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Airbrush scale patterns
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 05:29 PM
I have been using the netting from Jans to get scale patterns and like it but am looking for other options. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
Posted 11 June 2008 - 05:34 PM
Wal mart sells some stuff called tool netting in there fabric area..... 97 cent per yard..... it comes in various sizes and stifness...... very nice stuff.
Posted 11 June 2008 - 06:00 PM
I get my stuff from Hobby Lobby in the fabric section, comes in a few different styles and its dirt cheap.
Posted 11 June 2008 - 06:34 PM
Hey Heavy, I like minnow netting like you find on those little nets for cathing your goldfish. I but the large ones from wal-mart and cut off the net. Its about the right size scale for me....Oscar:popcorn:
Posted 11 June 2008 - 06:51 PM
Hey Heavy.... I too use the stuff from Jann's and Stamina... but I also use nylon screening from Lowes/Home Depot..... minnow netting, as mentioned above...... and one of my favorites (that I learned from Dean) is to get the mosquito netting at Walmart and cut it to fit. I use several sizes of embroidery hoops......
Hope you got some rain up there..... drying out down this way......
Posted 12 June 2008 - 06:57 AM
at walmart they sell scrunchies (sp?) the stuff you use in the shower with shower wash. Its a cheap netting material
Posted 12 June 2008 - 02:05 PM
Try a ladies fabric or sewing store. They typically offer countless types of netting, tule, ect,...
Posted 13 June 2008 - 01:06 PM
If you're making bigger lures with flat sides, self-adhesive drywall web tape cut and set square, or to a 45 degree angle works well. The adhesive doesn't lift airbrush paint that's been heat set, and it's cheap. I cut individual pieces for my sectional baits, so I can paint them assembled without worrying about the parts shifting and the mesh tape moving during handling.
Posted 18 June 2008 - 10:22 PM
shallot "bags" (shallots are kinda like small onions). Onion "bags".
I'm looking for a source of mesh like that found on the back section/side pockets of certain backpacks and other outdoor gear like some climbing rope bags. This has more and thicker material and thus lets less paint through (unlike shallot bags, onion bags, and some of the webbing I found at hobby lobby).
Posted 18 June 2008 - 11:50 PM
I was at the store the other day and they sell a sock that is used for feeding the birds thistle seed. It looked like it had just the right size hexagons and it was only like 2 dollars.
Posted 19 June 2008 - 11:19 AM
I just remembered the bag that you use in the wash to put delicate stuff in has a nice mesh. ( I dont do laundry) haha