He shaved part of it and glued down a model combine, and
the illusion was perfect.
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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
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.
>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.
When in doubt, empty your magazine.
4. plowed field