During this weekends photo fun several people asked about sagebrush tree armatures that both Arthill and myself used in our models. I had purchased mine from a chap off the web some months ago and was saddened to find that his web site had gone off-line. Well it turns out he had not been very well and has transferred the sales aspect of his sage brush business to http://www.fsmtrees.com/ This looks like a neat web site and has some tree making tutorials on it as well.
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Great site. If I would have found this sooner, I would not have made as many bad trees. The only addition I made this week was to use Noch leaves instead of foam.
Buying them here is sure cheaper than taking a motorhome to Arizona for a month, but if you are there, walking the hillsides looking for the stuff is fun.
Thanks for the reference.
There is also a Yahoo group on Tree making http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TreeMaking/ it is not a really active group but there are some fantastic artists on it, not all from MRR by the way.
Thanks for the link. I'm going to try some sage brush. I am in desperate need of trees on the BRVRR. I just hate to make them.
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Just came across this. A lot more widespred than I thought.
Hello to all
Just for info, My name is Vance and I am the owner of fsmtrees (dot) com. I just joined this forum. I recieved the info about this form from a watch list through google for anyone entering the words fsmtree or sagebrush trees. I have some great armatures for your layouts.
Just so folks know, these are kiln dried to 210 F for 15-30 minutes. This kills not only any insects, but also seeds of noxious weeds, bacteria, fungus and virus. That takes care of the little ones that eat the tree and then eat the house.
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loathar wrote: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ARTR2Just came across this. A lot more widespred than I thought.
Expected to see the stuff out west, but Massa2stuff? Anybody have any idea how the stuff got there? Just curious.
I think a few us are planning a trip to western Kansas to pick up some sagebrush. Then we can make some trees! Of course, train chasing will be involved as well.