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    Volunteer
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    I  decided to make some trees for a 1/1200 – 2MM terrain piece I was working on and came up with this method. I cut some pieces of strand wire, removed about half of the insulation then tightly twisted the strands. I then dipped them in PVA glue and let them dry. Then I removed the rest of the insulation and shaped the strands into limbs. I twisted the ‘trunks’ a bit to simulate the wind blowing constantly from the sea.

    Tree armiture

    Next I painted the trees biege brown.

    Tree armitures brown

    Next dab a little glue to the limbs and dip them in some flock.

    Glue on tree

    Tree flock dip

    First dip

    Then set aside to dry.

     

    Setting the trees

    Fort trees

    Regards,

    Vol

    "Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing"
    Wernher von Braun

    #66663
    Victoria Dickson
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    Very impressive results. 🙂

    #66831
    Cerdic
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    They look gooood! Would they ‘scale up’ to 6mm, do you think?

    #66857
    Volunteer
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    I would imagine you could use this method for any scale. Just increase the gauge of the stranded wire.

    "Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing"
    Wernher von Braun

    #66934
    Cerdic
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    Cheers, I’ll give it a go…

    #66952
    Alexander Wasberg
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    Wow, that looks great. And so simple to boot! thanks for sharing that 🙂

    #67014
    Thuseld
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    Trees are the bane of my existence. I still can’t find a good method for them. This looks promising.

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