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How's this for a first time flocking

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How's this for a first time flocking
Posted by kitbashn82 on Saturday, February 12, 2005 2:55 AM
for this i used model master flat black as the adhesive and kens fuzzy fur.
Donnie

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, February 12, 2005 10:46 AM
WOW Donnie, that looks GREAT. Ive yet to venture into the relm flocking. Was it easy?
Scott
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Posted by Irocet305 on Saturday, February 12, 2005 12:55 PM
Looks to me the fuzzy fur is coarser than most of the other stuff. Looks like you got awesome coverage with it. Nice job!

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Posted by kitbashn82 on Saturday, February 12, 2005 1:14 PM
To me it was easy, but I had to work quick, I forgot that flat black dries real quick.
Donnie

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Posted by darkwanderer on Monday, February 14, 2005 10:58 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Irocet305

Looks to me the fuzzy fur is coarser than most of the other stuff. Looks like you got awesome coverage with it. Nice job!


Looks a lot better than the stuff I've used in the past.
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Posted by mini musclecar man on Monday, February 14, 2005 11:04 PM
Great job. On another note I've noticed something. carpeting in cars from the 60's (what i build) is not fuzzy like modern carpeting. In my oppinion flocking looks more realistic than painting but it looks too fuzzy for the kind of carpet i am representing. Do any of you 60's / muscle car guys do something different to get the right look.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 12:27 AM
There are different grades (makers) of flock. Try one till you find the texture you are looking for.


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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 1:14 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by paul59

There are different grades (makers) of flock. Try one till you find the texture you are looking for.



Paul, I just bought 9 containers from kens fuzzy furs and they all look like the same texture to me. So, If I get another manufacture's flock it will be of a finner or courser texture? Is that what you're saying? This is my first experience with the flocking also. Gary
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 9:17 AM
I don't know if it will be finer or courser. Did you sift the flocking material to get the lumps out? That may help it look better and be a finer grade.


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Posted by gratch73a on Tuesday, February 15, 2005 10:48 AM
Super job on the flocking. Where did you find the fuzzy flocking & what was the price if you don't mind my asking?
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 27, 2005 10:35 AM
erhhm... what exactly is flocking? it make your floor look real good but i dont have any idea what the stuff is :P
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Posted by 7055 on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 7:08 PM
Flocking is like felt that has been shredded so it is very fine. It usually comes in small plastic containers. You just choose the color you want, or mix two different colors, Then you paint the area of the model that you want to have simulated carpet and quickly dump a load of flocking all over the wet paint. The flocking will only stick to the area that has been painted. Then wait a little while and dump the excess back into the container and you have a very nice simulated carpet in your interior. Its that simple.

You can usually find flocking at hobby lobby. I don't know what brand it is but it seems to be finer and also much cheaper than Ken's Fuzzi Fur which you can get at most hobby shops.

A little note. I noticed you used flat paint to make the flocking stick. You should always use a glossy color so that it does not dry as fast and you don't get lumps. The gloss won't show through the flocking.
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Posted by ernesthollywood on Friday, April 1, 2005 9:44 AM
Your job looks great I've yet to try flocking. I have a packge of testors black and it looks really fine .Big Smile
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, April 2, 2005 12:24 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by gratch73a

Super job on the flocking. Where did you find the fuzzy flocking & what was the price if you don't mind my asking?
Hey Gratch...sorry for the way late post. Here is a link for Kens Fuzzy Fur.
http://www.scaledreams.com/KEN'S.HTM There are alot of colors there to choose from.
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Posted by 7055 on Sunday, April 17, 2005 12:26 AM
Looks good especially for first time Thumbs Up

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Posted by FreedomEagle1953 on Sunday, April 17, 2005 5:31 PM
Great job on that fuzzy fur carpeting ... and thanks for the link to "scaledreams" ... Smile,Wink, & Grin

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Posted by F50 on Sunday, June 12, 2005 10:00 PM
If you don't mind some critequeing (sp?) The flocking looks lumpy. It should be smooth in texture. Whenever I have flocked something, I spray it with a gloss paint similar in color as the flocking. Sift it through a sieve, tap the flocking around on the part to get good coverage, areas , then shake and tap out the excess....Big Smile
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 5:40 PM
Very good Donnie
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 9:44 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by 7055

Flocking is like felt that has been shredded so it is very fine. It usually comes in small plastic containers. You just choose the color you want, or mix two different colors, Then you paint the area of the model that you want to have simulated carpet and quickly dump a load of flocking all over the wet paint. The flocking will only stick to the area that has been painted. Then wait a little while and dump the excess back into the container and you have a very nice simulated carpet in your interior. Its that simple.

You can usually find flocking at hobby lobby. I don't know what brand it is but it seems to be finer and also much cheaper than Ken's Fuzzi Fur which you can get at most hobby shops.

A little note. I noticed you used flat paint to make the flocking stick. You should always use a glossy color so that it does not dry as fast and you don't get lumps. The gloss won't show through the flocking.


cant u paint it then let it dry and use elmers glue cause thats easier soundin to me
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, June 15, 2005 4:08 AM
That's the technique that I use matx. Thumbs Up
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Posted by Hemizach on Monday, June 20, 2005 12:31 PM
I hevn't tryed flocking before but it looks pretty goos to me.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, June 20, 2005 2:01 PM
Looks great zack. Keep up the great work.

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 3:00 PM
I've used flocking on severeral cars and none of mine has ever come out that good. I use water diluted white glue as an ashesive with Detail master flocking and I always get bald spots. I saw at my lhs the other day, but I forget the brand, some sort of self adhesive carpet thats actually carpet and looks like real carpet. Just cut it to shape and install. I haven't actually tried it yet though.Alien
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 1:53 PM
Hey kitbashn82 that looks pretty nice good job !!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 11:39 AM
I've used flocking for years and find it hard not to build a model without it. I've always used flat paints and elmer's glue. I never tried gloss paints for the simple fact that I was afraid of it showing through. I'll give it a whirl, worst thing that can happen is to take time to remove if it I don't like it. As for "finer" flocking you might wanna try sifting it a few times. I remember my nephew, whose is 5 and cannot get upset with him, knocked over one of the open containers of black flocking on my desk. I know my fault for leaving it open. Anywho I had to go through a few times to get all the debris out of it.


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Posted by barker on Thursday, June 30, 2005 4:37 PM
Here are a couple other sources for "flocking" products. (Sorry I don't know how to make links) Plaid Enterprises ( www.plaidonline.com) bought this stuff at a craft store in tan and wine red colours and it comes with a coloured adhesive. I have'nt checked the web sight so sorry if it does'nt work. Also you can order a flocking made by DonJer called Suede Tex Spray-On Suede Fibers from Lee Valley Tools in Canada.(www.leevalley.com) This stuff comes in a 3 oz.sized bag and is very fine in texture. It's used to line the inside of jewerey boxes.(you can even buy a pump sprayer and coloured adhesive) I have used both of these products with great results.
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Posted by kevracer on Friday, July 1, 2005 12:18 PM
That looks flocking great!Big Smile

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