Many of you are probably aware of a product called Super Trees that is sold by Scenic Express. The “trees” are a form of weed from the Artic region. I guess they are like polar sagebrush. At any rate, the trees build up into a decent looking piece of vegetation.
I bought a box of Super Trees for the layout. My plan to use them for background along the transition space between the 3D foreground and the 2D background. Well, that was the plan. More on that later.
I opened up the large box and broke off a few branches to test. The instructions suggest wetting the trees down with glue ( 50/50 Matt Medium and distilled water with a dash of photo wetting agent). Straighten out the trunk while wet. You can apply flocking or do as I did. I sprayed the trees with flat gray from a rattle can.
I like the gray since many trees are some shade of gray. So far, I have only spent a few minutes per tree to get this point. The next step is to apply the leaves. I tried Super Leaf which is sold by Scenic Express. A sample was included in the tree box. My normal choice for this is Selkirk Leak. I like their range of colors and sizes. The Super Leaf did work fine.
I applied leaves while the trees were upside down and then from the topside. You can apply a final spray of the glue mix the set any loose material. The final tree height will vary depending upon how much pruning you do and what you break off from the bundle.
Give the trees a try!