1/48 palm fronds

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  1. gbr-22

    gbr-22 Active Member

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    Hi guys!
    I'm trying to make palm fronds for my 1/48 Pacific diorama..As I've run out of ideas I would appreciate it if you could help me find a way to make some look somewhat like this..

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    Cheers,
    Panagiotis.
     
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    Verlinden did some at one stage I believe, but not sure of scale (probably 1:35).

    Vic (Vic balshaw) made a whole stack of them by hand for one of his Group build entries, a Catalina on Pacific diorama base. Can't remember which GB, but you should be able to find it alright if you check the Group Build section.
     
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    Pacific hmmmmm, looking forward to this
     
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    Airframes Benevolens Magister

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    I believe Eduard make some metal-etch palm fronds, but, being metal-etch, I'd guess they'll look like metal etch palm fronds!
    Thin paper, like the tissue used to cover decals, can be shaped and then 'split' to simulate the fronds, but it's a long process, and the difficult part is fitting the fronds to the trunk so that they loo right.
     
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    I picked these up at a Train hobby supply house for under 20 bucks. Heres how they look after painting
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    hope that helps,cheers Trey
     
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    if I'm not mistaken royal model has photoetched of palm leaves.
    another way to do it is with aluminum foil or tin,
     
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    #7 Rustybugs, Dec 23, 2012
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    There's a place in china that I got my 1/72 scale palm trees from. I got 100 for 20 dollars! They will take special requests. I don't remember their name but you can find them on EBay under the train sections. They carry a wide selection of landscaping stuff for the various scales for trains, the scale for train that is 1/48 is 'O'. That is exact too

    Here are a couple pics of the palm trees. The pop-cycle is for comparison

    003.jpg

    A close up of the 'leaves'

    002.jpg

    The tree is basic but it does give you a start. Needs to be adjusted, added to, painted but will fit the bill. Hey, for a nickle apiece not bad.
     
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