Dallas that is excellent! Thank you for the effort. Those are the kind of close-ups that site should have.
I bought some sampler grass only tufts a while back-I think its a good idea, otherwise it's about 25 bucks minimum to try something you can't see very well. I'll look at those leafy tufts-I'd guess the horsetail stuff is the same leaves, but no sampler size yet.
My pleasure! Okay ... here's something else, directly related ... I got my MiniNatur stuff from Irresistible Force in Australia. Prices are in Australian dollars (AUD), so check the conversion rate ... they have a bunch of stuff that Scenic Express doesn't have ... AND ... they FREE SHIPPING (yes, international) on orders over $30AUD (compared to $9 or $10 "flat" shipping from Scenic Express). My order from them, placed earlier this year, took about 15 days to arrive. Note:
If you do order from these guys, be sure to review the shipping options and select the free one if that's what you like!
Now, looking at their site, they DO show sampler packs of the horsetail
... and it looks quite a bit different:http://www.irresistibleforce.com.au/catalog/miniNaturSILFLOR,178.aspx
Or, if the link goes nuts: go to http://www.irresistibleforce.com.au/
and navigate to scenery/terrain stuff ... look thru the Silflor (MiniNatur) links ... horsetail is in the "Silflor Misc" section
Now, to add FURTHER CONFUSION
... and extra potential expense
... Verlinden and others offer various photo-etched leaf sets (and Ken Hamilton has etched ivy on his Wildhare site!).
So, if you're looking for close-up stuff ... you might need to have a look at some of the PE sets ... also, Kamizukuri (sp?) and others offer laser-cut paper leaves, etc. Search "leaf" or "leaves" on LuckyModel.com for example.
First photo is ye olde typical super crappy catalog photo ... then some shots that I took ... which are kinda crappy cuz the sheet still has the clear protective film on it
... if I ever get far enough on the 1/35 cafe, I might try using this for detailed leafy stuff in window boxes with some of the fancy flowers shown earlier in thread.
Last photo: metric ruler again, numbered marks are centimeters.