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LORDGHEE22 Jul 2017 7:41 p.m. PST

what time of trees in

Russia
France
italy
north africa

Buy trees for the game board.

fantasque23 Jul 2017 3:41 a.m. PST

List all the types of trees in Russia by region seriously?
It's a huge place from the Pacific to the Baltic and the Arctic to the Chinese border with many, many climates.
The same variation applies in a lesser degree to the other 3 regions actually.
In that list you must cover just about every general group of trees except tropical rain forest.
I would suggest using Google maps satellite photos of the specific areas you are interested in.
Or at least be more specific about the area of interest.

uglyfatbloke Supporting Member of TMP23 Jul 2017 4:33 a.m. PST

Also, what scale? In 6mm are you really going to go beyond 'fir tress' and 'other trees'?

bruntonboy23 Jul 2017 6:26 a.m. PST

I use pretty generic deciduous trees for almost everywhere but supplement them with more geographically specific or charismatic types to meke a bit more area favour.

So….
France -poplars
Russia/Scandinavia- fir trees and birch
Mediterranean Olive groves, scrub and fruit trees (orange)
Britain- Some Scots pine in the north deciduous everywhere else. Some Birch. (No firs until the 20th century)

That's good enough for me.

Gwydion23 Jul 2017 7:12 a.m. PST

Only three types of tree:
1. Fir
2. Poplar
3. Bushy topped.

So:
Russia 1 and some 3
France 3 and some 2
Italy 2 and some 3
North Africa 3, scrubby. (possibly + palms)

Pan Marek Supporting Member of TMP23 Jul 2017 7:26 a.m. PST

Brutonboy +1.

Colin Dent23 Jul 2017 8:00 a.m. PST

Twigs from the garden with teased out wirewool stuck to the top and covered in ground up green sponge… works just about anywhere and practically free!

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP23 Jul 2017 5:35 p.m. PST

Colin…what sort of sponge? Ordinary bath sponge? How do you grind it up?

Andy ONeill24 Jul 2017 4:20 a.m. PST

France has a lot of roads with a line of poplar on each side. Not sure whether it's true but I heard they were planted to shade napoleons marching infantry.

Britain and parts of europe are still pretty much green in summer.

How big will your trees be?
Do you really want to differentiate between oak, beech, sweet and horse chestnut? All common in the uk and large parts of europe. The horse chestnut was introduced for it's decorative candles.

Colin Dent24 Jul 2017 4:25 a.m. PST

Any sort of sponge, either bath sponge or the sort used in furniture. You can dye it any colour with fabric dye in an old bucket (if you dye larger pieces you get more variation in the colour which can be quite effective) When dry tear it into small pieces and grind it up in an electric coffee grinder or old liquidiser. Just keep grinding until you get the size you want. It makes great scatter material too. Dyed golden brown it makes good autumnal leaves. Also you can get a kind of very open cellular dark grey spongy material for industrial air filters. Cut into strips with the leaf litter sponge glued on, it makes good hedges

Andy ONeill25 Jul 2017 2:54 a.m. PST

At larger scales you can substitute rubberised horsehair for the wire wool.
The Victorian's version of rubber foam for upholstery – comes in sheets usually about an inch thick.
I bought some pre made and kits from "realistic trees" some time back.
Not sure whether photobucket works now:
link

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