Making hedgerows

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Making hedgerows

Peter Nissinen
Peter Nissinen

August 19th, 2003, 5:37 pm #1

I´m currently working on a diorama with a Tiger 1 and some tank hunters in Normandy. I´m having some trouble with making the hedgerows, so I´m wondering what the best method is for this. Using foam would probably look quite weird, since the dio is 1/35.
All ideas and tips welcome!

/Peter
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Joined: October 11th, 2002, 11:10 pm

August 19th, 2003, 6:50 pm #2

Peter,
here is a hedgerow scene I built. I used some Woodland Scenics products (trees, lychen, etc.) and just 'played around with it until I got what I was looking for. If you want more info, email me. HTH
Robert
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Niel Henkemans
Niel Henkemans

August 19th, 2003, 9:41 pm #3

I´m currently working on a diorama with a Tiger 1 and some tank hunters in Normandy. I´m having some trouble with making the hedgerows, so I´m wondering what the best method is for this. Using foam would probably look quite weird, since the dio is 1/35.
All ideas and tips welcome!

/Peter
take some seafoam and glue it on a small branch or wroot. Form a small bush with it and spay it with glue. Sprinkle herbs (NO foamflocks) over it and airbrush it to get the wright color.

more on:
http://groups.msn.com/Dutchmodelbuildin ... snw?Page=6
if you have any more questions i'll be happy to answer them
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Peter Nissinen
Peter Nissinen

August 22nd, 2003, 7:16 am #4

Is there any substitute for seafoam?



/Peter
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Niels Henkemans
Niels Henkemans

August 22nd, 2003, 5:20 pm #5

... seafoam has a nice structure and it shouldn't be to hard to get it (try modeltrainshops).
GRTZ Niels
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Peter Nissinen
Peter Nissinen

August 22nd, 2003, 10:54 pm #6

I´ll see if I can get it. Thanks for the help!


/Peter
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Joined: August 23rd, 2003, 3:09 pm

August 24th, 2003, 8:11 am #7

Is there any substitute for seafoam?



/Peter
It doesn´t look quite as good as seafoam, but good enough for me. The thing I´ve experimented with is white moss. After leaving it in a burnt umber wash over the night it gets a darker color. I soon noticed that when the turpentine evaporates the color disappears, but if I leave it for longer in the wash it might work.


/Peter
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Joined: August 23rd, 2003, 3:09 pm

August 24th, 2003, 3:09 pm #8

After some sprinkled-on herbs the moss loks much better. A cheap way of making hedgerows without too much work. Spraying it with hairspray afterwards seals all the small "leaves" and prevents that the stuff gets old and brown.

Try it!


/Peter
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Joined: August 25th, 2003, 11:47 pm

August 26th, 2003, 12:10 am #9

I will try it on my next project.......


thanks....russell smitheram
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