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exhaustfumes 07-11-2008 06:01 PM

coconut trees
 
Just a quick question......
Is there a good Coconut tree out there?
Been working on a 1/35th scale pacific theater dio, and whats Pacific Dio without a coconut tree?
Discuss.....

sharkmouth 07-11-2008 09:54 PM

Hart of the South models makes wonderful palms including the coconut.
http://hartofthesouth.com/v-web/prod...ture%20049.jpg

Their web site:
http://www.hartofthesouth.com/

I hope this helps!

Regards,

alanmac 07-13-2008 05:12 AM

Hi Saul

I didn't make the request but just wanted to thank you for posting link. They do look good and not a bad price.

Shame they don't come in different sizes but that's not beyond the capabilities of a modeller to modify them to get some variation.

Bookmarked and thanks again.

Alan

sharkmouth 07-13-2008 07:23 AM

True, they only have two sizes and, for the price difference, it is better to go with the larger one and cut it to a different size.

What I did like was that the palm fronds are sold separately, great for a Pacific War scene, to place with the left overs from cutting down the full tree to a different size. ;)

Regards,

James Tainton 07-14-2008 01:01 AM

Saw this in an old issue of Military Modelling- The leaves are photo etch from Eduard.
http://panzerfaust.sslpowered.com/pl...ral/img003.jpg

Mark S. Pryor 07-14-2008 09:00 AM

or, DIY
 
You might try this. Making Palm Trees by: Eric Sikkema

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?...ticle&artid=75

or, Making Small Palms by: Chas Young

Part 1
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?...cle&artid=1788

Part 2

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?...cle&artid=2026

And some ground work:
It's A Jungle Out There (Part 1) by: CK Tang

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?...icle&artid=572

It's A Jungle Out There (Part II) by: CK Tang

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?...icle&artid=587

panzerjager 07-14-2008 09:23 PM

Mark, the last link is wrong, it leads to Chas Young's small palms part II. Can you post the right link?
Thanks

Darío

Mark S. Pryor 07-15-2008 09:47 AM

Dario,

Corrections made, thanks for noticing.;)

Mark


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