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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1290 on: December 03, 2018, 06:45:48 AM »
I have a box of the stuff and never go around to using as it looked so fragile, so thanks for the info.

For @Bealman, here's a (very long) link that may assist:

http://vi.raptor.ebaydesc.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemDescV4&item=202506549722&category=56363&pm=1&ds=0&t=1543819216346

Hope that's helpful, George.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1291 on: December 03, 2018, 07:02:16 AM »
Cool! Thanks, Dave.  :beers:
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1292 on: December 03, 2018, 09:09:22 AM »
George - assuming you can get Gaugemaster stuff there, this is a faster way than growing from seed:



19.95 over here. Opening this brand new box...



Taking out a few random pieces...


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1293 on: December 03, 2018, 09:17:34 AM »
Forgot to mention that the suggestion on the box is to straighten the trunks by binding in a piece of wire (which is likely to snap the seafoam, I found) and thicken them up with masonry paint. They also mention a method similar to that described by Kevin, dunking small pieces into diluted masonry paint and attaching them to a twisted wire skeleton.

I've just tried another method with latex, I'll try to photograph the result later.
« Last Edit: December 03, 2018, 11:25:20 AM by rogerdB »

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1294 on: December 03, 2018, 10:54:45 AM »
I do get funny looks when I buy three cans of hair spray at a time, not having much hair to use them on!

I got exactly the same treatment at our local supermarket, made even worse by my eldest sister stating "It's OK. He's doing some modelling"

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1295 on: December 03, 2018, 11:23:31 AM »
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1296 on: December 03, 2018, 02:20:57 PM »
Ha Ha,

That's one advantage of  the self serve tills  :D

I heard of soaking the sea foam in water with some glycerine added to soften the stems so they can be manipulated easier.

Here is a video from one of the war gaming channels showing how latex is used on bigger trees.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-ryYEMomK8

All best wishes
Kevin

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« Reply #1297 on: December 03, 2018, 02:52:44 PM »

Here is a video from one of the war gaming channels showing how latex is used on bigger trees.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-ryYEMomK8

That's how I did mine, except that I latexed the several pieces of seafoam before assembling them to form a tree. The video does demonstrate the tedious part of the process - getting rid of what are described as air pockets (!).

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1298 on: December 03, 2018, 08:41:07 PM »
Here's the other method of using latex that I mentioned. I started by dipping my chosen pieces of seafoam into PVA diluted about 1:4 PVA:water. After they had dried I brushed latex onto the 'trunks' going just a little way onto the 'branches'. I then bound the pieces together as before - you can probably see where the tissue paper is in the photo as I deliberately didn't hide it with modelling paste. I will do that before planting the tree. I wanted an open and fairly ragged looking tree this time.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1299 on: December 03, 2018, 09:03:18 PM »

Looks like there are a few of us doing trees at the moment  :thumbsup:

Sales of hair spray to unlikely gentlemen who should not need it are on the increase  :D :D :D :D :D

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1300 on: December 03, 2018, 09:18:37 PM »
I do get funny looks when I buy three cans of hair spray at a time, not having much hair to use them on!

I got exactly the same treatment at our local supermarket, made even worse by my eldest sister stating "It's OK. He's doing some modelling"

I once mentioned to a young lady checkout operator, probably a teenager, what the spray was for and she had actually heard that it could be used for making trees. Perhaps she had a model making boyfriend or brother.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1301 on: December 04, 2018, 07:43:47 PM »
A great idea of binding the pieces together with tissue paper as a non-cracking alternative to plaster.

 :thankyousign:

I have a few more trees to make, so will definately try that.  :D

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1302 on: December 05, 2018, 08:14:26 PM »

Sorry if this is butting in on your thread Roger, but I tried your tissue paper method for disguising the twisted wire on a couple of little trees.  :thumbsup: (The bare one is untreated, straight from the box )



thank you for sharing this great idea  :D :D :D

Here are the trees set on the layout ....





All best wishes,
Kevin

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1303 on: December 05, 2018, 08:18:20 PM »
That looks good Kevin.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1304 on: December 05, 2018, 10:19:45 PM »
Seconded. Glad it worked for you, Kevin.

 

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