Still in the tree building mood. Besides Pine trees I do like decideous trees alot. Last build I did where a couple of Birches. Some research was necessary becaus there are alot of diverent type of Betula trees. Most common over here are the ones with the hanging branches or the Betula Pendula, more common to the parts of the US I’m modeling is the paperbirch, Betula Papyrifea..
When I start modeling birchtrees I like to think in groups, most trees don’t grow solitary but with a couple in a group together..
One of the product I like is the heathland or heather.
Besides my passion for good looking scale grasses and weeds I do love to model trees. Did start a couple of days ago on some Eastern White Pines. As the Maine state tree I do think they’ll fit my layout very well. Build from simple materials like wooden dowels, florist wire and MDF sawdust, colored with cheap latex wallpaint and camouflage rattlecans. Adding additional branches with grassfibers and the Noch grasmaster I finished them with Woodland Scenics fine turf..
Besides modelrailroads I’m working on materials others can use on theirs. One of the things I’ll produce are grassmats on a very thin fabric. Easy to cut, rip and tear. The productline still expanding but I’ll try to post a couple already in stock. First one will be the forestfloor a multi techniques product available in spring and late summer..
About Martin Welberg Scenery’nStuff. Although I’m not a blogger I try to start a new blog on my scenery work. Seperate from the Cardigan Bay Coastal Railroad I’m working on grassmats and other scenery products. What I like to do is to blog my experiences.From now on that will be done here..