338muskie

scale netting

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Do you guys reuse your netting? After about 4 or 5 paints my netting get real stiff. Do I just replace it? Or wash it and mash it up till it gets moveable and soft.

Thanks 338muakie

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I would think if your using water based paint it should clean up pretty good.

Has anyone ever tried using that fiberglass wall board tape. I know it seems to adhere, so I thought maybe it would work for painting scales.

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That's what I use. The scale pattern is more course than with the netting, and it's a square pattern. I turn it to a 45 degree angle to get a diamond pattern. It is cheap, doesn't mess up heat set Createx, and does stick. I use clothes pins to pull it tight top and bottom, and throw it away after one use.

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Been keeping this one a secret but I found the best mesh for scales at the flea market. I was browsing in one of those chinese dollar stores for nick nacks to use on my painting and saw some little tents you put over your plates at picnic's to keep the bugs away. Its like an umbrella that opens. It has a very small octagon pattern and is 1 dollar each! I can paint about 30 baits from one just cut the mesh out. You probably wont find them in my town though, I bought them all.........

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