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28mm
Alpine Meadow
Alpine Meadow
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


Originally published on:
Armorama

Introduction
Alpine Meadow is a static grass and cork scatter scenery product from Ziterdes, released in cooperation with scenery masters NOCH. It is tilted "Rocky Highland" on the Ziterdes website. Scaled for 25-28mm, this ground cover is versatile and can be used for sci-fi, wargaming and fantasy gaming, as well as historical and military modeling. Alpine Meadow is item 12133.

Ziterdes
tells us:
    The rocky highland grass of ZITERDES is a mixture of so-called static grass and small pieces of cork that mark smaller and larger stones. Static means that the viscose fibers electrostatically charged at friction and vertical shoots in the grass adhesive. As a result one obtains a grass in the model which actually stands and not unnaturally flat in the adhesive and looks as if someone had just mowed. Before charging the fiber we recommend our puffer bottle . As the adhesive you should exclusively use the gras glue of ZITERDES. Only this adhesive remains open long enough to accommodate the grass fiber and held vertically in the glue is dry to the whole.

Ziterdes is based in Germany and creates a range of models for fantasy and Sci-Fi genres:
    Steam-Punk
    Dungeons & Dragons
    Fantasy (Warhammer)
    Historisch
    Sci-Fi (Warhammer 40000)

To serve those genres many different product lines are offered:
    Tabletop Gaming Table
      Single Boards
      Modular Gaming Table Sets
      Gaming Mats

    Dungeons
      DunkelWelt - An extensive gaming world with Starter and Extension Sets, Special Editions, Single Modules. Furthermore, DunkelWelt includes Dunkelstadt - "the ultimate playing area for all dungeon players and jailers," with...
        Dunkelstadt Dungeons
        Special Edition Monte Christo
        Dunkelstadt Single Modules
    Statues
    Furniture & Accessories

    Buildings
      Pyramids, Temples and Ruins
      Houses
      Bunkers & Positions
      Castles & Fortresses
      Tents
      Towers
      Ships & Boats
      Bridges & Jetties

    Terrain Accessories
      Terrain Pieces
      Tabletop Bits & Pieces
      To Water
    Landscaping
      Trees
      Basing Material
      Glue
      Waters
      Grasses, stones & groundcover
      Miniature Plants
      Snow and Ice
      Landscaping Colors

Welcome to Ziterdes!

Alpine Meadow
Contained in an 18-gram resealable plastic container.

The ground cover consists of fine static grass and random sized and shaped cork stones. The grass fibers have slightly different colors. The stones are uniform in color.

Scale
Ziterdes mainly models for the gaming community and sizes their products for 25-28mm. But weather and fauna can vary the size. You can judge the size with:
    1. Figures in 1/35, 1/48, and HO (1/87)

    2. Civil vehicles in "EurO" (Euro O scale) and HO scales (1/43 and 1/87)

    3. Malevolent machines in 1/48 and 1/87, and a tractor in 1/48 O scale.

In my eyes, Alpine Meadow looks good for each scale to me for my purposes. (Although that VW van may bust an axle or tire driving around that meadow.)

Coverage
I used about 1/4 of the container for the area pictured in this review. It is about 6" x 6"; I estimate that this container will cover an area of a square foot, or 30cm x 30cm.

Conclusion
Alpine Meadow is a good looking static grass scatter product that looks good for many scales on either side of 25-28mm. It should offer a good area of coverage. I think it has authentic grass color and I did not find dust after dumping it out.

I have no objective complaint about this product and recommend it for modelers who need to represent an alpine meadow.

Please remember to mention to NOCH and retailers that you saw this product here - on Armorama.
SUMMARY
Highs: Authentic grass color, static grass, no dust.
Lows: De minimis.
Verdict: I have no objective complaint about this product and recommend it for modelers who need to represent an alpine meadow.
  Scale: 28mm
  Mfg. ID: 12133
  Related Link: 
  PUBLISHED: Mar 10, 2019
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.03%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 0.00%

Our Thanks to NOCH!
This item was provided by them for the purpose of having it reviewed on this KitMaker Network site. If you would like your kit, book, or product reviewed, please contact us.

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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