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    Started doing my own flocking this year. First efforts were with a UK-sourced hand flocker. Did not like to flock Blonde fibers at all. Finally got it to work (to some extent) with blonde fibers by jacking the voltage to the unit.

    soaking in Denatured Alcohol / water mix to help remove flock



    first attempts at blonde only came out grey



    Browns much easier to apply



    after voltage increase Blue-eyed Blondes are all ActionMan heads





    getting a decent Blonde mix is not easy (ActionMan heads again)



    Reds also not so difficult as Blonde





    After this, I finished the cabinet I had made & built a fixed unit flocker following Ray's directions. MUCH better results. Thicker flock application & better Blonde

    Using Mike Power heads for test purposes, I have many of them to waste













    Blonde is not same as Joe, but I'm OK with the mix I've come up with now.



    two version Adventurer flocks



    Added to bodies I recently put back together


    Last edited by lookforjoe; 03-31-2018, 01:55 AM.
  • #2

    Very nice photos. This flocking business is like an art to me. I couldn't do it. I paid to have mine redone. Yours look great.

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    • lookforjoe
      lookforjoe commented
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      Thanks. The process is not so difficult, but the cost of materials to make the equipment and supplies is a fair amount. If I didn't have hundreds of Joes and ActionMan, I probably wouldn't have bothered myself.
  • #3

    Great work LFJ! Its always great to see the boys back to their former glory! I particularly like the blonde mix you have come up with.

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    • lookforjoe
      lookforjoe commented
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      Thanks! I'm pretty happy with the Blonde finally!
  • #4

    Excellent work there, you've done a fine job, you also have a nice collection of figures.
    Fall in A, fall in B, fall in all the company!

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    • #5

      Really cool stuff! Great job!

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      • #6

        Originally posted by amwic View Post
        Excellent work there, you've done a fine job, you also have a nice collection of figures.
        Most of my loose figures live in these boxes. I typically only have 30 or so out & about at any given time. Click image for larger version

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        • #7

          That's a very impressive stash you have there @ lookforjoe, my store room is a bit similar, it's a pain though when you need something from the bottom box and you have to shift a mountain to get to it.. I've been slowly transferring figures from boxes into transparent plastic tubs, because some boxes are starting to collapse under the weight of those on top.
          Fall in A, fall in B, fall in all the company!

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          • #8

            Very nice work, it reminds me I need to get a few flocks done for customs.

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            • #9

              I love these flocks! A great job!

              Been here and done this.... I am also trying to revamp my storage “system,”
              Originally posted by amwic View Post
              my store room is a bit similar, it's a pain though when you need something from the bottom box and you have to shift a mountain to get to it.. I've been slowly transferring figures from boxes into transparent plastic tubs, because some boxes are starting to collapse under the weight of those on top.
              Last edited by Unveiled; 04-08-2018, 11:56 PM.

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              • #10

                Unveiled,

                It's a never ending story with trying to keep storage neat and tidy, good luck.
                Fall in A, fall in B, fall in all the company!

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