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HWCRR
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Posted - 06/07/2012 :  4:38:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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)



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HWCRR
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Posted - 06/07/2012 :  4:46:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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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)




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

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HWCRR
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Posted - 06/07/2012 :  5:22:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.




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andykins
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Posted - 06/08/2012 :  04:46:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit andykins's Homepage  Reply with Quote
ahhi see, thanks for that! *hunts for twigs in the garden*


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