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  • #106999
    Grimheart
    Grimheart
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    Hi,

    I am struggling to find a source to either buy or make some 1/285th scale wire fencing to use around a planned POW camp.

    B&q type wire mesh is just too big, I need something that doesn’t look too out of scale.

    Has anyone have any suggestions please?

    Interest include 6mm WW2, 6mm SciFi, 30mm Old West, DropFleet, Warlords Exterminate and others!

    #107000
    Mike
    Mike
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    Yeah, I bought some model railway fencing, worked well.
    Let me find a photo from somewhere..

    #107001
    Mike
    Mike
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    Here we go:

    SHOPPE 

    #107002
    Not Connard Sage
    Not Connard Sage
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    Z gauge is the smallest railway scale, it comes out at ~1:220.

    There’s a company in the US that makes Z gauge security fence. The price is…a little steep.

    https://zscalehobo.com/archistories/823171.html

    I don’t know if any of the German companies – Faller, Noch, Prieser etc. do anything similar.

     

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    #107006
    Geof Downton
    Geof Downton
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    How about net fabric on kebab skewer (or similar) poles?

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #107009
    irishserb
    irishserb
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    I used Z scale fence for 6mm too, but you might be able to find screen or mesh from an industrial like McMaster Carr or Grainger if in the US.  Might find something cheaper, not sure.

    #107011
    Guy Farrish
    Guy Farrish
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    Yes, aluminium (or steel) car body repair mesh – get the finer grade mesh –

    something like: Isopon Aluminium mesh

    you can cut it on an angle and roll it around cocktail sticks to make concertina barbed wire rolls for the top of the fence as well (or for 6mm defensive positions – round a pencil for bigger scales – remove the cocktail stick/pencil before deployment!) -good stuff.

    #107012
    Mike
    Mike
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    There’s a company in the US that makes Z gauge security fence. The price is…a little steep.

    ooh but it is very cool.

    #107013
    Not Connard Sage
    Not Connard Sage
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    Staying with model railway stuff, would this do?

    https://www.scarva.com/SearchResults.aspx?Search=fine+mesh

     

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    #107017
    Northern Monkey
    Northern Monkey
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    search Fly Mesh, it’s plastic thus easily trimmed to the right size and comes in a variety of gauges and it’s a lot cheaper than model railway stuff

    My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/

    #107019

    Thomaston
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    #107020
    Grimheart
    Grimheart
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    Thanks for all the great suggestions but Mikes link is the one for me!

    At 16mm high its barely taller than the US one at 14.4 but is much cheaper.

    With some Leven buildings on the way that will be the main parts ordered.

    Cheers

     

     

    Interest include 6mm WW2, 6mm SciFi, 30mm Old West, DropFleet, Warlords Exterminate and others!

    #107034
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
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    We’ve used strips of net-curtain, strung between plastic rod posts.

    My wargames blog: http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/

    #107035
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Thanks for all the great suggestions but Mikes link is the one for me!

    *Me dances*

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