I love micro-mesh!

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by spitfire, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Picked this stuff up at a hobby shop in LA when I was there in April - it's called micro mesh and it's a very fine brass mesh. I've had in mind to do some detailing of the basement windows on my Walther's American Hardware Supply kit, which I started quite some time ago and then kind of set aside.

    I've certainly walked by many an old factory that had this mesh over the basement windows and I always wanted to model it. Here are the first results.

    Actually this will look a lot better once I get some weeds in place and the back put on.

    What you're looking at is the windows in the lower right of the photo. :D

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  2. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Actually, I might as well post the photo of the front of the building - this was taken from street level. :D
    The current tenant is H&S Reliance, a large printing co (and a real Toronto company back in the day). That's their red sign over the door. The former tenant, and you can still see their faded sign up top was Dominion Wire Bristle Co. Ltd. a made-up name. Both signs were printed on my ink-jet printer.
    I get a kick out of some of those old-fashioned company names. Places like Dominion Patent Elevator, Sterling Actions & Keys, Canadian Acme Screw & Gear, Dunlop Candy Co. Ltd (sounds very unappetizing)!!


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  3. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Supper nice! That can be used on several types of buildings..:thumb:
  4. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Great Stuff!!!!! Looks good from here :)
  5. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Excellent idea, Val. These little details are one of the reasons that your structures look so realistic. That good-looking brickwork doesn't hurt either. I've got two of those kits stashed under my layout, waiting for that darned second level to get built. My plan is to spread out all of the walls to make an "L" shaped building to fit around an outside corner of the backdrop. I'll file your idea for "future use".:thumb:

  6. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    That mesh looks great and adds a nice touch.
  7. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    That mesh looks great Val. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  8. jetrock

    jetrock Member

    Nice detail! Sometimes a little accent like that can add a lot to a model.
  9. KCS

    KCS Member

    Who's the maker of the mesh? I've seen that stuff used on a brass gondola made for carrying coke block containers (coal). It was used in every other part of the floor in the car between the frame and cross bracing so you could see the track under the car right through the floor. Pretty darn neat if I must say. Wonder if i might work on some old locomotive grill that had to be replaced?
  10. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Val can probably tell you who made the stuff she bought, but Plano makes a lot of different model screens, extrusions, etc.
  11. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Wow - that does sound neat! The mesh I used is made by Scale Scenics (a division of Circuitron).

  12. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Makes for a great but subtle industrial look.:thumb:
  13. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Nice effect! Perfect for those windows!

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