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    Avatar photoEvil Dave
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    I recently came into some brown Hexon tiles:

    Has anyone added texture to these or flocked them yourself? If so, what did you use? Any regrets?

    I’ve thought about grout but that seems brittle. Sand too but that seems heavy and will soak up a ton a paint. At the moment, I’m considering dusting them with spray primer/paint enough times that I get some texture. Then washing/drybrush and selectively flocking.

    I’d love to see what people have done with these.

    #176292
    Avatar photoMike
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    Wait what, you are Warmonger Miniatures?

    #176296
    Avatar photoEvil Dave
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    #176297
    Avatar photoMike
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    😀

    Woop.

    Anyway, I did add some mud to the tiles once many years ago using a sort of filla grout mix.
    What sort of look do you have in mind?

    #176299
    Avatar photoEvil Dave
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    Got any pics?

    Central/western Europe.

    #176300
    Avatar photoMike
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    Alas not, this was about 10 years ago or more and for a mate.

    Helpful eh..

    #176304
    Avatar photoMr. Average
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    I have found that regular interior latex paint makes a good base for foam flock. Then you can seal it with dilute white glue and you have a very tight and relatively flake-free board to work with.

    #176306
    Avatar photoEvil Dave
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    Do you push the foam into the paint while it’s still wet, Mr. A?

    #176330
    Avatar photoMr. Average
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    You know, as I recall, I did not.  I just made sure the paint was nice and wet and it grabbed the flock very nicely.  However I did use brown paint, which gave me a less “Strawberry Fields Forever” look to my flock when dry.

    #176376
    Avatar photoThomaston
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    I did these using PVA and what’s similar to very fine sand for the colored layer.
    The base layer was a paste of the same agrigate with silicone calk.


    Tired is enough.

    #176379
    Avatar photoNot Connard Sage
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    Can of Halford’s Brown Matte Camouflage Spray Paint (yes, I know, also available in Green, Black and Khaki)

    1 litre jar of WSS Spring 1mm static grass
    1 litre jar of WSS Summer 1mm static grass

    1 400ml can WSS layering glue

    PVA glue.

    Couple of light coats of Halfraud’s

    Brush on dilute PVA

    Throw the spring static grass at the PVA (actually it’s better if you riddle it), allow to dry

    Use layering glue to apply summer static grass to taste.

     

     

    Obvious contrarian and passive aggressive old prat, who is taken far too seriously by some and not seriously enough by others.

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