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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 1:52 pm    Post subject: Bonsai Reply with quote

Bonsai are another important aspect to the Blade Runner Decorator. Not only are they throughout Deckard's apartment, but also Tyrell's office. If you aren't very good with plants and their upkeep (and Bonsai need a lot of upkeep), there are a buch of pretty good artificial ones on ebay...

http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=bs&sbrftog=1&catref=C6&mppfqy=artificial+bonsai&satitle=artificial+bonsai&sacat=-1%26catref%3DC6&sargn=-1%26saslc%3D2&sadis=200&fpos=14625&sabfmts=1&saobfmts=insif&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&saprclo=&saprchi=&fsop=2&fsoo=2

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh no!!!! BONSAI NOOO!!!! This will be a complete ruin..... Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twisted Evil BTW Joan I am thinking about selling my Snake shop lamp...

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

andy wrote:
Twisted Evil BTW Joan I am thinking about selling my Snake shop lamp...

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SOLD!!!! Smile

(I'm not kidding!)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will PM you...

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ocd= obsessive compulsive disorder.

Blade runner started my 15 yr odyssey with Bonsai.

So I have had a few, cough, cough,.. bite the dust.

Rather than toss them in the trash I let the cooler ones dry out and turn brown.

Next i took a few cans of that CHristmas tree green spray crap (can't remember the name) and sprayed the dead Bonsai green. They look just like they did before they bit the dust. Sprayed them with Semi-Gloss and now I have them in the living room on the shelf.

NO MAINTENANCE. Just spray them with mist water once a year to get the dust off.

http://propsummit.com/upload/949/rinobonsi.jpg

So if you want a NO MAINTENANCE bonsai, go to a Nursery and get a 20 dollar Jap Junniper, Style it, put it in a bonsai pot and if it toasts, try the above.

Oh no,.. Plant MURDERER! I can hear it now.

It was an accident. No really.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, What did you use to keep the needles from falling off, just the paint? I have one that is real trunk and fake plastic needles.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did the same as ocd: bought it, killed it (all the leaves fell, but were replaced with fake ones) is in my possession now for more than 10 years and no stress about maintenance either
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Conserving REAL dead bonsai - Junipers.

They are surprisingly robust once they dry out and turn brown. No the Leaves won't fall off if you hit the pot real hard. You CAN break them if you "flick it" with you finger.

The closest comparison might be, remember the old model glue for styrene models before every one started using SUPERGLUE.

SUPERGLUE would be live.

Dead would be the old glue. Ok but kind of brittle.


Once they are painted and sprayed with Semigloss. They are pretty sturdy as long as the just sit on the shelf. You gan handle them like one of those enclosed real butterflies.

I can't think of how you would ship one with out it getting destroyed.

I've got a dead one about the size of the large bonsai on Deckard's living room that I still need to paint yet.

Hope this answers any Questions. Probably to much info.

I grew Bonsai for about 15 years before it got to be to much work.
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