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Offline LAandNQFan

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How do you model straw?
« on: March 10, 2018, 04:04:32 pm »
Has anyone a good method of modelling straw in a barn? I am modelling the 1930s which is before the introduction of mechanical balers and tied rectangular bales.
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Re: How do you model straw?
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2018, 04:44:01 pm »
Good afternoon,  coming from a farming background with roofing industry included the best thing I could find for use on a thatch roof (uncle and dad were roof thatchers) I would recommend a very soft coco broom trimmed to size. If you can pick one up from a hardware store you can pick the lightest of the lot.

Pretty decent on scale as well (I thought)

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Re: How do you model straw?
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2018, 04:48:56 pm »
Hi there,

I have modelled straw on my "Windmill Hill layout using this stuff, cut into short lengths. I have always known it as "Hairy String" but I believe it is called Sissel string ?



Here's how it looks in a cart .....



in the pig-sty ......



and in the stable, which is the next building to go onto the layout .....



Hope this is helpful  :D

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Re: How do you model straw?
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2018, 01:00:09 am »
Try trimming off the fibers on teddy bear fur, you can get this from craft shops, it is fine enough to look to scale in N Gauge 

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Re: How do you model straw?
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2018, 04:31:24 am »
Plumbers hemp can be chopped up and used as well.

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Re: How do you model straw?
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2018, 04:37:35 am »
Trimming the fur off your teddy bear? That's the last straw!  ;D
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Re: How do you model straw?
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2018, 12:49:37 pm »
Have a look at the teddy bear fur - he didn't sequel to much during the hair cut!

   






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Re: How do you model straw?
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2018, 01:36:55 pm »
That looks really good. Human hair is also good, especially for thatch and bundled up stuff.
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Re: How do you model straw?
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2018, 09:51:29 pm »
That looks really good. Human hair is also good, especially for thatch and bundled up stuff.
Is straw grey? :confused1:
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Re: How do you model straw?
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Re: How do you model straw?
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2018, 10:16:24 pm »
My daughter refused to let me trim her hair, and my Ted is over 70 years old and needs all the fur he has retained.  It looks as though static grass is the winner.
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Re: How do you model straw?
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2018, 11:50:14 pm »
What about Plumbers hemp? that is what they use at Pendon.

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Re: How do you model straw?
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2018, 10:33:23 am »
Have a look at the teddy bear fur - he didn't sequel to much during the hair cut!

 

He might squeal at a sequel though

Time to see if SWMBO has a stock of teddy bear fur in her huge stock of sewing materials
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