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BranchBunches Light!
BranchBunches Light is a lighter version of our popular BranchBunches branching material. These synthetic fibers are not as thick as the fibers from BranchBunches Original. Some of their qualities include; easier to use and less expensive than BranchBunches Original.

What are BranchBunches?
BranchBunches by ScaleTree.com is a multi-use material that is designed to replicate the branching structure of prototype trees, bushes, shrubs, and exposed roots. BranchBunches add mass and volume to trees while maintaining a desired semi-transparent appearance. They are suitable for all scales, and work well for deciduous trees as well as conifers. BranchBunches are designed to be attached to any armature, be it made of twisted wire, dried and treated sticks, weeds, and roots, or store bought varieties made of plastic. Of course we know they work best with our twisted wire ScaleTree Armatures.

Advantages:
There are many advantages to using BranchBunches over using other available materials. Here are a few.

BranchBunches detailThe Branches - With BranchBunches it is easy to create trees and bushes that have that sought after semi-transparent appearance. They are sturdy enough to be used without an armature and they maintain their shape well, even when soaked in glue. The Individual branches are thick enough to be seen at a distance, so the foliage appears to be connected to something substantial, instead of floating in mid air. BranchBunches are also great for filling out a tree that has a sparse armature. They easily glue to each other to fill in the gaps where an armature has no limb. (See the image of the branch detail of BranchBunches Light to the right)

The Color - After researching the prototype, most deciduous tree branches appear gray when they are bare, and appear to be black when shaded by foliage. We have chosen an appropriate color that satisfies both of these parameters. BranchBunches will easily take paint if a color change is desired. For more information regarding coloring, refer to step two of "Creating Trees and Bushes", in the BranchBunches Instructional Sheet.

Non-Recognizable - Since BranchBunches are not made of a natural material, they are not recognizable as a specific species of natural moss or plant. This is especially important in model photography where recognizable natural materials can easily give away the illusion of scale.

Synthetic - BranchBunches are totally synthetic which has many advantages. They are durable and will not become brittle with age. They are non-magnetic and non electricity conductive, so they will not be attracted to motor mechanisms or create an electrical short. They do not contain dust collecting glycerin, and they are non tasty to insects and pests.

Large Trees - Although BranchBunches can be used to make trees in any scale, modelers that are wanting larger trees will find BranchBunches to be their product of choice. The two images below show how BranchBunches can be used to make a large oak tree. This particular tree measures 12 inches high. It was constructed using the same procedures outlined in the Instructional Sheets. The armature for this tree is one of our ScaleTree Armatures made of twisted wire. The photo to the right below, is a close up shot of the BranchBunches Light in action prior to adding the foliage.


12 inch tall oak

Close up of BranchBunches Original in action


How Much is in a Package:
A single package of 35 grams has enough BranchBunches material to easily make approximately five 8" deciduous trees, three 9" conifer trees, and 8 bushes. All from just one package. Of course BranchBunches can be used to make a model tree of most any scale, depending on the armature of your choice. You could also choose to make four 30cm (12") trees like the one above from the same 35 gram package. Don't foreget we also have a 70 gram package for less.


Instructional Sheets:
BranchBunches is a versatile material. We recommend reading the Instructional Sheet so that all of the various applications of the material are familiar. We have provided the Instructional Sheet pages in black and white images to help in printing.

Click for Instructional Sheet #1
Instructional Sheet #1

Click for Instructional Sheet #2
Instructional Sheet #2


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All orders include the two page instructional sheet of detailed instructions and tips for getting the most scenic realism from your BranchBunches.

 

BranchBunches (package sizes and pricing)
 

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Item #
Item Description
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   BB0135    BranchBunches Original 24grams Sold Out
$ 3.49   
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   BB0135    BranchBunches Light 35grams
$ 4.49   
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   BB0170    BranchBunches Light 70grams
$ 7.49   
now $ 4.50
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24g (0.83oz)


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