by: Frederick Boucher [ ]
Grasses and tufts, leaves, trees and flowers are all available. They include the seasons from winter, spring, summer and autumn, early and late periods, the grass being 2mm, 5mm & 8 mm in height. The matts are available with and without weeds. Flowering meadows, prairies and moorlands are produced.
Cow Pastures with Tufts I present to you. It is a 12" X 19" mat covered with a base of 2mm tall short grass, in which tufts of 6mm height are randomly placed all over. Silflor® also offers a cattle pasture mat covered with dung plies, a.k.a. ‘cow patties’( or “Molehills”, if you are squeamish.)
I will not attempt to describe the technical characteristics of this pasture matt. The photos are worth a thousand words. Illustrated is this product photographed out of doors on a sunny late autumn afternoon, upon which I set the following models:
• 1/35 KV-85
• 1/48 Fokker Triplane and pilot
• 1/72 Pfalz D.XII
• 1/72 Japanese aircraft service vehicles
• HO (1/87) horses and wagon
• HO 40' boxcar
All Silflor® products blend with each other. Practically any temperate landscape can be reproduced with incredible realism. Silflor’s® only drawback is the price. RECOMMEND.
I thank David of the Southern Switchmen for generously loaning me this product to share with you.
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