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Philter4



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PostSubject: Magnolia tree   March 9th 2013, 18:00

I have wanted to make a magnolia tree ever since I started learning how to model trees but I didn't think I had the material to do the leaves correctly or the skill to make the leaves from scratch. I found a compromise, I am using a preserved foliage with big 4 petal leaf that I cut individually (yes INDIVIDUALLY) into the shape and size I wanted and it came out pretty good even if it did take the better part of last year to finish the cutting.

I had the woman who cuts my palm fronds design a laser cut magnolia flower which came in last week and here is the results...


I am thinking of selling them and some of the pines if there is any interest let me know, otherwise look for them on eBay, I have had pretty good success with all of the typical outdoor trees I list and some of the tropical ones sell here or there but not as much interest in those, I guess there are not many dollhouse or miniature collectors into tropical scenes!
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PostSubject: Re: Magnolia tree   March 9th 2013, 18:05

Im amazed every time I see your creations, but this really does look like a little magnolia tree! Great job as usual!
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PostSubject: Re: Magnolia tree   March 9th 2013, 18:23

A wonderful tree Phil cheers cheers cheers cheers Great work Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)):

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PostSubject: Re: Magnolia tree   March 9th 2013, 23:20

It is a woderful piece! cheers Incredible also all the dedication and work you've given to this tree. Shocked
I hope you can find an owner to this magnificent work, Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Magnolia tree   March 10th 2013, 02:45

Thanks I'm glad you like it, I am really happy with this one so now I'm starting on the frame of the second one.

@Roger wrote:
It is a woderful piece! cheers Incredible also all the dedication and work you've given to this tree. Shocked
I hope you can find an owner to this magnificent work, Very Happy

This one found a home... Right here! It took so long to make I'm not letting it go but I have found a way to cut and shape the leaves much faster so I will make the next one and see what amount of time I have invested in it so I can see if it will be sellable.
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PostSubject: Re: Magnolia tree   March 10th 2013, 05:16

thats awesome
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PostSubject: Re: Magnolia tree   March 10th 2013, 08:17

Goodness, that is gorgeous Phil!! cheers It looks so lifelike.

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PostSubject: Re: Magnolia tree   March 10th 2013, 10:18

It's an awesome tree Phil Shocked I would love to fall asleep one afternoon under it drunken Sleep

thank you Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Magnolia tree   March 10th 2013, 14:52

@Philter4 wrote:
Thanks I'm glad you like it, I am really happy with this one so now I'm starting on the frame of the second one.

@Roger wrote:
It is a woderful piece! cheers Incredible also all the dedication and work you've given to this tree. Shocked
I hope you can find an owner to this magnificent work, Very Happy

This one found a home... Right here! It took so long to make I'm not letting it go but I have found a way to cut and shape the leaves much faster so I will make the next one and see what amount of time I have invested in it so I can see if it will be sellable.

Oh, so it found the perfect home. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Magnolia tree   March 10th 2013, 15:28

It's beautiful, Phil! I love magnolia trees.

-KRistie
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PostSubject: Re: Magnolia tree   March 10th 2013, 22:33

Wow! its stunning! cheers
congratulations!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Magnolia tree   March 11th 2013, 10:17

Very Cool Sad(o)):
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PostSubject: Re: Magnolia tree   March 11th 2013, 23:12

Great scale model Phil, really like the intricate details and obvious time consuming effort put into this.
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PostSubject: Re: Magnolia tree   April 4th 2013, 05:42

Phil, it is gorgeous. My favorite tree of all time. If you do decide to make another one, it will have a very, very happy home here. That is one that I would love to try to attempt to make, but haven't tried yet. I look and look for the perfect leaves for one, but can't ever seem to find any locally that would work. Your turned out amazing. Thanks for sharing.
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PostSubject: Re: Magnolia tree   May 4th 2013, 13:21

Hello fellow tree maker.
I really admire your work its very detailed and real.
I need some advice.
On making leafs on trees that can with stand two six year old humans
I'm currently using random plastic plants.
Any hints or tips?
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PostSubject: Re: Magnolia tree   May 5th 2013, 03:38

@goatherder wrote:
Hello fellow tree maker.
I really admire your work its very detailed and real.
I need some advice.
On making leafs on trees that can with stand two six year old humans
I'm currently using random plastic plants.
Any hints or tips?

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