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Cherry blossom tree base available free

2020-03-06 by David

It's spring here in Japan, and that means cherry blossom season!!! Our next samurai terrain project (still TOP secret - sorry!) is being worked on right now, but I thought it would be a great opportunity to model some cherry blossom trees to go with it.

 

Sadly, it's not easy to 3d print a tree, as the number of branches that will actually print is limited. Not to mention supporting those branches during printing....

 

So instead I've decided to use bendable tree armatures from Woodland Scenics, and print up some wide 60mm bases to give them more stability and also provide a surface for attaching fallen petals. Hopefully these will look good!

 

 

I used a free download from Thingiverse of a dead tree, and sliced it to just the lower trunk, then resized it to fit the 7.5mm diameter of the Woodland Scenic trees. Add a hole for the tree's pin, and place it carefully on a 60mm textured base with some small stones.





This photo shows a light dusting of white spray undercoat on two prints. The one on the left was done at 0.1mm layers, and the one on the right was printed at 0.2mm layers. There's not actually much difference - perhaps the deeper indentations on the ground surface are more defined on the 0.1mm layer version, and the rocks certainly look better.

 

Obviously the finished trees will be MUCH more twisty and gnarly, as cherry blossom trees tend to look in real life. But that's for another blog......





I included a small magnet hole in the base too, as this will help when transporting them, I thought?

 

These 60mm tree bases are available on Thingiverse for free download:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4204227

Looking forward to modelling and painting these up!


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