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 Posted: Fri Jan 2nd, 2015 11:36 am
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The Buddleia - the butterfly bush is an invasive species that will grow just about anywhere. The really like to grow in the ballast, especially behind the track ends where they won't be distrubed.

These examples are individual leaves and flower spikes on a wire armature.






They are drought tolerant and people like them as they attract butterflies to their abundant flowers.

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 Posted: Fri Jan 2nd, 2015 02:10 pm
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leaves? Flower spikes? From whom?

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Leaves - paper
Flower spikes - pieces of foam

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In 1/45th scale?
Looks fiddly or are the leaves laser cut?

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Martin,

My usual tool is a Swann-Morton Scapel, always with a new blade.

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Blimey! You cut them by hand? I'd say you were nuts, if I didn't do similar things myself!
Very nice. I dare you to make accurate nettles. Even friend Gravett couldn't do nettles. Nobody has as far as I know.
And there's more of those damned things around than anything else!

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