Simulating Wheat Fields or Dry grass

Simulating Wheat Fields or Dry grass

Post by nasim.. » Fri, 14 Oct 1994 00:59:42



I was wondering if there is a method or simple method of simulating a wheat
field. What kind of materials do you need and what types of glue do you need. I
am wanting to do a diorama and the bases groudwork must be all tall grass or a
wheatfield type setting. If I use a grass type material, what will I use for
the ground? How will the grass material stand up in it?.
 
 
 

Simulating Wheat Fields or Dry grass

Post by Dennis Rockwe » Fri, 14 Oct 1994 21:41:40


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>I was wondering if there is a method or simple method of simulating a wheat
>field. What kind of materials do you need and what types of glue do you need.

A former member of the local NTrak club (Tom Hoover, are you
out there?) used bathroom rug dyed the appropriate colors
(wheat color for the most part, with a rust-colored frosting
on top).  The normal variations in the orientation of the
fibers look like breezes blowing across the field.

He shaved part of it and glued down a model combine, and
the illusion was perfect.
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Simulating Wheat Fields or Dry grass

Post by jale » Sat, 15 Oct 1994 10:27:15


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>>I was wondering if there is a method or simple method of simulating a wheat
>>field. What kind of materials do you need and what types of glue do you need.

        Fake fur.  Get some fake fur (preferably white, or something close to
wheat color), dye it or airbrush it the correct color, trim it, comb it
(important), and glue it down.  It is easier to add color to a light or white
colored piece of fur than it is to lighten a dark piece.

        This was described in a Model Railroader article in the mid-1980's,
and has been reprinted in one of the newer Kalmbach scenery books.  The title
is something like "Ten Gazillion Scenery Tips & Techniques [from the pages of
Model Railroader]".

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Simulating Wheat Fields or Dry grass

Post by <U32.. » Sat, 15 Oct 1994 20:55:01


While we're at it, I could use advice on modeling corn stalks and/or an
entire corn field.  - Roy Plotnick
 
 
 

Simulating Wheat Fields or Dry grass

Post by Paul J Claff » Tue, 18 Oct 1994 23:30:04


: I was wondering if there is a method or simple method of simulating a wheat
: field. What kind of materials do you need and what types of glue do you need. I

Besides the 'fake fur' method already mentioned in an earlier response,  look
up Timber Products, in Tuscon, AZ.... they make a product called Wild Weeds.
I have used it to model tall grass. The product comes in 28 colors... wheat
being one of these colors.   I like the results better that fake fur.

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Simulating Wheat Fields or Dry grass

Post by jc » Tue, 18 Oct 1994 22:37:00


Quote:
>>I was wondering if there is a method or simple method of simulating a wheat
>>field. What kind of materials do you need and what types of glue do you need.

>A former member of the local NTrak club (Tom Hoover, are you
>out there?) used bathroom rug dyed the appropriate colors
>(wheat color for the most part, with a rust-colored frosting
>on top).  The normal variations in the orientation of the
>fibers look like breezes blowing across the field.

I've seen colored "fake fur" used for (I think) wheatfields and somebody
once mentioned using a piece of cheap green plastic doormat for
corn.  FWIW.
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