I haven't built much new terrain specifically for the Sudan project this year. But I did get hold of some rubberised horsehair recently to make thorny acacia bushes and scrub areas. This is the first experiment with it, three more 60mm round features as standalone scatter or alternatives to go in my tree bases.
The horsehair is pretty much how it came out of the pack, just cut and torn up into clumps and with a light drybrush of pale emulsion.
This is the horsehair as it came, about 1 inch thick. As it was flat on each side and thick, I tore it widthways which gave a good varied texture and used the flat side as the bottom of each clump as I cut them out. I found it pretty easy to work with to get a decent effect.