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How To: Bamboo
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Posted: Monday, June 09, 2014 - 09:44 AM UTC
Robert Blokker needed some scale bamboo and came up with this inventive method using materials already to hand.



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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Monday, June 09, 2014 - 10:26 AM UTC
Thought it would be more complex than it is; well done, Robert.
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Posted: Monday, June 09, 2014 - 10:56 AM UTC
Great idea and amazing execution.
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Posted: Monday, June 09, 2014 - 02:22 PM UTC
Excellent "how-to" subject and great technique! One of the things I like best about this hobby is how someone, with a bit of research and imagination, can create cool and/or useful items out of the stuff we have lying around the bench, house, yard, etc. Thanks for a very well done tutorial!!
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Posted: Monday, June 09, 2014 - 04:14 PM UTC
Thanks for the tip and sharing your How-to tip for realistic looking bamboo




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Posted: Monday, June 09, 2014 - 09:10 PM UTC
Ola Guys

Thaks for the replies and the comments.

@ Christopher
Hehehehe It doesn't always have to be difficult. I like simple. It is often faster

@ Paweł & KoSprueOne
Thanks for the compliments.

@ Jack
That is the reason why I always save everything (much to the annoyance of my wife) But strips of evergreen above a certain length are usually just collected and put into a box. And you'd be surprised how often that box gets picked up because I just need a little bit of styrene. Same goes with sheets of aluminum foil of various thicknesses and I can go on. The list is endless.
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Posted: Monday, June 09, 2014 - 10:04 PM UTC
Hi Robert

Very well done, your sticks really look like the real one.
Your method is indeed very easy, but you had to find it.

Greets

Claude
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Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 02:22 AM UTC
Very, very nice, Robert!

Thanks for taking the time to do the SBS How-To. Much appreciated!
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Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 03:49 AM UTC
Hi Robert,

Excellent 'step by step' and a great result.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 06:03 AM UTC
@ Claude, Mike and Alan
Thanks all for the kind words and compliments. I'm really glad you like this SBS.

With friendly greetz

Robert
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Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 06:03 AM UTC
As the Brits would say, "brilliant." Simple, effective, realistic.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 06:08 AM UTC
@ Bill
Thanks to you too for the compliments. Really appreciated. Often things can be made very simple. It is just a matter of thinking about it.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 08:31 AM UTC
Great tutorial. Easy, cheap, great effect. Thanks for sharing.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 06:21 PM UTC
Great article, thanks so much!

If I may add some constructive criticism, your photos could have been better colourwise, but still a very impressive tutorial.

Cheers,

Christophe
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Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 12:46 AM UTC
@ Micheal
Thanks for the compliments.

@ Christophe
Thanks to you as well for the kind words. And you are absolutely right about the colors. Sadly this had mostly to do with the lighting. Normally I would set up my studio. But the only place I could set it up was filled with clutter. It did not help matters much that I took the pics over the course of several days with changing lightcircumstances as well. Normally the pics I make are pretty good.
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Posted: Friday, June 13, 2014 - 06:36 PM UTC
Verrryyy niceeee article mateee! ^^ Soon I hope that I am able to prepare for a project that include a presentation of bamboo vegetation on it. Thanks for sharing here and good luck for you Robert ^^
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Posted: Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 09:42 AM UTC
Very nice How to Robert
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Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 - 12:42 AM UTC
Ola Guys

Thanks for the kind replies and I hope it is useful to somebody in the future.
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Posted: Friday, August 01, 2014 - 08:13 AM UTC
Nice technique and guide, will have to add that to the collection.
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Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014 - 12:30 AM UTC
That's a great idea. usually we are aware of not using too much glue or sand it away, this time it's pretty useful!
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Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 07:54 PM UTC
Looks great. simple and very effective technique.

Thanks for sharing!
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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2014 - 10:22 AM UTC
Brilliant...simply...Brilliant
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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2014 - 08:04 PM UTC
Isn't it cool that the best stuff usually comes from somewhere very simple?
Nice "boo" and nice tutorial Robert!! Thanks,
J
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Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 06:19 PM UTC
Thanks everybody for the replies. I'm glad so many like it and find it useful.