How to Make Trees and Shrubs

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grove den

naturally natural trees
Thank you both tootnkumin and Skipjacks! =)

Some H0 oaktrees and a H0 maple(?)/Acer still with no leaves...
the oaktrees before adding the grassfibres and leaves..
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and after:
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H0 Maple with 3 small trunks
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Jos
 
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tootnkumin

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No lie. If you took the tiny plastic people out of those pictures and told me those were real photos of real trees I wouldn't even begin to question it.

I think Jos puts them in there just so we can't accuse him of just taking photos outside his front door.
 

grove den

naturally natural trees
This is the spot where I take most of my pictures= through the backdoor in my backgarden :D ...when the sun shines of course! ;)
Jos
 

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grove den

naturally natural trees
Thank your Lynn!
And this kind of tree(s) is/are the one(s) I wish to make one day on my layout......=)
So the railroad and train(s) will look very very tiny!
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Jos
 

wombat457

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Jos,

So that is a real photo of a real tree and not one of yours then - right? Just want to make sure :)
 

grove den

naturally natural trees
Still busy! ;-)


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and also busy with helping a friend with the scenery on his H0 layout...almost half way....
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Jos
 

new guy

Active Member
Looks great! Was in a discussion about how tall trees should/could be, on an HO layout, we figured 12"-14" is not too big, though it's hard to find trees pre-made bigger than 6"!

Those look amazing, HOW do you do that?
 

grove den

naturally natural trees
Thanks Jeff and New Guy.

New Guy:
HOW do you do that?

Well it is about 75%of the time watching/ studying the real trees and 25 % spending a lot of time trying to find the best recipes/combinations to add the fibers and "leaves"...
I know it is a huge thread but basicly it is all written somewhere overhere ;-)
Most important is: it all starts with a good modelled frame.
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Jos
 

new guy

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It's your transition that makes it totally outstanding. Many can make a nice tree but it looks the same top to bottom, you have a nice way of changing the 'look' on different parts of the tree. Very, very well done!
 

KB02

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Holy Crap! This thread turns TEN YEARS OLD this year. Well, done Jos, and some fantastic work!

Looks great! Was in a discussion about how tall trees should/could be, on an HO layout, we figured 12"-14" is not too big, though it's hard to find trees pre-made bigger than 6"!

Those look amazing, HOW do you do that?

Pictures past 2010 seems to be mostly gone, but they start up on page 30. 30 and 46 are the pages to look at to get the best idea on how this is done. Gonna have to try it myself!
 




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