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Static Grass
Mech_Inf
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Gauteng, South Africa
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Posted: Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 10:32 PM UTC
Guys, I've read several articles on the use of Static Grass. In pictures I've seen this stuff looks great. My question is, where do I get this stuff in South Africa? I live in Gauteng.

Thanks.
Delta-Papa
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Gauteng, South Africa
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Posted: Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 10:45 PM UTC
I just wish we could get some of the Verlinden stuff locally...

Don't want to sell the house to get it though

Edit:
I see you can order directly from Verlinden {www.verlindenonline.com} the problem as always will be shipping costs

Hannants also ship international, they're NOT cheap though

Edit AGAIN!

I ran a local search & found the following for "static grass"

www.modeltoys.co.za
CReading
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California, United States
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Posted: Friday, April 23, 2010 - 03:06 AM UTC
These guys have a huge supply of grass products:

http://www.scenicexpress.com/

Read about the product 'Static Grass' before buying. You will need something to create static electricity to get the 'grass' to stand up (like real grass) It's pretty simple and can be done reasonable easy and cheap but it is a bit more involved that purchasing the product and sprinkling it on a base

Cheers,
C.
Mech_Inf
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Gauteng, South Africa
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Posted: Sunday, April 25, 2010 - 09:44 PM UTC

Thanks, Donovan and Charles


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Read about the product 'Static Grass' before buying. You will need something to create static electricity to get the 'grass' to stand up (like real grass) It's pretty simple and can be done reasonable easy and cheap but it is a bit more involved that purchasing the product and sprinkling it on a base
Cheers,
C.



Charles, yeah, I have Shep Paine's book and he suggests sprinkling and gently blowing across it to make it stand up.
Mech_Inf
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Gauteng, South Africa
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Posted: Monday, April 26, 2010 - 12:55 AM UTC
Donovan, thanks, mate. These Modeltoy guys have everything I need. Great find.
viper29_ca
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New Brunswick, Canada
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Posted: Monday, April 26, 2010 - 01:36 AM UTC
To get static grass to stand up.......

Easy....and no need for one of those expensive static machines.

Lay down your glue, sprinkle the static grass on. Let it all dry for 5 mins or so, and blow a balloon up, tie off the balloon, rub it on your head (if you don't have hair, rub it on someone else's head), the balloon will now have a static attraction....run it across the surface that has the static grass, an inch or so off the surface. The static on the balloon will attract the static grass, however the glue holding the grass down won't allow the grass to escape, and you have grass that stands up.
Mech_Inf
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Gauteng, South Africa
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Posted: Monday, April 26, 2010 - 04:20 AM UTC
Thanks for the tip, Scott. Will do.
Gundwan
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South Africa
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Posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 05:10 AM UTC
Hello Hendrik

You can try this local shop- link below.Brows through their other stuff too.....some interesting stuff here

http://www.modeltoys.co.za/search.php?mode=search&page=1
Mech_Inf
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Gauteng, South Africa
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Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 06:54 PM UTC
Paul, thanks. I ordered some stuff from them. (initial order made in April!) The owner only contacted me last week and it now seems that my order is on the way - at last.

Yet again, south Africans do not understand service delivery. With both HobbyEasy and LuckyModel (Both in the East) it takes on average 14 days to deliver. Why should a shop in JHB take 5 months to deliver to Pta? doesn't make sense.