What is a static grass applicator

What is a static grass applicator and what does it do? Read the answer here in the Internet’s largest glossary for model railways.

  • A static grass applicator is a tool used to deposit static grass on a model railway, diorama or wargame board. Static grass is short artificial fibres which look like real grass when standing up.

static grass applicatorStatic grass is typically nylon fibres 2mm to 10mm in length and coloured to look like real grass. When glued standing up, it looks like real grass and adds realism to a model.

Static grass applicators are small sieves through which the fibres fall spreading them evenly around. As they fall through the mesh a static charge is applied which makes them stand upright when the land in glue.

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