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    Flocking Ducks

    Hey,

    ive just down loaded the following PDF about how to paint decoys Hunting Calendars ......a week after i started tinkering with flocking, always the way!!!!

    ive only done the heads and will redo with a darker line down the back of the head as they are GREEN, but not shiny! i will go into detail later

    So my donor was a recently purchased 2nd hand decoy, probably should have started with a crappy decoy first to show the improvement!
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    First lot of flocking material
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    Still the first application of flocking, more of a comparison
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    2nd application of flocking out in the sun
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    Close up notice the shine off the non flocked, and yes i know it is GREEN!!!!!
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    i will have a go at the bodies later and if they look half pie ok i will post more, the next thing is to weather test, im just going to leave them out for a few days in the rain and sun and see what happens!!!!
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    Where do you buy the flocking from? About how much does it cost per decoy?
    this spot for rent

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    I got the green from hunting and fishing, but it’s not the type I want, I’m going to see how his goes and take it from there, spent a bit on paint today, thankfully I have a friend who I could get discount through, I went to Resenes and got exactly what that linked PDF recommended, still cost a bit, but hey a good learning curve.

    I’m going to enquire with a couple of nz distributors and overseas companies and see what I can get. As price per decoy......no idea yet!
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    I bought flocking from a company in Hamilton. It wasn't cheap, but it will do a lot. I did 2 doz decoy and could prob have done 3.

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    I have only flocked the heads on these decoys. To do the entire bodies would have been a very very costly exercise, not so in the flocking cost, but in the paint. I used the paint as described in Paul Stennings article, great article too, but redo each decoy twice and get the same mix of the various paints to get the tint would have been a challenge!

    its taken me a few hours to do the 5 dozen ducks or so, and the Geese.

    Maybe over the off season i may do a couple here and there, it may be an interesting way to mix up the variations.

    Things i now know, no need to mask out the eyes, some surfaces really need a good sanding to allow the paint good purchase on the decoy (specific brands are worse than others) , no need to "weather" the flocked decoys too much, they will get that out in the field! start early as if the the F**K up fairy visits then you have a bit of extra time up your sleeve!! SCRUB decoys and water blast, prep that surface!

    Ive have included a photo of the geese, you can see the difference in the black and white painted head verse one with only the white painted part, at the end of the day anything that we do to these decoys will be better than what you may have in the first instance, as i think im going to have to go back and repaint some of the geese heads to get rid of that shine!

    these ducks have only one coating of green paint and flocking material, i will post further images of the second coat and then the painting of the head
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