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Bales Of Straw

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Hello freaks of scenery,

a time ago I experimented with some natural goods to get some cheap bales of straw in 1:32 for scenery use. I wasnt too happy with my past bales as they worn fast in contact with crashing cars and they rapidly left their parts everywhere on the track without looking fine anymore. Some time later I found the following idea on the web (dont know if it was here but anyway: Thanks for the idea to whom it may concern).
Well, in combination with my new track I took up the idea again and here is the result: The bales are made from a small wooden block, covered with glue, turned around in some little parts (1-3mm) of a cut sisal-rope and finished by wrapping with a blue-colored copperwire (0.1mm). Their production takes some time, but I threw them on the floor several times and they seem to be very robust...

Have fun,
Regards Jens
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These look great but how, how, how did you get them looking so neat? They actually look like straw bales!!

A few weeks ago, I used exactly the same methods you described (I'm not sure - was it originally rallyhub's idea?) but I used small blocks of polystyrene instead of wood. This is where the similarity ends
. When I applied the glue and rolled the block in the cut sisal, it came out looking like a big hairy blob! When I tried to smooth it down and tidy up the edges, I ended up with hairy fingers and bald bales

I got so frustrated, the unfinished project is still sitting in a plastic bag at the bottom of my "scenery project box". I've not had the will to go back to it, so I'd love to learn your secret.


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