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Offline biela49

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Make your bushes bloom
« on: October 19, 2017, 04:05:05 pm »
It’s more tan likely that I will not dsicover anything, but I shall be happy if this post help someone to improve the looking of the bushes of green foliage with my method.

It is very simple, you just need a pin, your choice of colours for the flowers, and a clamp to hold the pin precisely. Now….
1.   Put he tip of the pin inside the paint.
2.   Poke the pin in your bush and remove the pin.
3.   Repeat as many times as you get satisfied with the result.

Two pictures to illustrate the text.





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Re: Make your bushes bloom
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2017, 04:20:11 pm »
Very nice results. My wife described your hydrangea as 'brilliant!'.

 I'll remember your pin method when I get to the flowers and foliage stage.

 :thumbsup:
Mike

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Re: Make your bushes bloom
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2017, 05:15:21 pm »
Thanks for the tip.
Your results look excellent and very realistic.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Make your bushes bloom
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2017, 05:47:40 pm »
 :thankyousign:

Excellent! What a simple idea, but very effective. I want to model an apple orchard at harvest time and I might adopt this method for the fruit.

One question - what's the yellow pole thing adjacent to the right-hand bench?

Cheers,

Chris
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Re: Make your bushes bloom
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2017, 07:02:06 pm »
Nice to see that I posted something that can be useful. Thanks for your comments.

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One question - what's the yellow pole thing adjacent to the right-hand bench?
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Just a slim pedestrian trying to cross the street, Chris. Did you notice her/his black hair? Is not a Preiser or Merten one.
« Last Edit: October 19, 2017, 07:06:09 pm by biela49 »

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Re: Make your bushes bloom
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2017, 09:47:35 am »
Really good tip buddy, it goes to show, simple is effective.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Make your bushes bloom
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2017, 09:53:42 am »
Really cool!  :thumbsup: :beers:
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Re: Make your bushes bloom
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2017, 09:59:33 am »
Echoing the comments above -- very nice work!

I'd aimed to do the same thing, simply by dipping the bushes in glue and then in coloured flock powder. The result was much more diffuse and weak. I like that the flowers on your bushes really do 'pop out' and will definitely try your method next time around, so thanks for sharing!

NeMo


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Re: Make your bushes bloom
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2018, 04:32:34 pm »
NeMo, you got excellent results using your method too!

I tried the pin in the paint method, and am really happy with the results!

Andy
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Re: Make your bushes bloom
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2018, 04:45:01 pm »
 Nemo - yours looks equally effective.
I like it a lot.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Port Perran:- Trepol Bay:-

 

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