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« on: May 22, 2007 11:13:27 PM »

I want to buy some flocking, but I can't find anywhere that sells it, including online. I'm wondering whether I have the wrong name for it? References to it on overseas pages seem to be describing solid fabrics.
What I'm looking for is kind of like felt or velvet crumbs. Say I have a box with bare wood or whatever, and I want to line it with felt.

The most even way to do this is to paint the inside thoroughly with glue, and put in a spoonful of these felt crumbs (tiny like dust). Put on the lid and shake real hard so the crumbs go all over the inside and stick to the glue. Open the box and tip out the excess. If this doesn't make sense to you, try visualizing it done with glitter to cover the inside with glitter. It gives a better result than actually putting on fabric.

Does anyone know of other names for this stuff? Maybe I'm searching under the wrong name and that's why I can't find it. I'm in NZ and would consider buying online from NZ or Australian shops if necessary. Have tried hardware shop, stationery shop, and craft shop.Thanks for any help.

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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2007 11:48:14 AM »

Sorta like what model railroaders and miniature gamers use for terrain. Flock, static grass etc.

Try here : http://www.thewarstore.com/flocksandandgravel.html and scroll down a bit.

Also, here : http://www.woodlandscenics.com/index.htm - go to landscaping > ground cover > static grass flock. Even if the color is off, you can paint it easily. I do so a lot with my minis Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2007 03:52:28 PM »

Thanks, I have seen some American sources, would consider Aussie or Kiwi online buying. It actually is for lining a box (not actually a box, a hollowed-out book, you know with a hidey hole inside!) I want it to be soft so painting is probably not the best idea unfortunately... thanks though, it sounds like the right kind of thing.

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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2007 09:32:42 PM »

A small fan brush and a drybrushing would work fine.

Assuming the colors had to be changed, of course. But those are a couple sources I found. Look for model railroad terrain, and you should be able to find at least one Aussie supplier.

I just know TheWarStore (Neil's a great guy) and Woodland Senics is a major company.
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2007 07:35:59 AM »

Try stamping stores maybe? I have a feeling it used to be sold by some in the same way they sell embossing powder?

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