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Making static grass stand!
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Singapore / 新加坡
Member Since: July 19, 2002
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2002 - 10:56 PM UTC
Hi to all! I ve tried static grass on dioramas but it doesnt seem to stand no matter how hard i blow them......... Is there some thing that i didnt do?? I apply white glue on the groundwork before applying them.......Is that the correct method?
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2002 - 11:04 PM UTC
Sounds fine to me. If blowing doesn´t help, try to brush the grass up with a flat, stiff brush carefully. That should do the trick...



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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 - 12:34 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Sounds fine to me. If blowing doesn´t help, try to brush the grass up with a flat, stiff brush carefully. That should do the trick...



I always paint the grass as the color of the static grass I have is not very realistic... I use the brush and slightly drybrush with various colors - with this process the grass gets the color and stands up. So, you kill two flies with one shot...

Mario M.
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North Carolina, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 - 12:50 AM UTC
A couple of points I have noted with static grass.
I use white glue and water on my base. I feel it gives a bit more movement freedom for the grass having the water mixed in.
I go heavy on the grass at first. Just dump it on, then start working it. I blow on it, in a number of different directions. I work it with a brush, or pick. I have wiggled it with my finger tip gently.
I always work over a big sheet of paper. The kind that comes in rolls. I roll it out work over it catching all the 'run off'. Then pour the run off back in the container.
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 - 06:17 AM UTC
As strange as it sounds, I sometimes will turn my base upside down and blow on the grass. I do this over a manila folder so I can catch what falls off.

Patrick
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Bucuresti, Romania
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Posted: Saturday, October 19, 2002 - 07:30 AM UTC
try some hair fixativ. i don't kno if it spell so but anyway. it just might work
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Donegal, Ireland
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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2002 - 10:52 AM UTC
Would something like a balloon held over the grass make the "static" work. Surely the grass would rise up and blades that are stuck properly would lift also.
Another method I remember from some time ago was using a hoover. Then it lifts up and saves blowing and cleaning up afterwards!
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2002 - 11:01 AM UTC
Could try this:



http://www.micromark.com/planting.html
Matrix
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Oregon, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 - 02:47 PM UTC
Hi,

I am new to using static grass but when I use it, I spread an even coat of white glue over the base, dump the grass on and carefully brush off the remains and let the glue dry.
Hope this helps.
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Wien, Austria
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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 - 07:25 PM UTC
try this:
if stored in a plastic bag, you should squeeze it and shake it within the bag previously to sprinkling. It will increase the elektro magnetic load and therefore tend to stand up easily.