Wire for tree making

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Bufferstop
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Wire for tree making

Postby Bufferstop » Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:41 pm

In a thread about something else I mentioned that I could no longer find Florist's soft iron wire at Hobbycraft. The product they stocked being green coated, a bit to thick and stiff. Flashbang came up with this BRIGHT-TINNED-FLORIST-STUB-WIRE- from this Ebay shop.
http://www.ebaystores.co.uk/FLOWERS-FOR-LOVE Thanks Brian!
It seems to be the right stuff a 50gram bundle costing £1.99, they also do the green variety both in 7" and 10" lengths. This is one of those items which you really would like to be able to buy over the counter as P&P is almost half as much again. So it's worth looking what else they have that you might re-purpose.
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Re: Wire for tree making

Postby Paul-H » Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:05 am

I just use heavy gauge electrical flex, 2.5mm IIRC, then once formed I use a mix of PVA and woodland scenics fine turf to paint the trunk to cover the wire.

A bit more work than the florist wire but gives finer more realistic ends to the branches.

Paul


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