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  1. james pithouse

    james pithouse Models are fun just ask kpnuts

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    very nice lots interesting to watch:D
     
  2. dubster72

    dubster72 Patrick

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    Asparagus-setaceus-3.jpg
    No, it's not a misplaced post that should be on a gardening forum!
    This is the Asparagus fern (otherwise known as plumosa fern) which is used to make pine trees.

    I'm hoping that I can do the same... :eek:
     
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  3. monica

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    I have herd of this method,Patrick,will you be trying to preserve the branches in any freeze,?
    I did try in water with PVA,kind of worked,but so hard to spread the leaves out again,
    will be very interested to see how you tackle ,this one,;)
     
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    Where did you get them Patrick they are just what I'm after
     
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    dubster72 Patrick

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    Moni, I'm going to attempt to preserve them with a glycerine & water mixture. From what I've read, it's 2 parts water to 1 part glycerine.
    I'll keep a record of my adventures & post up the results...good or bad! ;)

    Col I found this on a website called Crocus.co.uk. The plant is £9.99 plus £4.99 for delivery. As a first time customer I also got 20% off which was nice.

    There's a company in America called The Scenic Factory who sell both the preserved fern & all the bits to make fir trees, but shipping costs make it expensive & anyway, it's more fun trying to do it oneself...famous last words!
     
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    Thanks Patrick I have made 5 trunks but the branches are naked at the minute I wonder if the local florists have anything similar ?
     
  7. dubster72

    dubster72 Patrick

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    I looked & looked but could only find it either on Crocus or Waitrose via mail order. Maybe a local garden centre?
     
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    ta Patrick,I did have a go,mixed results,as hard to spread them back out,have seen a couple of youtubes about it,must give it a nother shoot as well,
    will look forward to seeing how this gets on,;)
     
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    £20 elefant jumped into my arms as I was leaving my LMS comes with 3 figures two choices of rubber tracks and a quick glance proved to be pleasing. IMG_8129.JPG
     
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    do like,John,nice,:D
     
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    Nice choice John, these are a re-box of the old Italeri Elephant if memory serves me right, and they still build into a lovely kit;)
     
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    Part started from ebay UK again!
     
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  13. monica

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    nice Patrick, were do you keep finding these,s one,should be a nice build,;)
     
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    well yet another cheapo ,from chine,this one has 3 needle,/nozzles,.2mm .3mm .5mm
    so out of this lot,should be able to get two,AB,working some what,I hope,:confused:,
    have one for each set,as my others have bent needle,how I do it,no clue,:eek::rolleyes:,
    and if you ask why do I,get cheapo,s ,because I do silly things,and bend the needle tips,
    again no clue,:confused:
    So,I,m hoping this .5mm with sort the vallejo,primer,its been driving me mad,not spraying,
    even tinned,down,to about,50/50.:mad::confused:
     

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    Yes monica, shame though that the kit comes in yellow, one of my all time favourite colours, but the sides and floor come in an awful grey/green, no where near what colour the 'woody' sides should be!
     
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    oh lol,the colors are just grand,:rolleyes::D
    you should have fun with them.;)
     
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    Hi all look what arrived by post for me this morning. WP_20170209_001.jpg WP_20170209_002.jpg
     
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  18. peterairfix

    peterairfix Modeling Mad for it

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    This one just said buy me P1030101.JPG
     
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    Very coo :cool: are you going to have working lights and stuff.
     
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    peterairfix Modeling Mad for it

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    It will be lit as its all in the box including pre drilled portholes
     
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