Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Flocking on the Henge

More progress on the henge terrain piece...

I currently use a carpet and sheet vinyl adhesive to fix flock to models. PVA would work just as well, but since the adhesive's a leftover pot from another job it's what I'm using. I began at the middle of the terrain piece around the sacrificial slab and spread the gunk outwards using a coffee stirrer, making sure the stuff lapped up to the base of the stones and not on to them.

Once the whole base was covered I gave it a good deep dosing of dried used tea leaves. The adhesive is really tacky, but it pays to press the flocking/tea leaves gently down into it to ensure it all sticks. I left it overnight then shook off the excess material. Here's what it looked like at this stage. The tea leaf brown will add depth and the impression of soil beneath the grass. 

The next step is to get some greenery down.

A light wet brush of 'parakeet green' applied whilst the flock is still damp picks out the grass.

The next step will be to apply a little dark green to the stones and dot some larger vegetation about.


Matt Crump said...

Nice work always useful terrain especially as they can be used in any period 👍

A J said...

Thanks, Matt, and yes, it's a versatile piece. Scale-wise it should work for 10mm - 15mm figures.

Mark, Man of TIN said...

I was misled by your title thinking it was some small English village or branch line, Flocking on the Henge.

A J said...

It does sound like the setting for a Will Hay movie. :)


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