Static Grass Flock Applicator on the cheap

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Static Grass Flock Applicator on the cheap

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Static Grass Flock Applicator on the cheap

Postby casper » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:37 am

This Idea has been around for ages and looked pretty easy to do so when I came across one of the Zappers in a pound shop I thought I would give it a try :)
The Zapper looked like a small tennis racket with wire mesh before i dismantled it :roll: (sorry no pick) but your left with three wires, two go to the out wire mesh and one to the inner mesh. You only need one of the two outer mesh wires so cut one away. I cut a hole through the bottom of the handle and poked the wire through, this is the wire you will connect to the area you will be adding static grass. The other wire is simply connected to the metal cage or tea strainer, I couldn't find a tea strainer anywhere :o but after looking at other peoples reviews a flat cornered cage is better because you can reach tight areas better and get closer.
So after it was all assembled I walked in some Duracel batteries and gave it a try.
I used some Spring 6mm grass and Mod Podge :)
I was pleasantly surprised at how good the results were :D it took three passes
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Re: Static Grass Flock Applicator on the cheap

Postby casper » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:37 am

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Re: Static Grass Flock Applicator on the cheap

Postby casper » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:41 am

great for gaming tables or dioramas :)
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Re: Static Grass Flock Applicator on the cheap

Postby Mark » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:39 am

Nice job Casper. You can buy purpose made things, but they’re expensive. This looks just as effective, and much much cheaper.

How much of a belt do you get if you accidentally touch the Sieve?
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Re: Static Grass Flock Applicator on the cheap

Postby casper » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:39 pm

Mark wrote:Nice job Casper. You can buy purpose made things, but they’re expensive. This looks just as effective, and much much cheaper.

How much of a belt do you get if you accidentally touch the Sieve?

:laughing-rolling: not had that pleasure yet :D keep well clear of that nail
works a treat for a train layouts and small dioramas but the purpose made ones are the business if you do a lot of terrain building and I believe you can alter the charge :think:
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