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Pine trees?!
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Member Since: April 16, 2002
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Posted: Friday, November 08, 2002 - 01:02 AM UTC
Hi guys, I'm working on a diorama, with snow, now i want to make my own pine trees... does someone know how to do that?! Is there any article on the net?!
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Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Member Since: May 22, 2002
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Posted: Friday, November 08, 2002 - 10:02 AM UTC

I know Ti offered us to do a dio on the pine trees. Never seen it though. Maybe you should PM Ti.

I haven't seen him for a while over here... Maybe a PM will do ?!
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Wisconsin, United States
Member Since: October 19, 2002
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Posted: Friday, November 08, 2002 - 10:38 AM UTC
I use Woodland Scenics Pine Tree Trunks and then I use Hudson and Allen Pine Boughs
for the branches. The trees look pretty good. All you need to do is drill holes in the tree trunk
and super glue the branches in and your done. Good luck.
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Alabama, United States
Member Since: September 26, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2002 - 07:32 AM UTC
I twist the frame of the tree from wire. Then cover the wire with Woodland Scenics Flex Paste. I then paint the trees. I then cut coca nut fiber up into tiny pieces and glue it over the limbs. After this is dry, I chop up sisal string (dyed green) into tiny pieces and glue it over the coca nut fiber. I have had good results with this method.

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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Member Since: April 13, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2002 - 08:05 AM UTC
howdy ,

i think you mean something like this :

Sample Pine trees

These pine trees are self made ..

How ?

It is easy ..
Take some round wooden rods from approx 1cm wide and 30 cm long .
Drill with a Dremel holes into the rod so that the holes are drilled from top to bottom .
( Drill them in a eay so that they are not all in the same row )
Make some sort of point at the end ( TOP of tree )
Then go to buy some Asperagus ( The fine leaved species )
Cut the branches of the plant and glue them into the rod with white glue .
Before i forget , paint the rod first in a bark color !!!!
When yo placed al the Asperagus branches into the rod fixated them with spray glue to prevent that the banches will fall out.
Whan you have done this airbrush your banches with the needles in a dark green .
Let this al dry....
Then spray a thin layer of spray glue over your tree and sprinkle them with baby talkpowder.
And then you have a beautifull snow coverded pine tree...



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British Columbia, Canada
Member Since: August 19, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, November 09, 2002 - 09:27 AM UTC
Ti's article has been submitted to DigitalDioramas and will be issued in their next issue (the 5th one). If you really want it sooner, talk to the webmaster, since he was nice enough to give me a copy of it. I would give it to you, but I think it's better if you ask him, since he may not want it given out to too many people until he publishes his article.