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Dioramas: Flora & Fauna
Trees, shrubs, nature and animals.
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How to make these kind of trees
musicwerks
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Singapore / 新加坡
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Posted: Sunday, November 09, 2008 - 01:38 AM UTC
Dear friends,

I am rushing my tiger I diorama for the local Tamiya competition....How do I do a tree like this website

http://www.geocities.jp/shige122112/041122.html

Is this in the pic likely to be real plants or made from copper wires?

THanks

Cheers
Music
AJLaFleche
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Posted: Sunday, November 09, 2008 - 01:58 AM UTC
That appears to be a dug up root.
youngc
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Posted: Sunday, November 09, 2008 - 02:01 AM UTC
My best guess would be that it is indeed a root or a twig with smaller roots glued to it. The smaller branches could just as easily be replicated with copper wire.

Chas
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Posted: Sunday, November 09, 2008 - 02:47 AM UTC
I go with Al on this one. To go even further I wonder if it is not a root from this plant.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Hogweed

Ive used it myself quite often. Pick them when they grow in sand as they come up easily without damaging the roots, hose them and let them dry for a week. Sometimes you dont have to paint them but merely wash and drybrush.

Roots from young pine plants could be used as well.

Cheers
CB1000h
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Posted: Sunday, November 09, 2008 - 05:57 AM UTC
Definatley a root
I have used these many times and the results are great
Larger hrder wood branched bushes and small trees are best
The smaller soft stemmed stuff does not have good hard roots
UncaBret
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Posted: Sunday, November 09, 2008 - 06:25 AM UTC
Roots are good, and cheap!
musicwerks
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Singapore / 新加坡
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Posted: Sunday, November 09, 2008 - 12:22 PM UTC
Thanks Guys,

Off to dig roots after work today!
rohwlc
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Posted: Monday, January 05, 2009 - 10:18 PM UTC
IT IS A GOOD LOOKING DIO i LIKE IT. i AM MAKING A DIO BASED ON A SNOW SEEN BUT i WOULD LIKE TO MAKE PIN TREES i BROUGHT SENIC LEAF. TO MAKE THE LEAVES BUT WHAT DO YOU USE FOR THE TRUCK.