Espalier Apples

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Espalier Apples

Postby Gerry Bullock » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:20 pm

I've started constructing some espaliers for the back scene wall on Gneiss Cider. They're made with a German plastic deciduous tree for N/Z scale.
Two of the plastic trees are needed to make up a single espalier.
First photo (2nd espalier) now shows first step in the construction process which involves adhering the two main branches of tree to create a thicker trunk. Trunk is then covered in Vallejo modelling paste.
I've used florist wire between the two trunks to provide a substantial 'leg' to fit into baseboard.

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Addition of a brown crepe tape wrapped around the paste, adhered using PVA.

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Next step is to paint the espalier prior to adding leaves and apples.
Last edited by Gerry Bullock on Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.
So little time, so many ideas!!!!! GerryB.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:38 pm

Now painted, progress will now depend upon arrival of leaf punch.
I still need to make at least two more.

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Postby only15 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:17 pm

Looks good!
Can't wait to see it foilaged up!

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