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PostSubject: Static grass   Sat 20 Jun 2009 - 18:35

I have picked up some static grass and been browsing some sites to get an idea on techniques for use. One thing I am having some trouble seeing is the squeeze bottle they speak of for application. As in "shake the bottle to charge the grass some and squeeze it out over the glue".

What kind of tip would such a bottle have? Being frugal I want to see what kind of reuse/recycle kitbash I can come up with. Thanks for any help. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Static grass   Sun 21 Jun 2009 - 10:35

I just have my static grass in a plastic sandwich bag. Keeps the stuff from getting everywhere, and once its ready to be applied to the model, you can either use the 'dip into bag' technique, or take a pinch out with your fingers, and then sprinkle the grass onto the glued surface. When I say sprinkle, I mean as in rub the grass between your fingers over the model until it falls on it's own to the surface.

Hope that helps.
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PostSubject: Re: Static grass   Sun 21 Jun 2009 - 11:21

If you are basing mini's dipping is problably the way to go. If it's for a large piece of terrain, sprnkling with your fingers works best for me, or pouring it out over the adhesive right from the bag.

Tip: Covering large areas with the same shade of grass IMO looks unrealistic and flat. Break up the area you want covered with stones, or a different shade of grass. Just my opinion.
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PostSubject: Re: Static grass   Sun 21 Jun 2009 - 13:36

Thanks! Now is there any problem with it not standing on end to look like grass?
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PostSubject: Re: Static grass   Sun 21 Jun 2009 - 15:35

No, not a problem, as you can look at it as they trampled the grass. If you shake the bag prior to using it, the grass usually sticks up more, from the static. Also, when you apply the grass, you can easily use a toothpick or some other utensil to move the grass around to stand up more.

I am sure you will see that dipping a model in the grass works fine.
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PostSubject: Re: Static grass   Mon 22 Jun 2009 - 2:21

Mike wrote:
Thanks! Now is there any problem with it not standing on end to look like grass?

Just turn the base upside down & tap gently on the bottom. This will remove excess grass & make the fibers stand up straighter. If you tap the base over a piece of paper you can retrieve the fall out for reuse.
Watering down you glue also tends to make the grass stand staighter as the fibers are repelled by water. thumbsup

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