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    Default Cutting static grass?

    I've found the nearest colour of static grass to what I want, but it only comes in 6mm (read: 1m or 3' tall) I, of course, want varied lengths of wild grass around my fields. Would the best way to go about this be to use a small trimmer or something like that once they're glued in place?
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    I have not tried this, but I wonder if you could put it in a small coffee/spice grinder to cut the grass strands shorter?
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    I'd be easier to shop for the correct length strands. Save the long ones for some remote area at the rear of the layout.
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    Have to agree with Russ, trying to find the length you want would be better. Don't know what brand of static grass you have but try looking at Scenic Express or Peco - they both have a pretty good range from what I have heard.
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    Moose like to eat tall grass. You need a moose.

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    As others have said try to find the size you need. Probably would be easier in the long run.
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    I read somewhere, don't ask me where, that said to use an old pair of hair clippers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olie View Post
    I read somewhere, don't ask me where, that said to use an old pair of hair clippers.
    Exactly what I would do. Practice first, though. A scrap 12x12" piece of extruded foam or foamcore with your static grass applied would be a good idea.

    If you get adept at it, I'm thinking you could "sculpt" in some subtle contours to eliminate the "sameness" look.

    No scrap foam board laying around? Easy, just find some dudes with crew cuts and practice on them. ...

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