Question by OHJAY.: How can I make artificial grass and shrubs for my diorama?
I only need to make enough to cover the bottom of a shoe box. I would like something like this :http://www.scenearama.com/images/SARPGBasicKitLarge.gif but anything would help.
Answer by E D I think your best bet would be to go with colored sand. What you would want to do is buy various colors of sand and layer it accordingly. For example, if you wanted to do dark green grass with a brown path going through, first you would place the glue only where you want the grass, spread the sand over the glue until it is completely covered and shake to remove excess sand. Then allow that to dry before doing the same with the brown sand where you want the path. This will ensure the sand will stay where you want it.
You can buy colored sand at most craft stores.
I’m not too sure about the shrubs. Those look like dyed cotton ball puffs with toothpick type branches (although that diarama is probably professionally done). You could try something like that.
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Question by goat4567: I’m building a 1/35 scale diorama of a navy Patrol Boat River.How do i make the water effect of a river.?
I need to make the river effect for the diorama all the stuff I see is for model railroads and its not the right stuff.
Answer by pizzmanthegod hobby stores have a 2 part clear epoxy used for model railroad diaramas it can be molded and dries with no bubbles
Nice tutorial showing you how to add a good looking waterfall to your diorama or model railroad scene. It doesn’t take a lot of materials and you probably have everything. You might just need to buy a tube of cork. This is part of series of videos on how to do all kinds of water effects. More diorama stuff on my website at: www.stormthecastle.com About My Channel I have hundreds of videos covering all kinds of creative projects. I put out two new videos every week and if you want to stay updated you can subcribe to my channel here: www.youtube.com Lots more Diorama Projects: 300 Diorama, medieval village, shoebox and lots more diorama projects on my playlist here: www.youtube.com Video Rating: 4 / 5
Charles Ro Supply Co, “America’s Largest Train Store”: Polar Express train on huge diorama
Image by Chris Devers
Charles Ro Supply Co, "America’s Largest Train Store". Pasting from Wikipedia:
Charles Ro Supply Company
USA Trains started out as part of Charles Ro Supply Company, the biggest train store, as well as America’s largest Lionel dealer. USA Trains is a family-run business, started by father and son Charles Ro senior and junior.
Charles Ro Supply Company was established in and it started out as a beauty shop business of 4 salons with sixty hairdressers but moved into the hobby business when Charles Ro, Sr. began selling used Lionel trains at one of the storefronts in Everett, Massachusetts. In 1972 Ro started purchasing directly from Lionel to sell them mail-order. By 1980, Ro had completed Lionel’s first million dollar order. Also at this time, the company moved to a new location in Malden, Massachusetts into an old supermarket building. 
In 1982, Lionel moved production to Mexico, not producing model trains for 9 months. To make up for this, Ro began selling German-made large-scale model trains that were suitable for outdoor use. Realizing their popularity, Ro began making his own large scale model trains under the name Charles Ro Manufacturing Company. In 1989, business was moved into a new building, it’s current location, in Malden, Massachusetts with 3 storeys and over 50,000 square feet of area. Until 1995, when manufactuuring was moved offshore, USA Trains were manufactured at this new location which also served as the store.
In 1998, the GP 7/9 locomotive won Model Railroader‘s Reader’s Choice Award
The Ultimate Series line introduced in 1999 won four Reader’s Choice Awards
In 2003 , USA Train’s Jle Hudson won the 2003 Reader’s Choice Award
USA Trains claims to have the world’s largest selection of G scale rolling stock