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A comment about applying the ground foam. You will get the best results if you sprinkle from above the tree with the trunk facing directly downward. This will allow the majority of the foam to stick to the branches and not the trunk. You can then (if desired), repeat wetting with hairspray and turn the tree upside-down and sprinkle foam from the bottom up to add to the underside of the branches. It all depends on how much foliage you want to add to your tree, and where you want it to be. If pieces of foam stick to places you don't want, simply pick tem off with a pair of fine-pointed tweezers.
Look again at our old Black Walnut in Figure 14, to the right. You'll see small clumps of foam on or near the main trunk and large branches. While this can be overdone, many trees will have new growth popping out in various places. The trunk and big limbs don't have to be totally free of foliage. In this case it give the tree some added... character.
This completes the process of making trees using our Photo-etched Bare Tree Frames. We believe these products will advance realism in scenery to a level this hobby has not seen before, and hope they energize your creativity as much as they do ours.
Special thanks again to John McCarthy, for his patience, assistance, and the terrific examples he provided.
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