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Tricks & Tips Discussion Group

Hosted by Dave Parker from AFV Modeller magazine, this discussion group is geared towards modelling technique questions ranging from construction to final weathering. This forum was created so that "newbies" can post without being intimidated by the sometimes highly technical nature of the other discussion groups.

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  1. Has anyone tried aluminum tape for zimmerit? View Thread - Steve Dowty on Jul 3, 2009, 9:30 PM
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  3. Eduard Zimmerit View Thread - Dennis on Jun 28, 2009, 1:56 PM
    1. It is "okay"... - david nickels on Jun 28, 2009, 9:52 PM
    2. Don't care for it - Mark Rethoret on Jul 8, 2009, 3:10 PM
     
  4. is there a way to reverse a resin part bonded with super glue View Thread - Mike Cain on Jun 28, 2009, 7:27 AM
    1. There is a CA Debonder you can buy - Scott Millican on Jun 28, 2009, 11:50 AM
    2. Acetone - John F. Steinman on Jul 6, 2009, 12:16 PM
      1. Just a friendly caution with Acetone - ray vermillion on Jul 7, 2009, 9:49 PM
     
  5. tamiya paint & laquer thinner View Thread - mitchdavis on Jun 27, 2009, 12:40 PM
    1. Works fine - david nickels on Jun 27, 2009, 2:32 PM
      1. What does th lacquer Thinner do For the Acrylic paint ?? - ERIK ROBERSON on Jul 6, 2009, 10:26 PM
        1. secret - roy chow on Jul 10, 2009, 9:25 AM
          1. Ah...HA !!! - ERIK ROBERSON on Jul 10, 2009, 8:08 PM
          2. All Depends on the Lacquer Thinner... - Scott Dimmick on Jul 27, 2009, 12:55 PM
            1. Re: All Depends on the Lacquer Thinner... - Bryan K on Aug 12, 2009, 5:52 PM
    2. My experience.... - Pat Clark on Jul 19, 2009, 11:03 PM
     
  6. Resin straightening question View Thread - Chaz Spaulding on Jun 23, 2009, 10:33 PM
    1. Resin straigthening - ray vermillion on Jun 24, 2009, 4:01 PM
      1. Thanks Ray, - Chaz Spaulding on Jun 24, 2009, 4:13 PM
      2. Resin straightening - Jody Smith on Nov 26, 2009, 9:03 AM
     
  7. Thinning Humbrol enamels....... View Thread - Glen Phelan on Jun 22, 2009, 4:45 PM
    1. Thinners - Dave Foster on Jun 22, 2009, 5:55 PM
      1. Thanks mate...... - Glen Phelan on Jun 22, 2009, 8:26 PM
    2. I use 50% mineral turp and 50% cellulose thinner - Thomas Lund on Jun 23, 2009, 7:07 AM
      1. Cellulose..... - Glen Phelan on Jun 23, 2009, 8:53 PM
        1. Except dwindling no of brain cells, no problem - Thomas Lund on Jun 24, 2009, 3:02 AM
          1. Re: Except dwindling no of brain cells, no problem - Glen Phelan on Jun 24, 2009, 1:39 PM
    3. Re: Thinning Humbrol enamels....... - John Murcutt on Jun 24, 2009, 5:37 AM
      1. Costs...... - Glen Phelan on Jun 24, 2009, 1:44 PM
     
  8. release agent required View Thread - george burrough on Jun 22, 2009, 3:47 PM
    1. Vaseline (petroleum Jelly) - Chris Grove on Jun 24, 2009, 5:04 PM
      1. already trying extra virgin olive oil - georgeburrough on Jun 24, 2009, 5:51 PM
        1. Better still... - Mark Rethoret on Jul 8, 2009, 3:21 PM
    2. demoulding - Ziggy Eichst√§dt on Mar 1, 2010, 3:10 AM
     
  9. Rifle slings...the easy way! View Thread - Rod Crisman on Jun 21, 2009, 7:58 AM
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  11. MiG washes..which for Late War Panzers/Early War View Thread - David Ilse on Jun 20, 2009, 8:16 PM
    1. Washes - Adam Wilder on Jun 24, 2009, 11:00 AM
      1. Re: Washes - David Ilse on Jun 25, 2009, 3:12 AM
     
  12. Modeling a burnt out rubber tire View Thread - Thomas Lund on Jun 19, 2009, 5:50 AM
    1. MIG Pigments - Steve Kubik on Jun 20, 2009, 12:35 AM
     
  13. S. Zaloga PE putty View Thread - james surratt on Jun 18, 2009, 11:26 PM
    1. Putty? - Mike Carroll on Jun 19, 2009, 12:24 PM
      1. Re: Putty? - David Ilse on Jun 19, 2009, 7:55 PM
        1. Gator Glue - Mike Carroll on Jun 19, 2009, 8:50 PM
    2. Kneadatite - Sean P. Gilday on Jul 4, 2009, 1:24 AM
     
  14. finishing hair spray method ? View Thread - joe shepherd on Jun 17, 2009, 1:08 PM
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  16. Louvred Grills View Thread - ken lawrence on Jun 16, 2009, 6:39 AM
    1. and in 1/72 too, please. NT - Chris Grove on Jun 16, 2009, 6:40 PM
    2. Louvres - George Moore on Jun 18, 2009, 6:22 AM
      1. thanks for responding - ken lawrence on Jun 18, 2009, 8:54 AM
    3. Using a jig for louvers and grates - Mike Roof on Jun 18, 2009, 9:41 PM
     
  17. How to simulate smoke (flash) from a main gun firing on AFV....... View Thread - Glen Phelan on Jun 15, 2009, 5:28 PM
    1. Cotton Balls - Steve Kubik on Jun 17, 2009, 11:56 PM
      1. Re: Cotton Balls - Glen Phelan on Jun 18, 2009, 6:48 AM
    2. rather than cotton balls use the stuff they have at - Harry Dente on Jun 18, 2009, 12:39 PM
      1. Good idea Harry - Steve Kubik on Jun 19, 2009, 9:04 PM
      2. Re: rather than cotton balls use the stuff they have at - Glen Phelan on Jun 20, 2009, 4:00 PM
    3. Scale Smoke !!!! This Rox !!!!! Check this Out !!! - ERIK ROBERSON on Jun 23, 2009, 12:46 AM
      1. That microfiber looks exactly like the synthetic pillow stuffing! - Harry Dente on Jun 23, 2009, 10:24 AM
      2. It really rocks.... - Glen Phelan on Jun 23, 2009, 9:00 PM
        1. Yeah !!!! - ERIK ROBERSON on Jun 27, 2009, 1:00 AM
     
  18. Technique for rolling out tarps? View Thread - Michael McDonald on Jun 11, 2009, 10:29 AM
    1. PASTA MAKER !!?? - ERIK ROBERSON on Jun 27, 2009, 1:04 AM
     
  19. Burnt out Firefly View Thread - Silnius Kreger on Jun 8, 2009, 7:30 PM
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  21. resin filler in a tube???????????? View Thread - andrew spence on Jun 7, 2009, 7:06 PM
    1. ...what i use - ray vermillion on Jun 7, 2009, 11:11 PM
    2. Fillers............ - Rick Purdy on Jun 11, 2009, 10:03 AM
     
  22. Primer?? View Thread - Evan Carder on Jun 5, 2009, 5:41 PM
    1. Re: Primer?? - Mark Rethoret on Jul 8, 2009, 3:26 PM
     
  23. Has anyone mixed a flat dust overspray with Tamiya Acrylics? View Thread - John Eckhardt on Jun 3, 2009, 3:42 PM
    1. Try Vallejo? - Scott Millican on Jun 4, 2009, 12:05 PM
      1. Vallejo - John Eckhardt on Jun 4, 2009, 2:51 PM
        1. LifeColour line.... - bobCollignon on Jun 5, 2009, 3:22 PM
    2. Something I have used in the past - Scott Millican on Jun 6, 2009, 5:41 PM
    3. easy - david nickels on Jun 12, 2009, 9:05 AM
     
  24. Problems with Tamiya Lacquer thinner... View Thread - Matthew Mifsud on Jun 3, 2009, 8:36 AM
    1. Too much thinner? - david nickels on Sep 4, 2009, 3:29 PM
     
  25. Help with a clear nonreflective coating View Thread - johnfranklin on May 30, 2009, 5:20 PM
    1. Here's an option. - Dany Mc Donald on May 31, 2009, 9:56 AM
      1. glare - johnfranklin on May 31, 2009, 4:41 PM
        1. Camera Filter... - bobCollignon on Jun 1, 2009, 6:16 PM
          1. Camera filters - john franklin on Jun 1, 2009, 7:32 PM
            1. Well... - bobCollignon on Jun 1, 2009, 10:19 PM
     
  26. Hairspray technique questions View Thread - Rob James on May 22, 2009, 10:43 PM
    1. Try this thread - Steven Brown on May 29, 2009, 8:02 AM
     
  27. white metal tracks View Thread - mp robinson on May 21, 2009, 5:37 AM
    1. Maybe you could try some... - David E. O'Hara on May 21, 2009, 5:03 PM
    2. White Metal Track Adhesive - Thread - ray vermillion on May 22, 2009, 12:54 AM
     
  28. Magnification View Thread - Chris Townend on May 18, 2009, 4:49 PM
    1. Re: Magnification - Greg H on May 18, 2009, 9:15 PM
    2. Eyeballs - Dave Foster on May 18, 2009, 10:02 PM
      1. Re: Eyeballs - Kevin Weiler on May 19, 2009, 3:35 PM
    3. Re: Magnification - John Murcutt on May 19, 2009, 7:37 PM
    4. I use an Optivisor with - Michael McDonald on May 22, 2009, 8:38 AM
    5. Go for the OptiVisor - Tom Cullen on Jun 5, 2009, 1:02 AM
     
  29. finishing tow chains,shackles etc. View Thread - mark fenner on May 17, 2009, 3:57 PM
    1. Re: finishing tow chains,shackles etc. - Zdizslaw Brzeszeszcykiewicz on Jul 20, 2009, 8:39 PM
      1. finishing tow chains, shackles etc - mark fenner on Aug 3, 2009, 5:52 PM
     
  30. Modern US Color View Thread - Jeff Whorl on May 15, 2009, 9:06 PM
    1. Colors - Bret Kinman on May 18, 2009, 3:33 PM
      1. Thanks Bret.... - Jeff Whorl on May 21, 2009, 7:37 PM
     
  31. Please do not delete View Thread - Mark Dunck on May 14, 2009, 2:39 PM
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  33. painting and weathering/ filters, washes and future View Thread - Paul L. Marshall on May 12, 2009, 2:40 PM
    1. Filter and washes - Kevin Weiler on May 13, 2009, 7:23 PM
     
  34. Parts for Tamiya Airbrush View Thread - Rob James on May 4, 2009, 4:43 AM
    1. Iwata UK - Darrin Greggans on May 7, 2009, 4:29 AM
     
  35. Airbrush problem View Thread - Peter Johnson on May 3, 2009, 4:48 PM
    1. Check... - bobCollignon on May 3, 2009, 5:45 PM
      1. Good advice... - Mike Roof on May 3, 2009, 11:20 PM
     
  36. Primer question View Thread - Tony Wittmann on May 3, 2009, 8:55 AM
    1. Tamiya grey surface primer in a spray can is excellent... - Christophe Jacquemont on May 3, 2009, 11:57 AM
    2. Primer surfacer - Dave Foster on May 5, 2009, 5:42 PM
     
  37. Dave Parker please contact me View Thread - Mark Dunck on May 2, 2009, 7:22 PM
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  39. Thinning artist oils View Thread - John Poland on May 1, 2009, 5:43 PM
    1. Yes - OMeara on May 2, 2009, 7:12 AM
    2. Another choice........ - Rick Purdy on May 18, 2009, 3:23 PM
     
  40. Re-mixing enamel paints View Thread - Doug Bauer on Apr 29, 2009, 4:11 PM
    1. Nope! - Kevin Johnson on Apr 29, 2009, 6:33 PM
    2. Humbrol - bobCollignon on Apr 30, 2009, 11:50 AM
     
  41. Making PE View Thread - Rob James on Apr 29, 2009, 7:07 AM
    1. Homemade PE Kit - MIke Roof on Apr 29, 2009, 8:49 PM
      1. Re: Homemade PE Kit - Nicolas on May 6, 2009, 7:17 PM
     
  42. What is mapping? View Thread - Michael McDonald on Apr 23, 2009, 8:53 AM
    1. An example - Adam Wilder on Apr 23, 2009, 12:29 PM
      1. Thanks a lot, Adam - Michael McDonald on Apr 25, 2009, 9:19 AM
        1. Is not exactly....(more MAPPING explanation) - Miguel Jimenez Mig on Apr 28, 2009, 5:18 AM
          1. Gracias Mig. The effects are - Michael McDonald on Apr 28, 2009, 8:11 AM
     
  43. King Tiger Tutourial on YouTube (Link) View Thread - Brad Main on Apr 18, 2009, 6:24 PM
    1. Brad - Michael Kirchoff on Apr 19, 2009, 10:08 AM
      1. Thanks Mike, I appreciate the reply and info nt - Brad Main on Apr 19, 2009, 10:39 AM
     
  44. Making a copy of a spare tire View Thread - Mikhail Mokeyev on Apr 18, 2009, 1:55 PM
    1. molds - Chris Knoth on Apr 20, 2009, 5:27 PM
    2. Easy mold advice - Fritz Spinne on Apr 22, 2009, 4:16 PM
     
  45. P/E Bender Recommendation.. View Thread - Joel Smith on Apr 16, 2009, 5:15 PM
    1. Hold & Fold - Greg H on Apr 16, 2009, 9:29 PM
    2. Also... - Kevin Weiler on Apr 17, 2009, 1:45 PM
      1. Small Shop "Bug" - bobCollignon on Apr 19, 2009, 10:00 PM
     
  46. Filters Seminar (H Low - IPMS/Toronto View Thread - Vince Pugliese on Apr 12, 2009, 6:48 PM
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  48. How to use Liquitex texture? View Thread - Josh Blakey on Apr 9, 2009, 12:18 PM
    1. Yes to all. - Kevin Johnson on Apr 9, 2009, 5:51 PM
      1. its great to use - Chris Jerrett on Apr 14, 2009, 9:16 PM
    2. Texture - roy chow on Apr 15, 2009, 9:41 AM
    3. Thanks... - Josh Blakey on Apr 15, 2009, 11:18 AM
      1. Some further advice. - Kevin Johnson on Apr 20, 2009, 4:35 PM
     
  49. need a good mud tutorial View Thread - David McKeever on Apr 5, 2009, 12:56 PM
    1. It's better to post a picture of what you did. - Kevin Johnson on Apr 9, 2009, 5:53 PM
     
  50. Post War Vietnam US Green View Thread - Andy Evans on Apr 3, 2009, 6:30 AM
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  52. Dragon Tiger kit# 6252 View Thread - Bill Leger on Apr 2, 2009, 8:33 AM
    1. RE: Dragon 6252 - Carl Walter on Apr 2, 2009, 10:14 AM
     
  53. Airbrusing; orange peel/ gritty finish View Thread - Marc Brandes on Apr 2, 2009, 2:41 AM
    1. Glass Cleaner - Joe Gehringer on Apr 2, 2009, 10:22 PM
    2. Orange Peel versus Gritty - david nickels on Apr 6, 2009, 10:22 AM
     
  54. 'How-to' : Ice cubes, Pine Trees & Modern Armor Plating View Thread - Charles King on Mar 31, 2009, 3:28 AM
    1. Nice job and Thanks. N/T - Jeff Nolan on Mar 31, 2009, 8:38 PM
      1. Hope it was use to you... - Charles King on Apr 1, 2009, 12:21 AM
     
  55. Nail polish remover for Tamiya Thinner? View Thread - Silnius Kreger on Mar 30, 2009, 11:03 AM
    1. acetone - david nickels on Mar 30, 2009, 3:09 PM
     
  56. Old trick for new dogs View Thread - Cliff Leverette on Mar 23, 2009, 10:02 AM
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  58. Airbrushing the Ambush Scheme View Thread - Brad Main on Mar 23, 2009, 9:30 AM
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  60. Hairspray Technique Question View Thread - Brian J. Brown on Mar 22, 2009, 3:00 PM
    1. Basically, yes - Michael Rinaldi on Mar 22, 2009, 4:39 PM
      1. Thank you (nt) - Brian J. Brown on Mar 23, 2009, 9:18 AM
     
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