How to make cheap eBay Trees look Good
We all get caught up with those eBay purchases hoping we can find something really good at a bargain price… unfortunately, that’s often not possible.
If you have a large layout then trees can be daunting and expensive. If you are lucky enough to have a local natural source of a realistic looking plant then you can use that as a base. If you do not then bought sea moss or other products soon mount up. I have a relatively small layout (12′ square but double deck) but I model New England. That means trees! The upper deck is predominantly trees which means I need a lot.
To try to foliate my hill sides relatively reasonably, I have trawled eBay looking for cheap trees. I have often purchased bulk packs only to be really disappointed at the colour and finish when the package arrives a few weeks later.
This video shows how to take cheap eBay trees and make them look good quickly, cheaply and easily. Most hillsides have a mass of trees meaning that the trees themselves become merged together and a series of crowns rather than distinct trees. This helps in hiding some of the really unsightly areas on cheap trees – the trunks.
The Final Result
- Woodland Scenics T1349 Blended Turf, green blend
- Spray Glue
- Cheap eBay trees
- Noch leaves (07140/2/4)
- Plenty of newspaper and a container for the leaves
09:41 Final Result
10:09 Mini Kathys
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