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How to grow a Masa Palm- Tree Tutorial

PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:57 pm
by MoK
I posted this over in Eurobricks but thought it might be welcomed over here as well.
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Masa Palm by Masa of Kaliphlin, on Flickr
You will need the following pieces:
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Masa Palm Parts by Masa of Kaliphlin, on Flickr
Step 1: You need a solid foundation for the palm to grow roots.
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Masa Palm Step 1 by Masa of Kaliphlin, on Flickr
Step 2: Determine how tall you wish your Masa Palm to grow and add the trunk to the foundation.
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Masa Palm Step 2 by Masa of Kaliphlin, on Flickr
Step 3: I think the pictures are self explanatory
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Masa Palm Step 3 by Masa of Kaliphlin, on Flickr
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Masa Palm Step 3 Complete by Masa of Kaliphlin, on Flickr
Step 4: Attach the palm piece you put together in Step 3 to the palm trunk.
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Masa Palm Step 4 by Masa of Kaliphlin, on Flickr
Step 5: Attach palm leaves to parallel sides of the 6x5 plant leaves piece.
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Masa Palm Step 5 by Masa of Kaliphlin, on Flickr
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Masa Palm Step 5 Complete by Masa of Kaliphlin, on Flickr
Step 6: Attach another palm leaf to the "jousting" pole.
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Masa Palm Step 6 by Masa of Kaliphlin, on Flickr
Step 7: Attach more leaves. This can be tricky as you are wedging the leaf connection stem into place.
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Masa Palm Step 7 by Masa of Kaliphlin, on Flickr
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Masa Palm Step 7 Complete by Masa of Kaliphlin, on Flickr
Step 8: Just like step 5 but only one to attach here on the longest point of the 6x5 plant leaves piece.
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Masa Palm Step 8 by Masa of Kaliphlin, on Flickr
Step 9: Attach the remaining 3 palm leaves to the underside connections of the 3 corners of the 6x5 plant leaves piece.
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Masa Palm Step 9 by Masa of Kaliphlin, on Flickr
Also here is a picture showing the connection points on the 6x5 plant leaves piece.
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Masa Palm Connection Points by Masa of Kaliphlin, on Flickr

Re: How to grow a Masa Palm- Tree Tutorial

PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:41 pm
by AK_Brickster
Thanks for sharing!

BRUCE!! Quickly! To the "How-To" page, please! :D

Re: How to grow a Masa Palm- Tree Tutorial

PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:37 am
by Bruce N H
AK_Brickster wrote:BRUCE!! Quickly! To the "How-To" page, please! :D


Your wish is my command. I also added a link to instructions pif500 posted for the donkey in his St Nicolas MOC.

Bruce

Re: How to grow a Masa Palm- Tree Tutorial

PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:00 am
by PsychoPixie
this is a really neat method! I love the idea of the upside down bush to make the dead fronds. Thank you for sharing!!

Re: How to grow a Masa Palm- Tree Tutorial

PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:21 pm
by Ferretclaw
That looks great!

Re: How to grow a Masa Palm- Tree Tutorial

PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:35 pm
by Aeridian
I think I might have enough of those palm tree leaves to make at least one of them! Thanks for the instructions. :)

Re: How to grow a Masa Palm- Tree Tutorial

PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:57 pm
by MoK
Thanks guys! Also thanks Bruce for adding this to the how to page!

Re: How to grow a Masa Palm- Tree Tutorial

PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:30 am
by Justin M
Thanks for the instructions! I'll have to use this sometime. :D

Re: How to grow a Masa Palm- Tree Tutorial

PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:01 am
by Mark of Falworth
Really great stuff! I'll have to try it sometime. :)