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making handmade seasonal trees kraft  model trains Handmade
Fir Trees

You will be building
Fir trees with fine detailing.
The trees can be used for model railroading, war games, and many more things.
making handmade seasonal trees kraft  model trains 
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making handmade seasonal trees kraft  model trains


White Glue
Universal Glue
Vice
wire Cutters
Small Paint Brush

Materials

Hobby Wire 0.6 to 0.8 mm
Thick Wool
Fine Sawdust
Acrylic Brown Paint
SILFLOR Foliage
Hair Spray
making handmade seasonal trees kraft  model trains 
making handmade seasonal trees kraft  model trains
1.
Take 6 to 14 pieces of wire together depending on the scale you are working on .
N Scale ( 6 wires )
HO Scale ( 10 wires )
O Scale ( 14 wires)
 Clamp one end of the wires in a vice and began to twist them together as shown in the picture above.
making handmade seasonal trees kraft  model trains 2.
When the first branches are desired, take one wire, bend it to a loop. Then twist the wires a few more times. Continue this process till the tip of the tree is reached.
making handmade seasonal trees kraft  model trains
making handmade seasonal trees kraft  model trains 3.
Cut the wire loops with a wire cutter and straighten the branches. Then take the wool and wind the wool round the trunk.
making handmade seasonal trees kraft  model trains
making handmade seasonal trees kraft  model trains 4.  
Then dip the whole trunk of the tree into a diluted white glue solution.
( 1part white glue - 1 part water )
 Then sprinkle on sawdust. The sawdust gives the texture of the bark of a the tree
making handmade seasonal trees kraft  model trains
making handmade seasonal trees kraft  model trains 5.

After the glue has dried. Paint the trunk and branches with  brown acrylic paint
making handmade seasonal trees kraft  model trains
making handmade seasonal trees kraft  model trains SILFLOR NORDIC FIR TREE HORSETAIL scenery express
SILFLOR NORDIC FIR TREE HORSETAIL scenery express
SILFLOR NORDIC FIR TREE HORSETAIL scenery express SILFLOR NORDIC FIR TREE HORSETAIL scenery express SILFLOR NORDIC FIR TREE HORSETAIL scenery express
6.
1: Cut a small square approximately 3/4" to 1". Snip diagonally half way through at several angles. At one end, pull apart to give a feathered fan shaped appearance with a "shaggy-end" texture

2: Apply universal glue to your branches of your tree. (Spray adhesive works as well with fine branch )

3: Gently apply Leaf Foliage to branch with the feathered fan facing outward. Tease ends to give additional shape and let dry.
making handmade seasonal trees kraft  model trains
making handmade seasonal trees kraft  model trains 7.
Once the three is dry. Spray a coat of hair spray on the tree for protection.

Now your fir tree is
Complete

making handmade seasonal trees kraft  model trains
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