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« Reply #30 on: April 13, 2011, 02:11:53 PM »

Very effective. Do you know what scale the model is? I wonder what he used for the yellow flowers.


It looks like they might be the Fredericus Rex / Green-Line #201 flowers as shown here (last item):
http://www.milminwh.com/fred_rex_flowers.htm

Just ordered some of those a few days ago ... so I'll see if I can confirm that when the package arrives.  Meanwhile, checked the local shops that have JTT scenery spinners and neither of them has the chopped falling leaves.

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« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2011, 04:05:20 PM »

Dallas ,

   I have some of the Fred-'ex flowers and they are not the same as the one's in Marc's photos . Those are more delicate . I shall have a bit of a look around to see if there is anything that looks like they may be the ones ,

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« Reply #32 on: April 14, 2011, 02:07:02 PM »

 

Received a package from Military Miniatures Warehouse today (www.milminwh.com) -- very quick service.

 

So, am I right?  Or still wrong?  These Green Line #201 Flowers look like they're the same as the ones in the photo that Marc posted on previous page ... well, they look the same to me!  Huh   Smiley



There are a LOT of hideous loose ends here ... (yes, I know!) ... but this gives an idea of size in relation to figures.  Pay no heed to the chicken, she came across the road after hearing about a bricklayer.  Grin



The flowers vary in size, roughly 4-5mm ... this is about 10x actual size.

 

Hope to use these in a flower bed along a fence ... essentially grass tufts with some sort of flower material added.  

 

Not sure what the flower material is ... not ground foam.  The (incomplete) grid marks on that rubber pad are 1" spacing ... so the enlargement here is at least 5x or 6x.

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« Reply #33 on: April 14, 2011, 02:40:53 PM »

Great pics and info, thanks Dallas. Will have to get myself both of those, they look quite useful to have on hand.

BTW. thanks for the TTL check; I too checked the TTL rack at the LHS and they didn't have the "leaves" either. I did pick up some of their "fine" medium green tree cover material. The color looks pretty bad in the box, but once spread out a bit, and maybe with some slight paint highlights/shading, could look pretty good for some things in 1/48 and up.....IMO not for trees, but for small vines and creeping/climbing weeds. The material seems to be finer ground and somewhat differently composed (mesh and foam assebly) than the Woodland Scenics stuff.  I will post a comparison pic.


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« Reply #34 on: April 14, 2011, 07:15:48 PM »

Those tiny natural, dried flowers look great.

One of the great disadvantages of modeling outdoors is that almost all of the best scenic materials are unusable. Ground foams, fine fibers, and natural plant material all quickly decay.

The past few weeks I've been on a plant-making binge, trying to create enough mini plants to fill out some more areas of the layout. I've made hundreds of sagebrush, brittlebush, and other small shrubs. I've got over 75 ocotillos in the works, about a third of them finished. Also have several dozen cholla cacti in the works. Currently I'm sculpting a bunch of beavertail cacti. Those are the most trouble, as the entire plant must be sculpted from polyclay.


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« Reply #35 on: April 15, 2011, 01:48:19 AM »

Dallas ,

  The GL flowers I have got are the ones  you pictured last , GL-043 . I hadn't seen the GL-201s before . So alright , you are right . But so was I , up to a point . I shall see if I can get hold of some .

   Looks like I'm going to have to stock up on my scenery materials as I'm beginning to get out of touch with what is out there . This is worse than trying to keep up with the latest technology .

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« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2011, 12:44:51 PM »

Thanks Nick -- Just wanted to make sure I wasn't going nuts, cuz the things in the two photos really "seemed" to look the same to me!   To add to the confusion, I didn't easily spot the #201 flowers on the Fred-Rex site, but saw them on a couple US sites ... Huh

There IS a lot of stuff out there ... and some of the product photos and descriptions leave a lot to be desired, so think it's a good idea to continue this thread with both SOURCES of items and IN-HAND photos/reviews.  -- Dallas
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« Reply #37 on: April 30, 2011, 03:53:18 AM »

The image below compares two types of "Foliage" fiber.

On the left is: JTT "Foliage Fiber Cluster" #95064 Light Green

On the right is: Woodland Scenics "Foliage" #F51 Light Green

Both items come in a plastic bag containg a compact wad of tangled fiber with attached foam bits.  When tearing of a small piece and then sort of stretching/feathering it (as in the photo) both lose a lot of the little foam pieces that are atached to the fiber strands, however in the packet I have the WS product definitely loses more. The WS pieces also seem to be coarser and clustered more, whereas the JTT pieces seem to be smaller/finer and more spread out/lacey along the strands. As per the image, the JTT fibers are also finer than the WS strands.

The JTT product color borders a bit towards the "too green"/garish, whereas the WS leansheavily towards an "olive green" shade. IMO, when using, both of these can benefit from some shading/coloring with paints to modify their colors or highlight surfaces/areas (though painting/shading should be done carefully as the foam could be blown off with to much pressure from an AB, or stick to a brush with paint on it.)

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« Reply #38 on: June 01, 2011, 09:11:13 AM »

     Marcel pointed out these books when discussing my 1:35 start last weekend.
      
    http://www.modelersalliance.com/component/content/article/72/374

    http:// www.modelersalliance.com/component/content/article/73/510  

    Highly recommended.

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« Reply #39 on: June 02, 2011, 10:35:35 PM »

Just ordered both books.
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« Reply #40 on: June 03, 2011, 12:09:02 AM »

Hmm...the bottom link doesn't seem to work on any of my computers.


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« Reply #41 on: June 03, 2011, 01:32:06 AM »

  
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the bottom link doesn't seem to work on any of my computers.

   Now it should be ok.

   Also found following for all sorts of flowers and plants :  http://miniatures.about.com/od/dollhouseminiatures/tp/miniplants.htm
   The roses in 1:48 look very good. Also very useful for the larger scales.


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« Reply #42 on: June 03, 2011, 01:32:34 PM »

Jacq --

Thanks for the various links ... that section on Miniatures at about.com has some good fabric & wallpaper downloads, etc. too.

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« Reply #43 on: June 10, 2011, 04:01:36 AM »

 
    The 2 books are in.  Highly recommended   
    It is not a guide how to build the samples shown, instead it is full of SBS for various situations, terrain and vegetation using simple materials and tools.

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« Reply #44 on: June 10, 2011, 10:08:27 AM »

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