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dbellz
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014 - 02:51 PM UTC
Hi there,

Can anyone recommend some model ferns or a way to create my own?

cheers
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014 - 03:22 PM UTC
Take a look at these...
http://www.milminwh.com/
http://www.milminwh.com/images/Kamizukuri/a-9-35-1.jpg
http://www.milminwh.com/images/Fredericus%20Rex/GL-053.jpg
http://www.milminwh.com/images/Joefix%20Studio/202.jpg
http://www.milminwh.com/images/Model%20Scene/vg3_001.jpg
http://www.model-scene.com/x_vg.html
http://www.model-scene.com/xx_vg_001.html

Hope these help. Happy Planting!
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014 - 06:59 PM UTC
Collect your own!

I am using myself colelcted fern and there are enough species out there where you can use the fine tip of a bigger leaf or all the side "arms" of a smaller one.

They dry very good. Add some colour and plant 3-5 of them into a drop of wood glue.

Claude

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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014 - 09:15 PM UTC

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Hi there,

Can anyone recommend some model ferns or a way to create my own?

cheers



Hi!

I bought this one from JadarHobby, Poland.
http://www.jadarhobby.pl/part-x054-fern-pr-996.html?language=en
And looks like this.


Regards
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Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2014 - 07:38 AM UTC

Hej Antal,

that looks really great!!!!

Thanks for the tip! I'll buy it from Jadar right away!!

Cheers

Romain
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Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2014 - 08:40 AM UTC
Cheers for the help guys might have a go at making my own out of the real thing this arvo
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Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2014 - 08:22 PM UTC
You're welcome, Romain!
A suggestion: you may want to solder the fern stems, so better withstand the bending.
Regards
Antal


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Hej Antal,

that looks really great!!!!

Thanks for the tip! I'll buy it from Jadar right away!!

Cheers

Romain

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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2014 - 08:15 AM UTC

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I am using myself colelcted fern and there are enough species out there where you can use the fine tip of a bigger leaf or all the side "arms" of a smaller one.


That's fractal growth for you, although I should point out that it works only for the traditional-looking types like Dryopteris and Athyrium. Other genera grow differently.

Talking of which, if you're making those Part ferns (which look like Dryopteris), don't assemble them as in the photograph. These sorts of ferns hold their fronds up from a central stem - they look like shuttlecocks. Only dead fronds lie flat, and only when they've gone completely brown.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2014 - 07:22 PM UTC

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That's fractal growth for you, although I should point out that it works only for the traditional-looking types like Dryopteris and Athyrium. Other genera grow differently.

Talking of which, if you're making those Part ferns (which look like Dryopteris), don't assemble them as in the photograph. These sorts of ferns hold their fronds up from a central stem - they look like shuttlecocks.



Fractal growth, haha, thanks, I don't know how I should have find that one in the dictionnary.
I do of course set them as you say as my "fractal growth" of Dryopteris is going to play the role of Dryopteris in my dios again.

As is the most common species here in the Ardennes, it makes sense to use that freely available alternativ.

Claude
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2014 - 12:34 PM UTC
Hey Dan, another set would be from Busch. It's a model rail road company. They have a set of plastic ferns that come with 3 size of leaves. Start with the big and work to the small size. Also has mushrooms with the set. It is sold as HO scale but in my opinion it's too large and works real nice for 1/35th. They have a lot of HO scale stuff that works fantasticly in 1/35th scale. bob d
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2014 - 01:04 PM UTC
cheers for all the ideas,I had a crack at making my own didn't really come out as planed.any tips on how I can improve them?

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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2014 - 06:31 PM UTC

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cheers for all the ideas,I had a crack at making my own didn't really come out as planed.any tips on how I can improve them?





Put them under a weight during drying.
Then you assemble them "on site". I know that the tend to fall back in wood glue, either try a faster glue clear drying of course) or support them a bit. A stone or any small object should keep them up until the glue has set.
Or give them soem Viagra! :-)

Claude
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Posted: Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 08:03 AM UTC





Hi i am making Bracken for a model i am building and i be making 40+ of them . Here is one of the bracken , this one uses Kamizukuri which are perfect for my uses but i can not find any where world wide , i tried a lot of shops..
i have also the Green line Fredericus-rex , Gl-053 nice and GL114 are big ferns,




hope this helps ossie
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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 05:15 AM UTC
Ugh, bracken!

One thing to remember with bracken is that it's unusual for a fern in having fronds coming out of the main stem as branches, with wide gaps between them. If you're depicting any other variety*, don't copy ossie262's excellent example.

* unless it's Dennstaedtia.
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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 06:14 AM UTC

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Ugh, bracken!

One thing to remember with bracken is that it's unusual for a fern in having fronds coming out of the main stem as branches, with wide gaps between them. If you're depicting any other variety*, don't copy ossie262's excellent example.

* unless it's Dennstaedtia.



Hi
i going to surround a model in bracken and ferns, and a woody area . i copying a idea from where i use to live , where a tractor was grown over by Bracken, they reached nearly 4ft as well.
i unsure now how often the leaves came out of the stem i.e. if 4 ft tall do they have third set of leaves?
thanks ossie
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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 07:47 AM UTC
Had a crack at making some more ferns, they are starting to now look how I want them to.Will add some paint to them though..any thoughts?