How To Make Trees
An extensive collection of tutorials on how to make scale model trees.
Trees make the difference on a layout. And as it is, most
scale model layouts suffer from a deficiency of trees. This is probably
the most common fault with most scale model railroads.
Making scale models trees takes varying amounts of time. Some of the information here shows you how to make realistic trees in 5 to 10 minutes each. Other trees may take 4 to 5 hours each.
Since properly populating a layout with hand made trees will normally take 50 to 100 trees, it is important that you learn the different methods and end results so that you can make a wise choice as to how you want to spend your time.
So you are invited to peruse the information below to see how various people make their trees. And having done that you can make your own decision.
In all, this information shows how to make realistic trees that look much better than the commercial variety.
start by giving you some information to make very fast and simple
trees. But even though the scale trees are simple and fast, they're
If you're really interested in how to make trees for you model railroad, go through this first group.
A video that shows absolutely fantastic trees from roots.
Save money and save time when making trees for your HO scale, OO scale, or any other scale diorama.
A simple and fast way to make trees. The key is the armature from a hedge. This is a must see.How To Model Trees
About trees, grass, bushes, hedges and more. An excellent site. This is a bit more advanced the making, and really serves as a lead-in to some of the things below.
Al's Pine Trees - Makes pine trees from wood with wire inserts.How To Make Evergreen Trees
Towen Pine Trees
Making Trees From Weeds - Once again we refer you here because this system is quite versatile and you actually make some very nice conifers.
The sections on wire trees and Sea Moss trees take you into the realm of time-consuming detailed work. These trees will take you hours to make.
But the end result is absolutely amazing. It is worth taking a look.
Oak Trees Abridged - Wire framesBasic Wire Armatures - Larger trees for larger scales and wargaming.
Alternative Trees - In Polish, but
great. Use google translate.
Sea Moss To Make TreesUsing Sea Moss To Make Trees
A lot of detail on using sea moss.
Some nice pictures and some tips on making trees.
Yes, the trees at MSMK are hand made. Some trees are made of plant named “komosa ciernista” or “piana morska” + http://www.modelmania.com.pl/product_info.php?cPath=251_895&products_id=179
The birch-trees are made of sorrel flower + http://jaga-hobby.pl/pl/p/POLAK-9003-NATUREX-MIKRO-ZIELEN-BRZOZOWA/1533