|justBill ||27 Jun 2012 5:39 a.m. PST|
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
| elsyrsyn ||27 Jun 2012 8:13 a.m. PST|
|TimHerr||27 Jun 2012 8:55 a.m. PST|
That's great! Thanks for sharing.
|delete account ||27 Jun 2012 5:08 p.m. PST|
very well done, very inspirational
|Dynaman8789 ||28 Jun 2012 5:38 a.m. PST|
Ditto, I'm going to give this a try
|artslave ||28 Jun 2012 8:34 a.m. PST|
I have tried this method (I got to see the prototypes in person)and it works very well. Very accurate and nice looking. It does help that I had green wire and dark brown pipe cleaners that made the process even easier. There is also a green floral tape that can save the first painting step. I got some of this material in a Tamiya dinosaur kit that included a large fern kit as part of the diorama. I used the labels for this, as I have lots of them.
|Chilledenuff||29 Jun 2012 1:50 a.m. PST|
Looks good and easy. Great to see a step by step. Many, many thanks!
| Il Condottiero ||29 Jun 2012 5:23 a.m. PST|
Very well done. Thanks for sharing your technique.
|in plumbum nos fides||09 Jul 2012 6:47 p.m. PST|
Bravo. And with pink pipe cleaners no less!
|Maxshadow||29 Jul 2012 6:19 a.m. PST|
At last an answer to my palm tree problem thankyou. I've wanted affordable ones since a very long time.
| Ditto Tango 2 3 ||04 Aug 2012 5:27 p.m. PST|
Derval, that is wonderful, thanks for showing this.
|Cowboy ||10 Aug 2012 1:03 p.m. PST|
WOW That is great idea, Just as I was looking to make some Desert and Jungle scenery
|Askari Minis ||04 Nov 2012 5:53 a.m. PST|
I have used a similar but even simpler idea.
Instead of the labels, Rose petals that you get from the hobby store, like Hobby Lobby or Michaels. They are green and come with wires. Cut for fronds as described in the article.
I secure 6-8 or these around a length of green floral wire with brown pipe cleaners, as described. Dry brush the pipe cleaner with light grey. Then I usually wrap another pipe cleaner around under the top.
These are great for date palms in 25-28 mm scale. I secure the bottom of the floral wire to large washers (for weight) and texture them as bases.
| Dervel ||04 Nov 2012 11:37 a.m. PST|
Great suggestion Askari, will try to look for those..
|La Long Carabine ||11 Feb 2013 9:28 p.m. PST|
Thanks for sharing, palm tree Paradise, here I come.
|Rallynow ||04 Mar 2013 10:03 p.m. PST|
Hovels makes some nice palm trees. The pictures they show don't do them justice, they are really quite nice and come in three sizes. The price isn't cheap but I didn't need all that many.
| squirmydad ||21 Apr 2013 10:48 a.m. PST|
I read your article, just found it last week actually, and produced a few trees following your process.
Thanks very much for taking the time to share your methods.
|Recovered 1AO ||18 Mar 2014 2:14 a.m. PST|
I can see this in 15 mm. How would this work in 6 mm or 3 mm settings?
What materials changes might be needed?
| Dervel ||22 Jun 2014 10:07 a.m. PST|
Never considered anything that small?
I guess in that scale the trunk would be a single wire (maybe wrapped in string soaked in super glue).. then some lose string for palm fronds?
|CIA Games ||02 Aug 2014 8:01 a.m. PST|
Fantastic and a scratch builder's dream article! Thanks for this. The method couldn't be simpler and none of the materials are exotic or hard to acquire. When I get back to my Pulp Egyptian game, there's going to be a bunch of these on the table!