Stony Steppe Diorama Grass Mat

Published: March 26th, 2018     
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Reviewed by: Tim Wilding - IPMS# 47420
Scale: 1/35
Price: $16.29
Product / Stock #: A.MIG 8350

This product is a premade diorama grass mat that represents the steppe region of Russia. A steppe is a vast area which is usually a level grassy, treeless tract of land. This mat's measurement are 5 inches by 9 inches, or 130mm by 230mm to our metric speaking friends.

The mat is packaged nicely in a plastic, hanging container with a paper backing slid in and stapled. There is some grass and stones that came lose in shipping that make it look a little messy. This loose debris can be glued back onto the mat with a little white glue with very little effort. There are two colors of grasses represented, plus what looks like little tuffs of cactus needle fuzz. The different sizes of rocks look like the walnut kitty litter my cat uses but represents rocks very well. There also are some areas of little, light green speckles that appear to be moss.

All this vegetation is attached to a green backing. This looks like a thin version of the green scouring pads you can use to wash dishes with. The grass got matted down while in the package, so I lightly teased it back up with my fingers. Even though there was some debris in the packaging, it seems that most of this vegetation is very securely glued to the backing pad. This pad can be easily cut with a scissors or hobby knife to adapt it to roads or path shapes. I laid it on a wood base, put a vehicle on it and took some photos. It looks very nice on the wood and would be an easy way to create a quick base for the small price.

I would like to thank Ammo by Mig Jimenez and IPMS for the change to review this diorama pad.

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