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Where can you get Mcgrid and is it any good?


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#1 andrew ward

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 05:41 AM

Is it any use in reality?
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Posted 06 March 2014 - 06:45 PM

Nobody?
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#3 Edward Lawrence Conley III

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 05:55 PM

http://www.chimerali...omb-Metal-Grids


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 04:47 AM

Well done!
They probably only come in small sizes and are massively expensive...
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Posted 08 March 2014 - 07:09 AM

Perhaps have a look at the dopchoice snap grids? They're fast, light and not outrageously priced. Work a treat with 4'x4' knife blade frames.
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Posted 08 March 2014 - 04:55 PM

NOT outrageously priced?
Whatever you reckon!
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Posted 08 March 2014 - 04:57 PM

Im trying to find a cheaper alternative to RichDOPChoice.

Also itd be nice to have it on a 3by2 frame and have one on every lamp.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 02:07 AM

Then perhaps build your own with a bit of fabric and some rigid sections for the top/bottom/sides? There's not exactly a lot that goes into a honeycomb.


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Posted 09 March 2014 - 02:54 AM

Sorry i should have specified i also thought McGrid might be good as its hard metal (unless ive misunderstood) not fragile textile, so it saves the hassle you have packing and using 3by2 nets for example.

And i couldnt just make it with textile (unless im missing some genius idea youre telling me) as it has to have depth from the source to cut the "spill".

Im sure theres a cheap non film industry thing that could be cut to size, just dunno how to find it...
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 02:56 AM

Or are you suggesting sewing a louvre from thick strips? If so, thats a bit of a mission.
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#11 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 06:19 AM

I just bought layers of the plastic eggcrates that are used on office lighting. You can layer it together for variable angle of occlusion. It's hard to get in black, but I just sprayed it.

 

Not collapsible, sadly. Bit fragile. Works though.

 

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#12 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 07:59 AM

I'm suggesting sewing your own, there really isn't much to it. However if you want a rigid one, that'd be even easier to fabricated with tin or another thin metal.
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Posted 09 March 2014 - 04:11 PM

Good idea Phil.

Bad idea other guy.
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#14 Edward Lawrence Conley III

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 05:10 PM

Plastic is easy to source

 

http://www.eplastics...earch=Egg Crate


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 02:57 AM

Thanks mate!
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