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« Reply #45 on: June 10, 2011, 11:18:30 AM »

I just ordered a copy of each from Ian Allan Publishing in the UK . It would seem they have plenty in stock . Hopefully with me on Tuesday or Wednesday ,

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« Reply #46 on: June 10, 2011, 11:50:27 AM »

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« Reply #47 on: June 11, 2011, 01:35:56 AM »

Me too! - need all the help I can get - if only to hang onto you blokes coat tails.
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« Reply #48 on: June 18, 2011, 11:45:40 AM »

I got my copies yesterday and it was a quick read. The pictures are great and the SBS very helpful. It translates well into English, I was worried about that? I wish the size was a little larger, and that it was spiral bound, so it would lay flat. The techniques look very doable , I can’t wait to try the etched stone method. He says to take Styrofoam (insulating  foam  the blue or pink stuff) and cut it into stone size shapes, then glue it on your walls and then “attack it” with  chemicals like lacquer using a cotton swab to “burn” or melt the foam leaving a very convincing stone face. He Also uses common cheap toilet paper and white glue or wallpaper paste to add texture to Styrofoam surfaces to give them “tooth” and make them easy to stain, like cast plaster walls. There is a lot of stuff in these little books.
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« Reply #49 on: June 18, 2011, 11:58:33 AM »

The blue styrofoam is excellent for a lot of things .. bricks in larger scales as Don Railton did. Marc Resser followed up with a SBS on this forum using that method. The foam itself can be distressed simply by roughly tearing and scraping the surface followed by latex base color, AI washes, powdered tempera and so on ..



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« Reply #50 on: December 21, 2011, 10:16:06 PM »



Reality-in-Scale has announced a variety of new items, including several new plant & flower offerings.  Saw their announcement on the Gn15 Forum here:
http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=8127&highlight=

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« Reply #51 on: June 12, 2012, 02:52:39 PM »

Has anyone tried the Noch leaf flakes? I would be using them in O scale and was just curious what they look like up close.
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« Reply #52 on: June 12, 2012, 11:39:35 PM »

Chuck --

Troels Kirk has used a lot of the Noch leaf flake to make tress on his Coast Line RR ... so have a peek at the (extensive) threads over on the RR Line forum ... for example:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=34468&whichpage=46

Meanwhile, is this close enough?   Cutting mat has 1" grid.  Pencil has weird notch in tip from rubbing graphite on the rails, but otherwise an ordinary #2.  Grin

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« Reply #53 on: June 12, 2012, 11:43:15 PM »

There may be some variation in leaf size between batches or colors or whatever is going on there ....


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« Reply #54 on: June 12, 2012, 11:49:07 PM »

Mininatur makes a variety of leaf stuff on tufts and on some spongy material that can be spread out to make trees and bushes.  I think Anders used a good bit of that on his 1/35 salvage yard dio ... saw one of the other modeling guys shaking, brushing or otherwise separating individual leaves from the material ... at a glance, it seems their leaf shapes may be more pleasing (and they actually have DIFFERENT shapes for different types of trees, etc, including accurate ivy shapes.) -- Dallas


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« Reply #55 on: June 12, 2012, 11:57:32 PM »

Closer close-up of the Noch leaves ...


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« Reply #56 on: June 13, 2012, 07:52:13 AM »

Wow, Dallas, thanks very much! It's hard to get an idea from the tiny catalog web page pictures. I appreciate it! I like the Minitur stuff, looks pretty good I might try the scraping idea too.
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« Reply #57 on: June 13, 2012, 08:34:00 AM »

Here's some Noch leaves .. I was experimenting day before yesterday .. (suggestions for a macro lens for my Nikon D3000?)

On a 'tree' (experimental wire and polyester and static grass)


On some grayish-polyester




Looking at the rock .. gotta say .. DANG IT .. the lens makes 'globs' of plaster SO obvious. Man. This is my On30 layout .. to put in perspective for leaf size.
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« Reply #58 on: June 13, 2012, 08:49:38 AM »

Thanks Ed! Looking good, I like dead leaves you did too. Your close-up pics look good to me. Looks like I am going to need a loan to get enough different stuff though.

Dallas do you know if that is the Silflor Horsetail foilage? The dang website pictures are so small and they have a lot of varieties. Pictures like you all are posting would be so nice to see on thier website especially for the money they get.

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« Reply #59 on: June 13, 2012, 01:03:18 PM »

Thanks Ed! Looking good, I like dead leaves you did too. Your close-up pics look good to me. Looks like I am going to need a loan to get enough different stuff though.

Agreed!  Ed's photos look great ... and the damn stuff is expensive!  Shocked  Undecided

Dallas do you know if that is the Silflor Horsetail foilage? The dang website pictures are so small and they have a lot of varieties. Pictures like you all are posting would be so nice to see on thier website especially for the money they get.

Oh, another photo assignment, eh?  Grin  Okay, well I only have a sum total of five packs of the MiniNatur / Silflor stuff ... NOPE ... none of these are the horsetail, so I can't help you there until my loan comes in.  Tongue

First up:  #725-21S Tufts with leafs / spring

These correspond to MN72521S on Scenic Express page here:
http://www.sceneryexpress.com/products.asp?dept=1041&pagenumber=1&sort_on=&sort_by=

Pretty sure these are the same as what's shown in front of the pile of bricks on Anders lovely dump site!  Wink



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