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 Posted: Wed Jun 27th, 2018 08:02 pm
   
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Daniel Osvaldo Caso
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Thank you, Larry.

There are two groups or more of trees in the layout, none of which -as everything you can see in the photos- is complete yet.

One group that I will elaborate properly once the landscaping and buildings are done are the weeping willow.
I have found an appropriate material and did a bit of and experimented twice with an acceptable result,
but none of the trees reached completion yet.

The other group are other types of willows too and my experiments were a bit more extended but none have reached really completion yet.

They all have had a hard life first at "PONDÉZAR" then at "ROCHEFORT" and now on the island,
but probably their hardest period have been on the shelves.
Plenty of twigs are broken
(absolutely my fault and those who know me and how and where I work know what I mean)
or gone so all trees need repairs + completion.

The materials I use are all from ER Decor, a Belgian firm who are the only source I know.
If you happen to order from them, you can contact Roni Eggermont (the owner) and he will arrange the posting:
https://www.er-decor.be/en/?pagina=news

Here's the link to the catalogue:
https://www.er-decor.be/en/pdf/2014-02-05%20%20ER.Cat%202014%20ENGLISCH.pdf

I don't know if he still has the twigs I use for the weeping willows.
They are #ER.2083 and you can find them in page 4 of the catalogue.
When I bought mine he said he was going to discontinue it but that was about four years ago and he may have them again.

The other twigs are also on page 4 in the catalogue and are #ER.2070 and #ER.2072.

Regarding your desire to read/see a 'how to' it will be pleased but you must have patience so it happens in the right moment.  :old dude:

Daniel




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 Posted: Wed Jun 27th, 2018 08:16 pm
   
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Daniel Osvaldo Caso wrote: Lee:
But you must have been here for decades!
Learning Dutch and after a long time not using it still being able to write it as you do is really something.


Actually I was only there for a month, just a little over 30 years ago.
I've been reading about the language ever since, foolishly thinking I was going to get back 'soon' but so far, never have.
I got back to Europe last month, but never got anywhere in the area, sadly.


mwiz64 wrote:
Wow!

I'm at a loss for words.
Clearly, this is a passion for you.
I've never seen any better modeling in my life.


I agree, Daniel's work is nothing short of amazing.
Having just been to France, I can far better appreciate his accurate representation of the French landscape and towns.




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 Posted: Wed Jun 27th, 2018 08:50 pm
   
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Daniel Osvaldo Caso
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Mike:

Thank you for your very kind words.
I really mean that because they convey very well and in a powerful way the purity of a spontaneous reaction.
But you make me blush as when my mother came into the room and found me wearing my dad's for me huge rain coat and hat,
when I was still four years old! :P

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 Posted: Wed Jun 27th, 2018 09:18 pm
   
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Daniel Osvaldo Caso
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Lee

You wrote:
"Actually I was only there for a month, just a little over 30 years ago.
I've been reading about the language ever since, foolishly thinking I was going to get back 'soon' but so far, never have.
I got back to Europe last month, but never got anywhere in the area, sadly."

I fully understand your feeling.
I probably got the opposite: I came here hoping to stay for a year or -at it's most- year and a half and get back to Argentina...
That was 1979 but I am still here with still growing roots.:us:

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 Posted: Wed Jun 27th, 2018 09:41 pm
   
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Daniel,
What a delightful display.
Your efforts are always appreciated by me. 
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 Posted: Wed Jun 27th, 2018 10:40 pm
   
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Hi Darryl

Thank you for those words.
I must say the same for your extensive work through so many years.
Great to know you enjoyed it.
:2t:

Daniel



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 Posted: Thu Jun 28th, 2018 03:39 am
   
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Wow.  :hyp:

Is this 1/35?   Simply OUTSTANDING!

(Well duh, I just went back to page 1 and see that it is 32-35.) 

Read all the words.  :apl: 





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 Posted: Thu Jun 28th, 2018 06:58 am
   
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Thank you, Steven.
I call it 1/32E and the E is for Elastic.

I use whatever fits the scene and don't care from which scale it comes from.
For example many windows and railings are H0 or 0 scale.
Others are 1/1 scale as this rubberized horse hair and leaves:









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 Posted: Thu Jun 28th, 2018 07:19 am
   
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Larry

Here's something you'll probably like.

I try to do some biking every day and experience has loaded my small bag with a couple of empty plastic bags and cutting pliers because nature is an amazing source of modeling materials.

The leaves you see in the photo of the previous message are from a plant -no idea of it's name- that grows just everywhere along the water here











It is really very easy to pull away all the tiny leaves with just one movement of the fingers and by this time of the year they are available in all variations from fresh green to dark dry brown.

Even the twigs provide very interesting material because they are extremely strong and flexible but also very thin and that makes a good material for, for example, woven or other types of fences.











Another material that I really love are plant's roots:











A bit of spray glue on such an armature and some leaves spread by hand on it makes great easy work.















and such greenery helps a lot to create a good atmosphere in many places











Of course, also the cold months have their beauty







Next is a different type of tree armature.
You notice it is more open and less 'intense'







and you will get one for free every time you eat some grapes.

Just to be clear: all of this is totally new stuff for me and the photos including the one with the rubberized horse hair are all of first try.
But I am sure a bit of happy playing will provide plenty of interesting stuff.

Oh, yes, those nice green leaves will fade and die in a couple of days.
But today the ordered Glycerine will arrive so I will be drying a stock of leaves in the microwave and giving them a two days bath in glycerine before letting them dry for a week or two.
That way they will keep their nice colors for many, many years and also their flexibility.

Have all a nice GOOD day.

Daniel




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 Posted: Thu Jun 28th, 2018 08:43 am
   
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Couldn't avoid playing a bit more with those nice leaves, so painted in two tones of green a full twig (the long vertical dark one)







Here a little tree







and spread some as fallen leaves at the market area











Here something else: a a bit (not much) better photo of the tomato variation







Here no leaves at all but the beauty of a dead tree ( a piece of old roots from ...no idea)

Daniel




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