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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2013 10:24 a.m. PST

Here are some comparison pics for you guys …

I had already shared this Google image with you a while back, but it did not include any figures for comparison:


Finally ….

Here are the comparison photos I finally got a chance to take this afternoon. The photos show a 15mm figure on a washer that is about 16mm across, along with a very common 25mm round plastic base.

MESH 7 -
The one found at most craft stores, in a myriad of colors. Of the ones I've seen, it has the largest squares:


MESH 10 -
Found at very few craft stores, and in only a few colors. Falls in the medium range, in terms of square size:


MESH 14 -
Of the ones I've seen, it has the smallest of squares. Hardly ever found at craft stores and, when found, it is only available in white:


However, you might be fortunate enough to find examples of the 14-count online (like on ebay) in black and a half dozen other colors:


Hope this helps.

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War Monkey24 Apr 2013 10:45 a.m. PST

Ever try anything with fiberglass window screen?

head spigot Inactive Member24 Apr 2013 10:54 a.m. PST

Thanks for this, I'm already brainstorming a few uses!

Broadsword Inactive Member24 Apr 2013 12:20 p.m. PST

I've used the 7-per-inch mesh for elevated walkways (3" x 12") and platforms (6" x 6") for 28mm skirmish games link


Terrain for Frag-O-Rama, Necromunda, and other Science Fiction/Post Apocalyptic games.

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Simon Jackson Inactive Member25 Apr 2013 1:03 a.m. PST

I've got some of this for some necromunda terrain I'm making at some point. Very useful.

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP30 May 2013 6:03 p.m. PST

From the same manufacturer, Darice, come several diameters of radial mesh circles and even triangular mesh triangles (3" on a side)!

Mako11 Inactive Member30 May 2013 6:12 p.m. PST

They also do hexagons as well.

Colin Hagreen Inactive Member31 May 2013 1:50 a.m. PST



Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP31 May 2013 6:49 a.m. PST

Well done with these, all! Especially Colin to take the time to have each section of granny grating facing a different direction under the cogs. That bit of effort makes a big impact on the final piece!

This is one of my fave resources for scifi type terrain. I like the triangles as whole pieces.

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP01 Jun 2013 4:50 a.m. PST

etotheipi--is that last photo a shot of the "Adventurers vs. the Polyhedrus Giganticus"?

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP01 Jun 2013 6:40 p.m. PST

Ever try anything with fiberglass window screen?

Did my board for LEG's Aliens with plastic window screen on plywood. Ran lines of model putty for deck panel edging, then painted lines down the center to separate. Ended up being squares for the game.

Plain plastic is pretty strong, and anything 'fiberglass' gives me cold sweats.

Pretty sure I still have some about; thanks for reminding me!


EZPainter Inactive Member14 Apr 2016 3:59 a.m. PST

I have deduced a way to use this stuff to make 10mm armies , check out the campaign here on Kickstarer we have 9 days to go and we are about 50% funded, any help at all to make this budget wargaming idea a reality is so appreciated!


TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2016 5:53 a.m. PST


Reminds me of the old armies made by unrolling old plastic hair rollers.

Of course, at the time, those were both common, new, in stores and bundles of old rollers in thrift stores.


EZPainter Inactive Member14 Apr 2016 6:24 a.m. PST

yeah it's very similar except the miniatures look that LITTLE bit more like actual rank and file. Also its dirt cheap, like one A4 sheet of Grating will make about 2-3 armies in the usual battle size (55PTS) Check it out if you fancy a new simple system :)

Zephyr114 Apr 2016 1:51 p.m. PST

I'd like to use plastic mesh to make railings, but it doesn't seem to take glue too well. (May have to use a hot knife to 'weld' pieces together, but that may be a last resort.) Any suggestions?

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2016 10:16 a.m. PST

From the KS:

The crafting itself is very easy and i have already begun a short youtube series to show quick and easy it is. I will be posting up the videos form the series as the campaign proceeds.

Maybe EZ will tell you himself, shortly. I've heard Goop and Gorilla are both possibilities, here in the colonies.


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