L’Arsenal  1/350 Scale
Coconut Trees
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Reviewed by Felix Bustelo
Ok, now for something completely different… Diorama fanatics, now you can add that extra level of detail to you South Pacific or Caribbean vignette with some detailed coconut trees.   This latest offering from L’Arsenal is certainly unusual and inspiring.
Each packet comes with parts to make two coconut trees, resin tree trunks and brass fronds in different sizes.  The idea is to two take 2 medium, 1 large and 1 small size fronds and slip over the trunk and bend the fronds into a realistic looking tree.

Instructions are provided to help you along, though my sample has them in French.  The latest ones are available in English.  The quality of the brass and resin parts is excellent, and this quality has become the norm with L’Arsenal products.

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While the trees are technically 1/350 scale, I am sure that they will look perfectly fine in a 1/400 scale diorama.   This is a really cool detail set the likes of which I haven’t seen before.  I lift my piña colada to Jacques Druel and Pierre Marchal for designing this product.

Now everybody, from the top…. I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts…

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