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"Re-flocking" figures, or flocking figures.

Postby Lordmylar06 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:33 pm

I have an old MOTU Panthor, and I'm wondering if there are any good tutorials out there for flocking a figure, re-flocking a figure, or removing flocking from a figure.
My poor Panthor is sun-faded and missing patches of flock, so he's looking shabby. How would I go about fixing this?
Any help is appreciated!
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Re: "Re-flocking" figures, or flocking figures.

Postby bobtheodd » Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:03 am

Looks like Hefty Smurf got you over at the org.
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Re: "Re-flocking" figures, or flocking figures.

Postby Patraw » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:02 am

I believe toy flocking is an electrostatic process, which is probably difficult to reproduce at home. That said, I was watching Martha Stewart decorate Easter Eggs last year, and she had some flocking in a jar stuff that you can buy--you just spread some glue on whatever you want to flock and shake it on. Getting the exact hue to match Panthor might be difficult to do--you might be better off to deflock the whole thing, and then reflock it in its' entirety so that the color matches.
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Re: "Re-flocking" figures, or flocking figures.

Postby Lordmylar06 » Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:19 pm

@ bobtheodd
Yes, yes he did. I used the search over there before i posted, and found nothing. I might have typed in something wonky before i hit enter or something. I tried again and found lots of stuff.

@ patraw
I saw the Martha Stewart stuff at Michael's, and I was considering getting that. You're also right about the exact hue being difficult to find, and even if I de-flock the whole figure I'm not sure I'd want him to be a shade off of the original. It may make more sense to buy a new one sometime.
Also, it's good to hear from you man!
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Re: "Re-flocking" figures, or flocking figures.

Postby Automatauntaun » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:40 pm

umm... give me a day or two i have thought about flocking for dunnys and looked a lot floking is easier then i thought...I found three or so tutorials. i save anything in google docs i find helpful i am busy uploading and fixing images but i will try and find it and if i do i'll put it up here. also its basically what you saw on martha. Its a coat you sprinkle the stuff on shake off excess and repeat.
but this tutorial was on gradated color. so it was pretty in depth.i'd like to say i said a couple of days but in reality more like a week i am bad at getting back to things but i will put it to you if i find it.
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Re: "Re-flocking" figures, or flocking figures.

Postby Automatauntaun » Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:50 pm

i can't find the one tutorial that was on the Japanese web site? it was the best, but here are the others i have. if you look up flocking tutorial it should help a bit.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/emiliacout ... otostream/
flocking hair tutorial

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/tutorials ... orial.html
tutorial for flocking model car seat.

http://codenamesilentg.blogspot.com/201 ... orial.html
tutorial on flocking berate for fig


http://forums.kidrobot.com/viewtopic.php?t=49233
forum on flocking


http://www.vinyltoysforum.com/showthread.php?t=64
their is a flocking tut in here somewhere...but i dont' have time to run thought this japanes page. just use google translator it helps.



http://www.donjer.com/suedetex/product.htm
donjer is a web site selling flocking applications and materials.
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Re: "Re-flocking" figures, or flocking figures.

Postby jumbokaggra » Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:44 pm

bobtheodd wrote:Looks like Hefty Smurf got you over at the org.

Hmm... good point, I just wanted to say kudos on the Daphne pics! (she still called that? I was a big fan in her WCW days)
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