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Offline Hammers

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Black cotton tufts?
« on: November 30, 2013, 10:44:15 AM »
Well, not necessarily 'cotton' but the kind fibre material one uses to mark fire or smoke on such things on the game board. Do we know of a purveyor of such materials?

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Re: Black cotton tufts?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2013, 11:05:00 AM »
Kapok is the stuff you are looking for (used for stuffing toys, cushions etc). Youc an buy it in bags on Amazon etc.
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Re: Black cotton tufts?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2013, 11:36:26 AM »
It is also used in some aquarium filters. Have a look at your local pet shop. I think it is simply called filter cotton.

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Re: Black cotton tufts?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2013, 04:32:06 PM »
Great, but is there somewhere you can find black or dark grey such fibres?

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Re: Black cotton tufts?
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2013, 06:17:09 PM »
I use yarn.  You get an effect similar to the flames of war fire and smoke.  Here is my toot.
http://snitchythedog.blogspot.com/2011/11/smoke-no-not-that-kind.html
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Re: Black cotton tufts?
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2013, 06:23:00 PM »
That's not a shit idea, snitchy. I may just try that.

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Re: Black cotton tufts?
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2013, 06:27:42 PM »
Bullshott had a bag of black Kapok at BLAM. I meant to ask him where he acquired it. ::)

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Re: Black cotton tufts?
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2013, 07:02:30 PM »
Since is organic it seems to me like kapok should answer to dyeing very much like the cotton in jeans. One may have to degrease it first.

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Re: Black cotton tufts?
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2013, 07:09:24 PM »
I use both black wool (oil fires) and aquarium filter stuffing dusted with black spray.

That something is 'organic' absoluty does not mean that it takes dyes. For example polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is an organic substance...  :)



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Re: Black cotton tufts?
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2013, 07:16:23 PM »
I use teddy bear stuffing that I hit with some black spray ..... And if you've got small kids then the stuffing is free (just don't tell the kids!)
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Re: Black cotton tufts?
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2013, 07:16:36 PM »
That something is 'organic' absoluty does not mean that it takes dyes. For example polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is an organic substance...  :)

But it's been heavily manipulated though, yes?

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Re: Black cotton tufts?
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2013, 07:18:42 PM »
I use both black wool (oil fires) and aquarium filter stuffing dusted with black spray.

That something is 'organic' absoluty does not mean that it takes dyes. For example polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is an organic substance...  :)




Oh, you effing know-it-all chemist...  >:D I great part of kapok is cellulose, just like cotton, at least I know that much.

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Re: Black cotton tufts?
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2013, 07:19:55 PM »
But it's been heavily manipulated though, yes?

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I think, being an organic chemist, I just made a ginormeous cock up. Hammers meant 'organic' as in 'natural', of course... I am sorry. I must get out more.  o_o

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Re: Black cotton tufts?
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2013, 07:21:46 PM »
I think, being an organic chemist, I just made a ginormeous cock up. Hammers meant 'organic' as in 'natural', of course... I am sorry. I must get out more.  o_o

 lol No more beer for that man!

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Re: Black cotton tufts?
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2013, 07:19:50 AM »
Or perhaps more beer?  :D

 

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