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Trees, shrubs, nature and animals.
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Tall grass (but not too tall)
Marty
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Posted: Thursday, August 08, 2002 - 08:44 AM UTC
How would one simulate overgrown grass? You know, that kind of grass you would find in your backyard if you decided not mow it for a couple of months. The static grass from Woodland Scenics is nice but a bit short. Any ideas?

Marty
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Posted: Thursday, August 08, 2002 - 09:03 AM UTC
An old (or cheap new) house paint brush. Just trim to your desired height.
Abrams101
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Posted: Thursday, August 08, 2002 - 02:35 PM UTC
or you could shave your head, and use your hair , but make sure you save some to make a detail brush with.
Marty
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Posted: Friday, August 09, 2002 - 07:54 AM UTC
Well the bristles from a household paintbrush are too thick. They would work well for the elephant grass. Not quite what I am looking for.

Marty
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Posted: Friday, August 09, 2002 - 08:18 AM UTC
Hi Marty ...........I use Woodland Scenic's Tall grass
for just such a thing. It's about 3in. long and you
can cut it down to the size you need.

FG174 Medium Green ( IT COME IN 3 OTHER SHADES ALSO ).
$3.19 ea.
WOODLANDS SCENIC'S WEBSITE
http://www.woodlandscenics.com/

- ralph





parrot
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Posted: Monday, August 12, 2002 - 03:52 AM UTC
go to your local dept.store .ask to speak with the people who do the displays.offer to give them a few bucks to buy any of there old manequinn wigs.most will be happy to get something for things they will never use again and you have enough grass to last years.
9 times outa 10 you don't even have to paint it.
good luck.