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PostSubject: Trees for display   Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:26 am

Dear friends,

As some of you know me, I like to display my figurines with their natural environment.
Recently I decided to create a North American/European forest setup for my newly acquired forest animals, so instead of spending lots of money on buying numerous Schleich fir trees, I found a really great alternative! Bachmann Trains - Scene Scapes! here are some links for the pictures:

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I'm really pleased from the product and recommend it to anyone with similar intentions!
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PostSubject: Re: Trees for display   Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:30 am

they are realy good, but they aren,t too small?
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PostSubject: Re: Trees for display   Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:06 am

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they are realy good, but they aren,t too small?

I think so too!
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PostSubject: Re: Trees for display   Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:35 pm

They look like a real trees :)

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PostSubject: Re: Trees for display   Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:44 pm

They come in different sizes; from 3-4 inches tall to 8-10 inches. Mine are 5-6 inches tall. I'll soon show pics compared with Schleich figures.

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PostSubject: Re: Trees for display   Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:54 pm

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They come in different sizes; from 3-4 inches tall to 8-10 inches. Mine are 5-6 inches tall. I'll soon show pics compared with Schleich figures.

Pleas, please, I can`t wait to see bounce bounce cheers sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Trees for display   Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:14 pm

Do you have them in Europe as well?

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PostSubject: Re: Trees for display   Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:21 pm

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Do you have them in Europe as well?

I have never seen them before. but the choice isn`t large in Denmark.
Also, as I did not know they exist, I never looked for them elsewhere ...
They look really fine !

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PostSubject: Re: Trees for display   Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:17 am

Very nice trees, congratulations on the find and I can't wait to see the photos with the animal figures. There are lots of companies that make trees for models, especially model railroads.

Here is a scene created using only hand made artificial trees by Canyon Creek
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And this is a Madagascar baobab ttree done by Salvia, a French company
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Both of these companies ship world wide, and some individual trees are very expensive but to me it is worth paying the extra money. For less expensive trees that look pretty good try not only Scene Scapes but Woodland Scenics and Selkirk Scenery, all of these sell very nice and inexpensive trees and diorama supplies.


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PostSubject: Re: Trees for display   Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:56 am

Thanks Phil! I'd definitely try them! Very Happy
Tomorrow I'll post some pix (Friday)

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PostSubject: Re: Trees for display   Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:23 am

Congratulations Gabe, the trees will look fantastic! cheers

I love Madagascar baobab tree, it looks so real. Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Trees for display   Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:00 pm

Here are pix of the trees with Schleich figures:

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PostSubject: Re: Trees for display   Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:24 pm

So they are too small for the more modern animals.
They would be great with some Schleich Classic, Britains, Plaho...I don`t know the others Wink
I like them very much Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Trees for display   Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:36 pm

I know they are small, but they look great as a background ! :)

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PostSubject: Re: Trees for display   Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:47 pm

They are awesome!Please share more pics with the whole display! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Trees for display   Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:12 pm

Scale is the main reason I do custom trees, most popular scale for model trians is HO and that is to small, G scale would be the closest to Schleich as it is 1:24 but there are very few model trains that are that big. The trees I showed in the first photo average 30 inches high, that is a very large tree but fits the scale that I am using for my dioramas. If people are interested in custom trees I have been making them for some other members and my price is very inexpensive depending on the amount of work involved, I make palms and acacia trees the most but I am willing to try any tree that poeple are interested in.

Here is just an example of a pair of pandanus trees I made for aandmkw recently
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They are in scale with the Schleich wildlife figures but I can make them a little larger or smaller depending on the final use for each one.
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PostSubject: Re: Trees for display   Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:16 pm

Very impressive work, Phil! But 30 inches is WAY too high for an amateur diorama like my own.
I do it mainly for "good looks," and accuracy is not an important issue. :)

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PostSubject: Re: Trees for display   Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:55 pm

I don't mean for you or anyone in particular to have a scale tree, but for my dioramas the model train supplies are too small. As far as each persons own idea of a display and I am not the one who has to look at them so I don't feel that I should give an opinion on what your display should include or look like, my post was on my own preferences. Most of my trees are in the 12 to 14 inch range because that is the biggest I can make right now with the size of my oven. the pandanus tree in the last photo are around that size, I think a little smaller but with the foliage height they might be right around 12 inches. The trees in the first photo were done by Canyon Creek and are some of the best replica pines I have ever seen. As far as other trees there are several places where I get them, most of you have seen the trees and plants I get from Danny, he and I have collaberated with his sculptor to do some very nice custom trees. There is a woman in Florida who does some fantastic models and she has given me advice and tips to make my own trees, and I read a lot of scale model articles both in print and online for people who do military models, especially Viet Nam and the Pacific WWII diroamas. These are the inspirations for my models and I love doing them as a part of collecting the figures.
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PostSubject: Re: Trees for display   Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:59 pm

here's one of my favorite tree dealers
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PostSubject: Re: Trees for display   Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:18 pm

I never tried trees from railroad scenery packs cause they have a very poor "price/quality" ratio for me - in Ukraine they cost too much, so it's more rational to buy Schleich fir trees which look more relevant next to the animals.

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... 30 inches is WAY too high for an amateur diorama like my own. I do it mainly for "good looks," and accuracy is not an important issue. :)
I share the same approach, Gabe. :)

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