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Home Amongst The Gum Trees - 1:48 Scale
Posted: Wed Oct 19th, 2011 10:40 pm
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Joined: Sun Sep 9th, 2007
A certain moderator must have spotted me lurking around the Forum again,
and gave me a nudge about maybe posting some pics and info,
about some gum trees I've been modelling lately.
Being an Aussie modeller, I can't get any more back to my roots,
than really having a go at modelling some of our iconic trees.
We recently had the Australasian NMRA Convention here in Melbourne,
and I was there to present a couple of clinics on how I do these trees.
Also a couple of pics, of how they have progressed.
Here's some of the initial builds...
A couple of the trees on one of my diorama's,
which is a fairly close prototype build of a former small goods shed on a local former narrow gauge line...
And presenting the clinic at the Convention...
Posted: Thu Oct 20th, 2011 12:16 am
2 nd Post
Great how to Dan !
Thanks for posting.
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Posted: Thu Oct 20th, 2011 08:01 am
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Joined: Tue Jan 24th, 2006
Location: Berwick, Australia
I am having trouble down loading your "HOW TO " I end up with a solid black screen
But the early shots actually do look like gum trees, and that's a big plus.
____________________ Don McL
Posted: Thu Oct 20th, 2011 11:00 am
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Joined: Mon Feb 20th, 2006
Location: New Jersey USA
Dan, great tutorial only thing I would ask if you could perhaps spray out a few color chips for us so we can see what we are shooting for? Pat
Posted: Thu Oct 20th, 2011 11:42 am
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Joined: Sun Sep 9th, 2007
The file may take a little while to download (10.41MB). Link worked ok when I just checked it (will give you a black/grey screen as the download starts. Let me know if you still have troubles and I'll email you a copy.
I was going to put in a few colour samples, but I tend to not stick to a strict formular (I gather you were refering to the foliage variations). I just add the yellow, and then the red to a visual liking. Some batches definately turn out more lighter or browner than others, but that all just contributes nicely to the overall colour variation.
Posted: Thu Oct 20th, 2011 11:53 am
6 th Post
Wonderful modelling and a great tutorial, many thanks Dan! I want to have a go, maybe a small Aussie diorama...
Posted: Thu Oct 20th, 2011 12:43 pm
7 th Post
Joined: Mon Aug 4th, 2008
Location: Garland, TX
Very nice article, Dan, and extremely detailed. Thanks much. The methods could even work with trees here in the US so the clinic becomes cross-cultural in that regard.
It is a largish file, taking about 30 seconds to open on my computer. The screen did remain black (a norm for some files) until I rolled the scroll knob (also normal).
Again, thanks much. I'll take time to read the clinic notes in full when I'm away from work; maybe during my lunch break.
____________________ James Sullivan
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