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Old 20th March 2006, 03:48   #1
Sidecar Bob
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Default The fine internal branches for trees (polyester fibre)

Everyone knows about the polyester fibre material that you can buy at the hobby shop for making trees & bushes. Just take a small clump of it and tease it out, then stretch it over the branches of your tree, spray it with cheap green paint, dip it into the ground foam and voila: a tree with that "leaves are mostly on the outer branches" look.

But did you know that the same material is available in big bags for only a couple of $ in the sewing dept of your local department store? It is sold for stuffing small items and for putting between the layers of a quilt.
The only difference is that the stuff in the hobby shop is dyed grey and it is MUCH more expensive, and the stuff at the department store is white.
A quick dip in some fabric dye (let it dry before using it), or a spray with cheap black or grey paint after it has been stretched over the branches will remedy the whiteness.
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