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Weedy Trees
JPTRR
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Posted: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 - 07:25 AM UTC
Doing dioramas? Scenicing scenes? Trees are one of the most prominent components of a landscape. Trees are also one of the most frustrating elements to model. Especially winter trees, bare of their leaves.

Have you tried weeds?



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Thanks!
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Posted: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 - 08:31 AM UTC

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Trees are also one of the most frustrating elements to model.


Ain't that the truth! Thanks, Frederick, for an informative feature about such a simple idea. You really found some great examples! The store ones can be so expensive and really add up quickly, and manufactured armatures are thick and lack fine qualities. I'll spend my summer now looking at roots!
-Sean.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 - 02:40 PM UTC
wow, great. Those def look the part. And they would all look sort of different like in real 1/1 scale. Similar weeds can be harvested for similar breeds of trees and different for different




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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 - 03:41 AM UTC
Dear readers all,

I have a sample of this very same technique posted in a recent photo gallery of my "We Got You Covered" one photo shows a tree which in fact is a very large root from one of my many hundreds of roots found on my property. This technique is ageless as far as I'm concerned as the only problem with it is when I run out of roots (weeds) I've never had that problem, yet. If anyone needs weeds, dead of course, drop me a note here and I'll fill your weed root bag. Also sage, tumbleweed and plenty more tree armature material is all over the place around me in SW New Mexico.
Please refer to the article. Also in my photo album there are weed roots used in the diorama of the bocage' assault.

The best,
Johncpo
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Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015 - 08:33 PM UTC
Some further 'making weed trees' how-to's by [Romain]:

Trees Galore

Trees Galore 2