The basic trunk, branches and "twigs" were built up from multicore wire as described in my previous blog entry (http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/blog/1009/entry-12142-going-round-the-twist-for-st-ruth-trees-pt-1/).
Once I had finalised the shape that I wanted, I attached the base of the trunk into a piece of 5mm diameter brass tube so that the tree could eventually be planted on St Ruth. The base of the trunk was thickened up a bit with some P38 car filler (having first planted the tree in a block of wood separated with a piece of polythene so that the P38 didn't firmly fix the tree to the block!)
Once the P38 was set, the whole tree was sprayed with self etch primer, and once that was dry it was painted with a grey-green-brown colour (actually a mix of Humbrol Matt 31 (grey-green), and Matt 113 (a brick red colour)).
When the tree superstructure was dry, the foliage was added using Woodland Scenics "Bushes" applied with tweezers to the ends of the "twigs" with PVA.
The final product hopefully represents an Oak, this particular tree has been made with a bald back area as it will be at the corner of the small wooded area behind the branch line on St Ruth.
I'll take it over to Wolvey on Tuesday, and hopefully the rest of the 2mm Midland Area Group will be as pleased as I am with it, and will allow it to be the start of the wooded area.