Kit Number 15 – Sage Brush

For years I have used clump foliage to repesent Sage Brush which is fine in most instances. For close up scenes they look toy like and thought they should look more realistic. I have used natural wood twigs for this in the past, but find out they break easily. Jute Twine string teated with Linseed oil, Turpintine and gray pigment is the first step that I allow to dry over several days. Small mixing bottles with lids work best for this. The next color coat is with Elmers Glue, Raw Sienna and water again shaken up in a jar with the twine. I pull the twin through my finges to disperse the glue and pigment into the twine fibers. This is allowed to dry a day or so. You now have a Sage armature this is stiff, has a shaggy texture but will not break.


  1. Cut with scissors into one inch pieces.
  2. Use the back side of an X-Acto blade to separatethe fibers into two or three branches 

    3. Pull off tiny tuffs of the woll

    material into pea size pieces.

    4. Apply a dab of gloe to the branch tips.


    5. Apply the wool to the branch tips.


    6. Poke holes in a piece of Styrofoam and plant the sage for flocking. Spray the Sage with hair spray and add the flock.


    7. After flocking, spray the Sage again to secure the flock. Make random holes in your scenery, add a drop of glue and plant the Sage.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *




We ship using the USPS Priority Shipping. Most orders will go in their A and B Regional Boxes. If it is cheaper to Ship Via Flat Rate Box we will use USPS Flat Rate Boxes Medium & Large. All Packages are insured with the the total including shipping cost. As of 1/15/2012 USPS Regional A Boxes are 5.04 to 9.62 USPS Regional B Boxes are 5.90 to 15.46 USPS Medium Flat Rate Box are 11.35 USPS Large Flat Rate Box are 15.45 USPS Insurance is from 1.85(.01-$50) to 2.9($100-$199) We use so the price you pay may be lower due to the the discount we get though Price will go up on 1/27/2012


All Ballast is Natural All material is real rock. We never color our ballast product to change, alter, enhance the color of our ballast products. The Only product the has a color change is 1210 Extra Fine Asphalt Paving Powder.


All AZRock Ballast is first acquire from many location throughout Northern and North-Central Arizona. We crush the Material down, here on the property, to the right size with Roll Crushers and/or Jaw Crushers. We then Screen it to the 6 sizes Powder, N-Scale, HO, HO-Mainline, Large Scale And Rip Rap's. We bag and label the bags and shipping to our Customers and Stores around the Country and the world.