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Flocking bases

Litko Aerosystems (great guys there) posed a question; How do you finish your bases?

This is a simple bit that adds a great finishing touch to painted minis; flocking the base. It’s really easy but many people don’t seem to want to add this bit, dunno why.

What is flock? Well, I use ground and earthy scenic materials from model railroad stores, game stores usually sell the same product for 2x the price. I also gather up little pebbles, sawdust, and beach sand for additional effects.

First, spread plain old white glue around on the base.

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I keep little instant coffee cans full of flocking materials around, this mix is a green turf blend with some small pebbles mixed in. Dip the wet glue base into the flock and swish it about.

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Set aside to dry, 20 minutes or so. Shake off the excess and spray mini with matt sealant. It seals the paint and also helps add a layer of protection to your base flocking. For bigger model bases you can also add bigger rocks or battlefield debris on top of the flocking to create mini-dioramas.

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*Arquebus troops painted by Arctic Dragon, dipped and flocked by me.