New Trees!

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by roryglasgow, Feb 16, 2002.

  1. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Several comments on the age of the trees, and durability were made, so I thought I'd throw in my two cents.
    Most of the deciduous trees on the modules use natural weeds for trunk armatures. most of them are at least 12 years old, some 14 years. They have survived transport to and from shows, and while some of the front ones are damaged, those "out of reach" are still as good as new.
    There are a handful of pines that were made using asparagus fern, about 30 years ago, and those have shed most of the leaf part of the fern, so that all that remains are the branches. As dead trees, they look great.
    My guess is that if the material is strong enough to handle when you pick it, it will probably last.
  2. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member



    I want some! They'd make the most perfect Aussie gum tree. How tall is the average size of them? I'd get you to send me some seeds, but quarantine laws would see me in the clink if you did.
  3. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member


    Mine range from about one to four inches high. They could be taller, though. (Remember, I'm N-scale.) I'm in the process of trying to find out what the plant is. Maybe something like it grows near where you live...

    I was considering, though, what it would take to ship these to anyone who might be interested. I might go exploring in the yard tomorrow and see if I can find any more. I think I got the best pickings off the two I found!


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