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Grass, how to do it??!!

Discussion in 'Just starting...' started by pava, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. pava Member

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    Croatia
    How do you make grass on your dioramas and how do you glue it to look realistic if anyone can put some picture that will be good:D
  2. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
  3. pava Member

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    Croatia
    do you get instructions with it i never ordered this kind of stuff:cautious::eek:
  4. housecarl A Fixture

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    They both just need gluing down Dominik, but the EVD stuff needs painting. Fairly self explanatory once you see it.
    Carl.
  5. philter4 New Member

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    United-States
    I have used Woodland Scenics field grass, you just cut it to the length you want and glue it down in small tufts. I used to make my own by bleaching goats hair then airburshing the colors I want but this is time consuming and messy. Woodland Scenics is very inexpensive and gives a good look. Just remember you have to do small sections at a time, if it is too large a space it will fall over or lean on itself and make an unnatural looking mess. Here is a photo of some of the grass from Woodland Scenics that I am working on.
    [IMG]

    Recently I have been using the grass mats and tufts by both Silflor under the name MiniNature Silhouettes and the mats by Model Scene. Silflor is a German company and Model Scene is a Czech company that are sold through several different suppliers here in the U.S.A. The grass in this photo is by Silflor but Model Scenic is no different in looks as far as I can tell. In this photo the water is by Magic Water, the reeds are laser cut paper and the rocks are clay that I carve and paint.
    [IMG]
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  6. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Grass !
    How to do it. you could try some of the fly tying materials IE
    Deer hair, elk hair, hare is also good. all available in patches at a reasonable cost.
    Just snip some out in a bunch, hold firm, comb out the fine fluff at the base
    and glue into place, you can then spray to desired color and treat with pigments
    ect.
  7. pava Member

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    Croatia
    thank you all(y):cool:
  8. Tommi A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    What Carl says, I got some, its sold in small clumps and you get about 100 in the box, just pick up with tweezers, small amount of glue, place and done, real easy, fast and effective, see in the photo below.

    Cheers
    Tommi

    Image15.jpg
  9. Joe Hudson Well-Known Member

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  10. pava Member

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    Croatia
    thank you(y)
  11. Jim Patrick Active Member

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    United-States
    I looked for that but it had no pictures, how did you find that? Thanks Joe!

    Jim Patrick
  12. Jim Patrick Active Member

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    United-States
    :lol: OK, I get the message. This weekend? I'm working on a figure! Just for you Joe!

    Jim Patrick
  13. naf5058 Member

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    United-States
    I've used a product called Heki Wild Grass for 1/35 scale dioramas. It comes in a sheet that you can pull apart to make clumps or spread out to cover larger areas. It ended up looking really good, with an uneven natural look. I liked the results allot better than making tufts with products like woodland scenic field grass. Once in place I airbrushed it to make it look a more natural color. Here is a link to a reviewhttp://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=885.
  14. Figurenfreund66 Well-Known Member

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    Germany
    Hi Dominik

    if you want to make larger areas of grass, then you can also still of static grass, bush or take.
    Heki grass mats from there, which you can cut you deal.
    Do you want to use only single Büchel grass so I can recommend you the products of FredericusRex only.

    Hendryk
  15. Hans Member

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    Germany
    I did my last grass area with Heki Dekovlies, the autumn shade. It's for HO gauge, but more than appropiate for 54mm. It should be available in model railway yards...

    [IMG]
  16. theBaron A Fixture

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    United-States
    For long grass, you can also use household or garden twine, cut to appropriate lengths and unravelled.

    Prost!
    Brad
  17. Paintermichtoy Member

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    United-States
    Check out the YOU TUBE tutorial I did a while back using Fred Rex, Joe Fix and Hudson & Allen products. See it here: http://bitly.com/vgHHhX

    Dave
  18. pava Member

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    Croatia
    hey, thanx guys! always good to visit this forum, and see more and more good stuff!(y):)
  19. chippy Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
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    I don't know if this helps . I made the grass from garden twine by unravelling the threads a bit at a time and using white wood glue to attach it to the base . The first thing was to paint the area an earth colour , then put about 1 centimeter spot of glue down and fill that up with clumps cut from the twine cutting different lenghts each time because wild grass is never the same height all over . When it had all dried I just dried brush over with different coloured acrylics
    I do use the pre made grasses but in this case I want a tight long wavey grass that no one seems to make .
    chippy

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