I have to post six times before I can post photos; so I will tell the story without the pictures until I make 6 posts. Anyone who models the East/North East is familiar with puff balls and they do an adequate job as back ground mountain side scenery and we have all seen great examples and used them with good results. That said, I live in the region, Maryland, and while puff balls offer a viable solution, to my eye I have rarely seen a hillside that truly resembled a wall of puff balls. There is much more variation and detail, bare spots, fire spots, small under brush, dead growth, etc. This variation in detail is especially important close up. On my layout, streams, cliffs, mountain sides, etc. are so close they demand a high degree of realism and detail and while I love puff balls, they just don't fill the bill. There are many great products that can add detail, but nothing like I am going to show you. I would not be doing this if I thought it would disappoint. Next.