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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by Rabbit Burner » Tue May 08, 2018 6:36 pm

Some more trees :)

picked these up from 'Debris of War' at Salute last month and we think they are excellent :D

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They are a UK based company.
https://www.debrisofwar.com/trees--scenery.html
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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by GODofwar » Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:47 pm

I have already got a wide mix of trees, including Schliech plastic (which I just found a glue for - the darn leaf groups fall off if not glued). I think I"m good on trees....

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Re: Looking for good trees

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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by Rabbit Burner » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:18 am

GODofwar wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:32 am
Wabbit - I have a pile of 4Ground buildings and really like them. Cheap, easy to assemble, and very effective in adding to my 15mm building set!

I have to go look at the trees but they seem impressive. NO assembly required??

...went to the website. Wow, their prices have gone up...and the trees are expensive!


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No assembly required

As for expensive ... probably, the thing to remember here is that they are of a good size, most of our other trees are smaller.

There probably are cheaper options out there but until you see them its hard to know what your getting. With these 4Ground trees we saw a number of you tube videos showing these off and they looked amazing so we went for a few - hoping to pick some more up at Salute next month :)

Have a look at 3rd party sellers - sometimes they offer discounts
We got ours from a UK firm Wayland Games:
https://www.waylandgames.co.uk/3881-tre ... -materials

They do 25% off GW and in this case 10% of 4Ground - sometimes you have to wait a little while if they don't have the stock, but always had good comms and a good experience with them.
Though probably not a realistic option for you guys stateside :(

For 10 mm they stock Battlefield in a Box Pre-Painted Small Pine Wood at 20% off ;)
https://www.waylandgames.co.uk/bushes-a ... -pine-wood
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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by GODofwar » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:32 am

Wabbit - I have a pile of 4Ground buildings and really like them. Cheap, easy to assemble, and very effective in adding to my 15mm building set!

I have to go look at the trees but they seem impressive. NO assembly required??


...went to the website. Wow, their prices have gone up...and the trees are expensive!


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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by Rabbit Burner » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:57 pm

So finally got some 4Ground trees, the packaging is probably as good as you can expect, but trees were a little 'dented' and had to cut open the containers.

They are a little delicate, you dont want to handle them too often, but once on bases you should be good - will try Oldents hairspary trick and maybe look at biowizards storage method :)

The trees themselves look amazing - see for yourself :)

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The bases and trunks need sorting but overall impressed with how they look and their size, will look to get some more :)
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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by biowizard » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:59 pm

I seem to be late for this party.

My solution for trees was buying them pre-made for about $1-$2 per tree.

Link: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=5597&hilit=tree

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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by Oldent » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:25 am

I have some laser cut buildings from 4ground. I could not resist Rick's American Cafe.The Laser cut buildings do not match the style of most of my model buildings. I will check the 4 ground site and see what the trees are like.

I have a few tips. The most important one is most how to videos are intended for model railroad and diorama builders. The super detailed trees are not meant to be handled much. Wire brush trees are the best compromise.

Tip # 2 hairspray. I have just about every available adhesive. While you can use PVA/white glue for everything it is often a poor choice. Most commercial supplies are different recipes of the same things. GW flocking is repackaged Scenic Express flocking for example. Plaid packages almost all of the PVA products and craft paints in the US. IT comes down to which recipes you like best. Hair spray is safe and can be used inside. You will have to use hot glue or contact cement to attach tree foliage texture before you add flock.

Not all how to videos are equal. I still usually learn something.

I have to change the tire on the tractor and cut the grass so I will ck out the 4 bot trees later.
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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by Rabbit Burner » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:40 am

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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by Oldent » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:00 pm

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