Scenic Express SuperTrees

Discussion in 'Product Review Forum' started by Conrail, Sep 20, 2005.

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  1. Conrail

    Conrail Member

    These babies are awsome. :thumb: :thumb: With some fine leaf flake I don't think you could get more realistic.
  2. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    If this product is going to be used on a portable layout/ module, follow the manufacturers recommended procedure of softening the super trees. I would also recommend, that if this product is going to be used for large tree branches, reinforcing the stem with wire, it wouldn't hurt.
    This is a beautiful product, but, like all scenic products, requires developing a personal technique for using it, based on where, how, and if it will be moved.
  3. eric halpin

    eric halpin Eric Halpin

    super trees


    I recently and briefly saw these trees for the first time. They did look great for sure but how do you straighten the stems? Also what does a package cost give or take? Thanks

  4. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery


    I agree that they look like great trees...! :thumb:

    While I have no direct experience with SuperTrees (other than looking at them), a number of articles I have read mention boiling and/or soaking with (or without glycerin) to soften and preserve the stems. To straighten, they are hung upside down with a weight - often a small clamp - to pull them straight.

    I believe the price at George's in Toronto (the only place I have seen them in stock) was about $30 for a largish bag.

  5. RonP

    RonP Member of the WMRC

    wrapping the stem with thin copper wire would hold something straight and easy to hide.
  6. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    In keeping with the basic purpose of this forum, Product Review, I'm closing this thread. Please feel free to open a new thread in Photography, books, video,scenery..., or general talk, to discuss the various uses of this product. If any who have posted here wish, I can move your posts to the new thread. PM me if you want the posts moved.
    Thanks in advance,
    Your moderator
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