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« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2013 04:58:06 PM »

Thank you!  This is not the flocking, but the big chunks of foam called (I think) "Bushes."  Each piece is about 1/2 inch across or a little smaller.  I also used the polyfiber tree  canopy material to form the base of the foliage over a wire armature, onto which I glued the foam bits with Alene's Tacky Glue.  This only sort of worked initially, and I was quite desperate at one point thinking I'd have to tear the whole canopy off because it kept sagging, but I ended up waiting for it to dry, and then sewing a few stitches through the mass of polyfiber and foam, sewing it up onto the wire armature.  This sucked it up and gave it a good tight structure.  But I have to tell you, I was scared for awhile!   Shocked

This is the polyfiber stuff, except they used to sell it in brown, which is what I have (courtesy of my husband): http://www.micromark.com/green-poly-fiber-12-oz,10311.html

This is the foam foliage material: http://www.hobbytown.com/Shop/Woodland-Scenics-Bushes-Clump-Foliage-Medium-Green-12oz-/

I used the finer kind of foam bits for the moss at the base of the tree.
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« Reply #31 on: November 02, 2013 05:44:27 PM »

Amazing, especially the realistic bark!
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« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2013 06:34:39 AM »

Thank you!   Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: November 03, 2013 05:20:19 PM »

My dad is an avid model railroader so I have to give that a thumbs up. Cheesy. The detail is awesome though.
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« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2013 09:07:20 AM »

Thank you!   Cheesy
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