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Flocking, or maybe Embossing Powder!!!

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  • From: Sandnes,Norway
Flocking, or maybe Embossing Powder!!!
Posted by bugace on Thursday, August 30, 2007 4:15 PM
Hello friends!!

One day spending a hour at one of the local hobbyshops, for ladies, I did a discovery. Embossing, a powder used with heat by them making homemade birthdaycards etc.
Forgett about the heat, but the powder has grains that when used on wet paint resambles the carpet in cars better then flocking(Sorry Ken). OK, it's my opinion it does, since it doesn't look that much as a "golf greene".Smile
http://public.fotki.com/bugace/plastic-modelbuilding/ Hmmmm, where is the glue, know I it got here some where.......hi,hi,hi,hi..........hmmmm Gues my wife has hidden it........................hi,hi,hi,hi................................
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Posted by elwoodz on Friday, August 31, 2007 12:06 PM
Any pics?

Mike Aylward

The smell of burning rubber and high octane stirs the soul

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Posted by bugace on Friday, August 31, 2007 2:03 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by elwoodz

Any pics?


Not yet I think! But I'll use it again soon, then it will be.
http://public.fotki.com/bugace/plastic-modelbuilding/ Hmmmm, where is the glue, know I it got here some where.......hi,hi,hi,hi..........hmmmm Gues my wife has hidden it........................hi,hi,hi,hi................................
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Posted by bugace on Sunday, September 16, 2007 4:35 PM
Heres a picture.
Used a macro extension, so the depth is not that good, but I think You understand what I mean with "maybe better".
http://public.fotki.com/bugace/plastic-modelbuilding/ Hmmmm, where is the glue, know I it got here some where.......hi,hi,hi,hi..........hmmmm Gues my wife has hidden it........................hi,hi,hi,hi................................
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, September 16, 2007 5:40 PM
So it's little tiny grains, not fuzz?
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Posted by theflame on Sunday, September 16, 2007 6:06 PM
Exactly that Epiphender. I picked some of this up ages ago hoping that it'd work out well for carpetting - and it looks pretty good there!
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Posted by Jantrix on Sunday, September 16, 2007 10:28 PM
So the idea whould be to paint over it? Or does it come in different colors?

Rob Geeked There is a nasty little four letter word for building something you're not interested in - work. And that's not what we do here. My Photo Album

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Posted by MikeMc on Monday, September 17, 2007 10:05 AM
What base did you use Glue or Paint??

HANG UP AND DRIVE........ Mike

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Posted by bugace on Monday, September 17, 2007 3:50 PM
You get it different collors, so no paint on top.
This was done one top of Testor Black Acrylic. Heavy layer of paint, lots of embossing GRAINS, then I pressed it carefully into the paint. Excactly the same way I use flocking.
It is a bit easier to work with, as it is easier to put back in the glas. Less mess!!
I got dark greene, black, medium grey and dark red.
http://public.fotki.com/bugace/plastic-modelbuilding/ Hmmmm, where is the glue, know I it got here some where.......hi,hi,hi,hi..........hmmmm Gues my wife has hidden it........................hi,hi,hi,hi................................
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Posted by CabDriver on Sunday, November 30, 2014 12:04 PM

I know this is an old thread - but I was just looking for alternatives to regular flocking since, well, I dont have any Big Smile

Looks a pretty good tip - I guess anything with that fine power-y texture would basically work for this?

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Posted by Deathgoblin on Sunday, December 07, 2014 3:06 PM

I use embossing powder all the time.  It works great, and once it's on it can be sprayed over if you need a different color.  

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Posted by tbone on Wednesday, November 02, 2016 6:14 PM

Think it would be better to use spray mount rather than brushed on glue.

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Posted by Goofy62 on Thursday, January 05, 2017 8:20 PM

I've been using embossing powder with great results for the past few years.

I found a really nice set of metallic powders from "Hampton Art" on ebay.

The great thing about these is that you don't have to paint them afterwards, & the metallic in them gives you that "salt & pepper" look.

A little under 15 bucks for the set.

 

tbone

Think it would be better to use spray mount rather than brushed on glue.

 

I use Elmers glue thinned slightly & brushed on.

The spray mount would probably work fine for a platform style interior with a separate floor pan.

Not so much for an old tub style interior!

Unless you don't mind doing a bunch of extra masking! Smile

 

Steve

 

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Posted by smhardesty on Monday, January 16, 2017 1:34 PM

Since I just received some fantastic suggestions about embossing powder from Goofy62, I'll add a bit. I ended up ordering two different sets of powders. One is the same, exact set that Goofy62 suggested here and I also found a set of basic, primary colors on eBay and ordered it as well. Between the 2 sets I should be able to recreate pretty much any color of carpeting I want either by selecting one of the 32 colors I’ll have or by mixing if necessary. Since I’m a re-newbie to the hobby I can’t testify to actually using the powder yet, but I can say that I’ve seen several builds that used flocking and then several builds that had embossing powder used on them and without a doubt the powder looks much more “authentic”.

Steve

On the bench - Right now, a mess.

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