Jaz- I imagine you work on several trees at a time, but how long do you think it takes you to make one tree?
Jaz- thanks for talking us through your layered painting process. We often do not realize how much work is required to make a painted object appear natural.I liked the improvement so much I went darker still
then I painted the nose and eye area a creamy white,then with a finer brush added a dark brown black for the nose and eyes,and deepened the hooves
as I paint I often make mistakes, no issues I wait for it to dry go back paint the before and then repaint,or just touch up with the previous colour if I just added too much of the last colour,
Jaz-and if you forget to wash them you can retro clean or just use like a cocktail stick.
The first time as you get set up takes longestJaz- I imagine you work on several trees at a time, but how long do you think it takes you to make one tree?
Especially one with the large roots and moss growing on it.
Cheapskate my sentiments exactly, I buy cheap kids brushes at Xmas,I buy ladies. Makeup brushes from Poundland / dollar land to you, they cone with unusual angles and fans and foam 10 for a pound, I prefer water based paints on principle and often use little tester pots that have been reduced end of season, mixing acrylic rather than oil enamel is much easier, and I have an airbrush but inevitably hand paint because I like that.Jaz-
I am such a cheapskate that I only use water based paints. I keep a small jar of water handy to put the brush in if I need to go away from painting more than a minute or two. This allows me to buy 5/0 and 10/0 brushes when they are on sale, instead of when I had a brush full of dried paint.
Jaz- you are due an internet kiss on the cheek for going through all the trouble to post those " how-to" pictures.The first time as you get set up takes longest
i suggest a tray to collect the fallen greenery
plastercine to use as a stand I used das as a permenant base and draped over foam
3 wire thicknesses if you have the patience,main trunk,branches,fine branches
some an evening,a couple took a week but they were big projects
this one is a 150ft tree and a foot in real life too big for H0 in reality hard to place on 00 as well
Jaz- what a wonderful way to close out my modeling year with your great reference photos. I have added them to my tree making photo file.Different colour can be different seasons different species you can see the early untouched then the improved then the overall area better coloured each step improving as time allows and reference pictures, I personally like the yellow ones looks like when they are in flower
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