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  • Making large, realistic trees.

    I needed some larger trees for my Steve McQueen Le Mans Tribute layout, so here is a step by step tutorial on how I made them.

    Start with a standard twig, and narrow a bit towards the top. This is about 14" tall. The trick is to find one that is fairly straight.

    Next I drilled a bunch of 1/16th in holes in it, including the base. The holes in the trunk are for branches, the hole in the bottom is for a piece of wire to stick into the layout foam. You might find that for some branches you will have to ream the holes out a bit to make them bigger. I super glued the wire in place.

    Next I added branches using a natural material marketed as "SuperTrees". It is sold by Scenery Express. I used gel super glue to glue the branches in place.

    Next I sprayed the whole tree with flat, dark brown spray paint.

    Next I spray painted the foliage parts using flat green. Don't worry if a little gets on the trunk, you can just mist the trunk a bit more w/the brown.

    Finally, a misted on some spray adhesive & sprinkled on some "leaves". I got the leaves from Scenery Express.

    Placed on the layout.

    Looking up at 1/32 scale figure eye level. Any questions?

  • #2
    I'm truly impressed. Serious scenicking, there. We may have to Sticky this one, or move it into the Articles.


    • #3
      It always helps making a tree from a tree! All kidding aside - those are very realistic looking ones you've made, great job!!


      • #4
        In the last picture especially, that tree looks so real. Nicely done and thanks for posting the process.


        • #5
          Looks like a pretty easy way to make nice trees. Thanks for posting and listing the items you used. I will give it a try.


          • #6
            Would love to use this stuff, but we can't import to Australia... Do any Aussies know of a similar product?


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