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Pine trees???
penkala
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Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2003 - 12:42 AM UTC
Heey,

I know there are like hundreds of forums about making trees but.......

But does any of you know how to make PINE TREES???....Who can help me out?

Daan
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Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2003 - 04:45 AM UTC
I'm in the process of writing a feaure on just that subject for "the lorgnette". An excellent reference source printed in Belgium. I just got the latest annual issue, and shall review it on the site if anyone is interested.

Jack be resourceful
penkala
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Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2003 - 04:58 AM UTC
ey keep me informed, will ya
Eagle
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Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2003 - 08:44 AM UTC
Hey Mongolian Jackaroo,

please do review !!

Danny
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Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2003 - 11:23 AM UTC
For the leaves read the topic leaves in the diorama talk,4 the trunk use whitteled chop stix or a 1/4" balsa strip,score it with a small saw blade,then paint roof brown,ad watered down white glue then hand sprinkle or with a tea strainer tan/brown sawdust for railroad models at your hobby store,knock off all lose sawdust then paint with dark paint-thinner wash.
Dead needles on the ground for realism.
GOOD LUCK

zorbasoldier
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2003 - 02:30 AM UTC
ive got loads of pine treas for sale, wanna buy? hehe
penkala
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2003 - 02:43 AM UTC
no thnx 'zorba'

i prefer to make them myself because:

I LIKE MODELING TOO LALALALA
Roadkill
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2003 - 09:37 AM UTC
I just read this article over on Digital Dioramas about this topic, maybe this is some help?

Five Easy Steps to Great Pine Trees


#:-)
Plasticbattle
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2003 - 02:16 PM UTC
I saw this link earlier tonight on the stockholm IPMS homepage. Brilliant method for making pine trees. You guys should check out the rest of this guys site
One Step Further
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Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2003 - 01:05 AM UTC
That's pretty much how I made the "pines" in this dio: http://www.ipmsgreatplains.com/Gallery_BobKerr.htm

I bought the branch material at a craft store. I believe it was called "Plumosus, green" and sold for about $5 a bunch -- enough to make 5 or 6 12-inch trees.(more, if you make the branches a bit sparser).
penkala
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Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2003 - 04:33 AM UTC
Thnx for all your replys !!!!
diesel
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2003 - 05:08 AM UTC
Just saw the article. Not bad. Look pretty real to me. He's right. Simplicity is the best way. I think I'm gonna try this method.
By the way.I've seen his site. Pretty nice models he's got. Very modern.