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#1 dantewallace

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 08:04 AM

I have looked everywhere and cannot seem to find black flocking. Every other color I need I can find but black seems to always be discontinued or sold out everywhere. Anyone have any leads? This is really holding me behind on three of my current builds.



#2 cobraman

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 08:18 AM

Did you try ebay ? There is usually some there.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 08:35 AM

Are you painting the interior black? If so, use white flocking and then paint the interior black. I saw an article a while back where the author mentions using white flocking on all of his builds and then paints the area whatever color the rest of the interior will be.

 

Try looking in the scrapbooking section at a Hobby Lobby, Michaels or A.C. Moore for embossing powder, said to be more realistic and cheaper.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 08:57 AM

Ken's (Fuzzi-Fur) black flocking is number 103.  Detail Master discontinued theirs, as did Testors.  Go figure.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 09:04 AM

Check Hobby Lobby or Michael's if you've got one nearby.  Michael's usually has the black flocking, and HL recently started carrying black embossing powder which is even better.



#6 dantewallace

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 09:33 AM

Did you try ebay ? There is usually some there.

Yes sir!! There is a long time seller of velour flocking on there. I contacted her and she is out of stock on black.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 09:34 AM

Are you painting the interior black? If so, use white flocking and then paint the interior black. I saw an article a while back where the author mentions using white flocking on all of his builds and then paints the area whatever color the rest of the interior will be.

 

Try looking in the scrapbooking section at a Hobby Lobby, Michaels or A.C. Moore for embossing powder, said to be more realistic and cheaper.

I looked at embossing powder at HL yesterday and it seemed to be to granular looking for my taste.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 09:35 AM

Check Hobby Lobby or Michael's if you've got one nearby.  Michael's usually has the black flocking, and HL recently started carrying black embossing powder which is even better.

Didn't care for the granular look of the powder, I will look for the velour at Michael's tonight, Thanks!!!



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:42 AM

Try www.modelempireusa.com. I believe they have Ken's Fuzzi-Fur. They don't sell a whole lot of it and you may luck out. They may have a few vials. Get the phone # from the website and give them a call.

 

**Went on their site to the online catalog...scroll down to page 56 for the Fuzzi-Fur. $2.29 ea. + shipping.


Edited by The70judgeman, 17 July 2013 - 10:58 AM.


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:50 AM

http://www.amazon.co...k/dp/B003QKDNYG

 

Let your fingers do the driving.

 

http://www.google.co...erp.qWWsUgKqpQc

 

This seems to be a hot item for fingernails these days, so you might call up Sally Beauty Supply if you have one in your area.


Edited by sjordan2, 17 July 2013 - 10:58 AM.


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:51 AM

Yes sir!! There is a long time seller of velour flocking on there. I contacted her and she is out of stock on black.

http://www.ebay.com/...g powder&_frs=1

http://www.ebay.com/...=item5d3fa1063b

This is my current black flocking

http://www.ebay.com/...=item4ac64742f7

http://www.ebay.com/...g powder&_frs=1

http://www.ebay.com/...=item5d402c4004

http://www.ebay.com/...=item460e8c8acb

 

http://www.ebay.com/...g powder&_frs=1



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 12:16 PM

http://www.ebay.com/...g powder&_frs=1

http://www.ebay.com/...=item5d3fa1063b

This is my current black flocking

http://www.ebay.com/...=item4ac64742f7

http://www.ebay.com/...g powder&_frs=1

http://www.ebay.com/...=item5d402c4004

http://www.ebay.com/...=item460e8c8acb

 

http://www.ebay.com/...g powder&_frs=1

 

 

I found all of those auctions a few weeks back. I didn't go for them because I wanted something locally or within the US. I guess I have no choice but to order from overseas



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 12:31 PM

And if you're using it all the time look up Donjer products on the web. You can buy in bulk and never run out.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 01:31 PM

I'm confused. A huge amount of the references you've been given are from the US.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 04:30 PM

Embossing powder does look granular (hey it's powder after all), but once applied looks a great deal more in scale than chopped up carpet fibers. Get a "shaker" (the top usually has a bulk "applicator" and then a smaller side that looks like a salt shaker) in clear, paint out to match the inferior, and for $2.89 you'll have whatever color carpeting you want for a few dozen models.

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 02:16 AM

Embossing powder does look granular (hey it's powder after all), but once applied looks a great deal more in scale than chopped up carpet fibers. Get a "shaker" (the top usually has a bulk "applicator" and then a smaller side that looks like a salt shaker) in clear, paint out to match the inferior, and for $2.89 you'll have whatever color carpeting you want for a few dozen models.

I picked some up from Michaels for $5. I figured the heck with it, I'll try it out and order flocking in the mean time.



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 02:34 AM

Check Hobby Lobby or Michael's if you've got one nearby.  Michael's usually has the black flocking, and HL recently started carrying black embossing powder which is even better.


This is the truth embossing powder is way better than any flocking. Easier to use and the end product is smoother than any fuzzy fur and the amount for the price is even better just use a 40% coupon go look in the scrapbooking section in the Martha Stewart section. But if you looking for that 70's shag style carpet then if you really really can't find black then like mikemodeler said do the white thing.