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Best trees on the market
Wolf-Leader
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Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 01:01 AM UTC
I am having a dellema about manufactured trees. I would like to know who makes the best looking trees interms of realism and authenticity.
Meaning, I would like to know who makes trees that look like trees and not plastic branches with foam on them.
I have talked to my local RR shop but was not very helpfull in my search.
Thank you.
BROCKUPPERCUT
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Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 03:35 AM UTC
someone posted this before ,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gwgae6oJk8&feature=channel
the trees look pretty realistic and you can probably make them for alot less than you would pay for at a store
Tarok
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Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 10:21 AM UTC
You posted the same question about 15hrs before this post... Best trees on the market

Duplicate post?
TIGER11
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Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 11:24 AM UTC
I think this site has the BEST looking trees I ever seen!!!!!!
http://www.sweetwaterscenery.com
Francisco
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Posted: Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 11:03 PM UTC
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=23011&whichpage=3
eugeniusgenx
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Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 01:53 AM UTC
I used the youtube link and I have to say they look AWESOME. I will post what I did for less than 20 bucks later on.
eugeniusgenx
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Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 05:53 AM UTC
OK. So I used the guy on youtube's tutorial, bear with my 4 mp camera....

I got some different stuff, just the fibrous furnace filter.



Cutting the pieces



Putting them on



spray and step one done. I used a few different trees, just wanted to show the potential of this process





DONT PUT TOO MUCH GLUE ON..... SERIOUSLY. LEARNED THAT REAAAAL QUICK. IT WILL ALL STICK TOGETHER AND BE NASTY.

Primed flat black...



A little brown...



Then after they set a little light dustin and voila. You can prune off the trash the next day when it hardens up. LESS THAN $20.





So if you watch the video follow the step you can have these. I can probably make around 20 or so.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gwgae6oJk8" TARGET="_blank"> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gwgae6oJk8

OK.... have fun.
milvehfan
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Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 06:21 AM UTC
I am going to try this, looks to be a Very Cool Technique. Thanks for sharing this. milvehfan
alanmac
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Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 06:35 AM UTC
Hi

These seem pretty good.

http://www.treemendusmodels.co.uk/index.html

Alan
Henk
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Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 07:44 AM UTC
I am working on a Treemendus tree for a review at the moment, and so far the results are very promising. I'll post the review, with images, as soon as I finish the tree, which will hopefully be by this week-end.

Henk
eugeniusgenx
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Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 09:45 AM UTC
The thing I really dig about the youtube link...or "The Kamloopian" as he has dubbed himself, is that he does things as inexpensuve as possible, which is spot on for me.
I was looking for flox (grass) down at one of the local shops and three HO scale trees from Woodland Scenics were 19.99, that wqas what I spent for five of these trees, although the treemendus looks awesome. The guy on youtube has some tutorials about doing wire too. Check his channel. I admire someone willing to share all of that expertise with the public for free.
bobman331
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Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 04:45 PM UTC
make shre u watch al, his tree vids, thre really good.
TREEMENDUS
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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 07:01 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I am having a dellema about manufactured trees. I would like to know who makes the best looking trees interms of realism and authenticity.
Meaning, I would like to know who makes trees that look like trees and not plastic branches with foam on them.
I have talked to my local RR shop but was not very helpfull in my search.
Thank you.



TREEMENDUS not only make trees to order but also do tree kits too, with full instructions for 15 +p/p
Ant

www.treemendusmodels.co.uk
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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 07:31 AM UTC
The branches look fine, but the trick to good trees is the trunk. How do you turn a plain dowl into a bark-covered trunk.
UncaBret
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Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 08:47 AM UTC
Tree roots;


Hairspray;


Foliage (dried duckweed from my aquarium in this case);