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Making Small Palms Part II
Henk
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Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 01:59 PM UTC
Chas Young. [ YOUNGC ] shows us a quick and easy way to make palm trees. Thanks Chas.

Link to Item

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
sadodd
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Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 02:20 PM UTC
Henk,

Another great article for my cheap, sorry "frugal" ways. Man that's 2 in one day. How lucky can a guy get???
Henk
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Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 02:24 PM UTC
Steve, much as I like to bask in the warm glow of praise, you will have to thank Chas for this one.

I only post it up, I don't know what makes it go..


slodder
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Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 02:31 PM UTC
Another great feature - easy effective well done. Thanks
sadodd
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Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 02:33 PM UTC
Chas,

Thanks for the article. Henk thanks for putting it up. Keep em coming.
t34-85
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Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 03:51 PM UTC
Interesting idea. Nicely done.

"Hemp rope"

??? OK boyz and girlz, resist the temptation to smoke it!!
Plasticbattle
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Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 09:12 PM UTC
As Chas. As with all good articles like this, easy to get items, cheap, simple and well explained/documented. Fits all categories ... perfect .... and very realistic and effective. Cheers.
exer
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Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 11:19 PM UTC
Nice feature Chas. You explained the process very well.
youngc
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Posted: Friday, March 21, 2008 - 12:07 AM UTC
Hi everyone,

Thankyou for the compliments, I hope it will help the potential Jungle diorama makers out there to get started, without breaking the bank.

My thanks must go to Henk for presenting the feature very nicely.

And to CK Loo, who kindly allowed me to adapt his method of making the trunk rings, and publish it in the feature.

Regards,
Chas
youngc
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Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2008 - 06:52 PM UTC
I've been playing around with the technique. Here is another variation, this time with a longer trunk of a different texture:

The picture doesn't show it very well, but seaweed was used to depict old growth/ flowering.

Chas
bigal07
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Posted: Monday, August 09, 2010 - 03:23 AM UTC
To throw a spanner in the works, would it be possible to make something like this is 1-350, or better still for me, in 1-700 scale ? The tall palm is outstanding and the problem being, you make it look easy, I'm all fingers and thumb, got a piece of wire stuck in one finger, blood everywhere and a bin full of cuttings, giving up isn't what I like, but I just can't get to grips with this, and like I said, could you PLEASE ------- please do something like this in 1-700 ?
rokket2001
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Posted: Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 01:08 PM UTC
Excellent idea, well presented - I've saved this for the future, when the PT boats call...thanks