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Monday, April 3, 2017

Rubberized Horsehair

Been a while since I have posted.  Had to move house and unpacking has taken the majority of my time.
I have been trying to get my hands on rubberized horsehair since I read about it in Terrain modeling by Richard Windrow.  It is needless to say been incredibly difficult to get.   Apparently it was used as furniture padding prior to foam and is not longer used normally.  You can find it at specialty vendors for specialty prices.  I generally try not to spend specialty prices when I can so I am attempting to make some.  First you need a donor for the hair.   Here I have a crossover with my wife and daughters hobbies.

When spring hit the Pony was shedding like crazy.   So a bit pf brushing gathered a huge amount of hair.  I took this and used Fairy liquid dish soap to clean it and let it dry.

Next I laid it out on granny grating in a bucket.  Then took some mold making latex and mix it one to one with water.

This was poured onto a layer of horsehair on the grating and then left to dry.  Here are a couple of photos of the drying horsehair.

Once I get some made up in terrain I will share it.
Hope you like.
Snitchy sends.


  1. This is interesting mate, look forward to seeing what you do with it

  2. Very interesting indeed, as rubberized horse hair is something you still read about from time to time, particularly for use in hedges and the like.

  3. Rubberised horse-hair used to be the mainstay wargaming material back in the day. I'll be looking on with great interest to see how this progresses.

  4. You hav e really got some excellent facial detining there and i really like the markers too.