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Trees, shrubs, nature and animals.
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foliage help needed
greatbrit
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Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 - 03:26 AM UTC
im in the first stages of building a normandy diorama and dont know much about the methods of reproducing 1/35 foliage. the dio will eventually feature two cromwells passing a captured marder 3m with british infantry guarding the german crew. i want to include one of the tanks passing through a hole in a hedge but dont really know how to make the hedge. any helpful tips would be great!
slodder
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Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 - 03:49 AM UTC
This is basically how I have approached foilage. For brush and hedge rows I just shrink the size of the trunk and canopy.

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=PostBoard&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=9022&page=1http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=PostBoard&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=8788&page=1
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=PostBoard&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=8654&page=1

Basically, its 1. A stick, 2. Some lichen, and 3. parsley

There is a great aticle in a Diorama Book I have at hope. I'll try to post some times later tonight (Easter time US).
PLMP110
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Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 - 10:52 AM UTC
I highly recommend this book..

It covers every kind of terrain. I am certain that you will find it most helpful.

Patrick
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Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 - 11:47 AM UTC
The Osprey Modelling manuals #7 is the book I mentioned earlier.
It has a complete diorama of a churchill smashing through a hedgerow into a German position. It covers all aspects of building the dio.
heres a link to the book
http://www.ospreypublishing.com/title_detail.php/title=C9216~ser=MAN
Marty
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Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2003 - 02:45 AM UTC
I have both of these books and they are excellent resources for creating realistic vegetation in 1:35 scale.
greatbrit
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Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2003 - 04:37 AM UTC
thanks for the advice, hopefully i will be able to post pictures of the finished diorama if i can borrow my dads digital camera