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Some very nice grass mats for diorama bases
« on: September 08, 2012, 06:58:32 PM »
Hi everyone,

Just thought I would share with you a product I discovered today at the Queensland scale model expo  - grass mats from a company called Polak. I am sure that some of you have seen these already. These are hand made, come in a huge range of different grass types (I was blown away by how many different mats there were), include little details like rocks, flowers, and look great.  The come in small flexible mats which are cut-able.  They also sell ranges of scale trees, bushes, grass tufts (yes, tufts), long reed grasses, rocks, you name it.  Here's one I picked up - this sheet is a 250mm x 200mm.



Close up:



And with a 1:48 model:



The one I bought is a little "longer" in terms of the grass strands (looks like long grass in 1:48) but they come in many different heights.

For those in Australia, I found them at:
http://www.modellers-warehouse.com.au/Home%20pages/Rebuilt%20home%20pages%20v4x/

They are not super-cheap, but for the effort, time and cost to do this yourself, $20 isn't so bad :)

Anyways, just thought I would share.

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« Last Edit: September 08, 2012, 07:01:42 PM by Brad Cancian »

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Re: Some very nice grass mats for diorama bases
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2012, 07:44:25 PM »
That looks superb! Thanks for the heads up, Brad  ;)

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Re: Some very nice grass mats for diorama bases
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2012, 07:47:38 PM »
It looks a lot like the MiniNatur range you can get in some model railway shops. (which is very expensive)  I might do some price comparisons......
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Re: Some very nice grass mats for diorama bases
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2012, 08:03:45 PM »
Thanks Brad for letting us know about this, I've been looking for some realistic grass for a long time, this looks like it might be the one.

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Re: Some very nice grass mats for diorama bases
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2012, 08:50:27 PM »
Thanks for sharing this Brad, it looks very good!
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Re: Some very nice grass mats for diorama bases
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2012, 12:33:56 AM »
Great minds think alike.  I just ordered this very same mat from Jadar.  I've never displayed my models on a base before, so I reckon it's about time I start.  Although Jadar shows a close-up, they don't show what it looks like with a model.  Thanks for posting this.  Now I feel better about my purchase.
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Re: Some very nice grass mats for diorama bases
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2012, 09:17:55 AM »
  Brad,
Wow that does look great. For more life like that the brand I normally use. Many thanks for sharing this with us my old friend.
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Re: Some very nice grass mats for diorama bases
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2012, 08:34:02 PM »
They look absolutely real, thanks for sharing this information Brad!

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Re: Some very nice grass mats for diorama bases
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2012, 08:50:45 AM »
I'm moving to Australia !!!!
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Re: Some very nice grass mats for diorama bases
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2012, 10:49:15 PM »
I ordered a couple of these from the Australian retailer in Brad's links. I'm on the west coast of the USA and will report back when they arrive with the shipping time.

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Re: Some very nice grass mats for diorama bases
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2012, 08:42:35 AM »
This is good stuff. Need to find a UK stockist.

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Re: Some very nice grass mats for diorama bases
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2012, 08:56:21 PM »
Anyone know if there's a US supplier for these?  I quick Google search I did earlier when Brad first posted it didn't reveal much to me. I know Bud got his from Jadar, and I've ordered from them in the past, but if they' re available in the US it would just be easier.

Thanks!

Warren

PS:  I just checked Jadar and all they had in the Polak line was flocking.

There's a seller on ebay, who is in the US, that has a good selection of these grass mats.

I've not found anything in the UK yet though.

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Re: Some very nice grass mats for diorama bases
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2012, 02:52:53 AM »
Jadar has always been reasonable and the shipping cost will be minimal.

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Re: Some very nice grass mats for diorama bases
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2014, 06:34:00 PM »
I ordered two mats from the Modelers Warehouse in Queensland Australia a few months ago, they sent one mat saying that they were now out of stock and had no idea when new stocks were going to arrive, so they refunded me the price of the second mat.

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Re: Some very nice grass mats for diorama bases
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2014, 07:03:51 PM »
I do not know if these are the same but they look good. Someone posted this link before ,maybe  in the diorama section:
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