Looking for a cheap grass tufts? Here’s an easy DIY method to produce your own.
Static grass, flock and scatter are great for covering expanse of a baseboard or miniature base but occasionally you want grass tufts.
Around water edges, on flood plains and marsh areas they can’t be beaten. They also improve grass mats, adding a variation of height to a surface area that can otherwise look artificially flat.
But buying them is expensive. I previously used Army Painter Battlefields Jungle Tufts which are around £5 to £10 for approx. 40 tufts. Not cheap but they do look great.
Since discovering the tutorial below however I’ve been making them myself and with after watching the video you’ll soon be making your own wonderfully realistic grass tufts but for far less than pre-made equivalents.
The video is by GirlPainting who has many over videos on modelling, they’re aimed at tabletop miniature creators but are great for all modellers.
Enjoy the tutorial.
Oh, one last thing. The video suggests using static grass of 6mm in length. I use a blend of much shorter lengths – 2mm and 4mm works well for my miniatures and N scale layout.
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