NASG Dispatch Articles: Scenery - Trees, Shrubs, Bushes

Making Conifer Trees

Issue:
2004 #1 February
Page:
26
Author:
Carl Tuveson
Description:

Using Christmas wreaths (old and new ones found at Hobby Lobby), the author stripped off their branches, painted them with spray paint, dipped them in white glue mixed with water, and sprinkled ground foam to make realistic looking conifer trees in a matter of minutes per tree. They scale to about 20 feet tall in S-scale.

Pasture Grass on the New England Central

Issue:
1999 #2 April
Page:
15
Author:
Sylas Kayle
Description:

The author (Dave Jasper) describes how he uses fake fur to make his grass fields (shown on this issue's cover).

Trees - Cheaper

Issue:
1990 #2 April
Page:
19
Author:
Bill Fraley
Description:

Using the stranded-wire technique, the author describes how he built new trees to improve upon the ones he had previously built. Includes several photos.

Trees Cheap

Issue:
1989 #4 August
Page:
10
Author:
Bill Fraley
Description:

Using left-over Christmas decorations to serve as the basis for S-scale trees. Includes construction photos.

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