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pine trees in 1/35
stansmith
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Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 06:09 AM UTC
i am really struggling to think of anything to use for a pine tree in 1/35, i have seen some ways of making them but they always seem to come out looking bare and generally not pine tree looking at all.
don't know if anyone can help with what to use for the needles, but it would be much appreciated?
thanks stan
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Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 06:21 AM UTC
Ola Stan

I have seen some Dutch modelers creating some really realistic looking pinetrees with Asparagus plumosa and a Balsawood dowel.

got an article too for you. Text is in Dutch. The Article is also available in English I believe but as the site it's coming from doesn't load I cannot navigate it to find the english article but I think the pics are selfexplanatory
Creating pinetrees by Roy Schurgers
stansmith
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Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 06:32 AM UTC
thanks robert, that looks great! i'll be sure to try it out
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Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 06:59 AM UTC
No problems

Looking forward to your results.

Another tip... If you are lazy (like me) Drop this guy an email and ask for his Pinetree set. For around 10/15 euro's you'll get a box with three stems/trunks in different sizes, enough Glycerine treated Asparagos for three trees and a bag of forest floor scatter. The set is more or less made from the article I just send you and you'll get it in the box as well.

See link for email adress
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Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 07:22 AM UTC

Hi,

Robert and Stanley

The link for the english version Fir tree - step by step

HTH
kristenkf
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Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 07:23 AM UTC
Here is the English page;

http://www.scalemodelfactory.nl/docs/smf-stepbystep01-fir-trees.pdf
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Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 07:51 AM UTC
Excellent guys thanks for putting the English SBS here. the site would not load for me when I posted my reply.
dioman13
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Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 09:26 AM UTC
Hey Stan, you can also check out Claudes castel build here on armorama. He has a post in it with some pine trees he built and pics of the different ferns and stuff he used. If need be, just ask him and he will take the time to answer your questions, heck of a nice guy and one dam fine modeler too. There was a rail road company called Campbell Scale Models that sold the dowls and glyceren ferns to build them, but not sure if they are still around or not. Hope this helps you some.
roudeleiw
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Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 06:21 PM UTC
Stan,

Armorama is full of articles about making pine trees! What did you check out already ? :-)

Here is a picture i posted some (long) time ago


It shows from left to right
-a tree made of Aspargus fern (the trunk is to defintely to big, this was my first one)
-articicial stuff, Mininatur or Silflor. It's a net glued on wire branches. There is other artifciial stuff available depending on the tree you want to make.
- One made of moss i harvest(just sprayed a bit)
- The last one is a piece of moss you can find as such on the trunks of humid hedges, just colored a bit here

Greets
Claude



stansmith
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Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 04:59 AM UTC
thanks for the help everyone, really appreciate it
Airportman45
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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 07:31 AM UTC
I'm wondering if anyone has contacts for 1:87 scale diorama landscapes??
BootsDMS
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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 07:53 AM UTC
Stanley,

If making them becomes too much of a flog, try the trees available here:

http://www.fast-webshop.com/model-scene

See under "Pine Trees and Larches".

There are a couple of UK stockists, one at least being in my home town of Salisbury, or just deal direct. They really are very good and in my view, not crushingly expensive.

If you want to see some in action as it were then send me a PM with your personal email and I'll get a couple of pictures of one of my recent efforts using them (sorry, so far I'm too idle just yet to learn to load pictures direct).

Brian
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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 09:10 AM UTC
Look up Jack Work method. You may have to add "HO Scale" to the search parameters to narrow it down.
PzDave
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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 10:47 AM UTC
Not just pine trees but the pine tree branches to conceal German tanks during WW2. Of course I could just cut the "pine trees" apart!Thanks. Any suppliers for that.
parrot
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Posted: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 07:33 AM UTC
Hi,
There is a lot on utube.I'm about to try one video using flower basket liners cut in different sizes and spread.

Tom
prizuttu
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Posted: Friday, January 24, 2020 - 06:36 AM UTC
hy guys

i made the pine trees in 1/35.....
You can see them on my blog.....

http://uss-prizuttu.blogspot.com/2014/02/realisation-de-sapin-au-135eme.html

hope i can help you...
johnstone
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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 01:51 PM UTC
You might take a look at The Scenic Factory (www.thescenicfactory.com) Pine tree kits and ready made. I've made several orders with this guy and so far no problems. Woodland Scenics offers 6" - 8" and 7" - 8" pine trees in both kit form and ready made. I have not seen these and it's a little hard to seen how good (or not) they are from the photos.
Best Regards to all,
John S.