A couple of bonsai trayscapes

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Post  Treebeard on Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:48 pm

Rob Kempinski wrote:Chris, I really like the landscapes.

I saw many similar concepts (but not with the LoTR theme) when I was in Taiwan. There are a lot less hang ups about what is a bonsai or landscape planting there than appears to be elsewhere.

I have been assembling the parts to make Weathertop and you have inspired me to put it together. I'll try to post a photo when I am done.
Thank you Rob.

Weathertop sounds good, I look forward to seeing it.

Chris.

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Re: A couple of bonsai trayscapes

Post  Rick Moquin on Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:49 pm

What's the history behind Wheatertop?

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Re: A couple of bonsai trayscapes

Post  Rob Kempinski on Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:55 am

Rick Moquin wrote:What's the history behind Wheatertop?
Technically it doesn't have any history, it's fiction you know.

Here is some backstory / history for it.

http://wapedia.mobi/en/Weathertop

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Weathertop Assembled

Post  Rob Kempinski on Thu Aug 27, 2009 4:48 pm

I finally assembled the components of Weathertop. This was a project I started several years ago but kept on the back burner. Chris' plantings motivated me to finish it. I posted a more complete build up of it on my blog. Here it is on the new stand I recently finished.
It's 21 inches across and about 12 inches high.




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Re: A couple of bonsai trayscapes

Post  bobby little on Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:05 pm

this might be a terrible faux pas, but have you considered getting some of the Warhammer Lord of The Rings miniatures to complement it? Ther's some fantastic kits available. Dunno about the scale though.

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Re: A couple of bonsai trayscapes

Post  bobby little on Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:06 pm

found an example:


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Post  Jay Gaydosh on Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:26 pm

Treebeard,

I can envission a bonsai faux pas being used as a great trayscape. Take a tree with four branches coming out at the same level, remove the main trunk flatt with the union, encourage upward budding an equal distance out each of the four branches and build a treehouse in the tree. Or whatever treehouse you could envission.

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Re: A couple of bonsai trayscapes

Post  Rob Kempinski on Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:22 pm

[quote="bobby little"]found an example:

I was thinking more along the lines of the Fell beasts and the Nazgul.


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Re: A couple of bonsai trayscapes

Post  bobby little on Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:28 pm

smart Very Happy

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Post  Treebeard on Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:18 pm

Rob, I like it! You've got very tiny bricks, I bet it was very fiddly to put them together. Just out of interest, what adhesive did you use? I've found that brown silicone sealant (of the type that you would use for exterior household waterproofing) very good.

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Post  jersanct on Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:46 pm

I enjoy all of your work, Chris - thanks very much for sharing it.

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Re: A couple of bonsai trayscapes

Post  Rob Kempinski on Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:58 am

Treebeard wrote:Rob, I like it! You've got very tiny bricks, I bet it was very fiddly to put them together. Just out of interest, what adhesive did you use? I've found that brown silicone sealant (of the type that you would use for exterior household waterproofing) very good.

Chris.

Hi Chris, thanks - we'll see how it develops.
As I said on my blog (but not here) I didn't build the tower. I came from an auction of a defunct Orlando theme park called Splendid China. I had some separate small bricks, there were actually cut stone, and regualr motar would not work. Construction adhesive did work though.

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A Couple of Trayscapes

Post  bonsaisr on Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:29 pm

If anyone wants to make a saikei with a primitive cave entrance or something similar, the pet shops these days have all sorts of interesting structures. I use a reptile food dish for a pond.
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