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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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Looks great...I think I'll give it a try next time I need some hay bales!!! It's funny, right now I have two types of hay bales on my track, each type made via entirely diffferent methods and materials. They are painted-up the same, though, and so look almost exactly alike, even side by side. I see no reason not to add a third construction method.
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I liked this method so much I got rid of all my older hay bales. After finishing, I also dab on another coat of diluted white glue just to make double sure everything stays put in case of a crash.
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