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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by GODofwar » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:32 am

Wabbit - I have a pile of 4Ground buildings and really like them. Cheap, easy to assemble, and very effective in adding to my 15mm building set!

I have to go look at the trees but they seem impressive. NO assembly required??


...went to the website. Wow, their prices have gone up...and the trees are expensive!


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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by Rabbit Burner » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:57 pm

So finally got some 4Ground trees, the packaging is probably as good as you can expect, but trees were a little 'dented' and had to cut open the containers.

They are a little delicate, you dont want to handle them too often, but once on bases you should be good - will try Oldents hairspary trick and maybe look at biowizards storage method :)

The trees themselves look amazing - see for yourself :)

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The bases and trunks need sorting but overall impressed with how they look and their size, will look to get some more :)
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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by biowizard » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:59 pm

I seem to be late for this party.

My solution for trees was buying them pre-made for about $1-$2 per tree.

Link: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=5597&hilit=tree

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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by Oldent » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:25 am

I have some laser cut buildings from 4ground. I could not resist Rick's American Cafe.The Laser cut buildings do not match the style of most of my model buildings. I will check the 4 ground site and see what the trees are like.

I have a few tips. The most important one is most how to videos are intended for model railroad and diorama builders. The super detailed trees are not meant to be handled much. Wire brush trees are the best compromise.

Tip # 2 hairspray. I have just about every available adhesive. While you can use PVA/white glue for everything it is often a poor choice. Most commercial supplies are different recipes of the same things. GW flocking is repackaged Scenic Express flocking for example. Plaid packages almost all of the PVA products and craft paints in the US. IT comes down to which recipes you like best. Hair spray is safe and can be used inside. You will have to use hot glue or contact cement to attach tree foliage texture before you add flock.

Not all how to videos are equal. I still usually learn something.

I have to change the tire on the tractor and cut the grass so I will ck out the 4 bot trees later.
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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by Rabbit Burner » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:40 am

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"Cybermen are superior to Daleks in one aspect.... dying!"

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In other news expecting some 4ground trees soon :) (just trying to stay on topic)
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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by Oldent » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:00 pm

Filmed in Black and white. "Oh The pain the pain"

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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by Rabbit Burner » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:43 am

Oldent wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:13 am
Rabbit Burner wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:27 am
Oldent wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:16 pm

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Did not expect to see Cybermen - most excellent Oldent :)
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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by Oldent » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:13 am

Rabbit Burner wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:27 am
Oldent wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:16 pm

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Did not expect to see Cybermen - most excellent Oldent :)
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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by Rabbit Burner » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:27 am

Oldent wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:16 pm

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Did not expect to see Cybermen - most excellent Oldent :)
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Re: Looking for good trees

Post by Mushu_Green » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:46 pm

Oldent wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:16 pm
Mushu_Green wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:57 am
Oldent wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:43 pm
Pick a hairspray that is odorless. The formula for the WS adhesive changed it is not as good as it used to be. The spray matt works well to keep flocking on the foliage.
I use hot glue and contact cement to attach the foliage to armatures.
Do you think a varnish like the one used for miniature painting would work?
Yes,
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When you process your own Lichin it turns a brown color. I use dye or spray paint to color it.

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You can use the clear to attach flocking. The scenic cement work a little better.

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I test position the lichin before I hot glue it

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The advantage of the hair spray is you can use it inside.

If you make trees make them tall enough to have figures under them.

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The ent forest is hard to use because you can not place figures under them.

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The tree needs to have room under it for figures but large enough to look like a tree.

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Standing it is difficult to reach across the trees.

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It is not a problem seated.
Thank you Oldent :) I'll do my best !

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