Winter trees

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Bandit Mick
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Winter trees

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Hello everyone. Got myself into a bit of a predicament by modelling an early winter scene. The problem is how to model winter trees so that the branches are fine enough (twiggy). I’m having a go but my trees look too heavy. Any suggestions please or should I just not use any trees? I have painted 3 trees on my back scene which I think look okay.

On another note, how can I make my puddles look like puddles rather than patches of varnish? Perhaps I should just say s*d it and go back to a bright summers day!
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Just be patient the leaves will start to appear in the spring.
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I presume that you have painted varnish on to existing scenery to make puddles?
The best ones I have seen have been made by sticking small patches of clear plastic onto the baseboard and applying the textured ground cover later. The puddle is then ‘in’ the scenery rather than ‘on’ it.
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Thanks Walking the Dog - what a wag!

Thanks Steve - I have seen this in a magazine so will give it a go on a test piece of layout.
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Dapol make a very good and cheap resin water product, looks better that varnish and dries clear. Colour can be added to it if required.
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Thanks WTD.Will also look into that.
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For bare trees I have seen grape storks use once they have been dried.
Hat might do what you want.
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Thanks for the grapes tip. Will have a rummage in Sainsbury’s next time I’m in (cos we’re posh up here on Teesside!)
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