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New batch of flocked head mallards

Postby CAPT MIKE » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:35 pm

I'm making a special batch of mallards for timber hunting. I reproduced one of my carved heads. They will be removable heads on low profile foam bodies for walk in hunting. Heads will be flocked, body will be Restle coated. First head was painted with a brush. Plan to try my airbrush on the next one. Should be cleaner looking.

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Re: New batch of flocked head mallards

Postby Rick Hall » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:04 pm

Not a big flocking fan, but that's some very nice work.
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Re: New batch of flocked head mallards

Postby AWall3322 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:07 pm

That looks really good. What did you flock them with?


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Re: New batch of flocked head mallards

Postby CAPT MIKE » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:11 pm

Green rustoleum and black flocking.

I ordered some epoxy for the eyes. That needs improvement also.

The paint looks ok from a few feet but I definitely think the airbrush will help.

This is my first hand at flocking. Definitely makes the head look more realistic. Really don't need much green on the head. The black makes it pop. Definitely wont shine at all.
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Re: New batch of flocked head mallards

Postby mudpack » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:02 pm

Rick Hall wrote:Not a big flocking fan, but that's some very nice work.

My thought exactly.
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Re: New batch of flocked head mallards

Postby IR1SH » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:51 am

That is outstanding! I am thinking of flocking some mallard deeks for this fall... would you mind giving a step by step to the process? I understand applying the rustoleum and then black flocking... how did you make the green "pop"?
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Re: New batch of flocked head mallards

Postby CAPT MIKE » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:05 pm

First finished paint and flocked out of this batch.Image
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Re: New batch of flocked head mallards

Postby CAPT MIKE » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:16 pm

IR1SH wrote:That is outstanding! I am thinking of flocking some mallard deeks for this fall... would you mind giving a step by step to the process? I understand applying the rustoleum and then black flocking... how did you make the green "pop"?


I'll try to do the process on one of the next ones with pics of course. Like I said, this is my first time, so I'll do what I know.
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Re: New batch of flocked head mallards

Postby IR1SH » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:54 am

That would be awesome, Mike! Thank you in advance! Can't wait to see the process
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Re: New batch of flocked head mallards

Postby Fsbirdhouse » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:32 pm

Was that green Rustoleum paint, Satin or Gloss?
Those heads look really good, and I have half a tub full of black flock.

I'd heard of guys going black paint and then green flock, but I'm very impressed with this!

I have a trailer full of decoys I flocked myself four seasons ago, looks like I may have to drag them out this summer and redo all the drakes heads.
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