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Dioramas: Flora & Fauna
Trees, shrubs, nature and animals.
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Best trees on the market
Wolf-Leader
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New Hampshire, United States
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Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 10:08 AM UTC
I would like to know who makes the best loking trees on the market in terms of realism, authenticity.
I am looking for any kind of trees. I want them to look like trees and not toys with foam on its branches.
I even tried looking at some RR sites but they really did not tell me much.
youpey
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 11:17 AM UTC
what scale? 1/35?
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North Carolina, United States
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Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 01:42 PM UTC
Hey Jody, you may find what you are looking for at these sites.

http://www.scenicexpress.com/

http://www.hartofthesouth.com/
panzergoth
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Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 03:46 PM UTC
Hi Jody, one thing that I found to make excellent trees are actual tree roots. They have very fine, delicate structure to the "branches" which makes them look the proper scale. I then use Woodland scenics polyfiber to form the foliage. This comes already colored green, Then I arrange this over the miniature branches and spray it with hairspray. While wet I sprinkle ground foam over the fiber and wind up with a very realistic tree. You can also use dried parsley to represent leaves following the same procedure described above, Good luck.