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 Posted: Sun Oct 27th, 2019 12:32 am
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Will look at those trees. 
I made all my "bottle brush" trees and they are ok for the background. 

I think I will build a bunch more foreground trees as this one. 
Balsa trunk and sedum branches. 


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Spent some time today making some quick trees to fill in one area. 
I will need a lot more but, that will have to occur over time.


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Your "quick trees" look rather good Bob.

A description of materials and construction would be welcome.





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Amazing what a few trees do for a scene.

This last scene you posted is showing some real depth.
Will you be fleshing out a large part of your layout in this way?

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There are three primary areas that will get this treatment. 
One area will be more rolling hills with deciduous trees. 
The three towns will get backdrops of small town buildings showing depth.


Trees are basic "bottle brush" construction. 
I use 3/8" sisal rope and 18 gauge wire. 
Make a loop of wire, attach loose end in a drill chuck.
 
Place unraveled sisal between wires. 
I have a nail driven into a wood support that I place the loop of wire over,
and run the drill to twist the sisal. 

I cut to shape,
then spray with Scotch 77 spray adhesive,
sprinkle over some fine sawdust and spray again to set. 

I spray paint with Rustoleum Satin Oregano,
and lightly over spray with Hunter Green.

Varying the amount of paint and using different colors,
provides variations in color that make them look natural. 


Next couple of posts show steps.


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Spinning...

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Trimmed and covered with sawdust...

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Finished and in place...

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Thanks Bob.

I wouldn't have thought they were bottle brush construction if you had not said so.

They look much better than many offerings.





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Very nice looking trees and buildings.

Great loco making as well.

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