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07 Jun 2018 5:06 a.m. PST
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Lets party with Cossacks Supporting Member of TMP07 Jun 2018 5:01 a.m. PST

Coming from a larger scale 10mm basing is a new thing for me. I am not sure static grass is the way to go, even very short static grass.

Any ideas? Many thanks in advance.

steamingdave47 Inactive Member07 Jun 2018 5:22 a.m. PST

I use white glue and fine sand, let it dry, dab dilute white glue in patchesand then sprinkle short static grass. Done well over 1000 10mm figures like this and think they look fine.




138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP07 Jun 2018 5:48 a.m. PST

I just use the same flock that use on my gaming mat:


khanscom07 Jun 2018 6:06 a.m. PST

3/32" basswood, textured with PC-7 or PC-11 epoxy putty. Paint in the desired earth tones and follow with spots of white glue and Woodland Scenics flocking.

JimDuncanUK07 Jun 2018 6:14 a.m. PST

I don't do anything different for my 10mm figures than I do for my 15mm, 20mm, 25mm, 28mm, 30mm, 54mm, or even 6mm.

Personal logo T Callahan Supporting Member of TMP07 Jun 2018 7:08 a.m. PST

I use mat board with steel paper laminated to the underside. I attach my figures using PVA (white glue) and matt medium to fix the flock to the base. My flock is Woodland Scenics foam and ground cover.

While using PVA I have never had a problem of a figure falling off a stand 6mm to 28mm.


rmaker07 Jun 2018 1:07 p.m. PST

Plasticard. And AARP keeps me well stocked with their membership come-ons.

Bandolier07 Jun 2018 4:46 p.m. PST

I use Shogun Mag-Bases then mix together a 'goo' of brown paint, sand and PVA. Once dry, dry brush a lighter colour.

Then use a couple of different colours of fine flock.
Static grass just doesn't look right.

Lets party with Cossacks Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2018 3:32 p.m. PST

Thanks for your responses.

steamingdave47 how short is your static grass?

138squadron that has to be the best solution. What flock do you use on your mats?

Bandolier same question for you. Saw your 10mm on the Land of Lead blog. Very nicely done!

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2018 10:21 a.m. PST

Here you go Cossacks:


Lets party with Cossacks Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2018 12:17 a.m. PST

Nice 138!

But still couldn't work out what flock you use. Care to elaborate brand and type?


Bandolier13 Jun 2018 1:57 a.m. PST

My mat was from the Terrain Guy. It's about 10 years old now and I think he's been out of business for a few years.

Lets party with Cossacks Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2018 2:34 a.m. PST

Thanks Bandolier

So what flock do you use to match it?

DHautpol13 Jun 2018 4:34 a.m. PST

I use 0.8mm plywood, PVA the figures on, apply Green Basetex and dry-brush yellow.

Mulling over whether to add 'tufts' and wondering if I can be restrained enough when using them if I do decide to add them?

138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2018 6:02 a.m. PST


Model railway flock, I use the 'fine turf' not 'static grass'


I use a number of different blends, (normally a mix of left overs from making a terrain cloth).

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