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Author Topic: Fine-scale Leaves, Plants, Vegetation and Scenic /Scenery supplies  (Read 104037 times)
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« Reply #60 on: June 13, 2012, 01:05:11 PM »

More MiniNatur photos, continued from previous page ...

Same thing, different color ... notice that the pack of spring tufts that I got was very densely packed ... and this one isn't ... bummer!  Huh  Undecided

MiniNatur 725-22S

MN72522S on Scenic Express page linked in previous post.


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« Reply #61 on: June 13, 2012, 01:07:35 PM »

Next up:  933-21S Plane-tree foliage / spring

Correspond to:  MN93321S Sycamore leaf foliage / spring on Scenic Express site here:
http://www.sceneryexpress.com/products.asp?dept=1041&pagenumber=4&sort_on=&sort_by=

Oh yeah ... where that ruler appears:  it's a metric ruler ... the numbered markings are centimeters ... you can guess what the little ones are!  Grin


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« Reply #62 on: June 13, 2012, 01:10:54 PM »

next up:  MiniNatur 933-22S ... Plane tree foliage / summer (same thing, diff. color)

Corresponds to:  MN93322S on Scenic Express page linked in previous post

Figure is 1/35 scale


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« Reply #63 on: June 13, 2012, 01:13:49 PM »

Last of what I've got ...

MiniNatur 936-22S Ivy, summer

Corresponds to  MN93622S on Scenic Express here:
http://www.sceneryexpress.com/products.asp?dept=1246

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« Reply #64 on: June 13, 2012, 01:17:21 PM »

Note:  If you're tuning in on the latest post ... added a series of close-up photos of some MiniNatur / Silflor items ... photos STARTED on previous page!

A few random photos to round it out ... some loose leaves at the foot of a 1/35 figure ... the larger ones are from the tree foliage ... the smaller ones from the tufts ...

Another of Anders' photos showing varied uses of MiniNatur items (and whatever else he used ... you'll have to ask him!  Whatever he did, it worked real good.)  Grin  Wink

Hope these photos are useful ... if anyone wants to send me a whole big bundle of free MiniNatur stuff, I'll be glad to take more photos!  Cool

Cheers,
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« Reply #65 on: June 13, 2012, 01:45:45 PM »

Dallas that is excellent! Thank you for the effort. Those are the kind of close-ups that site should have.

I bought some sampler grass only tufts a while back-I think its a good idea, otherwise it's about 25 bucks minimum to try something you can't see very well. I'll look at those leafy tufts-I'd guess the horsetail stuff is the same leaves, but no sampler size yet.

Thanks again.

  

 
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« Reply #66 on: June 13, 2012, 02:31:14 PM »

Dallas that is excellent! Thank you for the effort. Those are the kind of close-ups that site should have.

I bought some sampler grass only tufts a while back-I think its a good idea, otherwise it's about 25 bucks minimum to try something you can't see very well. I'll look at those leafy tufts-I'd guess the horsetail stuff is the same leaves, but no sampler size yet.

Thanks again.

My pleasure!  Okay ... here's something else, directly related ... I got my MiniNatur stuff from Irresistible Force in Australia.  Prices are in Australian dollars (AUD), so check the conversion rate ... they have a bunch of stuff that Scenic Express doesn't have ... AND ... they FREE SHIPPING (yes, international) on orders over $30AUD (compared to $9 or $10 "flat" shipping from Scenic Express).  My order from them, placed earlier this year, took about 15 days to arrive.  Note:  If you do order from these guys, be sure to review the shipping options and select the free one if that's what you like!  Wink

Now, looking at their site, they DO show sampler packs of the horsetail ... and it looks quite a bit different:
http://www.irresistibleforce.com.au/catalog/miniNaturSILFLOR,178.aspx

Or, if the link goes nuts:  go to http://www.irresistibleforce.com.au/ and navigate to scenery/terrain stuff ... look thru the Silflor (MiniNatur) links ... horsetail is in the "Silflor Misc" section

Now, to add FURTHER CONFUSION  Roll Eyes ... and extra potential expense  Tongue ... Verlinden and others offer various photo-etched leaf sets (and Ken Hamilton has etched ivy on his Wildhare site!).

So, if you're looking for close-up stuff ... you might need to have a look at some of the PE sets ... also, Kamizukuri (sp?) and others offer laser-cut paper leaves, etc.  Search "leaf" or "leaves" on LuckyModel.com for example.

First photo is ye olde typical super crappy catalog photo ... then some shots that I took ... which are kinda crappy cuz the sheet still has the clear protective film on it  Cool ... if I ever get far enough on the 1/35 cafe, I might try using this for detailed leafy stuff in window boxes with some of the fancy flowers shown earlier in thread.

Last photo:  metric ruler again, numbered marks are centimeters.

Cheers,
Dallas


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« Reply #67 on: June 13, 2012, 03:08:18 PM »

"Milocomarty" (not our Marty) over on the RR Line forum has been doing some interesting scenery ... he mentioned that he prefers the Polak (brand) leaves over the Noch here:

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=31734&whichpage=59

... and illustrates that they come in a greater variety (and it looks like more subdued colors than the Noch).

This is the source that he linked somewhere else in that or another of his threads:
http://www.sceneryshop.nl/

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« Reply #68 on: June 13, 2012, 10:10:48 PM »

Wow, incredible detail in those brass leaves!

Any idea what the other leaves are made of? I'm guessing paper, either punched out (for leafy shapes) or shredded (random shapes). Correct?

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« Reply #69 on: June 14, 2012, 07:51:22 AM »

Thanks Dallas. Confusion I already had!

I am not going for super close-up quality in O scale.
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« Reply #70 on: June 16, 2012, 12:35:04 AM »

Dallas,

Thanks for all the work and effort in providing this wonderful insight and information.

Marc
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« Reply #71 on: June 17, 2012, 11:33:47 PM »

    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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I received my copies of these books today...great reading.  Excellent photos, clear descriptions, clever ideas.  Got my bedtime reading for the evening sorted.

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« Reply #72 on: September 07, 2012, 04:45:31 PM »

Ran across these materials, and thought I would order some to see what it was like. Always interested in different dirt/rock groundcover. (this stuff is a grey-brown tone, so hopefully should easily take any painting, shading and washes after it is applied).

Natural Stone Melanit grain 0-1mm http://www.nordlandmodels.com/product/nm-k04-natural-stone-gray-brown-extra-fine:13465/




Natural Stone Phonolit grain 1-2mm http://www.nordlandmodels.com/product/nm-k07-natural-stone-gray-fine:13467/




Never ordered from this supplier before (usually use Jadar Hobbies)...but selection and stock seem really good, with some unique mfrs./lines, and service so far has been very good; ordered Weds., was sent invoice Thurs. (I paid via PayPal), and items show shipped today. Airmail with certified deliv, was $11.00....not bad considering the cost savings I had on some of the items because I was non EU (so no VAT)...I still came out ahead.


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« Reply #73 on: September 17, 2012, 09:32:43 PM »

Dave?  Dave's not here man!  Cool

http://www.realityinscale.com/epages/61537336.sf/en_US/?ObjectPath=/Shops/61537336/Products/VG3016


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« Reply #74 on: September 17, 2012, 11:30:41 PM »

Perfect for that Afghanistan, hippy commune, or  Nor. Cal Pot farm scene!
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