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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 1:45 pm 
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Can anyone recommend good flock/sand to use at 6mm as my current flock and sand leave a bit to be desired at this scale...


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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 1:48 pm 
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I really like the GW textured paints for 6mm basing, Vallejo do big tubs (sandy paste) more suitable for large armies that can also have a colour mixed in

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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 1:57 pm 
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Vallejo tubs of pre-mix for me :)

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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 2:03 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 4:30 pm 
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Chinchilla dust from the pet shop, comes in amounts to last a lifetime, it cheap and in small grains, ideal for epic. I mix mine in with the GW stuff for a bit of variety.

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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 5:04 am 
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For sand, I use the stuff you put in a lizard's terrarium. It's very fine and dirt cheap in the US.

For flock, I haven't found much that I like for 6mm. Woodland Scenic stuff is alright, but doesn't do it for me most of the time. I tend to use the Silfor grass tufts which look like 3-4 foot grass stalks in 6mm.

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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 9:49 am 
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Hi,

I would recommend two options. Firstly, the Baccus basing system :

https://www.baccus6mm.com/index.php?content=products/scenics&detail=scenics

I use this for most small scale basing. Used with some 10mm English Civil War figures :

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Secondly, I have recently discovered Block Paving Sand which is sold in large bags for about £4 from Wickes.

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Very very fine sand and cheap. I now use this for everything small scale.


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 9:58 am 
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I like the look of the short strand flock.

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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 4:52 pm 
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>>I like the look of the short strand flock.

Hi,

Yes, it really suites the smaller scale. This stuff :

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Sold by Baccus :

https://www.baccus6mm.com/index.php?content=products/scenics&detail=scenics

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Very fine aquarium sand for me too; mixed with very fine railway modelling flock.
And cat litter of the Fullers' earth type for boulders and stones.
It's traditional at this stage to indicate I use new, unused litter and not second hand stuff....

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Hi!

I second glorfindel's recommendation. Its great stuff!

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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 7:34 pm 
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I have used these 1mm long grass strands.
1mm is a good length static grass for 6mm figures:

http://www.antenocitisworkshop.com/inde ... s/?name=33

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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 7:40 pm 
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angelbarracks wrote:
I have used these 1mm long grass strands.
1mm is a good length static grass for 6mm figures:

http://www.antenocitisworkshop.com/inde ... s/?name=33


This look good also!

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