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PostSubject: The Dark and Mysterious art of flocking !   The Dark and Mysterious art of flocking ! Icon_minitimeThu Jul 16, 2015 9:47 pm

as some of you (that where on chat the other night) may know, and for those that don't  I purchase a flocking machine from eBay , now before you gasp at the expense it was a £35 item that is generally used to flock bases of war hammer type figures so the grass stands up .
on the YouTube video of gamers using it they kept mentioning action mans flocked hair so I thought mmmmmm
here are a couple of pics of the before and after . Please bear in mind this is the first time I have flocked anything
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this is a pic of said machine , and I purchased three types of glue to experiment with ,best result is two part clear epoxy.
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A close up of the two Cotswold heads I experimented with .
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flocked heads ,now have to wait 24 hrs. for epoxy to cure.

A link for flock box
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Flockbox-Electrostatic-flock-applicator-Static-grass-tufts-and-model-basing-/281456730631?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item418820e207

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PostSubject: Re: The Dark and Mysterious art of flocking !   The Dark and Mysterious art of flocking ! Icon_minitimeThu Jul 16, 2015 10:15 pm

they look great
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A great first attempt Jay!

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Captain Action that's your very first set of flockes, well very very well done mate Very Happy.

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PostSubject: Re: The Dark and Mysterious art of flocking !   The Dark and Mysterious art of flocking ! Icon_minitimeThu Jul 16, 2015 11:17 pm

Excellent results - is that the same kind of adhesive that the experienced flockers use do you know?

You won't have to flock many of your heads to get your money back given such a great start.

I quite fancy a flocking machine as besides 1/6th scale I also dabble in wargaming miniatures and model railways so it should see plenty of use.

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barney_leadhead wrote:
Excellent results - is that the same kind of adhesive that the experienced flockers use do you know?

You won't have to flock many of your heads to get your money back given such a great start.

I quite fancy a flocking machine as besides 1/6th scale I also dabble in wargaming miniatures and model railways so it should see plenty of use.

Hi barney ,not 100% sure this is what is used (it is the dark and mysterious art after all ,harder finding information on this ,than the bloomin freemasons !) but i assume it is , the eboxy i used had a2 hr work time and a24 hr full cure time and will dry rock hard  , i got the epoxy from homebase for £4.99
i put a link above for the flock box

Cheers guys for your comments !
I highly Recommend you get one and have a bash yourselves ,cos if i can do it anyone can !

C.A.

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Flocking fantastic! cheers  Please more photos of your future experimenting. bounce  Did you link to the YouTube video?

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https://youtu.be/lXEoJyVZYRs  here it is pachwerk all i did is attach crocodile clip to the neck opening , and my box is the bigger and later version

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https://youtu.be/lXEoJyVZYRs  here it is pachwerk all i did is attach crocodile clip to the neck opening , and my box is the bigger and later version

affraid Stop boasting Shocked lol!

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Nice flocking work! Cool

I can see a 'Flocking Wars' scenario coming on soon pirat lol!


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Jay... you're a brave man! I've been thinking of DIY re-flocking for some time. There are tutorials done by Flock Concepts on how to build flocking machines and if you join his forum, he seems pretty open to pass on the dark art... Suspect

I have one part of his flocking machine design at home, just need to build the rest... Razz

BTW the Japanese guy looked scared enough... lol!

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Hope you joined the forum under the name Red Flox lol!

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Well done! cheers

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Great results , I've been looking at this flocking machine on eBay as well , but I've just blown a load of money on tidying up the garden. One day perhaps.
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Awesome job. So those Flock trays well worth getting then? At £30 not too bad a sacrifice.

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Stonewall wrote:
Awesome job. So those Flock trays well worth getting then? At £30 not too bad a sacrifice.
I reckon so Jason! handy piece of kit especially if you do any other sort of diorama modelling as well !

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