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What is Static Grass? 

It is a type of miniature terrain modeling material that is used to create realistic grassy areas on model landscapes or dioramas. It is made of small fibers that are coated with a static electricity-generating material, which causes the fibers to stand upright and mimic the appearance of real vegetation. The fibers come in a variety of colors, including green, brown, and autumn, so you can create a range of different grassy environments. 

Modeling grass is often used in conjunction with other modeling materials, such as foam or plaster cloth, to create hills, valleys, and other features on the landscape. It is available in a variety of colors and lengths to suit different modeling applications and can be applied using a Static Flock Applicator or by hand. 

To use it, you simply sprinkle it over the surface of your model terrain. The electrostatic charge will cause the fibers to stand up and stay in place, creating a realistic-looking grassy surface. You can use a brush or your fingers to gently shape the fibers and create the desired effect.

Meadow grass is commonly used in tabletop games, model railways, and other hobby applications that involve creating and using miniature models and figurines. One important aspect of these hobbies is making the models and terrain look as realistic as possible.

One of the benefits of using electrostatic grass is that it is very easy to work with. It is lightweight and can be applied quickly, allowing you to create a realistic grassy surface in a short amount of time. It is also relatively inexpensive, so it is a cost-effective way to add realism to your models and terrain.

What is the best Static Grass

The best electrostatic grass will be simply the one that has the property of being highly reactive to the electrostatic force and static fields that are responsible for lifting the fibers.

All grasses are not made of the same material. They may look the same on the surface, but in reality, they can be completely different. The materials with which these products are made are very diverse, and some are excessively rigid, have artificial and unrealistic shine, also not very reactive to electric fields, and work quite badly.

In this sense, all Green Stuff World electrostatic grasses, in addition to not having artificial glitter or gloss, are highly reactive to static charges and work especially well with flock applicator machines.

High electrostatic flocks can be used to create a variety of textured or patterned surfaces on a variety of materials, including fabrics, plastics, and paper.

How do you stick Grass Flock?

When it comes to adhering fibers to your terrain or miniature bases, there are a few reliable options available. One popular choice is using PVA glue, which stands for Polyvinyl Acetate. Additionally, Tuft glue from Green Stuff World is another recommended product specifically designed for this task. These options provide a strong bond and ensure that it will remain securely in place. 

PVA glue, also available in a transparent version on Green Stuff World, is a versatile adhesive suitable for numerous applications. To use PVA glue for sticking, follow these steps. Firstly, prepare your terrain or miniature base by applying a layer to the desired area. Use a brush or applicator to spread the glue evenly, ensuring complete coverage. Next, sprinkle it over the glue-coated surface. Gently press the flock down with your fingers or a small tool to ensure it adheres well. Allow to dry completely, typically within a few hours, before gently shaking off any excess.

In the case of Tuft glue from Green Stuff World, this specialized product is formulated explicitly for attaching electrostatic grass. It comes in a convenient applicator bottle that allows for precise control and application. Start by applying a small amount directly to the area where you want the flock to be placed. Use a toothpick or tweezers to spread and shape it as needed. Once the glue is applied, carefully place the static flock onto the adhesive, pressing it lightly to ensure a secure bond. Allow the glue to dry thoroughly according to the manufacturer's instructions before handling the terrain or miniature.

Static Grass | Diorama grass

Both PVA glue and Tuft glue offer reliable adhesion, providing long-lasting results. It's essential to consider the drying time you choose and follow the instructions accordingly to achieve optimal results. Additionally, keep in mind that the amount of adhesive required may vary based on the size and complexity of your project. Adjust the application technique as needed to ensure even coverage and prevent excessive glue buildup.

In conclusion, both types of glue offer secure adhesion, allowing you to achieve realistic and visually appealing results in your terrain or miniature projects. Experiment with these glues, and find the one that works best for your specific needs. With proper application, it will stay in place, adding depth and character to your creations

Where to buy Modeling Flock

At Green Stuff World, you can find a wide variety of basing materials to choose from. We offer different colors and sizes 2-3 mm, 4-6 mm, and 9-12 mm, so you can find the perfect flock for your needs. We also carry other products that can be used in scale models and wargames, such as paints, glues, and miniature figures.

Long Grass Flocks 100mm

A flock of long grass for a diorama is a realistic-looking group of strands that can be used to add detail and realism to a miniature scene or model. Dioramas are small, detailed models that depict a specific scene or event, and often include a variety of elements such as buildings, vehicles, and other figures. The addition of a long flock can add depth and realism to the diorama by creating a sense of the environment and helping to set the scene. They are cut and glued onto the base of the diorama to create a realistic, natural look.

These kinds of long fibers are designed to help you create tall shrubs, weeds, and other wild vegetation found in nature, such as woodlands, wetlands, and prairies. This product is perfect for decorating the bases of your miniatures and scenery, adding realism and detail to your models. 

How does static grass work?

Static grass works by utilizing the principle of electrostatics to create realistic grassy textures on model landscapes and dioramas. Here's how it works:

  • Material Composition: It consists of tiny fibers made from materials like nylon or polyester. These fibers are very lightweight and flexible.
  • Charging the Surface: Before applying it, the surface where it will be applied is coated with an adhesive that provides a base for the fibers to stick to.
  • Application of Fibers: They are sprinkled or spread onto the adhesive-coated surface by hand or with an applicator. If it is applied manually, simply let it dry. The placement of the fibers will not be vertical, but it sure looks good that way. If you want something more realistic, then you need to use a tool that allows you to lift them and leave them in a vertical position.
  • Activation of Electrostatic Charge: if you want them in a vertical position, you will need a tool to generate an electrostatic charge in the area to help that. 
  • Attraction of Fibers: The electrostatic charge causes them to stand upright and align with the electric field. This makes them stick to the adhesive-coated surface in an upright position, mimicking the appearance of real fields of weed.
  • Finishing Touches: Once they are adhered to the surface, any excess can be removed, and additional details like bushes or trees can be added to enhance the realism of the scene.