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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2018 4:41 a.m. PST

Well, check out this "high tech" (DIY) flocking device!

YouTube link

And all this time I've been using my hand … to flock.

Dan

Doug MSC Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Sep 2018 5:21 a.m. PST

WHEW!!! I got tired just watching.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2018 5:29 a.m. PST

LOL. Yeah, he does go through it very fast. Dizzyingly fast, at times.

But his contraption seems to work even better than Elzar's spice weasel:

picture

Dan

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2018 6:18 a.m. PST

It would take me longer to build the thing than to do the flocking!

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2018 7:20 a.m. PST

He steps up to the plate. He swings… and misses.

Personal logo T Callahan Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2018 8:40 a.m. PST

Clean coffee grinder before making coffee!

Terry

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2018 10:08 a.m. PST

I have found that plastic catchup or mustard squeezers work just fine for squirting out flocking.

I have used a coffee bean grinder To ground up things such as lichen And sponge to get flocking.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2018 11:20 a.m. PST

The ideas in this video would start to make sense to me if I were making large terrain panels or big hills or something, but my usual flocking applications are on miniature bases or small terrain pieces.

Considering how long each purchased bag of flocking has lasted me, it would be a fool's errand to try to save money by making my own. It's doubtful I'd save much anyway.

The applicator is neat, but for small areas I've done fine with Mark 1 fingers, or just sprinkling the flock/ballast out of the boxes I store it in. I'd probably try ketchup or mustard squeeze bottles first (a la Bobgnar) or drill out the lids on some cheap salt/pepper shakers sourced from a thrift store or dollar store.

- Ix

nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Sep 2018 7:22 p.m. PST

I use salt and pepper shakers to do that. For a big job, a sugar dispenser is fine.


For the really thrifty, you can make static grass stand up by rubbing a balloon on your shirt, a few times, to build up the charge. Then pass it over the grass. It will jump up!

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2018 7:52 p.m. PST

LOL. The balloon thing actually works on static grass?

Dan

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