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Posted by FredG on 10 Apr 2018, 19:24

I made 3 small sheets of 10mm static grass today with the intention of seeing how the heather flock looked on the tufts.
The tufts came up very nicely in the two chosen grass shades but when the flock is added they look more like Carnations (Dianthus caryophyllus) than Heather.

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Ah well I still have a lot of the tufts to play with :-D :yeah:
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Posted by C M Dodson on 10 Apr 2018, 21:47

You have been watching too much Gardeners World!

However, they do look very nice as flowers and would cost a fortune through Noch etc.

Keep up the good work..

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Posted by FredG on 10 Apr 2018, 22:20

I have a whole pack of that "Heather" flock. I just don't think I'll need that many bunches of Carnations.

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Posted by Susofrick on 11 Apr 2018, 07:45

Agree with Chris! But they do look lovely!
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Posted by FredG on 11 Apr 2018, 08:08

I didn't want lovely I wanted heather :stressed: :eh: :(
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Posted by Susofrick on 11 Apr 2018, 11:52

Oops! :-D I thought they looked perfect if you were going to woo some 1/72 lady. :-D Maybe less flock on them?
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Posted by Graeme on 11 Apr 2018, 12:17

That packet of flocking you showed us looked like it had green mixed in with the purple. How would it look if you covered bases with just the flock and left off the static grass? or glued the flock to the base in patches and added the grass in between.
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Posted by FredG on 11 Apr 2018, 12:29

I have some simple glued flocked bits drying off Graeme, We'll see how they look later.

In the meantime. These are the sheets of 10mm tufts I'm experimenting with.

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I have the suspicion that I should be using shorter tufts, say 4mm.

Here's some white sand on a few tufts.

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OK, I know, white carnations :eh: :mrgreen:

Onwards and upwards
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Posted by FredG on 12 Apr 2018, 17:56

Graeme wrote:That packet of flocking you showed us looked like it had green mixed in with the purple. How would it look if you covered bases with just the flock and left off the static grass? or glued the flock to the base in patches and added the grass in between.


It looks better without the static grass Graeme.

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I'm still not convinced though.

Another quick test was with some 4mm tufts and fine lilac sand.

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That's not too offensive. They look better at normal scale too.

Finally.
A little bit of corn. Two sheets made from different batches of 10mm. There is definitely a shade difference. I have some 6mm too and that is a third different shade.

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Posted by C M Dodson on 12 Apr 2018, 18:33

That 'top dressing and mulch' has worked wonders.

Very nice result indeed.

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Posted by Peter on 12 Apr 2018, 20:41

I like them a lot Fred! Fantastic work! :thumbup:
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Posted by FredG on 13 Apr 2018, 19:23

Another 10mm grass. I quite like this one

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Just to get them all into the same thread, here's some I posted earlier.

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The Cuirassier bases should be pretty good when I get the figures completed.
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Posted by MABO on 14 Apr 2018, 17:33

FredG wrote:I didn't want lovely I wanted heather :stressed: :eh: :(


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Posted by FredG on 14 Apr 2018, 17:49

OK, how many noticed the colour of her eyes first?
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Posted by Paul on 14 Apr 2018, 18:05

I did. As "The Perfect man", I´m not "Fresh off the Boat" so my "Rules of Engagement" say it would be "Too Close to home" to notice her "Body language"
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Posted by FredG on 14 Apr 2018, 19:27

Fred thinks Paul needs a cold shower ;-)
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Posted by KGV on 14 Apr 2018, 20:19

She has eyes?
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Posted by Peter on 14 Apr 2018, 20:45

FredG wrote:Fred thinks Paul needs a cold shower ;-)

No! It's the red wine! :mrgreen:
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Posted by Wiking on 14 Apr 2018, 21:40

FredG:
OK, how many ...

Two, two I can see two !!!

FredG:
noticed the color ...

Behind the black ...

FredG:
of her eyes first.

(Eyes ?) - - - veil.

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Posted by Beano Boy on 14 Apr 2018, 22:40

It`s not legal to smoke it. BB
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