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PostSubject: My First Flocking Attempt!!   My First Flocking Attempt!! Icon_minitimeThu Jul 04, 2013 5:15 pm

Eventually found the time, and the courage to have a go at Flocking!!

My first attempt was a disaster, I got the glue mix wrong and after flocking, it just all dripped off, plus I forgot to switch the flocking machine on! it was a complete nightmare!!

The heads i've used are a 40th head and 2 Cotswold heads, as I didn't want to fudge up any of my VAM heads on this first go at flocking!

Please let me know what you think, good or bad, I can take it lol

Anyways first up, is a Brown flock head

Bit long in places and it had to go for another flock, as it just didn't look right, infact I'm not too sure it doe's now!

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Next up is Black hair flock, this one I was happy with, it went on a lot easier

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Last one I did was a Grey hair flock, this one i really like.

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A group shot of the heads, i gave them a little clean, but want to leave them a while before I get all the loose fibers of them.

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Nowhere near as good as some on here and other sites, but i had loads of fun doing them, I will have a go at doing some more soon, as I want a few VAMS with White Hair.

Hope you guy's like them!!

Cheers
PJ
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PostSubject: Re: My First Flocking Attempt!!   My First Flocking Attempt!! Icon_minitimeThu Jul 04, 2013 5:28 pm

Nice work!!!

Kudos to you for trying... and they look great!!

Len

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PostSubject: Re: My First Flocking Attempt!!   My First Flocking Attempt!! Icon_minitimeThu Jul 04, 2013 6:27 pm

hey PJ for a first attempt I think you have done really well, much better than I could have ! lol! 

I like the chap with the grey hair, im my opinion he is your best so far ! keep them coming mate !

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PostSubject: Re: My First Flocking Attempt!!   My First Flocking Attempt!! Icon_minitimeThu Jul 04, 2013 6:37 pm

Hey cheers guy's
Yeah i liked the grey haired chap myself Very Happy 
I know there not great but I did have a lot of fun doing it Very Happy 

cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: My First Flocking Attempt!!   My First Flocking Attempt!! Icon_minitimeThu Jul 04, 2013 6:59 pm

the more you do mate, the better you will get ! cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: My First Flocking Attempt!!   My First Flocking Attempt!! Icon_minitimeThu Jul 04, 2013 9:08 pm

Even your first attempt is good PJ !

I've seen worse in first attempts. So, well done !
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PostSubject: Re: My First Flocking Attempt!!   My First Flocking Attempt!! Icon_minitimeFri Jul 05, 2013 7:55 am

This is a fantastic start PJ Smile

See you all laughed when i forgot to turn the machine on lol!  Its the nerves of the your first flock;.

These look great PJ so dont be disheartened they are certainly better than my first attempt and wait till you try and do a blonde one affraid 

Two things i find help me alot;

1.; try and use a metal spindle that fits into the head and presses on the top of the noggin from the inside and attach the clip to that.; This will give the earth a much stronger pull when you turn the flocking machine on.

2. When you think you have finished flock it again, this is what will get inbetween the gaps and the bits that were missed.

Also dont be afraid to tap the spindle to knock the excess flock off then you will be able to see more clearly where you have missed or any thin areas. Its all a learning curve mate so keep at it.

Remembers googles and a mask too flockers lung is a real disease Sad

Play safe young padwan lol! 

Well done cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: My First Flocking Attempt!!   My First Flocking Attempt!! Icon_minitimeFri Jul 05, 2013 6:57 pm

Thank you Obi Wan Dan lol! 

Thanks for the kind words, and the tips, I may have to PM you later and pick your brains on a couple of things if that's okay!

I loved doing them, it was great fun, and also nervous as well lol!  lol! 

Thanks also for getting me started Dan, this is much appreciated

I didn't laugh when you didn't switch ya machine on (well not much lol! )

B&Q tomorrow then and make a metal spindle me thinks!!

I can't wait to have another go

And yes Master Yoda Dan, goggles and mask were worn at all times Very Happy 

Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: My First Flocking Attempt!!   My First Flocking Attempt!! Icon_minitimeFri Jul 05, 2013 7:07 pm

strong in the force is padowan PJ, master Obi Wan Dan Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: My First Flocking Attempt!!   My First Flocking Attempt!! Icon_minitimeFri Jul 05, 2013 8:30 pm

Dont forget yodabudgie hes the true flock master taught by Action Burt he was and since then has resisted the urge of sparks vader. Wink
May the flock be with you young flocker Smile

Ask me anything you like mate if I cant answer it ill move it up the chain for you Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My First Flocking Attempt!!   My First Flocking Attempt!! Icon_minitimeSat Jul 06, 2013 1:59 pm

Cheers Dan this is much appreciated Very Happy 

Questions a coming your way Very Happy  Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Second Attempt   My First Flocking Attempt!! Icon_minitimeThu Jul 18, 2013 3:55 pm

Ok guy's here goe's!!!

Below is my second attempt of flocking!

I re-done the AA Head as I didn't get the glue right the first time around!!

Had a little accident with the flocking machine, was cleaning it, and it still had a charge, let's say it made me jump and gave me a nasty shock!! I wont make that mistake again!!

Anyways, I think they are getting better, let me know what you guy's think, good or bad

Cheers
PJ


Up first is a Cotswold head

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This head is a 40th GI Joe, I left the paint on under his heard, to give it a tad more realism! I think lol

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This one I'm not quite sure where it came from, but it had a painted head, so I flocked it, and going to use it on my Jap

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This one is a Geyperman Head, Which was in a bad way! I need to tidy his face up a little and give him a paint job!

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The last one, was the AA Cotswold head from my first attempt, very happy with this one, so much infact I'm using it on one of my AT Guy's

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Cheers for looking guy's
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PostSubject: Re: My First Flocking Attempt!!   My First Flocking Attempt!! Icon_minitimeThu Jul 18, 2013 4:02 pm

you are definitely getting better PJ ! you have done some fantastic work and they look awesome. Keep up the good work fella !!

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PostSubject: Re: My First Flocking Attempt!!   My First Flocking Attempt!! Icon_minitimeThu Jul 18, 2013 4:22 pm

Cheers guy's your comments mean a lot, thank you Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: My First Flocking Attempt!!   My First Flocking Attempt!! Icon_minitimeThu Jul 18, 2013 6:47 pm

Sorry, only just caught this thread.
You're doing great Action Bob, that white flock has gone on well, I think it's one of the harder colours to get right.

You only need to get a shock once affraid affraid 

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PostSubject: Re: My First Flocking Attempt!!   My First Flocking Attempt!! Icon_minitimeThu Jul 18, 2013 7:11 pm

Cheers Sparklebudgie, yeah the white was a tad awkward, i thought it was going to be easy, with the head colour, but i'm having loads of fun doing it, I saw a guy on ebay who has made Dioramas out of the 40th AM sports stands and has re flocked them with mud colour grass, and leaves and things, i'm thinking of trying that next!!!! should be fun lol!  lol! 

Yep you make that mistake once, and what a shocking time it was lol!  lol! 

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PostSubject: Re: My First Flocking Attempt!!   My First Flocking Attempt!! Icon_minitimeThu Jul 18, 2013 7:15 pm

Once you made that mistake Once

Im three in front of you already then affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid 

You are doing some fantastic work there PJ and you should be proud they are looking great and yes white is a total nightmare.

If i could be crytical at all i would say flock a beard on that geyperman but thats just me feel free to tell me to ^%$£^ off lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! 

That Jap head looks like my mother in law (which isnt great Sad ) just missing the bun on her nut elephant  lol! lol! 

Great stuff keep it up PJ

Oh and the flocking.............................. tongue  Couldnt resist Twisted Evil 
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PostSubject: Re: My First Flocking Attempt!!   My First Flocking Attempt!! Icon_minitimeThu Jul 18, 2013 7:22 pm

lol!  lol!  Your right about the beard, need to practice the beard first i think, or i may just go straight in and do it, live dangerously ay!!!

The Jap is a tad odd looking but I do like him, but i'm now going to have to call him your mother in law now, it's stuck in my head lol!  lol! 

Yeah i'm happy with the results, not happy to do any in this hot weather though as the flock sticks everywhere Sad 

I'm happy with the white hair and the AA black hair that i done, next step after beard is the blonde, i just know that's going to be a nightmare!!!

Thanks for your kind words and support, it's very much appreciated

In this heat I can't even keep the flocking up lol!  lol!  lol! 

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