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Ferreo Cuore15 Feb 2018 9:23 a.m. PST

hello I am looking and NOT finding on ebay trees in right scale for micro armor.

I like the 6mm terrain ideas of large cover on toothpicks, but on the edges want more real looking trees.

I also want individual trees to scatter on table.

If you have a specific auction or source from which you buy, I would appreciate link.

thanks much!

Hecoma15 Feb 2018 9:44 a.m. PST

Try this :


Fatman15 Feb 2018 10:18 a.m. PST

I have ordered several times from this seller the 3cmm would be close to your requirments.


Hope it helps


jefritrout15 Feb 2018 10:20 a.m. PST

While TreeGirl would love to make a trip to Italy, it is not going to happen for a while.

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2018 1:14 p.m. PST

Thanks for those links. I hadn't seen either before.

A long time ago I gave up and just started making my own from small nails, which are cheap and come in a huge variety of sizes. I paint the trunks the right color (black primer, drybrush with a brownish gray), and glue on "clump foliage" clusters make the canopy. The head of the nail is a nice surface to glue to a larger base for standalone trees or small clumps, and can be hidden with paint and ground cover (bushes, grass, dirt, etc.). This same approach would also work with toothpicks, or other materials small dowels, round craft sticks, styrene plastic rod, etc.

I've still never solved the palm tree problem to my satisfaction. Plastic palm trees are impossible to find in 1/1200 and 1/600 scale, and the only ones I know of in 1/300 scale are a good height but a little bit on the bulky side:

I'm still looking for a solution I can craft myself at reduced expense.

- Ix

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2018 1:33 p.m. PST

A search of US eBay ( for Z scale model trees turns up a few options in the 3cm range, like this one. A lot of these model tree makers on eBay are in China, so may be just as cheap shipped to Europe….?

- Ix

Personal logo T Callahan Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2018 6:13 p.m. PST

Try searching for "38mmm trees" you should get hit.

Fatman16 Feb 2018 7:32 a.m. PST

I'll be honest when time isn't an problemI order all my trees from Chinese sellers. I use the seller listed above if I need them quick

williamb16 Feb 2018 10:10 a.m. PST

On ebay search for 1/250 model trees. These will be taller than 1 inch, but will look better with buildings.

I bought trees on ebay from china, but that seller is no longer listed. At 1/300 20 to 40 foot trees would be the same size in mm. I used 35mm to 40mm trees for my forests with about 7 on a 50mm hex by drilling holes in the base.


Individual trees among buildings


The palm trees I found on ebay were not as thick.


Cacique Caribe17 Feb 2018 8:20 p.m. PST

Aren't there plastic toothpick thingies that look like thin tiny pine trees? I know I've seen them somewhere.


Elenderil21 Feb 2018 7:30 a.m. PST

If you are Western Europe the cones from Alder trees make great armatures for deciduous trees that are about the right size for what you want. I have made a lot of these by basing the cone on a UK 1p coin covered in Milliput using the stem as a trunk. Once that has dried and is secure dip the cone in PVA and then into flock. Let it dry and spray with a fixative. All done. If you want a more irregular outline use small clump foliage and for the deer grazed parkland look strip off a couple of rows of the scales at the base of the "tree".

138SquadronRAF21 Feb 2018 9:28 a.m. PST

Try Z gauge model railway trees. Buch makes some of the best trees out there:


La Fleche22 Feb 2018 2:44 a.m. PST

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