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PostSubject: Steel cable, rope and camo netting   Steel cable, rope and camo netting Icon_minitimeSun 24 Aug 2014, 11:53 pm

I'm looking for ideas as to what to use for all three in 1:35th scale if anyone can help please.

I thought of thread for the rope but it's kind of fuzzy!!

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PostSubject: Re: Steel cable, rope and camo netting   Steel cable, rope and camo netting Icon_minitimeMon 25 Aug 2014, 12:09 am

I mostly twist my own cable, using fine fuse wire/computer cable inners.... Just put a cupboard hook in a drill/dremel and wrap a few strands round that and a nail in my bench then twist till it looks right.
I've used speaker cable successfully painted a gun metal colour.

For rope... most thread does have a fuzz, this can be gotten rid of by dragging it through pva and then pulling it through your fingers. Polyester thread has little fuzz but any it does have can be gotten rid of by flashing over with a lighter or mini bunsen

The best 1/35 rope substitute I've come across is shirring elastic thread, if you look at my mash did it's used all over, the beauty of it is it comes in all colours including several Brown's and greys.
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PostSubject: Re: Steel cable, rope and camo netting   Steel cable, rope and camo netting Icon_minitimeThu 28 Aug 2014, 2:51 am

Camo netting, not sure. There is probably better advice on military modeling sites. There are a number of very fine fabrics that may work, tho they would be pretty stiff and wouldn't hang in a natural manner. Yout can try any resale charity shops for women's/children's clothes that have a fine mesh look. Good luck! If anyone gives you funny looks in the stores, tell 'em you're shopping for Elton!
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PostSubject: Re: Steel cable, rope and camo netting   Steel cable, rope and camo netting Icon_minitimeThu 28 Aug 2014, 3:14 am

Al: The other day in Michael's, in the bead section, I saw some twisted bead wire that was too thin for 1/24-25, but should be right for 1/35. If you don't have any success finding some locally let me know and I'll get a roll and send it over to you. John

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PostSubject: Re: Steel cable, rope and camo netting   Steel cable, rope and camo netting Icon_minitimeThu 28 Aug 2014, 8:27 am

Thanks for all the suggestions guys.

John.....Paul, (beo) is sending me some 'cable' he's made but I'll get back to you if that doesn't work out.

Paul also suggested regular cotton bandage for camo netting and that is looking like working out fine.

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PostSubject: Re: Steel cable, rope and camo netting   Steel cable, rope and camo netting Icon_minitimeThu 28 Aug 2014, 9:32 am

I didn't see the camo net bit (did you add that on?)

Anyway, lightweight muslin bandage, plasterers tape or women's fishnet stockings seem to work.

Don't forget in the great war they were very basic and often just had a "net" with real twigs and leaves interlaced.
Hence cheap tubs of herbs will look the part sprinkled over (pva job)
I did this as a cheapo solution on my M series ambulance posted on here.
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