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BattleTech Miniatures and Terrain => Gaming Terrain => Topic started by: mbear on 21 March 2018, 07:12:50

Title: New base flocking option
Post by: mbear on 21 March 2018, 07:12:50
A “Static Grass Applicator” is very specialized tool used by model makers to create realistic grass. Don’t feel bad if you didn’t know that, neither did we. Anyway, the idea is that you distribute a fine filament over the surface, and then use static electricity to make the “blades” of grass stand up vertically. This is a huge improvement over the old school method of manually placing the grass on the model, but the tool itself is somewhat expensive, at least for a decent one.

But thanks to avid modeler Luke Towan, those looking to up their diorama game without breaking the bank now have a fantastically detailed guide on building their own grass applicator that is not only fairly cheap (as little as $20 USD depending on what your part bins look like), but is robust enough to last for years of service.

Building a Static Grass Applicator (
Title: Re: New base flocking option
Post by: BirdofPrey on 21 March 2018, 23:44:00
That's not exactly new, really, but it IS a pretty great thing to learn about.

If you want to up your miniature and diorama game, you should browse model train communities.  There are tons of neat techniques that can be transfered to this hobby, and is, as far as I can tell, where the static grass applicator thing comes from.