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Old 10-10-2006, 06:22 AM
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Making trees

As I got this work started, I decided to start a new thread instead of adding this to Shermans.
My wife bought last Christmast a present, a hand punch with leave like patterns. It was to make leaves for small trees. I got some more and here is one with Christmas tree removed from making extra trash.


Here is closeup of the actual punch:



Before this small improvement I had to remove all bigger bits from leaves and it was too time consuming.
This is the result of punching few leaves in about 2 minutes.


This the result after glueing leaves to seafoam "tree". I use Woodland Scenics "Scenic Cement", it's readily thinned. First I brush some glue to branches, small area at a time. Then I sprinkle leaves over it and shake extra off. Result is ok to me. I think I'll go and get some Noch stuff to ease my leave factory's work



A close up.


Why am I dong these myself instead of using readily made stuff like Noch? Well, stupidity for first thing and variation secondly. I want trees to look more irregular if you know what I mean.
I'll try out other shapes and sizes later. Not sure about this one for correct scale.

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Old 10-10-2006, 06:33 AM
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Hi Niko,

Well...Nice progress and Great Tree. I like it.
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:26 AM
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Nice trees Niko,

very realistic color , does it change color with the seasons?

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Old 10-10-2006, 08:29 AM
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It looks amazing. Can you post a comparisson shot of the tree and some 1:72 vehicle?

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Old 10-10-2006, 11:39 PM
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Thanks guys for compliments. Siim, I'll post a comp pic today. Larry, we will see about that in the future. It is possible that leaves will turn yellow and even drop :lol:

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Old 10-11-2006, 04:06 AM
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I can already see birds making nests in your trees ,,, looks very good to me!
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Old 10-11-2006, 06:09 AM
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Hey Niko,

your tree looks excellent and the idea to use such a hand punch is also great!

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Thanks Frederik. Funny thing is that I've looked through many sites for similar punches and most sellers have only ones by Fiskars which is a Finnish company :lol: Maybe I should ask them to do some leave punches.
Martin, nesting time is over for this year but maybe next year

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Old 10-11-2006, 11:11 AM
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With my little helper "helping" I couldn't take a better pic.


I really am not photographer :lol:

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Great stuff!! Thanks for sharing.
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