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So it’s time to drag this back out of the weeds.

 

I ordered the Italeri horse drawn Breda 20mm set from Lucky Model back in April when I started this whole thing, but still no sign of it. I finally gave up and recently ordered the Tamiya/Italeri LRDG Chevrolet and trailed Breda so I could get a bit closer to finishing this build.


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I used the metal barrel from the Aber etch set, but not much else

 

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It’s a fiddly little assembly, and it looks like it’ll be delicate when reassembling after paint.


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At least it’s progress 🙂

 

 

Does anyone know whether the Italian ammo box/ready use locker would have been used, or would it have been an allied type?

 

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Cheers

 

Lewis

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On 21/06/2020 at 12:58, FlyingSpanner said:

So what happened to the 1.4mm spaced CA glued net? Well it was a total failure really. I used a thicker CA gel on the bigger spaced proof of concept net, but that was too imprecise for the much finer joints, it just spanned the square of the net and looked terrible. I used Zap thin CA instead but it’s so thin it soaked right into the length of the thread.

 

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When it was cut from the jig I was left with a rigid mesh 

 

Thanks for this.  I was looking for a way to make 1/48 scale flight deck netting for the diorama base for a Wasp helicopter (see my WIP over in aircraft).  I was going to try to find some net curtaining (need ~2mm spacing) but it's all a bit fancy so this could be the solution I need.

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If you’re trying to make rigid netting at that same thread pitch I would seriously just go with gauze and impregnate/soak it with thin CA to make it rigid. Building one from scratch the way I did is laborious and almost too delicate to use. Perhaps buy a cheap sieve and cut the netting out of that? 

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On 11/08/2020 at 08:19, FlyingSpanner said:

If you’re trying to make rigid netting at that same thread pitch I would seriously just go with gauze and impregnate/soak it with thin CA to make it rigid. Building one from scratch the way I did is laborious and almost too delicate to use. Perhaps buy a cheap sieve and cut the netting out of that? 

Thanks for the advice.  I think a sieve would be too fine - I'm ideally looking at about 2 mm spacing.

 

Where did you get your gauze from?

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The gauze came from a first aid kit I took out of scrap German armoured vehicle in 2012, I imagine it’s fairly generic, put I can post you some if you want?
 

The problem with gauze, and the reason I suggest impregnating it with CA or similar, is that it’s a fairly loose weave, so the strands are free to move relative to each other. A bit of care getting even spacing, and then “sticking” it together when I hand painted it seemed to do the job for me, but my usage is in the background, rolled up, whereas yours is very much on show, so it might not be adequately regular 🤷‍♂️

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Sorry for not responding sooner.  I ended up using embroidery mesh for mine which gave just about the right spacing and was really easy to work.  Very stiff though, especially when painted.

 

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