How do you buy scenic materials ?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by fifer, Nov 24, 2007.


How do you buy scenic materials?

Poll closed Mar 3, 2008.
  1. Bags

    20 vote(s)
  2. Shakers

    15 vote(s)
  3. Gather your own

    15 vote(s)
  4. Other

    5 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    Do most of us buy bags or shakers or collect our own materials for ground covers and such?

  2. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

    I really use a wide mix of material some bought and some in the backyard.
  3. Kevinkrey

    Kevinkrey Member

    I did not vote because I use all, but most stuff I have now is in a bag.
  4. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    i voted for the last 3,i dont necessarily use small enough amounts to justify buying the baggies they have.and alot of my ground cover is ground up leaves preserved in glycerin.--josh
  5. Relic

    Relic Member

    I almost said gather but that would only be half right,I do gather,but I grind and puree too.
    In the four{or so}years I've been doing this I have bought NO scenic materials
    .I blend/paint my own ground foam and my trees are all plant based,because {a}the nearest hobby shop is a four hour ret,trip{b}I'm on a very limited budget.
    I keep pluggin' away,'cause I love it
  6. trainnut65

    trainnut65 Member

    well i buy it in the shakers to start with then when i get the next run of it i get it in the bad and put it in the shaker. shakers keep it from falling over and getting all over the place. Unless you forget to close the top. LOL
  7. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

    I'm evil, I voted for the first three. :mrgreen:
  8. wpyr

    wpyr Member

  9. myltlpny

    myltlpny Member

    It rather depends on what I'm doing. For ground cover I use shakers, with some of the coarser foam (bagged) applied by hand. For trees, I'll use the plastic armatures with clump foam from bags.
  10. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    In this poll it is possible to vote for more than one option...

    I voted for "bagged" and "roll your own" ;) :D. I use the 500g (1 lb) peanut butter jars for storing and dispensing. I have a few spare lids that have been drilled with appropriate sized holes that I swap in or out as needed.

  11. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    If you shop at costco, look at the seasonings ( pepper, taco seasoning, and some others ) come in the same shaker bottle that ws uses.

  12. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    I get my scenic stuff in bags and shakers :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
  13. stripes

    stripes Member

    I am a scrounger! Anything I can get my hands on gets modified for the layout! My wife thought I was crazy when she came home and I was baking old coffee grinds in the oven! :genius2:
  14. Relic

    Relic Member

    Stripes, eggszactly!,my nephew,who is just getting started said just the other day that he looks at everything differently now,as in "what can this be"
  15. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

    Yip, one of my old customer's sons actually used to like buying from our "scrap bin". He always would buy a bundle of the oddest things, he's father would always ask what he planned on doing with it and he would reply that he didn't know yet but he knew that they needed it.

    Sorry for sad ending but his father died from a heart attack two weeks back, really feel for them (two sons, 14 and 10, and his wife)

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