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14Bore15 May 2022 9:31 a.m. PST

This was posted on a blog's hobby thread and would work for me well and thought I should pass it along
YouTube link

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2022 3:12 p.m. PST

Nice find!

The video by the same guy about making aspen/birch trees is very similar:
YouTube link

I think this system should work for building any full-canopy tree, just by adjusting the shape and height of the canopy and the color/size of the flocking.

I'm not sure this method would work so well for 6mm or 54mm, but these look pretty easy to scale up or down. I need my trees much smaller/shorter than his for my 15mm gaming, but I can't see any reason this won't work.

I might try using an electric beard trimmer instead of scissors. I'm lazy and frustrated by slow, repetitive tasks. grin

I'd probably also spray the crap out of these with a clear fixative afterward. Paint and spray glue don't hold flocking very well in gaming use.

- Ix

14Bore18 May 2022 12:30 p.m. PST

As soon as I can I'm going to try it, lots of plumbing issues with house, but 15mm a tree can be quite tall and I prefer the tree is higher branches than my standing figure

Erzherzog Johann09 Jun 2022 12:56 a.m. PST

A 35m oak tree would be 35cm (14") high in 15mm (1:100) scale so all our trees are massively under sized or, more charitably, young trees. :~)


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