The Static Grass Board « Do-it-Yourself Terrain

The Static Grass Board

08.08.2009

Post by Bill

Albeit an awkward name, it effectively identifies it for our gaming group.  This board started out with the intention of being a scorched earth/alien planet but lets just say that didn’t work out and we moved onto phase two.  See, we had already flocked the board weren’t about to go out and purchase another sheet of polystyrene (pink insulation foam).  So, knowing that the glue we used to hold the flock down was water soluble we decided to remove the flock by hand….

Static Grass Board

A messy process...

Static Grass Board-3

This is what happens when you remove flock by hand...

The reason I’m posting this is to simply suggest that you don’t try it, either start over with a new board or just don’t do it….it’s probably not worth the effort.  That being said, here’s what it turned into after repainting the black base coat and flocking with static grass.

Static Grass Board-4

Static Grass Board Complete #1

The whole board was completely covered in glue and then the static grass was applied en mas.  When we applied this, we only let the grass sit on top of it for a minute or two and then knocked the majority of it off and then reapplied it again.  This time we let it sit for a few minutes and knocked as much of it off as possible.

Static Grass Board-5

Static Grass Board Complete #2

Now we took a few handfuls of brown flock and grey flock and scattered them across the still wet board to give it a bit of color change.

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  1. […] all the paint was dry we took the time to do the same flocking process as the Static Grass Board went through.  That means we sprinkled a small amount of Brown and Grey flock onto the still wet […]