I got a Flockbox for x xmas which can be used for making your own grass tufts or for flocking your terrain.
“”The Flockbox is a unique and versatile flocking device that allows flocking of small to medium size objects at a fraction of the cost of purchasing a commercial flocking device.
‘Flock’ is nylon fibres like fine hair and is available in a huge range of colours, it is used to create the velvet feel on objects such as jewelry boxes, car dashboards, toys or longer flock can be used to create realistic looking grasses in miniature.
The Flockbox uses an electrostatic charge to attract the flock fibres onto your glued surface resulting in the fibres standing on their ends in the glue to produce a carpet effect.” Quoted from the manufacturers site.
You can find more info here
Here is a short video showing how it works. Curtesy The terrain tutor
Here are some tufts I made with the flock box:
I haven’t tried flocking terrain directly but I will post the results here when I did.
If you want to make your own tufts this device is recommended !!
3 thoughts on “The Flockbox”
The most astonishing thing is that, at the price the tufts are, it’d be better to just get one of these even at the (I assume slight) chances of frying oneself.
Thats right . It is cheaper to do them yourself . In the manual it says you can use fires up to a length of 6 mm . I used 12mm fires too and it worked fine.
Indeed you have to be careful as the power of the box is quite big!
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