 : 10:50:21 AM
Well, couldn't sleep. So I climbed out of bed and had visions of tree stumps in my head.



Still needs some work.

Dave (HWCRR)
elwoodblues Posted - 05/24/2012 : 10:31:47 AM
Dave,

Tree is looking great. I'm assuming your using the dreaded sagebrush again for the trunk.

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