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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2018 2:09 p.m. PST

Specially when so much of it seems to have been tundra terrain.

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So … which specific flocks (brands, types and colors) would you buy and use to represent that type of tundra terrain?

Dan
PS. I guess the same goes for how you would flock Ice Age North America's land areas, and for early terraforming vegetation on a cold planet.
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rvandusen15 Aug 2018 2:58 p.m. PST

Army Painter has tufts of winter grass and frozen grass. I have the winter grass and it is pretty much dead grass tufts, but they look pretty cool. I've not used the frozen tufts, but I'm guessing they are the winter tufts with a frosted look.

In the case of using them with 15mm, these tufts look good since they are fairly tall up to the knees or so. Since prehistoric Europe was part of the vast mammoth steppe, grassy plains make most sense. Deep in snow during the long winters of course.

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Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2018 3:20 p.m. PST

You can do it hard or you can do it easy.

Buy:
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Place bespoke "frozen" terrain pieces on top.

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Viola! Tundra.

Lion in the Stars15 Aug 2018 6:45 p.m. PST

About the same as for Antarctica.

some superbright greens and oranges for the lichens, darker greens for moss, the occasional clump of taller grass.

Army Painter does 4mm and 6mm tall grass clumps, try Winter if you want snow on top, otherwise try Straw and Dead Grass clumps.

But I prefer Silflor if you can find it, their clumps are more random in size

Personal logo Jlundberg Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2018 8:59 p.m. PST

I doubt too many folks were making a life on the Ice. Migratory north and south with the seasons into the tundra perhaps, but not enough food to sustain large omnivores like humans for a large chunk of the year. Residents of the tundra in the summer tend to migrate down to slightly warmer climes during the winter.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2018 9:22 p.m. PST

If I start with this neoprene mat …

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Then what "turf" or ground cover brands and grades (coarse, fine?) would you recommend for the edges of terrain pieces and low hills that I use on top of the mat? Is Woodland Scenics the best option for those tundra colors?

Thanks

Dan
PS. The photos are all from "Gates of the Arctic" National Park, Alaska:

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Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2018 9:49 p.m. PST

That's tundra? Looks like cattle country around Mt Kosiusko.

However, I'm glad my mat idea was useful, CC.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2018 10:59 p.m. PST

Guys

I really like those tufts! Thanks.

The Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, in Seward Peninsula, Alaska, has stunning features, including lava fields, wide grassy plains, hot springs and impressive rock formations.

If I can find the right flock/turf/scatter materials, I'm hoping to match the early Fall colors of that Frontline Tundra mat when I flock the hills, rock outcroppings, springs, etc. that I plan to put on top of it.

Dan

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Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2018 3:00 a.m. PST

CC if you want to take my further advice, look at the Cigar Box offering. I have some & they're excellent.

This may be for you:

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2018 1:16 p.m. PST

Guys

What is your opinion of Bachmann scenic products, as opposed to the Woodland Scenics stuff?

Are Bachmann products as bright as they look like in these pictures? I'm kinda hoping that they are, in order to match some of those "arctic" (glacier-"adjacent") tundra colors.

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Dan

Lion in the Stars16 Aug 2018 1:36 p.m. PST

As far as I know, Bachmann and Woodland Scenics are basically interchangeable, at least for ground cover items.

Bachmann makes better trees, though.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2018 1:53 p.m. PST

Thanks Lion!

Dan

Personal logo DuckanCover Supporting Member of TMP17 Aug 2018 6:56 p.m. PST

Thanks for those beautiful Alaska photo posts C.C.. Truly awesome landscape… thumbs up

Duck

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2018 3:53 p.m. PST

Duck

Glad you liked them! You should click on the other links in my first post, where I posted many more pics.

I've been trying to figure out how to flock some smallish terrain pieces I made (mostly rock formations, a bog and some low hills) so that they blend with the Frontline tundra mat that I got a while back.

Dan

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