Green areas made of teddy 

sidan uppdaterad:  2002-11-09

  

Some of the green areas, meadows, cornfields and bushes, on the layout are made of fur, not real fur of course, we call it teddy or "cheat-fur"  which is a kind of "hairy" fabric. Other areas are made with Woodland Scenics material, often I use to mix both methods. Later on there will be pictures of the the progress  when the Woodland Scenics material is added to the modules.

 

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The "furs" I found on al fleemarket:
The first thing to do is to cut the grass to proper length for grass and bushes.

Other material:
A couple of used toothbrushes, artists oilcolors -
white, green umber and ochre - and turpentin. 

A lot of vapours will come out of the turpentine, so itīs better to be in a well ventilated area else you will become a rather "funny" peson when you are finished.
     

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The fur in original colour glued in place with white glue.
Next is to cut the "grass" if the straws are too long.
 To make the ground color a little bit lighter the fur is first smeared with white colour.

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Now the fur at right i ready for coloring with greens and yellows.

Almost ready, just a little bit more of yellow to make it look lika late summer.

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A picture of the whole module after the colour is applied.