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    • January 4, 2017 11:55 AM EST
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      DYI flocking

      Hey I was poking around for DIY ideas for trees and brush and came across this tip for making flocking. It would make great ground cover or even ground finer it could be used to flock filter materiel trees. This uses pencil shavings and paint. Cheap cheap. great idea

       

      https://youtu.be/qAfDM78EnYc

       

      after watching a few more videos these guys are making very nice flocking out of saw dust from the table saw and also old coffee grounds. The mesh strainer they uses yields some courser stuff but window screen would size it down even more. I have a little cheap spice grinder that would powder it. This is a great cheap way to get flocking.

      This post was edited by Devon Sinsley at January 4, 2017 12:26 PM EST
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    • January 4, 2017 9:46 PM EST
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    • January 5, 2017 8:01 PM EST
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      Devon, you might take a look here: http://www.largescalecentral.com/forums/topic/17297/under-pressure?page=1

      there are mentioned one or two ideas about green things.

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    • January 5, 2017 8:12 PM EST

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      This post has been reported to the moderator by Rooster :  "there is no need to use the word "FLOCKING" that many times in a post especially from Rev Dev"

    • January 5, 2017 11:25 PM EST
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      Hey korm thanks for that link. I haven't even made it too the green stuff yet. But am picking up.many good tips. I love your creative use of the ordinary. The thatched roof is great and the grass. All good stuff again thanks.
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    • January 5, 2017 11:31 PM EST
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      OK the bark on the wire trees is a neat idea.
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    • January 5, 2017 11:45 PM EST
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      Korm,

       

      I particularly like this tree

       

       

      I assume this is using the 2 parts oil based paint, 2 parts fine sand, i part saw dust for the bark. Then are you suing that moss just glued to the branches? Any painting of the moss or added flocking (yes Rooster I said flocking). Most of our forests have big tall pines that Ty's pine tree methods (filter fabric on dowels) will work well for. But we do have a particular tree called a Limber Pine at higher elevations that this tree would make a great example of.

       

       

      Also will make a great larger bush as well.

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    • February 16, 2017 8:15 AM EST
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      This is a flocking good post.... I mean good flocking post ...... I mean....Oh, nevermind

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    • February 18, 2017 10:03 PM EST
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      After using a couple of techniques I can make some observations. The color of the media your using makes a ton of difference. Coffee grounds being dark yields a very dark color and saw dust from pine yields a very light color. I made two different greens with the same acrylic paint and ended up with very different results.

       

      Also David M made the wise observation about coffee grounds potentially producing mold. So far I haven't seen any but its only been a month.

       

      All and all both work great. And my diorama smells like coffee

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