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              I wanted to pass this along to the group, for anyone that was interested . After looking at the Palm Tree in my Corsair diorama, I wanted to change out the Palm Leaves with something more realistic. The trunk was ok, but the Metal leaves looked hideous. I picked up J‘s Work paper plant leaves at my local hobby store . The most realistic I’ve ever seen. After cutting all the metal leaves off, I took a hot glue gun, and applied a good size blob of glue on top of the trunk to attach some green model railroad lichen.  By accident, this blob of glue would act as an attachment point for each leaf. 

           Because the leaves drooped so much without support, I added floral wire to the back of each leaf. The leaves could be formed easily once the wire was attached.  I then simply inserted each leaf into the top. 

Christopher
           

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Interesting pieces.  The paper look much better than the metal.   I would like to add a comment trying to not be critical.  I see a lot of palm trees in south pacific dioramas and most often they show the trees shaped like an umbrella.  The real deals actually have a shape more like a dandy lion, often with dead palm fronds hanging under the green fronds.  The classic umbrella shape only seems to happen in areas where the trees are groomed for a garden.  Palm Trees Wild Palm Forest Coast Sao Tome — Stock Photo

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Thanks Peter for the input. Problem solved.

 

Christopher

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Yes, the improvements do look much better and more natural! Excellent work.

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