The Missing Conversation Vol. 9


Done well, tree modeling sets a layout far apart from the ordinary. Trevor Marshall is back in Volume 9 to demonstrate how model trees create and separate scenes on his Port Rowan layout. Plus, there is extensive coverage of common species of full-size trees that range across the eastern half of the United States. Yes, trees can be modeling subjects too.


From The Intro To Vol. 9

There was a time when tree models were nothing more than lichen on a stick.

Pioneering modelers changed that by giving scenery and tree modeling in particular, the time and attention the subject deserves. This volume is a study of full-size trees as prototypes. It examines the characteristics that separate the specific from the generic: like the growth patterns and textures that make your tree models as nicely detailed as the rest of your layout.

I warn you up front, this won’t be for everyone. Though do consider these ideas because they’re just as useful with commercial scenery products.

Trevor Marshall’s Port Rowan in 1:64 layout is quickly becoming a favorite among discerning modelers. Trevor returns in this edition to share how he’s placing and using scratchbuilt tree models on his layout and as you see here, the results are stunning.


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