These are my first attempts at scratch building haystacks for my Ho farm scene. they were made by gluing chopped up jute twine over playdough that I had tried to make into a haystack shape.
What do you Think? are they passable as haystacks or look like a cat coughed up a hair ball. Any comments or advice on making them would be appreciated.
I would glue longish strands starting from the bottom up. Glue just the top end, comb it down, spray with diluted white glue (very little spray). Comb with a stiff brush, Do several layers. When dry trim with a razor. Salt and pepper to suit.
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A pal of mine recently made a 1/35 scale European haystack for a WW2 diorama. He used what seems to be similar methods that you used.
However, he sprayed the stack with diluted white glue, wrapped it in wax paper, and wrapped a band of cardstock around it tightly, then taped that shut for a few hours.
When he was done, the hay wasn't sticking out randomly and looked pretty decent.
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