Terrain, how to

jaz avalley

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In general, ie ‘reallife’ not sci fi I prefer a mud coloured base, then adding g static grass 8ED5C706-C1EA-4468-9413-2D974E418589.jpeg the screw sets up a static charge which makes the grass stand upright
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different textures build up to a believable finish
E75E39B3-9144-448B-B888-D3A276D3FDA6.jpeg Foam can be carved adding specific features
13FEF579-FCC4-46A8-A051-106F6DD2677D.jpeg Tin foil and modelling medium can make small rock features,even old flour and water works, and so far has not attracted mice!
although these rocks are plastercast
AC03FA5C-C11F-4274-BA23-29FF4335F855.jpeg Water works best with a decent paint job underneath, flowing water or ripples or a total fall
3C981405-B5FB-4411-8031-513D75D5C0D4.jpeg Real sand, blue green brown base colour varnish painted waves
E7C5B497-D373-4485-B501-AC41008BAE39.jpeg Ripples
C53AD12B-CA1F-41A8-AA1E-5982F10CAC4E.jpeg Waterfall
 

Marktastrophe

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This scenery looks really good. I've always wanted to fiddle with static grass, but been too ignorant to know where to start.
Seeing a picture with screw in puts a lot into perspective, lol.
 

jaz avalley

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This scenery looks really good. I've always wanted to fiddle with static grass, but been too ignorant to know where to start.
Seeing a picture with screw in puts a lot into perspective, lol.
You can get cheapie machines made from what is essentially a flyswatter to much more expensive, you can just shake them in a plastic bottle (old coke or whatever) with plastic pieces this can cause enough friction to get some static, the screw is attached to a lead to the unit which when turned on sets up a current,, otherwise you can use larger grass sourced from actual dried grass seeds pinched together and placed in a drying medium, some people like a whole in foam as the glue pulls away easily with the grass standing
 

Marktastrophe

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What voltage/currant is that tool running?
I have oodles of old power supplies kicking around, wondering if I can fabricate something.
 
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