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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/27/2020 :  07:55:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Your tree is taking shape quite nicely, Bob. Very realistic.

Mike



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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/27/2020 :  09:27:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, Bob. You can really see the tree arising from that mass of wire.



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Posted - 02/27/2020 :  10:16:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is really cool. Nice looking tree.

Jerry

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Philip
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Posted - 02/27/2020 :  10:39:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit Philip's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sure is! Thanks for sharing!

Philip



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sgtbob
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Posted - 02/27/2020 :  3:22:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, Bruce, Jerry,and Philip, thanks for your comments.


Here's the first coat of brown. I see that I made a mistake and picked up the rattle can
of brown GLOSS!! No matter, I wanted two heavy coats anyway



Here it is painted with RUST-OLEUM CAMOUFLAGE dark brown. I can see a similar Maple tree
right outside my window sitting here at the computer and that paint looks right on.



BTW the tree can still be reshaped and trimmed all you want.

Bob


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Ensign
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Posted - 02/27/2020 :  4:50:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, looks like you've been really branching out there, with excellent results
I love the look of the single small branches.

Greg Shinnie



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 02/27/2020 :  4:53:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,

That sir, is very slick!

Jim


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sgtbob
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Posted - 02/28/2020 :  07:59:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Greg and Jim, thanks for your comments.

Since the whole idea of this tree involves leaves that did not fall from the tree, I had
to have some leaves. I see that some laser cut leaves are available and they are very
nice but also very expensive. I searched the web and found this little punch. On each
stroke it punches out four different sized leaves, in this case, maple leaves. They also
have ones that punch out oak leaves, birch leaves, and I forget the fourth one.

I Found some colored paper from Boise Fireworks that is very thin, I think it was
20 lb, much thinner then regular construction paper. This not only looked better it was easier on punching.



After I had punched a bunch of leaves I found that pressing on then to curl them a bit
looked much better than leaving them flat, at least most of them.



More when I have more leaves punched........

Bob


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Carl B
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Posted - 02/28/2020 :  08:34:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great..

it punches out four different sized leaves

This is most certainly one of the joys of large scale modeling eh, Bob?

No such luck in HO scale.



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Pennman
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Posted - 02/28/2020 :  08:54:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,

I don't know about the wrong paint, but that tree isn't wrong !! Exceptional work.
On a side note, my wife has all of those leaf punches and the other one is poplar. She uses them for card making. I would use them if small enough for HO, but Carl stands correct, too big.

Rich



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Guff
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Posted - 02/28/2020 :  09:49:02 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Bob,
Wonderful tree with all the intricate branches. The leaf punch is a great idea!


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Posted - 02/28/2020 :  1:01:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Great work and awesome idea about the leaf punch!

And... you must have the patience of a saint to model this tree.



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Ray Dunakin
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Awesome tree! Really looks great already. Timely too -- I recently bought some fine copper wire to experiment with, in hopes of creating some desert shrubs that can hold up to the great outdoors and still look fairly realistic.

The details around the structure look good too. I especially like the old ladder.



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sgtbob
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Posted - 02/29/2020 :  06:16:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, Rich, Dave, Pete, and Ray, thanks for your comments, I appreciate them all.

Ray - The funny thing is that the ladder is taken from the original picture of a spring
house. At first I was going to replace it with steps but later decided to keep the rustic
ladder. I'm glad I did because I now like it too.

Here's a similar maple in my back yard last fall.



Here's the model tree with only one branch that retained it's leaves and they will be
covered with an accumulation of snow that is bending the branch down to the ground. There
are a few individual leaves hanging on too.



Bob


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Bill Gill
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Super!


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