Making Hay

OK, so after two years I've finally given in to having a section of the FORUM specifically set up to discuss painting techniques, display examples, show your latest projects and chat about this vital part of the hobby. Manufacturers please feel free to post up your sculpts, ask questions about what the gamers are after and generally promote your work.. no charge! Painters, please also feel free to post up your work for comment and critique. I can't promise the unreserved adulation characteristic of some other fora but I would hope you'd get constructive and measured comment!
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Making Hay

Post by Mulciber » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:07 am

.... Or straw for that matter.
Does anyone have any tips as to the best way to make straw or hay to cover the bed of a cart or wagon in 28mm scale?
Thanks in advance,

Toby
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Re: Making Hay

Post by Friedrich August I. » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:14 am

Mulciber wrote:.... Or straw for that matter.
Does anyone have any tips as to the best way to make straw or hay to cover the bed of a cart or wagon in 28mm scale?
Thanks in advance,

Toby
Hi Toby,

How about buying a large broad brush and cutting its hairs off?

Just an idea :wink: :D

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"Sort your filth out by yourself!" The King of Saxony Friedrich August III., at his abdication 1918, referred to the quarrels in the parliament and the squabbling within the provisional government.
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Re: Making Hay

Post by Mulciber » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:03 am

That's a spiffing idea Günter!

Cheers,

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Re: Making Hay

Post by obriendavid » Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:18 pm

Mulciber wrote:.... Or straw for that matter.
Does anyone have any tips as to the best way to make straw or hay to cover the bed of a cart or wagon in 28mm scale?
Thanks in advance,

Toby
I use a rubber backed door mat for making corn fields and if I need any to cover anything else I just trim it off at the base, works great for both items.
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Re: Making Hay

Post by EvilGinger » Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:23 pm

Some makers of resin scenery - Hovels for one do loads for carts including straw or Hay otherwise I would cut a block to fit the cart from foam card & cover it with Miliput and sculpt it much as you might a thatched roof on a building. Using brown fun fur as a cover and laying it with white glue would also work same way 4 ground do thatch.

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Re: Making Hay

Post by Mulciber » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:23 pm

Thanks for the suggestions chaps, i'll do some experimenting.
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Re: Making Hay

Post by j1mwallace » Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:44 am

Use polystyrene offcuts or "oasis" used for plants. Cut to required size. Cover liberally in PVA and then use either the cut down mats or bristles from a natural brush. Make sure you use plenty PVA. Then paint and dry brush.
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Re: Making Hay

Post by Redmist1122 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:07 am

Okay, here's my spoof on how I made my haystacks...could be useful. I use "teddy bear" fur over a spray can cap and covered it with white acrylic caulking. It dries very flexible and then paint. Avoid anything with silicone, that dries hard and subject to chipping. Hope this helps. This is how I represent thatch roofing too.
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Re: Making Hay

Post by j1mwallace » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:13 am

yep. teddy bear fur painted over with a thinned down layer of PVA. About the consistency of milk. Had never done this until I built some of the excellent 4 ground Japanese buildings (by the way I cannot recommend them highly enough, they are very good!)
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