How to Model Dead Reeds or Rushes

How to Model Dead Reeds or Rushes

If you are modelling late summer through the winter/early spring then you will often see stands of dry dead reeds or rushes along the edge of waterways.

These are easily modelled using any long grass product but I used Busch HO 7375. It is clumped together so it is very easy to put in place.  It is a bit long for most scales so I normally cut it down to size and use both the tops and bottoms of each clump.

The Real World

Reeds along a river
Reeds along a river
Reeds in a field
Reeds in a field
Reeds
Reeds
Reeds
Reeds

The Final Result

Reeds on the O Scale Diorama
Reeds on the O Scale Diorama
Reeds on the O Scale Diorama
Reeds on the O Scale Diorama
Reeds in resin
Reeds in resin
Reeds in resin
Reeds in resin

Index

00:17 The Real World
00:38 Method
08:02 Final Result
08:33 Mini Kathys
11:06 Close

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