(with a little help from Paul Race) for Big Indoor TrainsTM
Note from Editor: Glitterhouse designer/builder Howard Lamey created these "sea grass" clumps to go along with a lighthouse project we are working on. This is how he explained this fun and simple project to me.
Modeling Sea GrassI know that this technique is not new, but it works, and Paul tells me it is worth explaining to our readers.
Along most beaches on the Atlantic coast, you'll see one species or another of "sea grass." It's no fun to walk on barefoot, but it is about the only thing that will grow in that environment, and its roots help protect the beach from being washed out to sea during rough weather. It also creates a habitat for a number of bird species you seldom see anywhere else.
Near your display village structures or on your indoor railroad, it adds inexpensive charm and texture to any seaside scene.
Making the Grass Clumps
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