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Stony Steppe Mat
JPTRR
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Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2011 - 12:53 AM UTC
Model Scene''s Stony Steppe mat is a highly realistic model of a stony steppe of summer. The size of the mat accommodates all but large HO (1/87) and 1/72 models, looking good with 1/48 subjects, and even small models in larger scales.



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deathdork
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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 06:03 PM UTC
Curious as to whether teh material would be hard to cut to fit a smaller base?

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Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2011 - 06:24 PM UTC
Looks interesting. Is it available anywhere in North America?
richardzoo
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Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 09:03 AM UTC
I have used this very item in my model dioramas. I have also cut smaller sections from the whole to fill in small areas in the diorama. I used it to fill in small areas behind walls or building corners. I also make my own rocks from plaster and fill in areas around them using parts of the matt. I use an X-acto knife and patients to carefully cut the piece I need to use from the grass sheet. I used contact cement to set the piece into place. You could use other types of glue if you like. If you use contact cement do it in the garage or outside because of the fumes. The grass matts really do save time and look good.
Another thing I do is add items to the matts. sticks for logs, rocks and even mud to show where a tank track may have churned up the dirt. I have even seen trees added.
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Posted: Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 02:14 PM UTC
Hi Deathdork and Biggles2,

Yes, it can be cut or torn easily.

It is available in North America from Michigan Toy Soldier Company.