login   |    register
Dioramas: Flora & Fauna
Trees, shrubs, nature and animals.
Hosted by Darren Baker
1:35 Palm trees tutorial
sweaver
Visit this Community
Kentucky, United States
Member Since: April 19, 2007
entire network: 759 Posts
KitMaker Network: 131 Posts
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!
3442
Visit this Community
Quebec, Canada
Member Since: March 23, 2004
entire network: 2,412 Posts
KitMaker Network: 1,030 Posts
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
roudeleiw
Visit this Community
Luxembourg
Member Since: January 19, 2004
entire network: 2,406 Posts
KitMaker Network: 78 Posts
Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 06:20 PM UTC
well done Chas, probably the best palm tree i saw here.

Claude
Aniol
Visit this Community
Poznaz, Poland
Member Since: May 29, 2003
entire network: 205 Posts
KitMaker Network: 0 Posts
Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 08:24 PM UTC
Palm tree looks fantastic.
I must buy ficus and try to built one.
Grumpyoldman
Staff MemberConsigliere
KITMAKER NETWORK
Visit this Community
Florida, United States
Member Since: October 17, 2003
entire network: 15,323 Posts
KitMaker Network: 5,065 Posts
Posted: Friday, October 17, 2008 - 12:59 AM UTC
Chas, that tree looks excellent.
guygantic
Visit this Community
Antwerpen, Belgium
Member Since: August 19, 2006
entire network: 7,084 Posts
KitMaker Network: 21 Posts
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
Visit this Community
Western Australia, Australia
Member Since: June 05, 2007
entire network: 2,166 Posts
KitMaker Network: 473 Posts
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
vanize
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Member Since: January 30, 2006
entire network: 1,952 Posts
KitMaker Network: 121 Posts
Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2008 - 02:12 PM UTC
Not sure how i missed this thread before, but outstanding demo!

thank you Chas.
redmike
Visit this Community
Ohio, United States
Member Since: March 06, 2006
entire network: 129 Posts
KitMaker Network: 0 Posts
Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2008 - 03:47 PM UTC
Awesome thank you Chas.
youngc
Visit this Community
Western Australia, Australia
Member Since: June 05, 2007
entire network: 2,166 Posts
KitMaker Network: 473 Posts
Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2008 - 03:55 PM UTC
You're both very welcome! Look out for the feature article, coming soon...

Chas
SSJugend
Visit this Community
California, United States
Member Since: April 02, 2006
entire network: 123 Posts
KitMaker Network: 6 Posts
Posted: Saturday, November 15, 2008 - 04:40 PM UTC
Thanks for this article it has come in very handy for me!!

Russ
MSGsummit
Visit this Community
Tennessee, United States
Member Since: November 16, 2002
entire network: 748 Posts
KitMaker Network: 175 Posts
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
Visit this Community
Western Australia, Australia
Member Since: June 05, 2007
entire network: 2,166 Posts
KitMaker Network: 473 Posts
Posted: Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 02:09 AM UTC
Very happy to help!

mj
Visit this Community
Illinois, United States
Member Since: March 16, 2002
entire network: 1,331 Posts
KitMaker Network: 334 Posts
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
Visit this Community
Western Australia, Australia
Member Since: June 05, 2007
entire network: 2,166 Posts
KitMaker Network: 473 Posts
Posted: Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 09:59 AM UTC

Quoted Text

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
Eagle
Visit this Community
Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Member Since: May 22, 2002
entire network: 4,082 Posts
KitMaker Network: 0 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 07:59 AM UTC
Excellent step-by-step article. Thanks for sharing it with us !!
youngc
Visit this Community
Western Australia, Australia
Member Since: June 05, 2007
entire network: 2,166 Posts
KitMaker Network: 473 Posts
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
jamespond
Visit this Community
United Kingdom
Member Since: February 26, 2009
entire network: 12 Posts
KitMaker Network: 0 Posts
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
Visit this Community
Western Australia, Australia
Member Since: June 05, 2007
entire network: 2,166 Posts
KitMaker Network: 473 Posts
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
Villou
Visit this Community
France
Member Since: May 09, 2012
entire network: 2 Posts
KitMaker Network: 0 Posts
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.
cestus72
Visit this Community
Torino, Italy
Member Since: February 06, 2011
entire network: 230 Posts
KitMaker Network: 3 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, May 09, 2012 - 10:29 AM UTC
Really good idea thanks
youngtiger1
Visit this Community
California, United States
Member Since: May 14, 2008
entire network: 530 Posts
KitMaker Network: 77 Posts
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
Biggles2
Visit this Community
Quebec, Canada
Member Since: January 01, 2004
entire network: 7,144 Posts
KitMaker Network: 40 Posts
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
Visit this Community
United States
Member Since: January 22, 2016
entire network: 621 Posts
KitMaker Network: 5 Posts
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
Visit this Community
United States
Member Since: January 22, 2016
entire network: 621 Posts
KitMaker Network: 5 Posts
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!