Brett Simpson kindly sent me some “Fairy Door Grass Mats”. I’d asked about the grass tufts in his jungle photos and wanted to know the source. Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, Fairy Door Grass Mats are only available in Australia. So Brett sent me some. Despite the mushrooms and bugs, these mats are a useful source of jungle foliage. Perfect for the Portuguese Colonial War.
Fairy Door Grass Mats
Brett sent a couple of packets of Fairy Door Grass Mats.
I don’t need a mat. I just need the grass tufts. So I pulled off all the pieces and separated the grass tufts from the sundry mushrooms and bugs.
The only other processing was to trim the tufts down. Brett uses his with 20mm figures but the grass looked too long for my 15mm figures. So I went through and used scissors to hack off 5mm from most of the tufts.
Grass Tufts on table
As I said, I was looking for something for the Portuguese Colonial War. I can use the grass tufts on their own for grass land (although I have something else for this)
But I’m more likely to use the grass tufts as undergrowth in jungle features. Basically it gives a more green look to the table and jungle features in particular.
What happened to the mushrooms and bugs?
Some of you might be wondering what happened to the mushrooms and bugs. I had a collection of them as a by product of the sorting process.
The short answer is … my daughters. It appears mushrooms and bugs play nicely with princesses and unicorns.
A big thank you to Brett for contributing to the look of my tables. It was very kind of him to send these to me.