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Modelling Trees Part One

 

Author:

Gordon Gravett

Publisher:

Wild Swan Publications Ltd.

Published:

2011

ISBN:

978-1-905184-88-0

Pages:

92

Type:

softbound

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.

Chapter

Page

Title / Description

1

Trees in the Landscape

11

Modelling Broadleaf Trees
Wire armature, bark, painting, foliage, leaf pressing, placement in a scene.

29

Modelled Examples
English elms, winter oak, summer oaks, ash, silver birch, willow, beech, ivy, pollarded trees, hawthorn, hedgerows, rookeries, nests, mistletoes.

86

Low Relief
Using trees as a transition from foreground to background.

88

Further Examples for Reference
Lombardy poplar, lime, horse-chestnut and orchard trees.