Author: Gordon Gravett
Publisher: Wild Swan Publications Ltd.
This is a high-quality book with color photos showing lots of model (and many prototype) photos of the trees, including step-by-step photos. Because the author is British, the prototype photos and some of the materials used have a decidedly European flavor, but most of the trees are also found in the U.S. and a substitute for some of the materials is fairly easy to find. If you are seriously interested in creating good-quality model trees and willing to put in the time, this book (and the second one) are well worth the investment. If you just want to have a couple of generic trees, these books are probably overkill. I am happy to have them. These books are hard to get in the U.S. I got mine from International Hobbies in Auburn, California (their web site appears to be gone now). Just sent them an e-mail, and they'll set you up.
|Chapter||Page||Title / Description|
|1||Trees in the Landscape|
|11||Modelling Broadleaf Trees|
|Wire armature, bark, painting, foliage, leaf pressing, placement in a scene.|
|English elms, winter oak, summer oaks, ash, silver birch, willow, beech, ivy, pollarded trees, hawthorn, hedgerows, rookeries, nests, mistletoes.|
|Using trees as a transition from foreground to background.|
|88||Further Examples for Reference|
|Lombardy poplar, lime, horse-chestnut and orchard trees.|