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Lord Ashram18 Jun 2017 8:39 a.m. PST

Just out of curiosity, what length do people recommend? 2mm? Or 1mm?

Help more than welcome!:)

Allen57 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2017 10:18 a.m. PST

Not so much a given length. I base 2-3-6mm and have flock no taller than the knees of the figures. Most is actually only mid calf.

stephen m18 Jun 2017 1:03 p.m. PST

That would make it about 1 mm. I am not familiar with using flocking on bases, just paint. Is there a site detailing this? Also what about using ground foam cover (model RR stuff)? Thank you.


Wealdmaster18 Jun 2017 1:40 p.m. PST

1mm is theoretically right, but remember that the bases of many figures are over 1mm, so you have some forgiveness in that. 2mm is probably okay too.

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Jun 2017 5:24 a.m. PST

I have tried ground foam with 6mm but 2mm flock looks a lot better. Ground foam works well with 2mm & 3mm though.

Lord Ashram19 Jun 2017 6:23 a.m. PST

Yeah, when I said flock I meant static grass… I got some 2mm and figure that will hopefully work!


Anthropicus Inactive Member20 Jun 2017 8:07 a.m. PST

4mm or 6mm works for me. The thing is that unless you use an electric device they won't stand that tall. I wait until the glue is mostly dry and then use a toothbrush to nudge everything into a single direction for a somewhat natural look and then usually a second layer for better coverage and to add some natural lumpiness. I also don't think that most battles were fought on a golf green, so grass up to the knees won't be out of place.

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