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troopwo Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2021 1:41 p.m. PST

Near ost my vision about five years ago. Not the best but at least I stabilized.

Problem is I had a mountain of lead from untouched to based and primed to painted and waiting for flocking.

Happy to say that i finnished painting near a hundred modern 28mms this month.

If that wasn't enough, I prepared everything and flocked around three hundred 28mm figures today! I am all proud of my efforts after a few years away.

A platoon of 1980s US army, two platoons of modern French, a platoon of Aussies in that funky duck hunter auscam, a platoon each of modern Kenyans and Ugandans, and another two platoons of mujahadein.

The mujahedien supports weapons just got scary strong today. One heavy recoilless, two medium recoilless, four mortars, two dushkas, four stingers.

Now to prepare a day for some mass dull coating.

troopwo Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2021 1:44 p.m. PST

Thank God for model railroad flocking sand and Elmers school glue.

I'll never understand the patience of guys who put blades of grass in the base?

Anthropicus24 May 2021 3:58 p.m. PST

Okay, I have to to ask – do you think we place those blades of grass one at a time?

troopwo Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2021 4:04 p.m. PST

You don't?

Brian Smaller24 May 2021 4:07 p.m. PST

To be fair they rarely do it blade by blade :)

Col Durnford24 May 2021 4:23 p.m. PST

Sounds like a great little force you have there.

Remember, test spray the dullcoat before aiming at any figures.

troopwo Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2021 5:13 a.m. PST

Just happy that they came out fairly well given my bad vision.

Col Dunford absolutely. I find that the figures and the paint schemes stay remarkably well. However, I tend to see that the base flocking tends to darken a shade.

So the mildly red toned earth becomes a darker reddish earth.
The light dried earth becomes a mid to dark coloured dirt.

Col Durnford25 May 2021 10:06 a.m. PST

Actually, I was more concerned about a paint disaster – you know the dullcoat turns out to be flat white and all.
I alway do a quick spray to the side.

lobobebo25 May 2021 1:28 p.m. PST

what figures u use for the kenyans and ugandans?

troopwo Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2021 5:07 p.m. PST

The Ugandans are Stan Johansons Iraquis coalition troops. The figures with Kevlar helmets and tac vests. Pretty random for any African union types. They come with RPG, PKM and AKs. I painted them in woodland BDU and they look pretty good.

The Kenyans are Mongrel Pakistanis with G3s. Only I decapitated them and put on British steel helmets. I think they were from Gripping Beast/MoFo. Painted up in a Light green DPM.

Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP27 May 2021 4:10 p.m. PST

>>Got Flocked

Flocking Great! Grass is easy- you dont need all the bs they try to shove down your throat- in gaming terms- put a few grams in a shop plastic container, mix about with a plastic spoon till it startes to take on a charge and then apply glue to your desired parts.

Take a pinch of flock, like snuff, and shake it over the glued portion. If you want to mix shades or types, do it quickly.

Twist your fingers back and forth as the shards of fibre drop and that creates enough of a charge that; pick up another batch and do it again, in batches, they will 'stand' as required. Turning upside down to 'clear' the loose ones does same… YMMV, dave

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