Being fond of dioramas and vignettes, money cannot always be put toward kits and figures. I have to ensure the ground work looks convincing as well which is not the easiest thing to do if you don't have the correct material.
MiniNaturSo, I went on eBay and purchased two different kinds of MiniNatur grass tufts - one for summer and one for fall. They come in pre-made little clumps, meaning I won't have to make my own using paint brush bristles or the like, and they are easily stuck to the base with glue. They should contribute nicely to the overall look of the base and compliment the other grasses I use.
Vallejo Chipping Medium
This is similar to the chipping mediums available from AK and I'm assuming it works just as well. This is intended to replace the hairspray which I have never been able to yield satisfactory results with. It is applied over the base coat, then over sprayed with the top color. I should then be able to use water to chip away at the top coat exposing the color beneath. It will certainly be a welcome effect to compliment the weathered vehicles I like to make.
Any one have experience with these items? I hope to write up a short review, and maybe a how-to for these products once I get familiar with them. Stay tuned!