How do I use static flocking on non-metallic miniatures? Answered
For a tabletop project, I would like to add flocking to some of my bigger, furred miniatures (think giant minotaurs or the like). For this, I would like to buy a flock applicator, but I would like to know what sort of technique I should use before I start. The problem that I am seeing, however, is not having enough control on which direction the flock should go and applying them selectively on the model rather than all over and creating a kind of gradient.
There's a few ways I could see this working; I buy a static flock applicator and I fix my miniature to hover above an electrostatic surface and I apply the flock from the directions that I would like the fur to go unto surfaces of glue.
Another way that I could see this working is if I apply some kind of conductive layer to the miniature underneath the glue, allowing me to make the miniature itself electrostatic, without having to apply all of the fur of the entire model in one go. I'd hate to leave needle pricks through my model.
Does anyone have any suggestions...?