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Sunday, 6 December 2009

Foliage

I wasn't totally happy with the look of the foliage on the two major trees on Catcott - it was a little heavy, lifeless and a tad matted. So, a couple of days ago I removed the trees and further teezed the foliage (Woodland Scenics scatter on their Polyfiber) apart to make it very see-through.

A fresh coat of Woodland Scenics 'mid green course turf' and Sylvia wood based scatter a French make picked up at RailExpo '07 in Paris were both applied to diluted PVA. Further light colour adjustment was with aerosol (Racing green amd some 1970's Ford beige) and a diluted bespoke acrylic/pva mix to reduce the playgroup green of commercial scatters. I find diluted PVA far better than the more common hairspay for fixing such into place. Cheaper too!

2 comments:

  1. Looks absolutely superb. I must say it's one of the most convincing representations of tree foliage I've seen in 4mm scale. Definitely something to aspire to!

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  2. Given time and patience there is an even more realistic and inexpensive method using the wild herb yarrow. First saw this in an RM article years ago. My method is explained at www.amodelrailway.co.uk/tree.htm

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