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1:35 Palm trees tutorial
sweaver
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Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 02:10 PM UTC
Nice job, Chas! That is without a doubt the best palm tree I have ever seen. It makes me want to build another Pacific dio!
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Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 02:26 PM UTC
supperb!
Great timming, i was looking for a how to on a palm tree for a vignette im working on.

Frank
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Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 06:20 PM UTC
well done Chas, probably the best palm tree i saw here.

Claude
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Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 08:24 PM UTC
Palm tree looks fantastic.
I must buy ficus and try to built one.
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Posted: Friday, October 17, 2008 - 12:59 AM UTC
Chas, that tree looks excellent.
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Posted: Friday, October 17, 2008 - 02:22 AM UTC
Stop joking Chas ! This is a real BONSAI palm tree.
You did a fantastic job on it, great work ! G.
youngc
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Posted: Friday, October 17, 2008 - 03:46 PM UTC
Just wanted to acknowledge everyone who has left feedback over the last few days.

I'm very glad to have helped, and I hope to see some Pacific dioramas coming out soon from other members on this site!

Chas
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Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2008 - 02:12 PM UTC
Not sure how i missed this thread before, but outstanding demo!

thank you Chas.
redmike
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Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2008 - 03:47 PM UTC
Awesome thank you Chas.
youngc
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Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2008 - 03:55 PM UTC
You're both very welcome! Look out for the feature article, coming soon...

Chas
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Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2008 - 04:40 PM UTC
Thanks for this article it has come in very handy for me!!

Russ
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Posted: Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 02:04 AM UTC
Nice tutorial Chas. This one will come in verey handy for me in the future!
youngc
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Posted: Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 02:09 AM UTC
Very happy to help!

mj
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Posted: Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 05:08 AM UTC
An excellent tutorial, thank you very much. I'm a little slow at times, Chas. Can you tell me how you attach the palms to the trunk...do you glue them in place, or use a different method? I'm thinking its white glued in place, but I'm not sure.
Thanks again for the tutorial. This is the best I've seen for making palm trees.

Cheers,
Mike
youngc
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Posted: Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 09:59 AM UTC

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An excellent tutorial, thank you very much. I'm a little slow at times, Chas. Can you tell me how you attach the palms to the trunk...do you glue them in place, or use a different method? I'm thinking its white glued in place, but I'm not sure.
Thanks again for the tutorial. This is the best I've seen for making palm trees.

Cheers,
Mike


No worries Mike. That's right, the palms were glued in place with a cheap 'wood glue', same as white glue I think. I didn't use superglue or a plastics glue as I could imagine it would eat into the natural material, and my work would slowly erode away!

Again I am very glad to help, it was a fun project to work on.

Chas
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Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 07:59 AM UTC
Excellent step-by-step article. Thanks for sharing it with us !!
youngc
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Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 11:57 PM UTC
You're welcome Danny,

It was fun and I'm hoping to make some variations soon.

Chas
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Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 10:43 AM UTC
hi there; stonking fronds on that tree; best i have ever seen, but with using a real leaf dosent it just dry out and wrinkle up
youngc
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Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 11:57 PM UTC
Thanks Robert.

The fronds looks the same as they did four months ago when I began the tutorial. The paint seals the leaves which are naturally waxy.

Thanks for your feedback,

Chas
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Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 - 08:25 PM UTC
Thanks a lot about palm trees' construction. I'm actually working on French Foreign Legion vs Bedouins (late XIX century)and you help me a lot for my next oasis.

Villou.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 09, 2012 - 10:29 AM UTC
Really good idea thanks
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 05:13 PM UTC
Chas, you did some super work with this. I think I just might have to borrow it from you for a future project.

Mike
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Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 06:29 AM UTC
Since you used a bamboo skewer for your trunk armature, what is the scale - 1/72?
pnance26
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Posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 11:36 PM UTC
Thanks Armorama for leaving this thread! And thanks Chas for the handy way to make a palm tree! This is exactly what I needed to see!

Some palms also shed fronds so you could do one in a very deal looking pale yellow hanging from the trunk as well as having a few on the ground. These can be pretty painful if it falls and hits you on the head!

Also, the trimmings can be used as ground cover under the trees.

Thanks again, Chas! Great tutorial!
pnance26
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Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 01:20 AM UTC
One little trick to getting the string to hold in place... dip it 50/50 glue water... stays right where you want it!