Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by CN1, Sep 3, 2003.

  1. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

    I'm doing a lot better with grass, thanks to all the help I found here.

    But I'm not quite satisfy yet and I was wandering what was the secret. I know there's one.

    I 'm using woodland scenic stuff, fine turf (in two color) and coarse turf (again in two color).

    No problem with gluing it down, thanks to you guys.

    It's just the end product it kinda look good , but not quite what I'm looking for

    Any tips?
  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Can you post a pic so we can see what you are talking about? It sounds like you are on the right track (pun intended :D ).
  3. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

    Alas, I don't have a (a) Scanner or (b) a Digital Camera.

    No yet anyways, but it's in my "wish book"!

    When I look at pictures of other peoples layout, I don't know, but the grass look better!

    It's probably a case of: The grass looks greener on the other side:D
  4. Blake

    Blake Member

    Have you mixed the 2 shades of turf together before putting it down? This will break up that uniform look.
  5. marty w.

    marty w. Member

    I do what Blake has suggested.

    I mix the fine turf "burnt grass'' and "green grass" 50/50. In some area's I'll add "weed or dark green" to the mix.

    Same with the coarse turf. In some area's I'll add some of the fine turf on top of the coarse.

    Remember you do not want a uniformed look.

  6. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

    No, not unifrom, but not looking "real"!
  7. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    Take a picture of your work and compare it to the others.
    You may find that the "optical illusion" of the other photos is what makes the others look better.
  8. billk

    billk Active Member

    Make sure your comparisons are from about the same scale distance. Also, the pictures that you're comparing your grass to might not have the grass in focus, so it would be a little "fuzzy" compared to what you're eye-balling.

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