How to Model Static Grass Tufts

How to Model Static Grass Tufts

 

I love static grass tufts.  When they first came out I was like a kid in a sweet shop with all those lovely colours, green, dead, even two tone!  What’s not to love!  Well, the price… and the fact that the colours may not match your normal static grass so they don’t tie in to the rest of your layout or diorama.

For years now, I have just done my static grass tufts in situ as it is far easier, matches the rest of your grass meaning you can flow the tufts into larger patches into full banks of grass and it all looks good.

Method 1 – One Colour

  1. Using the basing glue, apply a number of small dots.
  2. Use a brush to spread them a little.
  3. Use 4-6mm grass to put down a thick layer. Hoover off the excess off and recycle.
  4. Admire.

Method 2 – Two Tone

  1. Make a paper mask by cutting out small holes.
  2. Line up on the layout and mark where you have put it.
  3. Spray on the layering spray.
  4. Use 2mm basing grass to put down a thick base layer. Hoover off the excess off.
  5. Put the mask back on.
  6. Spray on the layering spray again.
  7. Use 4-6mm grass for another layer.
  8. Admire your two tone grass.

WWS did send me some trial products such as the layering spray but I have since gone out and bought more of their product because I was so impressed.

The “Real” World

USA, 2009
USA, 2009
USA, 2009
USA, 2009
USA, 2009
USA, 2009
USA, 2009
USA, 2009
Knowle, 2017
Knowle, 2017

Materials

  • PSG-1 Peco Scene Pro Grass Micro Applicator
  • WWS or Peco Scene (they’re the same product) 2mm spring grass
  • 6mm spring grass
  • Basing glue
  • Layering spray

Index

  • 00:13 Real World
  • 00:36 Method
  • 09:29 Final Result
  • 10:27 Mini Kathys

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