I had purchased some more static grass at the start of the year and due to me never being home of late have not had a chance to give it a try.... until now!
I wanted to do it a little differently to the first attempt as I thought the grass I had used looked too green. The grass I purchased this time was a lot dryer looking, and I wanted the green to only look like short grass under growth. I used a sieved HEKI brand flock glued to the dirt for a start.
Then applied the static grass over the green flock.
The grass is a mixture of 4 and 6 mm long fibres to give an uneven looking growth.
The 4 mm fills in the holes quite well. Again I have glued yellow flower clumps to the top for some weeds.
I wanted to have tall green grass along creek bed. This was achieved by using the Woodlands Scenic fibres that are about 80mm long. I trimmed them to a length that I was happy with and applied a seam of white glue along the areas of the creek bank where I wanted the tall grass.
A near finished scene, just awaiting on some trees and then I will also add a few other bits and pieces. Perhaps some animals, powerpoles, logs, rocks, etc.
Again from a different angle.
The wheel tracks were made by waiting for the glue to dry, then with a small stiff paint brush wiping the fibres back off the scene. I will probably do this in other areas as again I am not happy with the grass having a consistent height. I will also add some clumps of grass to break up the evenness of the grass.
Hopefully I will have a bit of time at home over Easter to get some more completed as the scenery is really bringing the layout to life. It's helping with the motivation as I can now see a semi finished product, plus it's nicer to watch a train crawl trough a scene than polystyrene!