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Old 15th April 2010, 05:54 AM
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Default Using cheap wigs for grass

The technique I use for grass using wigs was learned from Rick Reimer. He has now posted a video on how to do it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2rOO1hN8_U

For anyone interested in model railroads, you can watch his other video of his layout, and you will see his definite influence on my modeling.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ug9IjcCqtP4

I get my Calypso wigs year round from Wall Mart in Canada, and they work well. About $3 for 36 inches. I have tried some other wigs, and they seem to be slippery (no texture when you feel them) and do not glue as well. I use their blonde and brunette wigs.

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Old 15th April 2010, 06:09 AM
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Default Wig Grass & weed close up picture

By the way, here is a close up photo of the swamp area on my layout, you can really see the grass and weed technique Rick has developed.

http://maineon2.fotopic.net/p22404022.html

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Old 15th April 2010, 07:20 AM
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That's a brillant technique for grass, can't wait to try it out!
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Thanks for the videos. Those were amazing. The details in that train layout are awesome. I may have to go buy some wigs to make grass with.
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Bill, again great info, I use a different method, but that video has me thinking about the Indian diorama, the grass I have on that display is so much shorter then in Africa that I will try your technique as soon as my new grass comes. I've been out of supplies for a while, but I just made some orders and the stuff (Including Selkirk foliage and branch netting) should be here by the end of the week.
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Interesting technic. Thanks for sharing.

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