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Personal logo BrianW Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2010 10:01 p.m. PST

I don't mean trees made of rubber, but the rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis). I have searched TMP as far back as 2002, but no mention. I need them for some jungle/plantation terrain.
Thanks in advance,
BWW
EDIT: I have looked at some of the shops from Hong Kong on eBay, but none of them are specifically listed as rubber trees.

bobblanchett Inactive Member24 Jun 2010 10:11 p.m. PST

youmight need to hit a railway terrain shop

the toofatlardies guys on yahoo discusseed jungle terrain making in detail recently in advance of the release of their charlie dont Surf rules.

Procopius Inactive Member25 Jun 2010 12:08 a.m. PST

Brian, I have spoken to a tree manufacturer in China about getting rubber trees done in several sizes that would be suitable for 15mm among other scales. Shouldn't be too hard to get them made.

I import trees from several makers into Australia and for years have been hassled by Australians wanting to refight in miniature the Battle of Long Tan which was in a rubber plantation. They would also be good for WWII Malaya.

I am away for a week next week, but when I come back I'll contact him again and ask if he's decided to do them. You can PM me if you want to be informed if/when I can get them.

Cheers,

Glynn
Fernvale Specialty Scenics

Personal logo Dom Skelton Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Jun 2010 2:27 a.m. PST

I'll second that – rubber trees would be great to find, so fingers crossed there Glynn….

Procopius Inactive Member25 Jun 2010 4:00 a.m. PST

Actually, if anyone reading this wants rubber trees, please either PM me or email me at fss . glynn @ gmail . com

That way, I can give my supplier an idea of how popular they'll be.

Cheers,

Glynn

Personal logo Dom Skelton Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Jun 2010 4:09 a.m. PST

Can't really say too definitely without a price point though – interest is one thing, custom is another, especially with the strength of the Aussie dollar at the moment….

Procopius Inactive Member25 Jun 2010 4:25 a.m. PST

Just expressions of interest at this time mate. The prices are usually pretty good from this company.

ubique1 Supporting Member of TMP25 Jun 2010 6:06 a.m. PST

Thats a great idea. That way if someone leans on them, they'll just spring back upright :)

Personal logo SmokeyRoan Supporting Member of TMP25 Jun 2010 2:54 p.m. PST

I think someone is planning a Congo or South American gaming table?

Cool!

Personal logo BrianW Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2010 10:03 p.m. PST

smokeyroan,
Not exactly. They grow in others parts of the world too.
BWW

Procopius Inactive Member27 Jun 2010 5:45 a.m. PST

Vietnam and Malaya (now Malaysia) are two that come to mind straight away.

Captain Crunch13 Oct 2012 9:05 p.m. PST

I know this is an old thread but I did a search for "rubber trees" and this is all that came up. Any new products or new DIY ideas? Also any info about the buildings that would be on a rubber plantation in Vietnam and where to get them or ideas for a scratchbuild would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Paul

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