I started the flocking stage yesterday hoping that it would be a quick job, but one test board later (and that far from completion), it is clearly not going to be the case. Below is the test board before flocking:-
The flock disguises the dark brown edges where the base board paint had soaked into the fur, and makes the field edges appear less regular. I 've also been applying it on top of the fur which makes it seem more natural. What I haven't done, yet, is to apply flock around the drainage ditches. I intend this vegetation to be greener, to inject just a little colour onto the brown-grey boards.
I'm estimating 3 hours per board, now, to complete flocking. This should use up all my spare time before I start work.