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Glorfindel
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« on: 12 January 2020, 09:23:17 PM »

I'm in the initial stages of an Italian Wars project and looking to create some
archetypal terrain that will shout out 'Italy !' at a glance.   

Poplar trees seem to be a critical ingredient and, if possible, I would like to make
some of my own rather than just buy in.

I don't suppose anyone has any thoughts how to make these ?   I'm thinking of
a tree about 5cm in height and about 1cm maximum width.

Thank you,


Phil
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Steve J
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« Reply #1 on: 12 January 2020, 09:50:53 PM »

I think I've seen them made from pipecleaners, but could be wrong.
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« Reply #2 on: 13 January 2020, 01:47:12 AM »

I've done that. Double the pipecleaner over at the height you want for the final tree, then wrap the remaining pipecleaner in a tight spiral around the doubled bit to make foliage. Bulk it up with a little PVA, and you're Robert's nephew.
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« Reply #3 on: 13 January 2020, 04:37:26 AM »

I've done that. Double the pipecleaner over at the height you want for the final tree, then wrap the remaining pipecleaner in a tight spiral around the doubled bit to make foliage. Bulk it up with a little PVA, and you're Robert's nephew.
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« Reply #4 on: 13 January 2020, 05:48:56 AM »

Its a tough shape to get right for the eye. Just off the top of my head .... something like a pipe cleaner for structure, with DAS type clay to give form and then heavily glued and rolled in a medium foliage flock for effect. I know Timecast do some nice ones :-)
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Glorfindel
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« Reply #5 on: 13 January 2020, 09:12:49 AM »

Thanks chaps,

Some great ideas - thank you.



Phil
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