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finished tree pics

Discussion in 'Habitat and Exhibit' started by mvernelson, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. Here's a few shots of my tree armature & finished paint. Now it just needs a leopard and dirtwork at the base.
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    <img src="http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa230/mvernelson/DSCN1936.jpg" alt="Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting">

    <img src="http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa230/mvernelson/DSCN1922.jpg" alt="Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting">

  2. Sorry guys, I turned it in to a sideways midget tree, crap!

  3. mitchman

    mitchman my dog was tired

    thats awesome.
  4. Bobbi Meyer

    Bobbi Meyer I luv to ride my tricycle, I luv to ride my trike

    wow, how'd you do the peeling bark?
  5. visions of wildlife taxid

    visions of wildlife taxid love me or leave me, just dont try to convert me

    very very nice, i am with bobbi, how about sharing on the peeling bark secret, Russ
  6. The inner wood is done first then apoxie is laid over it and lifted up & away with a tool. Easy as that.
  7. Jason O

    Jason O Active Member

    that tree is bigger than my whole shop,looks nice
  8. That is crazy! :eek: There is alot of detail work into that. Very nice job!! How many hours do you have into that?
  9. do you know the approximate weight of you're finished tree?
  10. coal39

    coal39 Member

    Wow nice tree I also like the peeling bark
  11. jhawk

    jhawk My second job.

    Awesome! Would love to hear about your process and materials.
  12. Tree took abput 3.5 to 4 weeks to complete. It weighs approximately 150 lbs. The epoxy is heavy but extremely strong. Its designed for zoo exhibits and its strength prevents primates & such from breaking away the details. Because I was unable to do my seminar at the world show, I will be doing a multi part article in breakthrough soon. Sorry my pictures were so messed up, Im still trying to get the hang of this computer stuff. The tree was actually 14' high.
  13. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Beautiful job and exquisite artistry there Mike. Thanx for sharing.
  14. rnviper3

    rnviper3 New Member

    that is some awesome work. thanks for sharing with us. i am looking forward to seeing the process in breakthrough.
  15. aussiesam

    aussiesam I'm an Australian.

  16. i agree with every one else, awesome.......i have been wanting to do one of those for awhile now, i have plenty of room for it, just need to do it.
  17. Bagger99

    Bagger99 New Member

    Very nice job. What type of mount are going put with it?
  18. weazel

    weazel New Member

    very very nice how many trees have you done to learn haw to make it so realistic. it is very inspireing to see things like that
  19. MAN that's absolutely gorgeous!! Love the detail and craftsmanship. -Susan
  20. Amazing Mounts

    Amazing Mounts New Member

    What can I say but AMAZING! Kinda like using just the right eyes next would be the right habitat to bring things back to life. Nothing minus superb. Don't feel bad about the computer thing not so good myself but had to put my two cents in here. Great Job!