An essential item in the Railway Modellers arsenal, Lichen or Reindeer Moss, whatever you want to call it, is the most versatile material available for making trees and bushes. Every railway modeller, young or old can achieve fantastic results with just a small amount of lichen and a bit of glue!
Well, this week, we’ve been sent a couple of sample bags from the guys over at Scale Model Scenery & Model Railway Scenery for review. They are a family run business, offering a selection of high quality scenic products for the scale & railway modeller, including their own range of laser cut card & paper kits.
Their new range of Lichen Bulk Bags retail at £13.99 plus postage and packing and at present come in three colours: Spring Green, a lightish green, suitable for younger trees & bushes & Forest Green, a richer dark green, and Fir Green. The bags contain 500g of freshly dyed lichen that is nice and supple, ready to use straight out of the bag. The sizes of clumps in the sample bags varies nicely, so you can easily make up small and large trees with ease.
What we liked:
Great value (Over £5 cheaper than many competitors). Free delivery. Nice, soft, workable product. Great colour.
What we didn’t like:
Quite a few small leaves and twigs in the bag, but then it’s sold as unsorted, so nothing to lose any sleep over.