Grass and Weed

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Grass and Weed

Postby Mike Lee » Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:38 pm

Got this from another web site, looks a good idea, not seen it before.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2rOO1hN8_U

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Postby trefor » Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:49 pm

Very interesting. Thanks for posting this, I feel the urge to make a test piece coming on :)
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Postby Boghopper » Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:11 am

Thanks for posting the video clip Mike - most interesting. I would like to have a go at his technique on Duncton Yard, but I didn't recognise the spray adhesive he was using, I guess it's not available on the side of the pond. Can anyone suggest an English eqivalent which has instant and strong "grab" and dries fast?

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Postby gfadvance » Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:59 am

Chris,

I normally use the spray adhesive available form B&Q, you will find it in the carpet section, Maplins also do a couple just make sure you get the standard version not the "reposition-able one"
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Postby Boghopper » Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:20 pm

Thanks Gordon, I'll pick some up when I'm next over at the "sheds".

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Postby Dave freeman » Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:08 pm

I bought some spray glue from the ever usefull poundland not tried it yet
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Postby Will Vale » Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:02 am

Thanks for posting this - I had some Super 77 in the scenery box, and I wasn't having much luck with the electric flyswat and longer (6mm) grass fibres.

It's certainly worth trying, especially for tussocky grass, although I've found I get some bald spots which need to be covered up with scatter. Looks good in profile though.

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More here: http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php/blog/321/entry-4888-static-grass-experiments/

Sorry I haven't been on here much this year, I'm in standard gauge land at the mo...

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Postby PeterH » Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:33 pm

Your grass looks good Will. I tried the 6 mm fibers from the yellow bottle with holes in the lid and they did not stand up. I did find the fibers good for twiglets on trees - I put dots of PVA on the branches then drizzled the fibers on from my fingers and they spread apart OK.

What is the hairy fiber he used in the video ? (I have diallup here & where I watched the video there was no sound).
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Postby Will Vale » Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:13 am

It was a cheap blonde Halloween wig, basically to save money on the fibres and make for longer strands than you can get commercially. I thought maybe it also helped form the cigars, but with a bit of practice they work fine with the shorter fibres.

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