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Panther grill cover materials

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    June, 2016
Panther grill cover materials
Posted by TxAggie05 on Monday, September 26, 2016 10:30 PM

What are some good materials to replicate Panther grill covers?  I'm looking for something along the size of the photo etch ones. I tried wire screen patches and the scale is too big. Has anyone tried mosquito netting or similar consistency?

Also, I'm looking to replicate the small chains on the Panther. Has anyone ever tried small jewelry chains?  I'm looking for .3mm roughly. 


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  • From: denver, colorado
Posted by waynec on Saturday, May 13, 2017 11:46 AM

i have used cheap jewelry for chains on 1/35. i look in craft stores for it. 

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Posted by modelmaker66 on Saturday, May 13, 2017 10:19 PM

Use photoetch grilles.

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    January, 2017
Posted by ecotec83 on Sunday, May 14, 2017 7:52 PM

If you have a micheals craft store nearby its worth a check. They sell a whole assortment of random stuff. I know they have various chains and wires in the bead and jewelery section. Was in on the weekend looking for an alternative to expensive e-bay tank tow chains.

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    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, May 15, 2017 8:21 AM


Use photoetch grilles.


I have seen sheets of grill material- I think it was from K & S, in their sheet metal racks.  Don't know whether it is PE or die-punched.  Don't know what your tank's grill looks like, exactly, but it is just a square pattern, then the only thing you have to worry about is the size/pitch of the grating.  I have also seen fine brass screen mesh- I think it is for filters- from Small Parts.



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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Monday, May 15, 2017 9:06 AM


Use photoetch grilles.



That ^^^

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    December, 2012
Posted by RX7850 on Monday, May 15, 2017 7:01 PM

Not available to everyone for obvious reasons, but if you can get your hands on some transmission filters the micro mesh screens found inside are perfect for applicatlions in modelling. Some filters have more than one screen and size. Some filters only use felt, these you obviously don't want.

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  • From: Sydney, Australia
Posted by Phil_H on Monday, May 15, 2017 7:21 PM

You might also look at mesh ribbons in the arts and crafts section of your local dollar store or similar. I found a spool of a nice very square weave for a whole $2.00. It's 4 metres in length, so there's enough for hundreds of models.


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