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| When modeling trees, fine ground foam is not the proper texture for most deciduous trees in HO (unless the leaves are very small), as I discuss in my Scenery Forum Clinic (read my post on texture) on in my video on Realistic Scenery (downloador DVD). Fine ground foam should be used on conifers, but coarse ground foam is more correct for broad leaf deciduous trees. |
One way to save money on ground foam costs is to make your own ground foam, but that's rather tedious if you have lots of hills to cover with forest. The other option is to get a much larger quantity of foam in a bulk container ... don't get the foam in the small bags -- you'll go broke doing scenery that way.
For example, you can get 4 lbs (64 oz.) of foam in "gallon jugs" from Scenic Express for $13. I've found this much foam will last for months of scenery modeling.
[ Edited Tue Feb 19 2008, 12:41PM ]
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