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Hi guys! This is my first post in LO. Been playing warhammer for a while, mostly fifth edition with chaos warriors and daemons. Then i stopped for a while, until now, im bulding a Tomb Kings army :yes: (i fell in love with those tomb guard minis jeje...)
Anyway, one of the things i like most about this hobby is scenery. I love making buildings and medieval cities, hills and stuff. But one of the things that sometimes bothers me is static grass. Dont get me wrong, i think static grass is awsome for making hills, basing your minis, to make rock formations ... in other words, its wayyyy better than coloured sawdust and other materials at making grass. But i find it expensive and it runs out quickly. So my question is: does anybody know how to make your own static grass? I thought maybe there is a way and perhaps someone here knows about it.
Thanks in advance!!!
I doubt anyone knows how to make static grass. Ive been modeling for years and Ive never heard of anyone making their own. Instead, though, of using static grass; try using Woodland Scenics ground foam. Its still a little expensive but it goes alot further.
hey, this is all just speculation, but...
if you look closely at static grass, it appears to be almost... well, obviously its synthetic, but it almost looks like tiny threads. so, my suggestion to anyone who is interested in making some would be to grab some fabric, (preferably green, depending on what colour you want your grass) then... this is the fun part... put it through a shredder! although, i would suggest sticking it to a piece of paper first to make it rigid. then painstakingly pull apart your shreds of fabric. hey presto 5mm tall grass...
ok, so it wasnt that great an idea...
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Thanks guys! Ill try that, see what happens. Yes, static grass are tiny synthetic fibers. One of the reasons i started this post was that i saw some big bags of synthetic fibers at my local hardware store which are used in concrete mixing (apparently, if you mix them with concrete, it makes it more resistent). But they werent small fibers as the static grass and they were white. I bought them anyway and see what could i do, but they were difficult to cut or shred and to make them look green. So i thought maybe someone around here might have tried something similar... Thanks again!
Although they would not be static, some of the best, cheap materials for grasses include
- the insides of herbal tea bags
- cooking herbs
The herbal tea bag idea came from the Weta Workshop makers of Rivendell in a DVD.
I have used both to really good effect, they are well sized, come in a wide range of colours from browns through to light and dark greens and what's more your model smells great
Static grass is made from ground up wood, not pulverized just ground up. Try soaking some popsicle sticks in water overnight and then mashing up the soft ends unitl they break apart, then you can snip off the fibers at length to suit your needs.
[QUOTE=zenith_tau;1004260]Static grass is made from ground up wood,QUOTE]
Your confusing static grass with flock. Flock MAY be made from wood product, its also made from ground up coloured foam, and im sure theres a few other varieties as well.
Static grass is a synthetic fibre, ive heard that in some brands its a fibreglass material, but most likely is a nylon type material. Its called static grass cause the frictional charge held by the fibres is what allows it to stand up so nicely. I cant see making your own. If your complaining about it being too expensive, I would guess that youre getting it from GW, so you first step is dont get it there. Find a place that sells woodland scenics and grab a 32 oz shaker, around 12 bucks canadian here. It will las you a long time. You can also try a brand called, noch?, if i remember correctly, their stuff is very similar to the GW product line
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listen guyes if it is obviously senthetic fibres, why not use a hair clipper on an old piece of carpet that is the right colour.look for a piece that is open fibre and not looped.you could even control fibre length with the attathments that comes with the clipper.i'm sure that will give you the right fibres that will accept a
static charge (just a thought)