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Early Summer 12mm Grass
Grass-Flock 12 mm - Early Summer 40 g
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


Originally published on:
Armorama

Introduction
Grass-Flock 12 mm - Early Summer 40 g from Model Scene is a new product for dioramas and layouts. Model Scene categorizes it as extra long. Six colors are available and the other 5 have been reviewed across the various sites here at KitMaker Network.

Model Scene, in the Czech Republic, produces landscaping materials for model railroad layouts or dioramas. Many of their products are handmade so each piece is unique. Models available include trees, ground cover foliage, leaves, wooden fences and laser cut precise details. Model Scene advertises their product range as appropriate for scales (model railroad scales in parenthesis):

* 1:32 (Number 1 Gauge) / 1:35
* 1:45 / 1:48 ( O scale)
* 1:72
* 1:87 (H0 scale)
* 1:120 (TT scale)
* 1:160 (N scale)

Among the Model Scene product line of mats (foliages) are:

* Grass mats Standard line
* Ground cover foliages - Premium line
* Grass mats with calc stones
* Forest base
* Turfs line

Grass-Flock 12 mm
Model Scene packages it in a zip-lock bag, held inside a light weight plastic carton.

The grass is stiff and doesn't float away like some static grasses. It is easy to pinch a tuft and then scatter it. Early Summer is dyed light and brown greens.

Scale
How high is 12 mm of grass in scale? To demonstrate it in all its glory I glued it and zapped it with my static shaker. Then I posed it with a 1/48 Panzerkampfwagen III, a 1/87 Panzer IV, and a 1/35 Tiger I. Otherwise, the sizes are:
    1/24 = almost a foot

    1/35 - 16 inches

    1/48 = 22 inches

    1/72 = 3 feet

    HO = 3 feet

    TT = almost 5 feet

    N = over 6 feet (elephant grass, Kunai Grass)

Obviously, this grass can be mixed with shorter grasses or those of different colors.

Conclusion
Extra Long Early Summer Grass-Flock 12 mm is a good product for modelers who need thick stands of grass. It is easy to use and you get a lot - 40 g - inexpensively.

This is good tall grass for modelers who need ground cover higher than scale shoes. I like it and recommend it.

Please mention to vendors and retailers that you saw this product here - on Armorama.
SUMMARY
Highs: Good tall grass for modelers who need ground cover higher than scale shoes.
Lows: Nothing really.
Verdict: A good product for modelers who need thick stands of grass. It is easy to use and you get a lot.
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: N/A
  Mfg. ID: MS-012-03
  Suggested Retail: 4.95 $5.80
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  PUBLISHED: Oct 01, 2017
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 86.98%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 95.18%

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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Useful. Hate doing it all on my own. Talk about tedious!
OCT 02, 2017 - 03:26 PM
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