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 Posted: Sun Jan 4th, 2015 09:51 am
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I model in 7mm scale, Martin
Mainly because I have made dozens of model car masters in that scale, so it's nice to include models from my masters on a layout.

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Ok, 1:43 or 48 wouldn't make much difference, I'll give it a shot...



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 Posted: Mon Jan 5th, 2015 05:55 pm
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It's the number of leaves per plant and those spiky edges to the leaves that set them apart visually and difficulty-wise, but good luck.

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 Posted: Mon Jan 5th, 2015 07:39 pm
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Milocomarty wrote: Stinging nettles explain ?




The plant needs to be twisted into shape and painted but it looks likes nettles in spring (no flowers until summer) Unfortunately I need to plant another ten plants for the full effect.

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 Posted: Mon Jan 5th, 2015 07:45 pm
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Hmmm...no spikes and would be a lot of work to give the photo-etched leaves any convincing curl and final position.
But promising in sufficient number, perhaps.

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 Posted: Mon Jan 5th, 2015 08:00 pm
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It should be noted that building a layout to a set of personal standards is all that really matters and in this case, the nettles share the same leaf profile as the real plants, they merely need a small amount of work (as mentioned) to complete the job.

They are not etched but are diecut paper that has been formed around a taper and stuck in place.

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 Posted: Mon Jan 5th, 2015 08:02 pm
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They would be so much better if they were MUCH thinner.
I have some fern leaves that are 1 1/2 thou. thick.
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Paper explains it. There are what look like viable thin leaves on the bush behind which look more likely to give results. Are they proprietary, Tim?

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 Posted: Mon Jan 5th, 2015 11:18 pm
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Milocomarty wrote:

Tim, this lush foliage was created with somekinda filter material called Wooly / Decotwister, cut in small pieces glued on the layout and sprinkled with fine turf or scatter material..


Hi,

Please, tell me more about this stuff, I cannot find it online.

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 Posted: Tue Jan 6th, 2015 09:44 am
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I think Gordon has a chapter on this stuff in his Grasslands book. He calls it postiche. Like false hair.

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