Where to get mesh?

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Where to get mesh?

Peter Lau
Peter Lau

October 5th, 2004, 2:16 pm #1

Hi,
would like to ask if anyone has any idea as to where I can get CHEAP fine mesh for detailing. I'm looking for diamond (or rhomb) pattern ones and would like the mesh to be in the range of 20-25 per inch.

The currently available ones (though not diamond in pattern) are:
- plus model fine & heavy silon mesh
- plus model fine and heavy metal mesh
- Edward photoetches
- Verlinden mesh
- Scorched Earth meshes

any idea anyone?

TIA
Peter
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Rick Purdy
Rick Purdy

October 5th, 2004, 4:34 pm #2

Try: arts and craft stores for face mask making mesh
bug and fly screen for doors and windows(any hardware store)
the dollar store or second hand shops for cooking sieves.
some synthetic scrubbing fabrics might work but may not take paints/solvents.
cheers-n-beers
Rick
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Dan Hay
Dan Hay

October 9th, 2004, 4:07 am #3

Hi,
would like to ask if anyone has any idea as to where I can get CHEAP fine mesh for detailing. I'm looking for diamond (or rhomb) pattern ones and would like the mesh to be in the range of 20-25 per inch.

The currently available ones (though not diamond in pattern) are:
- plus model fine & heavy silon mesh
- plus model fine and heavy metal mesh
- Edward photoetches
- Verlinden mesh
- Scorched Earth meshes

any idea anyone?

TIA
Peter
Other sources of fine mesh would include:

Accurate Armour
-fine diamond mesh
http://www.accurate-armour.com/ShowProd ... roduct=360
-fine square mesh
http://www.accurate-armour.com/ShowProd ... roduct=361

I've used model railroad mesh as well with success. I can't remember the name of
the manufacturer of the mesh I have because I threw away the packaging and have the
mesh sheet sitting in my raw materials acordian file.

Cheers - Dan

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Dan Hay
Dan Hay

October 10th, 2004, 3:55 pm #4

The other vendor of photo etched mesh (in both square and diamond weave) is
'Special Shapes' - www.specialshapes.com. Check out their online catalogue,
specifically the 'tools + misc' section and then the 'brass' subsection.

Cheers - Dan
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Peter Lau
Peter Lau

October 13th, 2004, 5:42 am #5

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