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I'm thinking of making some hay stacks (Wiki Page), and am trying to come up with what to use to make a convincing texture on the outside. I'm going to make mounds out of polystyrene, but what do you think would be good for the texture?
go buy a broom with natural bristles. (not the plastic ones)
cut some of the bristles off.
Lay them on all the sides of the hay polystyrene squares you say you're making.
glue them on.
Take a rubberband, double it over, and put it in the middle.
pva glue overtop it all once dry, sealing it in.
that's how i'd do it. ( Gauss, i never made haybales before... )
Rome wasn't built in a day, Either should good scenery.
I saw a very convincingly done thatched roof, which is basically the same thing.. just a lot of hay but in a different shape.
Can't remember where I saw it, it may well have been GW site. Fake Fur material with a fur length of about 1cm, painted with watered down PVA glue with some brown paint for colour. Very convincing matted look with the grain going in one direction. A few drybrushes of lighter browns when it's dried will give you that sun-kissed hay effect!
However you eventually do it, post some of your findings for the eager masses here.
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That last one sounds good. I'm sure that I have seen something like that as well. I shall have to go and find some fake fur... thanks guys for the ideas.
Hi there. I bought a few pieces of scenery last year including hay stacks (15mm or 25mm were available). Rather than try and recreate hay on the surface, these were textured with something like the wrong end of a paint brush or a comb to give a narrow furrow-like texture. You could cover your mounds with something like Das or Green stuff. Once dry, just use shading and drybrusing to give the right look to the hay.
I took 2/3 of a toothpick and put it pointy end up on a base. Then made a body of Milliput around the toothpick. After the body had dried, I put on a second layer of Milliput, textureing (made up word?) this with another toothpick.
Then painted/drybrushed it in apropriate colours.
Currently painting the Waaagh! of Warboss Borboss - Goff and Evil Sunz warband