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Experiences with camo netting?
HermannB
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 09:45 PM UTC
Hi Gang,

I plan on purchasing one of the modern camo nets. I like to hear your suggestions which of the netting sets is worth buying?
HermannB
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 09:49 PM UTC
I plan on doing something like this:

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/2469331/reaper-troop-2cr-conducts-vehicle-live-fire-exercise
jon_a_its
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 10:07 PM UTC
Schoen Gruesse

AFV Club have some modern Camo nets, available in green, sand, white.
I have some, but not used it yet. Very thin & looks the part.

Suggesion: AC350021 Other vendors are available, €8-12 seems a sensible price.
Reforger-Victim
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 11:58 PM UTC
Sind von allen Herstellern etwa gleich, super einfach zu verarbeiten und einfach mit Airbrush zu bemalen. Ein wenig Nacharbeiten brauchen die aber alle, um echt zu wirken.
HermannB
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 12:05 AM UTC
Danke, werd mal die Netze von AFV Club probieren.
Thomas_
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 03:39 AM UTC
as an alternative to AFV-Club

Youtube AK interactive
product page AK

AFV Club
Youtube AFV Club
product page super-hobby.de

Grüsse / cheers
Tom
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 04:07 AM UTC
1/35 I suppose?

If 1/72 - 1/87, try Artitec.
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 08:27 PM UTC
I used the AFV-club one on my latest build, it is veryyyy fragile since it is basically a decal.

when I see the AK-video I would choose that one if I need one again.
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 08:44 PM UTC
I used Arkebuza offering couple of years ago. I think Arkebuza is no longer in business, though.

Anyway, it was made of thin paper-like material. It was great to work with, you could use some water + white glue to shape it and drape over a vehicle. I liked it a lot and the results were pretty convincing IMO. Here is the turret of my Scorpion build with the Arkebuza netting:



I'm not sure what other offerings on the market are made of, but PE nets just don't look too good to me.

Mario
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 10:51 PM UTC
Voyager Model (NATO pattern 3)

Rolled portions on sides and engine hood.


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Reforger-Victim
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 11:11 PM UTC
Best experiences with Wako Nr. FP-35 Working camouflage net II

but it is not so easy to get
frank01
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Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2020 - 11:29 AM UTC
I use these,
http://www.tetramodel.com/?act=shop.goods_view&GS=85&GC=GD02
kinmanb
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Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2020 - 01:44 PM UTC
How do you order from them?
frank01
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 12:53 AM UTC
model shows, e bay, BNA sell them,
https://www.bnamodelworld.com
https://modellingplanet.com
www.ebay.co.uk/tetra
TopSmith
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 04:58 AM UTC
Does anyone make the cammo netting the british usen in WW2 that you would recommend.?
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 08:09 AM UTC

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Does anyone make the cammo netting the british usen in WW2 that you would recommend.?



Greg,

For WW2 netting - and I include the type as Post War as that's where I major - you haven't really got much choice as far as I know other than to make it yourself; to be honest, it's a real bind, as is making the real thing.

If you're after the effect of a garnished net draped on a turret or elsewhere on a vehicle I begin by using small squares of medical gauze (you can buy the same marketed as "Camouflage Netting" from a number or manufacturers but the gauze will get the same effect); first is to soak it in diluted white glue, drain off most on say, some kitchen towel, then position it on the model using 2 sets of tweezers.

Note that the gauze will contort and soak up the diluted glue, as after all, that's what it's designed to do, so you'll have to develop the knack of using tweezers to keep the shape, or at least that's the way I tackle it. Once dry I cut zillions of lengths of Tamiya masking tape, around a millimeter and a half or so in width; the length no more than say a scale metre - whatever that works out as. I base this on my experience when as a young soldier I was tasked to "garnish" - as the British Army puts it - a net. I spread the net out on the barrack square and was more or less left to my own devices with 2 rolls of Hessian tape, which came in dark brown and an olive green. I think they were around 3" or so wide. All I did, and I was completely unsupervised, was to cut off lengths and knot them to the net one end, and weave the other in and out of the mesh. I didn't use anything too long as it became too unwieldy to secure/thread through.

Anyway, that's the way I camouflage my models for such an early-type of net. Weaving them in and out of the dried gauze is not possible but by cutting the tape to a point one end and then glueing it in position I can hopefully create the illusion of where the real thing would be tied. A further coat of diluted white glue then secures the whole. I then paint as appropriate in the 2 colours above.

If you wish to portray a free-standing net (supported on poles) say for an Artillery position, then I have no real idea as to how you'll get the "woven in and out" effect, so forgive me for that!

Incidentally, for more modern types of net (ie with the plastic patches) I use the same net/gauze method as above but then use used tea leaves for the "patches" effect.

'Hope this helps somewhere along the line.

Brian
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 07:46 PM UTC
Hans-Hermann
here is what you can get with AFV Club netting.



The preparation process is a bit long and the decal (as this is what AFV Club netting is) remains fragile.

Olivier
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Posted: Friday, April 03, 2020 - 12:49 AM UTC
Thanks Olivier,

I think I will try this and other manufacturer for best result.