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I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

C is for Cedar (of Lebanon)

Saving the best 'till last! Actually my favourite is the large fir tree, but I don't have one! When I was sorting them out a few years back I did get to check-over the fir and like the poplar it's a superb example of the Britains sculptor's/designer's art, with a realistic outcome...but the cedar is a close runner-up...

This picture was taken back in 2008 when I was sorting those trees, I wish I'd done all of them but I didn't. This is the correct distribution of foliage fronds/sub-branches in a mint, boxed example.

What the whole pile looks like straight out of the box...or click-shut bag in this case! The cedar uses the trunk design of the oak tree, but with different plug-in branches and with a new surface-detail applied to the bark.

Each branch takes three fronds, two underneath and one on top, overlapping the other two, the system is more random with the oak...less symmetry. These are - like the Scots Pine - a harder plastic to help keep them rigid and give the layered look of a real-life cedar.

Then the branches are applied to the trunk, as with the other trees, there is very little fowling, the positioning has been carefully designed to allow pretty much random placing of fronds on branches and branches on tree.


From the side

Bird's eye view

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