How to Make Hessian Netting

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About Rick Cooper (clovis899)

I have been modeling for about 30 years now. Once upon a time in another century I owned my own hobby shop; way more work than it was worth. I tip my opti-visor to those who make a real living at it. Mainly build armor these days but I keep working at figures, planes and the occasional ship.


That looks awsome. Great tip on what used to be a difficult and feared bit of detail.
JAN 03, 2013 - 01:33 PM
This wouldn't have been used by Soviet tanks would it? I've got 2 on the bench and this would be a good time to practice this technique
JAN 03, 2013 - 04:43 PM
Nice SBS Rick....enjoyed watching and, more importantly, learning how easy this really is! Thank you.
JAN 03, 2013 - 06:42 PM
Thanks for the comments everyone, it really is pretty easy, the hard part was trying to not sound nervous when the camera was running!! Panzer, I have never seen it on Russian equipment, but I wouldn't put it past them after all they were the masters of "Maskirovo". Kid, did you get my private message earlier? Should see something in your mailbox by early next week at least.
JAN 03, 2013 - 06:59 PM
Me? If thst's the case then nope, nothing hahaha
JAN 05, 2013 - 05:35 PM
Thanks Rick....it really look awesome will try it on my Firefly model.
JAN 06, 2013 - 01:15 AM
Rick, just for your information, the strips are the "hessian" material. "Hessian" as a Biritsh term for what, in North America, is known as "burlap". It's the same rough jute material used in Ghillie suits and the backs of carpets.
JAN 06, 2013 - 03:36 AM
Thanks Rick, nice tip...
JAN 06, 2013 - 05:03 AM
JAN 07, 2013 - 08:38 AM
Try again! Tankmodeler, Thanks for the information. I always wondered where the term came from and what it meant, thanks for clearing up a lot of confusion!!
JAN 07, 2013 - 08:40 AM