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Coconut Palms a Tutorial
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Posted: Thursday, January 01, 2009 - 12:36 PM UTC
Chas Young shares his method for creating coconut palms. A simple effective technique that anyone can master with a bit of practice.

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Posted: Thursday, January 01, 2009 - 06:19 PM UTC
Hiya Chas,

That was a good way to show the coconut palms.

I'm going to use this technique on my marine corps dio.

Thanks mate .

Cheers
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Posted: Thursday, January 01, 2009 - 06:56 PM UTC
Hi Chas,

Good article on the Palm Tree, well layed out in simple steps and looks to give a cracking tree.

Thanks

Al
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Posted: Thursday, January 01, 2009 - 10:56 PM UTC
Thanks Mike and Alan, I'm glad you like the article and Mike, best of luck for your diorama.

Thanks Scott and Darren for editing and publishing the feature. You both do a great job!
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Posted: Thursday, January 01, 2009 - 11:23 PM UTC
Nice article Cas I will have to do a Pacific dio at one point!

MArtyn
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Posted: Thursday, January 01, 2009 - 11:35 PM UTC
Great job Chas.
Thanks.
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Posted: Thursday, January 01, 2009 - 11:51 PM UTC
I guess I could have a look at the palm trees we have here in southern Italy - rather different than these thin Pacific Ocean types - and maybe do a photo series for modellers wanting to do Tunisia, Sicily or Anzio dios.
Great work there Chas, they look excellent!
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Posted: Friday, January 02, 2009 - 12:20 AM UTC
Great article have seen a few other methods to build the tree but will try this one when i get home
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Posted: Friday, January 02, 2009 - 02:02 AM UTC
Great Feature Chas. Excellent examples and easy to follow instructions. You know Iíll be attempting this soon.
Thanks Chas great job,
Bob
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Posted: Friday, January 02, 2009 - 02:25 AM UTC
Thanks Martyn, Chris and Bob for the feedback, I look forward to seeing some of your own palms.

Thanks Jeff

Rob, I'm sure the Armorama features team would interested in such an article. You should contact Henk or CMOT when you have something ready.

Thanks for all the feedback!

Chas
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Posted: Friday, January 02, 2009 - 03:04 AM UTC
Thaks for a great "how to" Chas!
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Posted: Friday, January 02, 2009 - 06:09 AM UTC
Great Tutorial! I'm anxious to try this out. Thanks! These are the types of articles that help to make this site a great resource!
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Posted: Friday, January 02, 2009 - 11:33 AM UTC
Excellent tutorial Chas!!

I really like the shear simplicity of your palm tree technique.

Although I am not much into modeling war actions in the Pacific, this sure has tempted me to...

Excellent job!

Rob
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Posted: Friday, January 02, 2009 - 09:49 PM UTC
Ηi Chas

Nice and easy way to create palms
Very good
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Posted: Sunday, January 04, 2009 - 12:03 AM UTC
Thanks everybody! I am really glad this article is tempting some of you to try Pacific type dioramas.

Make sure you show us when you are done!

Chas
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Posted: Sunday, January 04, 2009 - 12:35 AM UTC
I understood from my girl - a 'local' - that palm trees are planted decorative features and do not occur naturally here in Italy. It may therefore be realistic to add palm trees to your Italian dio when you decide to enter an area of a certain luxury, like maybe a seaside boulevard.

When I go to Sicily I'll try and make picture for a landscape and architecture feature though.
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Posted: Sunday, January 04, 2009 - 05:15 AM UTC
Very comprehensible, youngc.
Looks real too! I have a picture of a coconut farmer with a monkey on a long leash that climbs up and picks the coconuts and drops them down. The farmer uses a variety of whisles and mouth noises to command the monkey. I'll find it and post it here. Could be a good diorama reference shot.





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Posted: Friday, January 30, 2009 - 05:10 PM UTC
Chas,

Thanks a bunch (I would make the pun 'a bunch of bananas, but you showed us coconuts)

An excellent feature!

Fred
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Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 02:16 AM UTC

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Chas,

Thanks a bunch (I would make the pun 'a bunch of bananas, but you showed us coconuts)

An excellent feature!

Fred


G'day Fred. I'm happy you like the feature. Yes, I would like to try a banana palm soon.

KoSprueOne, thanks for your comment. I have heard about these monkeys being used for coconut collecting. I agree it would make a great diorama possibility!

Chas

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Posted: Wednesday, January 07, 2015 - 07:28 PM UTC
Outstanding tutorial! One question though; how do you attach the dead growth and leaves to the trunk? Just superglue them?

Thanks!
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Posted: Thursday, January 08, 2015 - 02:20 AM UTC
That original posting is over 6 yrs old now! I suppose you could use thick super glue, or small dabs of hot glue.
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Posted: Thursday, January 08, 2015 - 05:23 PM UTC
I saw it was an old topic but I thought I would ask anyway. Thanks for your reply, I'll just have to experiment a bit.
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Posted: Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 03:54 AM UTC
So 6 years ago one could have used super glue but TODAY... Nowadays you obviously use the special "Leaves and growth attachment system" from AK (glue sold separately).
(Note, you can't use the trunk fixer solution set system as they are not compatible!)
You might want to consider the leave cutter scissors set for ultra realistic leaves!

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Posted: Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 04:03 AM UTC

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So 6 years ago one could have used super glue but TODAY... Nowadays you obviously use the special "Leaves and growth attachment system" from AK (glue sold separately).
(Note, you can't use the trunk fixer solution set system as they are not compatible!)
You might want to consider the leave cutter scissors set for ultra realistic leaves!




LOL it is all about the $$?