Monday, December 29, 2014

Tree modelling again!

Ok I can't promise this will be the last post on trees, but I had a little time in the train room  (garage) today and managed to finish this tree. There is a little bit of trimming to go, but basically I'm there.
 This first one is just to show how I've covered the trunk so that it to doesn't get a layer of green over it.
 This next one is with the foliage attached. It is a product I've previously mentioned from a company in the UK called Treemendus. It is fixed to the branches with a matt adhesive or fixative spray.
 Here I've added the flocks. I really do prefer the fine ground turf that adheres to the fibres making it look like much finer branches. It is interesting to compare the colours in the foliage in the photo above and below. The difference is the colour of the light. My layout light in the second shot is a much more yellow light compared to the almost blue/white light in the first photo.
 There is still some trimming to be done, but you get the idea. Not bad for an hours work I thought.
That'll do for now, enjoy your week, Happy New Year!


  1. Geoff,

    I thought you may have taken up bonsai as a hobby...but as I made my way through the post, my mind was reassured. It has come up an absolute treat and is a credit to you and I can see a number of these taking centre stage. Many modellers attempt trees...but you have certainly mastered this method!. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hi Geoff .A great looking tree.Certainly puts mine in the shade,well done. All the best Pete

  3. Very nice Geoff. Love the airyness of the foliage. Well done.

    1. Peter,
      Thank you, honestly though, your modelling is a real inspiration. It's probably your fault I'm leaning to On30 for my next show layout! 😉
      I'm looking forward to your next post.