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First Look Review
White Oak, Large
12-inch White Oak Tree
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


Originally published on:
RailRoad Modeling

Architrees
Several years ago I discovered Architrees. These are handmade trees of various types and sizes. They are sold through the owners store via an on-line auction site.

Architrees currently lists the following categories:


    - Dollhouse & G-gauge Model RR
    - O-gauge Model RR & Dept 56
    - HO-gauge MRR & Gaming Scenery
    - N-gauge Model RR
    - Z-gauge Model RR
    - Architectural Model Scenery
    - Manila Wholesale Dealer Bulk
    - Palm Trees


Architrees makes their trees from a natural wood truck with some wooden boughs. Wire branches are set into the wood. The leaves are sprinkled on.

In the photos the tree is still on its shipping base. It is steadied by retaining posts. When I plant the tree these come off.

In one photo, to demonstrate scale, I included figures of a 1/32 pilot and a 1/48 pilot.

Conclusion
Keep in mind that my tree is several years old. Those I've seen since appear more realistic. This tree looks pretty good. It is big enough for most any diorama or layout you want to plant it in. I am happy with me tree and recommend Architrees.


Please remember, when contacting retailers or manufacturers, to mention that you saw their products highlighted here on RailRoadModeling.
SUMMARY
Highs: Wooden trunk. Good looking canopy.
Lows: The wire branches detract some from the appearance.
Verdict: A good looking model tree.
Percentage Rating
81%
  Scale: Other
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  PUBLISHED: Jan 29, 2012
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 86.98%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 81.00%

About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

Copyright 2017 text by Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of ModelGeek. All rights reserved.


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