Sunday, February 4, 2018

Another Update on Using Static Grass

Maybe this will be my final static grass update; not sure how much there is left to say on the topic.

Over the past few weeks I’ve been working my way around parts of the layout.

So far, I’d have to say I like the static grass effect. I have to say it looks better close up than far away—but maybe that’s just my eyesight.

Where static grass shines for me is in photos; having taller “grass” in the photo makes it look much more realistic.

One thing I discovered about using static grass is that, in addition to putting it on with an applicator, I can “plant” clumps of grass using my fingers.

This allows me to ensure the grass goes exactly where I want it. After the glue is dry, I can pull it apart to make it look more natural.

Knowing this, I may go back to some areas I did before and plant a few bunches.

(See top photo for an example.)

Also, after looking at the grass in a photo, I realized the larger grass (12 mm) was too uniform in height.

After the glue was try, I went back with a pair of scissors and made some random and uneven cuts to vary the height of the various bits of longer grass,

As for static grass in general, I don’t think I will use it everywhere—just where I want to take photos.

In the meantime, so far so good.

What are your experiences with static grass?

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