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Old 2nd July 2014, 16:14   #1
MT Hopper
Join Date: Sep 2007
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Default Palm Fronds

Like others I have been bitten many times by "rivet counters" to the point where I am almost OCD in researching before I build.
My problem is trying to make fronds for a Cuban Royal palm. It would be nice if the fronds were just single planed like most palms. This is not the case. These fronds have a distinctive appearance referred to as Plumosate (Featherlike). This is because the frond leaflets grow in at least 3 planes and droop in a gentle curve. Any thoughts on materials to simulate this? I initially thought of tediously gluing some sort of knitting yarn onto wire stems then rotating it 90 degrees and repeating the gluing on. Problem is the yarn is naturally way too "droopy".
Cheers from the heart of North America

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