Water Effects: The Second Board is Finished!
What you can see in the pictures above and below this text are the painted boards ready to be flocked. Now, because I'm doing all this on a small budget (basically zilch as always!), I'm going to apply the various flocks in individual stages. This will allow me to remove the excess from each layer I put on and return it to the tub so it can be used on my next job. It's also worth stating that I use the same flocks on my miniatures' bases. This does a great job of blending them into the board.
With that done, I start adding Woodland Scenics' Grass Blend to the board. I choose to do this in sections. I always leave the edge of a section bare from flock so I can try and make the next one join seamlessly to it. It doesn't always work of course. This isn't normally a problem though as I will be adding static flock on top of this base layer.
So I turned to my trusted Noch applicator, which does a great job and costs only a fraction of the price of one of those electric applicator thingies.
And having looked at relative costs and the lateness of last month when I was looking to get this finished, I decided to go rummaging in the loft.
And lo and behold I found my Vallejo Still Water.
How wrong I was!
I know from experience that this stuff evaporates a litrle as it dries. So when it went on and decided to pool rather than cling to the textures surface, I was okay.