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Mesh Screens... any help / advice ?

July 4 2012 at 10:19 PM
Bob Searson  (Login Quentin30)
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All this talk of SdKfz 7's has me wanting to build a decent 7/1. can anybody recommend wire mesh that I can use to make the side screens ? And/or where I can buy some from...

I know there are etched brass sets out there, but those are pretty pricey.

Thanks in anticipation


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george burrough
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try hop bags

July 5 2012, 5:57 AM 


I went to a shop that sold home made brewing materials. They had very fine mesh bags used for hops in beer making. Worked for me, and very, very cheap. Also being plastic, I was able to glue them to strip plasticard. I used it to make the side screens for an S+S sdkfz 10/2 and the 'cage' at the back of the deck on a Fujimi pz 1 self propelled anti tank gun,



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Paul Giles
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Would these help...

July 5 2012, 7:24 AM 

Hi Bob,

Firstly, where do you reside? I ask because I have some silk tea bags that were from some very expensive Twinings tea (I didn't pay the full price, which was £7.50 a box!), the mesh is very fine and being silk it should stick with superglue quite well. It will take paint and looks quite convincing, if you want some I am more than happy to post them to you from the UK.

All the best,


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Re: Would these help...

July 5 2012, 9:05 AM 

Paul, I am also looking for mesh materials for the same project...could you spare some of these posh teabags for me??? I am happy to cover your postage costs to London. Thanks in advance. Rob

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José Teixidó A.K.A. SGT Braille
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Rob, do you have a Starbucks shop nearby?

July 7 2012, 12:02 PM 

If you do, go there and get a tea, then take the little bag with you. That is what I use and it works awesome... you can dip it in a mix of water/white glue let it dry for stiffness.


Take a look at the deck on my Jagdpanther and you will see it, it is far better and much finer than any photo-etch I could find.


SGT Braille SGT Braille

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David Clark
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The Mesh Company

July 5 2012, 8:26 AM 


I haven't tried these products yet but other modellers have commented favourably.




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Re: The Mesh Company

July 5 2012, 9:06 AM 

Dave, which of the mesh material is suitable for 1/72...and 1/48 for that matter???

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Bob Searson
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Thanks to all for your advice (eom)

July 5 2012, 6:38 PM 

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Sean Brannin
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auto paint strainers

July 5 2012, 6:52 PM 

teh paper cone type. They have a nylon mesh in them that is very fine. Also you can get a pack of 4 for a dollar at most home improvement stores.

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Sergey Dolzhin
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July 6 2012, 5:31 AM 

Follow to the link in this article, Ikea could help you)))


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