Looking for good trees

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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by Mushu_Green » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:22 am

Very nice !

I'll start in the upcoming days and post my results here if they are not bad haha

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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by Oldent » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:43 am

Mushu_Green wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:03 am
I'll try this tutorial. I think they give a really nice effect. Now to see if I can achieve the same haha

http://www.beastsofwar.com/terrain/terr ... top-trees/
I agree that is a good link.

Landrel Brown link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClCwvzT2VG4&t=700s

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flora supplies

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You can seperate the layers before and after you shape them.

With coconut fibber
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hztif1KoJ-g

I would not use basa wood it is way to fragile for wargames.

Classic wire brush trees

PhilipStephens007 classic vidieo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5jPBzbpP4U

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My tree maker

with power tools
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur0WUSfui6E

natural matterals
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5I6qKNReuo

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Sagebrush does not grow around here I use honeysuckle and reindeer moss the exact same way.
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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by Mushu_Green » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:03 am

I'll try this tutorial. I think they give a really nice effect. Now to see if I can achieve the same haha

http://www.beastsofwar.com/terrain/terr ... top-trees/

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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by LordDust » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:19 am

If you want "decent looking at tabletop distance" sites like Amazon, Ebay, and Wish all have good options. Wish is by far the least expensive with varying quality as it has multiple sellers like Ebay and Amazon. It is also often rather slow shipping since most of it comes over from China.

Most will not come based unless you buy trees meant for miniature gaming, which are pricier generally. I base my trees on washers I buy in packs from hardware stores. They have a bit of heft to help keep trees upright and my glue gun attaches the trees nicely. Then I simply paint the base a bit and possibly flock it some.

Some of the model railroad tree manufacturers make ridiculously nice trees, but they are not cheap. Steer clear unless you have a phenomenal budget. There are also several techniques for making very nice trees. I have messed with it a bit and will likely make my own for the larger trees I want. If you need fruit for either the trees or your market stalls look into nail art beads. The matte ones that are not flat backed work very well and can be bought in small packs online for pretty low prices.

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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by lostpict » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:33 pm

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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by fnordfriendly » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:41 pm

The nicer trees are usually more delicate. If you can afford the storage space, get ones that have good packaging and keep them in the packaging between plays. I would intersperse nice trees with lower quality, easier to store ones just to mix it up. If the nice ones are different colors than the cheap ones, they'll be the ones that draw the eye.

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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by jonmilton » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:35 pm

I've gotten relatively decent looking model railroading trees off Ebay for pretty cheap. They don't hold up long term but if you want something cheap and easy that might do it for you.

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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by Mushu_Green » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:35 pm

Not looking for dollar store plastic type or ultra detailed trees. But something that looks good when put close together?

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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by AnimeSensei » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:24 pm

It depends on what you mean by decent. Are you looking for decent as in good but cheap or decent as in high quality?

For cheap trees, I'd look at the conifer type you see with Christmas villages and craft store trees.

If you're looking for high quality, I'd look around for someone like Oldent that has experience in making them.

If you want nice looking but not very realistic foliage, the Games Workshop trees are ok.
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Looking for good trees

Post by Mushu_Green » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:20 pm

Hello everyone !

While we are all waiting for an outdoor DF kickstarter, I'm in need of good trees for adventures in forest. Any good websites or brick and mortar store I can get something decent? (in Canada)

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