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 Posted: Sun Dec 30th, 2012 08:18 am
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Great start Kalle. Just one thingie, take a small stiff brush and some turpentine and try to remove the not wanted fibers from the trunk and the branch part near to the trunk before adding paint. Gives the more airy view close to the trunk.
Remember there's only foliage where light/sun shines...



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 Posted: Sun Dec 30th, 2012 01:01 pm
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Milocomarty wrote:
Great start Kalle. Just one thingie, take a small stiff brush and some turpentine and try to remove the not wanted fibers from the trunk and the branch part near to the trunk before adding paint. Gives the more airy view close to the trunk.
Remember there's only foliage where light/sun shines...


Hello Martin,

the fiber at the trunk/branch is a problem for me.
At the next test serie I`ll use a special spray gune for the cloue
and test also your tip with the stiff brush.
Thank you for the help.

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If you use plain sprayglue Kalle just try to spry the outside of the branches. I know its hard but practise shows at the end. Sprat glue can be removed with turpentine..



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Those trees are awesome Kalle!!  I really need to give that technique a try.  I love the look of the sagging branches.  That is what I am looking for.

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Hello,

thank you for your kind words.

Here is a update of my next tests.

Now I made me a wrapper template, so it´s easier to make the wirring.
For creating the template I used my CNC-milling machine.


Here you see the copper wire in the wrapper template



Then I soldered a brass trunk between the copper wire.


After cutting off


then turned the copper wire in the right position


now I used a new sprayhead for my sprayglue.
so most of the glue is at the right place.
The pic shows the wire trees with the fiber and
with the color .


At the last step to fix the turf at the fiber now I used not the sprayglue
but "Acrylic Matte Varnish" with my airbrush, so I can spray much finer
and better on a point of the tree.






Now the trees look I like it.
Only the tree trunk this is my next work ....

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 Posted: Sun Jan 6th, 2013 05:36 pm
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Looking good Kalle, just a few smaller ones on the top...trunk maybe before adding fibers and turf a coat of glue'n sawdust ?



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Ok Kalle,

You have inspired me to make my own JIG.  Wow how nice it is to see a jig like yours, I think that making trees like this you have so much control to have it your way.

Thank you so much for opening my eyes and mind up to make trees in a differant way.

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 Posted: Sun Jan 13th, 2013 05:08 pm
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Today I played a bit with the grassmaster in order to make some heath for a heathland on a dutch group layout. Grasfibers in several lenghts and several colors of turf used..
First attempt....





second attempt...





and more purples added...





Did like the idea of ussing them ass seperate tufts...





pretty satisfied but I ordered some purple decorationsand and hopefully this will be a bit smaller..



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 Posted: Wed Jan 16th, 2013 02:18 pm
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Next try on heather..now with purple decoration sand...





like it a lot more when it comes to texture (the sand is finer) and I do think that with a light titanium buff drybrush it looks right...



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Now a SBS on the heather. Do start with a sheet of aluminium and a sheet of clear plasticfoil (overhead sheets or something like that)...



and tape the sheet of foil to the aluminium....



next step, add drops of the earlier mentioned treemix. 25% latex wallpaint in a sandcolor. 25% wallsealant and 50% woodglue....



now we'll have fun with the grassmaster, just add various lenghts of fibers out of my junk fiberbox.....



have several sheets so I put them aside after this step and let them dry for a day. After this day I pic up a brush and brush off all the loose fibers left on the sheet and return them to the junkbox. Now comes in the next mix, white glue and wall sealant thin enought to pick it up with a pipette, thick enough not running al over the sheet. Drop them random into the first tufts...



then add fibers again with the grassmaster...



let dry for a day...With these steps done we're ready for the final. First add a coat of mudbrown camopaint out of a rattle can..



it's quickdrying, so when dry a light coat of sprayglue and add some T45, T46 and T49 turf from WS, blend them the way you like...



finish with a clearcoat out of a rattlecan ( as cheap as possible) and let dry for some time..Now comes in the extra heavy gel matte medium I use as glue. The cheapest one from a regular brand (not this thick woodglue they sell as matte medium).



It's a butterlike substance and can easily be brushed on on the tops of the tufts...



whene done I sprinkle on the purple decoration sand...



advantage of working on this sheets is that you can turn them upside down and tip of the surplus.
Still not that fond of the color, but after the following step (not shown today) of painting and drybrushing I'm pretty happy with the result.
Besides JTT there's no company I know who sells fine flowering turf, it's been ordered but don't have it yet. Think it works even better, sand is a bit heavy and tends to fall through the glue. This is it for this one, hope you liked it...



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