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Screens for scale detail
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Posted 07 October 2003 - 10:11 AM
Where can I purchase screens for good scale detail for airbrushing my hard baits?
Posted 07 October 2003 - 11:36 AM
Check your local fabric outlet. I think it is called thule. Comes in several sizes and patterns.
Posted 07 October 2003 - 11:43 AM
my fabric shop doesn't have a good selection and i would like to have something to try to create a crawfish pattern. where else can i get some big scale pattern stuff or how can i create a crawfish pattern?
Posted 07 October 2003 - 12:01 PM
Check out WalMart in the crafts section or go to a Ben Franklin craft store. Theres also Hobby Lobby and Jo Ann fabric stores. I will see if I can scan a sample or two of what I use and post it here. Ken Schmitz Mylures
Posted 07 October 2003 - 01:56 PM
Thanks....Did'nt even think of the fabric.....I had window screens on my mind
Posted 08 October 2003 - 07:16 PM
I found a great deal on mesh at Wal-Mart. They had soccer ball bags in the sporting goods section, on sale for $5.00 The bags fit about a dozen soccer balls. It looks like you get around 3 yards of mesh for $5.00 The holes are around one quarter of an inch in diameter. I found that stretching the mesh gives an interesting diamond shape to the holes.
Posted 09 October 2003 - 05:56 PM
What I've been using for years is an aquarium dip net from Walmart. It works good for a small scale pattern and stretches well around the lures.
Posted 09 October 2003 - 07:19 PM
A square yard of thule is about $1.89. I use it to tie roe sacks, as well as painting. It comes in a neat octagon pattern too.
Posted 10 October 2003 - 09:39 AM
found a butterfly net at the dollar store in the toy section. great for octagonal scales on small baits and it's only $1.
Posted 10 October 2003 - 12:44 PM
Depending on the size of your baits (i make BIG muskie baits) you can use the mesh athletic bags or athletic jerseys (pinnies) that phys ed. departments in the schools use. They work great and can be used over and over until they've absorbed too much paint.
Posted 11 October 2003 - 07:33 PM
Hagens,lakeland,Jans etc. all carry scale mesh if you cant find what you need in the stores.