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Posted 21 January 2009 - 07:26 PM
I am constantly looking for different scale patterns to paint, thus I am always looking at stores to find something "new". I think most people know about laundry mesh bags, but are there any unusual items that are used? Here are the list of items I use:
1. Laundry mesh bags
2. Drywall patch repair kit
3. Drywall tape
4. Gutter guards
5. Drawer liners
Posted 22 January 2009 - 09:50 AM
All good ideas....how about a pair of fishnet stockings ?
Posted 22 January 2009 - 10:15 AM
Fish nets would be good, but I cannot bring myself to cut them up.
Posted 22 January 2009 - 10:23 AM
I picked up a few goldfish nets at Walmart's pet department. They are only a buck or so. Cut the webbing away from the handle and it wraps nicely around the lure.
Posted 22 January 2009 - 10:47 AM
I've been using the netting from bug collecting nets. You can usually find them for under $1.
Posted 22 January 2009 - 11:14 AM
Found this mesh stretched across the top of a box of small specialty oranges in the produce department. Its a little different pattern than I have seen before also the plastic netting material between the holes is a little wider and or thicker. not sure what it will look like, the man cave is much to cold to venture into.
Posted 22 January 2009 - 12:53 PM
Blaze- white pearl over white matte primer might come up with some excellent scales - It's a bit hard to tell how big the holes are from pic. I will have to start circling the fruit section instead of haberdashery.pete
Posted 22 January 2009 - 12:59 PM
silver over white pearl then a nice blue on top is fine i tryed white pearl over flat white not a great look:whistle:
Posted 22 January 2009 - 03:12 PM
Lots of the mesh bags produce come in work well.
I use avacado bags, orange bags, and garlic bags.
I like produce bags because they're stretchy.
Posted 22 January 2009 - 05:54 PM
My friend Jio has recently used pieces of window curtain , these provide an quite unusual pattern , but this really depends on the one , that you can get a hold on(but make sure , not straight off the bedroom window:huh:) .
I get my netting from sewing and textile stores , I guess in English the stuff is called "tulle"(at least in my dictionary:huh:) .
greetz:yay: , diemai
Posted 23 January 2009 - 04:28 AM
Pete, it is going to be a little warmer here for the next few days, I'll make an effort to spray a piece of scrap wood through this stuff so we can see how it looks. I too am curious.
Posted 23 January 2009 - 05:00 AM
Pete, this might help visualize the size of the mesh. Probably a little large for a small crankbait but an interesting pattern anyway.
Edited by JBlaze, 23 January 2009 - 05:04 AM.
Posted 23 January 2009 - 05:38 AM
John, it certainly looks good, but those sizes are a bit big for mine, it would probably look good on your sizes though. Looks like it would stretch around a bit too.pete
Posted 23 January 2009 - 05:50 AM
still looking for a mesh to imitate real scales pattern think if you don't put so much tension the net's eyes will follow a semi-round pattern, like this :
which normally looks like this :
just a mater of tension applied , less -> the mesh might slip , more -> the mesh will have rectangular eyes
Posted 23 January 2009 - 01:57 PM
Try Wedding vail in fabric area at WalMart or Hancocks/JoAnn Fabrics. Works great! You can choose from all kinds of sizes. I use the smallest I can find. Cut out a piece big enough to cover your lure with about 2" extra to hold onto and pull tight from the bottom and then airbrush.
Posted 28 January 2009 - 02:55 PM
I have used the large mesh fabric that Wal-Mart sells and over lap it to make a 3D look. I have had some guys tell me that they love it.
Posted 29 January 2009 - 11:12 PM
Here in SoCal fresh garlic comes in flexible net bags with really fine mesh. Stretches around lures, and makes a fine pattern.
I've used produce mesh bags for scales for a while, and it works fine.
Posted 30 January 2009 - 08:47 AM
Mark , I'm searching for the garlic bags, as a bonus you get a scented bait as well. Thanks .pete
Posted 30 January 2009 - 04:28 PM
Net Man, It does look good on many color patterns! I have used it for doing blue gill and it is one of my favorite ways to get the molted look.
Posted 01 February 2009 - 12:09 PM
Greg, Not sure that this would qualify for something to paint scales with but I found this cloth in the Walmart store. It has holographic sequins glued to it. So I stretche a piece over a junk bait that wouldn't swim and this is how it turned out with a little sharpie coloring. I think the cloth itself has a scale look to it. I made the pic as large as I could without breaking the rules so I hope it has enough detail for you to see what I am talking about. It was much easier to stretch and glue than Mylar. Now, if I can just get those sequins off.