finally got this done will post in several sections in case are any questions. as far as the wore Don (ez days) suggestion of lamp cord will work but will take a large amount of it.best if you can find welding cable or #6 so cable. the first pic is the stripped cable.for the solder challanged i used 5 min poxy on this on CA should work also the second pic is the tree roughed out where the branches stem off the main trunk use a dab of poxy,solder or CA. once you are at this stage i cover the trubk with what ever you choose to fill out and get texture i use a artist compound made of acrilic gell and marble dust, you can use water puddy or spackling (lost pic of this stage ). questions ?