Looking for good trees

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Re: Looking for good trees

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

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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by Rabbit Burner » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:43 am

Oldent wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:13 am
Rabbit Burner wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:27 am
Oldent wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:16 pm

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Did not expect to see Cybermen - most excellent Oldent :)
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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by Oldent » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:13 am

Rabbit Burner wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:27 am
Oldent wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:16 pm

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Did not expect to see Cybermen - most excellent Oldent :)
" Turn left on the yellow brick road! I told you that scarecrow did not have a brain!"
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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by Rabbit Burner » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:27 am

Oldent wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:16 pm

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Did not expect to see Cybermen - most excellent Oldent :)
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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by Mushu_Green » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:46 pm

Oldent wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:16 pm
Mushu_Green wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:57 am
Oldent wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:43 pm
Pick a hairspray that is odorless. The formula for the WS adhesive changed it is not as good as it used to be. The spray matt works well to keep flocking on the foliage.
I use hot glue and contact cement to attach the foliage to armatures.
Do you think a varnish like the one used for miniature painting would work?
Yes,
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When you process your own Lichin it turns a brown color. I use dye or spray paint to color it.

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You can use the clear to attach flocking. The scenic cement work a little better.

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I test position the lichin before I hot glue it

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The advantage of the hair spray is you can use it inside.

If you make trees make them tall enough to have figures under them.

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The ent forest is hard to use because you can not place figures under them.

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The tree needs to have room under it for figures but large enough to look like a tree.

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Standing it is difficult to reach across the trees.

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It is not a problem seated.
Thank you Oldent :) I'll do my best !

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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by Oldent » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:16 pm

Mushu_Green wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:57 am
Oldent wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:43 pm
Pick a hairspray that is odorless. The formula for the WS adhesive changed it is not as good as it used to be. The spray matt works well to keep flocking on the foliage.
I use hot glue and contact cement to attach the foliage to armatures.
Do you think a varnish like the one used for miniature painting would work?
Yes,
Image

When you process your own Lichin it turns a brown color. I use dye or spray paint to color it.

Image

Image

You can use the clear to attach flocking. The scenic cement work a little better.

Image

I test position the lichin before I hot glue it

Image

The advantage of the hair spray is you can use it inside.

If you make trees make them tall enough to have figures under them.

Image

Image

The ent forest is hard to use because you can not place figures under them.

Image

The tree needs to have room under it for figures but large enough to look like a tree.

Image

Standing it is difficult to reach across the trees.

Image

It is not a problem seated.
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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by Mushu_Green » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:57 am

Oldent wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:43 pm
Pick a hairspray that is odorless. The formula for the WS adhesive changed it is not as good as it used to be. The spray matt works well to keep flocking on the foliage.
I use hot glue and contact cement to attach the foliage to armatures.
Do you think a varnish like the one used for miniature painting would work?

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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by Saxon1974 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:43 am

Oldent wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:43 pm
Pick a hairspray that is odorless. The formula for the WS adhesive changed it is not as good as it used to be. The spray matt works well to keep flocking on the foliage.
I use hot glue and contact cement to attach the foliage to armatures.
Interesting thanks. I get the pre made WS trees and I have seen the scene orama (I think they are called) trees at Michael's for 50% off so very similar to WS trees for about 6$ for 3 medium trees. They do she'd though as everyone said. Might try hairspray that's also easier to use.

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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by Oldent » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:43 pm

Pick a hairspray that is odorless. The formula for the WS adhesive changed it is not as good as it used to be. The spray matt works well to keep flocking on the foliage.
I use hot glue and contact cement to attach the foliage to armatures.
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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by Saxon1974 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:54 pm

Oldent wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:21 pm
Mushu_Green, the trees look very nice. They are fragile but if you handle them by the base they will be ok.

I keep mine in plastic boxes. I usually make the trees to fit the box. The boxes are from Walmart.


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Maintain them with cheap Hairspray.

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I have had good luck with the Aussie brand.
Is the hairspray to keep the flock sticking? I used scenic glue from woodland scenics but it's pricey and I didn't think it worked that good. What about the smell does it make the trees stink like hairspray?

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