“I liked it when you mentioned that I am ‘kitbashing’ trees when I sent my methods of using Woodland Scenics armature and seafoam to build miniature trees.
However, as my experiment with making highly detailed trees is continuing, I thought I’d share a method to scratchbuild pine trees using very commonly available materials – a few dry twigs, some asparagus fern and a bit of static grass – that’s all that you need to make these awesome trees.
Coming to tools, you just need a cutter, some fine drill bits, a rotary tool (hand vice will also work, but it will just take awful amount of time), some paint and a static grass applicator.
Again, these are made in N Scale for Wrightsville Port, but the method can be used for anything from Z to G – all you need is to select right size of twigs and branches and appropriate length of static grass.
And just like my last set of trees, you don’t use these everywhere – foreground scenes or dioramas will do justice to all the effort that you put in. But yes, a few of these in a well choreographed scene will definitely make it look real. Hope you like it.
A big thanks to Kaustav – it’s a wonderful ‘how to’. His last post, which he refers to, is here.
That’s all for today, folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is here if you want to get going on your own layout.
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