How To Add Static Grass Tufts In Place.

This is a time saving technique that also makes better looking scenery than you get when you add tufts separately.

How To Add Grass Tufts In Place
How To Add Grass Tufts In Place

Adding tufts in this manner offers you the opportunity to add a lot of variety through changing colors and grass size.

Recommended Materials To Add Grass Tufts In Place

  • High Powered Static Grass Applicator – Recommended – Click Here
  • External Strainer Grass Dispenser – Recommended – Click Here.
  • High Quality, Highly Electrostatic Static Grass. Recommended –  Click Here
  • White Glue Slightly Thinned

Note: Don’t waste your time with a fly swatter static grass applicator.  Electronic fly swatters aren’t much use even against flies.  The fly only flops away with substantial memory loss. They aren’t even strong enough to do that to static grass.

If you are going to do static grass work, do it right.  Get a powerful unit with multiple capabilities.

Plan the look you want to achieve and where you will add tufts.  Consider making a sketch of the area under consideration and mark where and what type tufts you will add.

Mix the grass as to colors and sizes.  You may make a few distinct mixes so you can easily make different tufts without having to stop.  And when you finish, save the different mixes for future use.

Applying Glue To Surface
Applying Glue To Surface

Lay your glue.

If you want to reshape the resulting dot of glue, use a small wet brush.

A long nosed plastic bottle makes it easy for you to control tuft location exactly.  In fact, I use this to store what I call “grass glue” for general purpose static grass application.

 

 

 

Brushing Static Grass Glue
Brushing Static Grass Glue

If you want to adjust the size of the tuft, work the glue with a damp brush.  Not too much water so as not to dilute the glue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adding Static Grass By Hand
Adding Static Grass By Hand

For best results,with your fingers, drop grass on the glue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making Static Grass Stand Straight
Making Static Grass Stand Straight

Tease the grass up with the grass dispenser.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How To Add Grass Tufts In Place
How To Add Grass Tufts In Place

This video shows the process in full. How To Make Grass Tufts In Place

 

 

 

 

 

This tutorial is part of our series on how to use static grass.  The main page can be found here.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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