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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. Any hope? View Thread - Stein Aasland on Mar 26, 1:28 PM
    1. I would use... - david nickels on Mar 27, 9:19 AM
      1. Bubbles - Stein Aasland on Mar 27, 11:55 AM
        1. Only if you apply it incorrectly - david nickels on Mar 27, 1:48 PM
          1. Thanks! - Stein Aasland on Mar 27, 5:03 PM
            1. A Tamiya spray paint finish - david nickels on Mar 28, 9:40 AM
     
  2. Modelmaster paint model #s View Thread - Rex Ross on Mar 26, 12:17 PM
    1. OD vs OD - Greg H on Mar 26, 9:53 PM
     
  3. Using Silly Putty...Any Tips?? View Thread - Brian N. Stanley on Mar 24, 11:14 PM
    1. For the King Tiger I would use Tamiya Tape myself - david nickels on Mar 25, 8:54 AM
    2. Watch out for any PE !!! - Jeff Nolan on Mar 26, 7:17 AM
    3. Silly Putty *WARNING* - Greg H on Mar 26, 9:58 PM
    4. Thanks a bunch guys... - Brian N. Stanley on Mar 26, 10:16 PM
     
  4. Weathering Help! View Thread - Jeff Brown on Mar 24, 7:27 PM
    1. A few answers - Andrew Albrecht on Mar 24, 8:09 PM
      1. Few more questions - Jeff Brown on Mar 25, 2:01 PM
        1. a few more answers - Erik F. on Mar 29, 10:36 AM
          1. real mud - Andras Don on Apr 5, 4:57 PM
            1. Yes there are - Jeff Brown on Apr 7, 1:56 PM
    2. Join a Better Club - Fred Schwarz on Apr 2, 8:29 AM
     
  5. Tamiya clear yellow over metal = gold/brass View Thread - Ed Keene on Mar 23, 8:03 PM
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  7. Lead foil sheets, where available and use? View Thread - Glen Phelan on Mar 22, 3:52 PM
    1. More food for thought - John Murcutt on Mar 22, 4:51 PM
    2. Alternatives - Dave Foster on Mar 22, 5:00 PM
    3. Wine bottle caps - Eric McClure on Mar 22, 7:43 PM
      1. Tin foil - Alvan on Mar 23, 11:02 AM
      2. I haven't seen a lead one in a decade - david nickels on Mar 25, 8:56 AM
    4. Great Models - C Sherman on Mar 23, 6:46 PM
    5. I bought a sheet years ago from Plumbing store - Jeff Nolan on Mar 26, 7:22 AM
     
  8. Rolling out Milliput - how to? View Thread - Steve Kubik on Mar 21, 12:16 AM
    1. Try talcum powder Steve... - Clair Greenwood on Mar 21, 12:58 AM
      1. Thanks Clair - Steve Kubik on Mar 21, 10:02 PM
    2. I have heard that PAM works well as a release agent - Rick Nelson on Mar 21, 8:26 PM
      1. PAM? - Steve Kubik on Mar 21, 10:02 PM
      2. Please What is PAM? - tim roberts on Mar 28, 9:15 PM
        1. It's a cooking spray - Steve Kubik on Mar 29, 4:05 AM
     
  9. Hatch Mounted MG's View Thread - Darrin Greggans on Mar 20, 5:05 PM
    1. Very common - david nickels on Mar 21, 9:14 AM
      1. Exactly what I wanted - Darrin Greggans on Mar 21, 11:14 AM
     
  10. Tamiya VS DML Panther G View Thread - Kevin Brennan on Mar 18, 10:34 PM
    1. Personal preferences - david nickels on Mar 20, 2:21 PM
      1. re: - Brian hjorth pedersen on Apr 18, 8:14 AM
     
  11. Removing kit fenders from Tamiya Panther G for PE View Thread - Kevin Brennan on Mar 18, 10:28 PM
    1. Well first - Clair Greenwood on Mar 19, 7:02 AM
     
  12. Hobbystores in LA, Dallas and Houston????? View Thread - Sunil Prasana on Mar 18, 12:45 PM
    1. For those items... - Frank Michaels on Mar 18, 5:18 PM
      1. Thanks Frank...n/t - Sunil Prasanna on Mar 19, 6:27 AM
     
  13. Paint scratches View Thread - Rob James on Mar 17, 9:58 PM
    1. Article - roy chow on Mar 17, 10:10 PM
      1. I have, but... - Rob James on Mar 17, 10:25 PM
    2. One method..... - Matthew Mifsud on Mar 18, 12:47 PM
     
  14. Soldering advice please View Thread - Dick Taylor on Mar 16, 9:45 AM
    1. Solder & wire cutters - Dave Foster on Mar 16, 4:08 PM
    2. soldering article - Erik F on Mar 16, 6:59 PM
    3. Thanks! - Dick Taylor on Mar 17, 12:38 PM
      1. For flux sake.... - Dave Foster on Mar 17, 2:55 PM
        1. Well I'm fluxxed...fantastic advice! - Dick Taylor on Mar 18, 4:45 PM
     
  15. Archer Weld Seam Question & Sherman Question View Thread - Jim King on Mar 2, 7:33 PM
    1. some answers - roy chow on Mar 3, 12:55 AM
      1. Good info - Jim King on Mar 3, 10:24 AM
     
  16. Question about Revell 1/35 patton View Thread - Sunil Prasanna on Mar 1, 11:25 AM
    1. You mean M60? - david nickels on Mar 1, 4:12 PM
      1. Its the m47.... - Sunil Prasanna on Mar 2, 10:16 AM
        1. M47 kits - david nickels on Mar 3, 8:56 AM
          1. Thanks David............ n/t - Sunil Prasanna on Mar 4, 6:22 AM
          2. If you google revell m47 1/35... - Sunil Prasanna on Mar 4, 6:33 AM
            1. yes you can post links nt - david nickels on Mar 5, 8:44 AM
     
  17. Shermans View Thread - Darrin Greggans on Feb 28, 9:43 AM
    1. wet vs. dry - rob galassi on Feb 28, 10:02 AM
      1. Thanks - Darrin Greggans on Feb 28, 1:41 PM
    2. Dry stowage - roy chow on Feb 29, 10:54 AM
      1. And as I predicted, there's Roy.... - rob galassi on Mar 1, 8:11 AM
      2. Thanks - Darrin Greggans on Mar 1, 9:44 AM
     
  18. Thinning Enamel and Acrylic Flat Clear Coats View Thread - K. Webb on Feb 28, 12:18 AM
    1. My thoughts - Clair Greenwood on Feb 28, 8:50 AM
      1. What kind of milk? - Rick Nelson on Feb 28, 6:04 PM
        1. Vitamin D only for me - Clair Greenwood on Feb 28, 8:34 PM
          1. Thanks Clair - Rick Nelson on Mar 1, 6:14 PM
      2. Thanks for the Info Clair - K. Webb on Feb 28, 8:17 PM
     
  19. A great source of putty View Thread - Rick Nelson on Feb 27, 7:28 PM
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  21. fading paint... View Thread - Andras Don on Feb 25, 2:28 PM
    1. Same issue - Jim King on Mar 3, 11:06 AM
      1. flat - Andras Don on Mar 3, 11:43 AM
     
  22. Making Resin parts View Thread - Dave Holt on Feb 25, 8:10 AM
    1. Resin - Andrew Albrecht on Feb 26, 2:28 PM
     
  23. Another paint availability in UK question, sorry! View Thread - Mark Jones on Feb 23, 6:25 AM
    1. Tamiya makes Sky - david nickels on Feb 27, 4:46 PM
      1. Will give Humbrol acrylics a try - Mark Jones on Feb 28, 4:50 AM
        1. Mixing - david nickels on Feb 28, 9:21 AM
    2. March - Darrin Greggans on Mar 1, 9:45 AM
      1. Keep yer fingers crossed! N/T - Mark Jones on Mar 3, 6:22 AM
     
  24. Acrylic Help! View Thread - Tim James on Feb 23, 4:43 AM
    1. Tamiya paints are intended.... - Clair Greenwood on Feb 23, 9:05 AM
      1. Thanks Clair. - Tim James on Feb 23, 7:28 PM
    2. you can buy a retarder for acrylics that helps alot - charles huff on Feb 26, 11:28 AM
     
  25. Cables and things View Thread - Darrin Greggans on Feb 22, 5:30 AM
    1. cable - robert maxwell on Feb 24, 1:39 PM
      1. Not yet...... - Darrin Greggans on Mar 1, 8:08 AM
     
  26. E100 Metal Barrel Advice View Thread - Darrin Greggans on Feb 21, 10:00 AM
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  28. Tamiya TS sprays in UK - alternatives? View Thread - Mark Jones on Feb 19, 11:05 AM
    1. Tried here?...... - Darrin Greggans on Feb 21, 6:33 AM
      1. Will give them a try but..... - Mark Jones on Feb 21, 2:07 PM
        1. Best of luck ! - Darrin Greggans on Feb 21, 2:20 PM
     
  29. So I screwed up this big decal.... View Thread - Danny Egan on Feb 16, 10:07 AM
    1. If you only want to remove it - Rod Crisman on Feb 16, 11:22 AM
      1. Thanks, worked beautifully - Danny Egan on Feb 16, 2:02 PM
     
  30. Is There a Mixing Chart for Tamiya Paints View Thread - Ken Webb on Feb 15, 11:34 PM
    1. 7) British desert colour? - Mike Starmer on Feb 16, 1:30 PM
     
  31. zimmerit on 1/16 View Thread - dean on Feb 6, 12:51 PM
    1. What kit? - david nickels on Feb 6, 1:12 PM
    2. Re: zimmerit on 1/16 - James Wolfe on Feb 8, 8:59 AM
     
  32. panther colours View Thread - tom on Feb 5, 8:46 AM
    1. Normandy vehicles - roy chow on Feb 5, 8:52 AM
      1. panther - tom on Feb 5, 12:55 PM
     
  33. marsh pattern View Thread - deany on Feb 4, 12:31 PM
    1. Ospreay book - Chris Knoth on Mar 3, 11:00 AM
     
  34. how to do winter camo with white blankets View Thread - Dennis Brändle on Feb 3, 2:04 PM
    1. Cigarette paper - Michael McLaughlin on Feb 4, 1:42 AM
      1. winter blankets - Anonymous on Feb 4, 12:41 PM
        1. Re: winter blankets - Michael McLaughlin on Feb 4, 2:50 PM
          1. new desease name - Shane K on Mar 18, 1:32 AM
    2. Dennis, your best bet would be... - Dan Capuano on Feb 4, 3:21 PM
    3. Pipe thread tape............ - Rick Purdy on Feb 6, 11:47 PM
    4. re;winter blankets - dean greenhall on Feb 12, 5:23 PM
     
  35. Making Headlights View Thread - Bob johnston on Feb 2, 10:15 PM
    1. Try.... - Scott Dimmick on Feb 3, 9:29 AM
      1. Re: Try.... - Bob johnston on Feb 4, 10:28 PM
    2. Head lamps - Mike Starmer on Feb 5, 4:36 PM
     
  36. Ribbed Fenders in Photoetch View Thread - Scott Dimmick on Feb 2, 9:58 PM
    1. Re: Ribbed Fenders in Photoetch - Michael McLaughlin on Feb 4, 1:36 AM
    2. You are Right about it Warping a Little - Jeff Nolan on Feb 10, 8:29 PM
     
  37. Where do you keep your flux? View Thread - James Wolfe on Feb 2, 9:09 AM
    1. Brother Jim... - bobCollignon on Feb 2, 1:46 PM
      1. 3-11pm - JW on Feb 2, 7:16 PM
      2. PS - JW on Feb 2, 7:19 PM
        1. Start wearing... - bobCollignon on Feb 2, 7:48 PM
     
  38. ammo belts View Thread - Rex Ross on Jan 31, 9:54 AM
    1. Try this??? - Trevor Howard on Jan 31, 11:17 PM
     
  39. How to get rid of ejector markings? View Thread - Dennis Brändle on Jan 28, 3:43 PM
    1. Re: How to get rid of ejector markings? - John Murcutt on Jan 28, 5:31 PM
    2. Trip to the craft store Dennis..... - Clair Greenwood on Jan 29, 6:59 AM
    3. Tamiya Surfacer - david nickels on Jan 29, 8:23 AM
    4. Repeated applications - Robert Lockie on Jan 31, 7:32 AM
      1. I use the cyanoacrylate and - Eddy Willems on Jan 31, 4:19 PM
     
  40. Painting Sequence View Thread - Christopher Townend on Jan 27, 4:20 PM
    1. I would .... - Michael Kirchoff on Jan 28, 6:10 AM
    2. Sequence - david nickels on Jan 28, 12:19 PM
     
  41. Mixing German Colours... Need some help... View Thread - Trevor Howard on Jan 26, 10:29 AM
    1. endless possibilities - Chris Knoth on Jan 28, 3:32 AM
      1. What could be some options for the browns and greens? - Trevor Howard on Jan 28, 9:07 AM
        1. green and brown - Chris Knoth on Jan 28, 11:03 AM
          1. Thank you, thank you! Here is the Yellow recipe... - Trevor Howard on Jan 28, 12:15 PM
     
  42. best colors View Thread - Trevor Horton on Jan 25, 3:44 PM
    1. Greys - david nickels on Jan 26, 12:44 PM
     
  43. Archer transfer excess adhesive removal.... View Thread - Matthew Mifsud on Jan 25, 5:47 AM
    1. archer removal - deany on Jan 25, 10:52 AM
     
  44. milliput removal View Thread - deany on Jan 23, 10:29 AM
    1. Milliput removal. - Tony Wittmann on Jan 24, 3:19 AM
      1. thanks tony - dean on Jan 24, 11:41 AM
     
  45. Soldering article View Thread - Andrew Albrecht on Jan 22, 11:23 AM
    1. Awesome article Andrew - Adam Wilder on Jan 22, 1:54 PM
    2. Fantastic! - roy chow on Jan 22, 6:55 PM
    3. Thanks guys - really appreciate it! N/T - Andrew Albrecht on Jan 23, 9:40 AM
    4. Yep....great stuff indeed. Well worth reading!...n/t - Adam O'Brien on Jan 29, 1:29 AM
     
  46. Tamiya clear vs flat acrylic paint.... View Thread - Matthew Mifsud on Jan 20, 5:58 PM
    1. No ratios but... - Andrew Albrecht on Jan 21, 8:00 PM
     
  47. Guys, I just tried out that "hairspray" method... View Thread - David E. O'Hara on Jan 20, 11:32 AM
    1. And ten days later, there's more progress... - David E. O'Hara on Jan 30, 6:37 PM
      1. More shots, tonight... - David E. O'Hara on Feb 9, 10:36 PM
     
  48. Good Paint For Metal Cables? View Thread - Jim King on Jan 19, 12:16 PM
    1. Do a search... - bobCollignon on Jan 19, 2:25 PM
      1. Yea in hind sight - Jim King on Jan 19, 10:14 PM
        1. Lacquer Primer... - bobCollignon on Jan 19, 11:22 PM
        2. Thanks - Jim King on Jan 20, 2:11 AM
    2. Floquil is good also N/T - Jeff Nolan on Jan 21, 8:21 PM
     
  49. what glues actully glue trumpeter tracks? View Thread - pete smith on Jan 18, 3:21 AM
    1. the All Plastics Crazy Glue fixes them - david nickels on Jan 23, 2:30 PM
     
  50. Self made Photo etch tutorials? View Thread - roy chow on Jan 15, 10:05 AM
    1. Re: Self made Photo etch tutorials? - Matt Leese on Jan 16, 6:08 AM
      1. Try Here Roy - Jeff Nolan on Jan 18, 10:07 PM
      2. better late than never? - Stewart Rose on Mar 29, 5:06 PM
     
  51. Painting wet mud View Thread - Peter Johansson on Jan 13, 3:53 PM
    1. Here is an article...... - Adam Wilder on Jan 14, 3:32 AM
      1. Thanks - Peter Johansson on Jan 14, 5:09 AM
    2. wet mud - dean on Jan 21, 4:10 PM
     
  52. Advice on tools & tracks View Thread - Darrin Greggans on Jan 13, 5:50 AM
    1. Depends... - Andrew Albrecht on Jan 13, 6:02 PM
      1. Re: Depends... - Darrin Greggans on Jan 14, 5:19 AM
     
  53. Tamiya mix for "Sand Grey" (Israeli Armor Sand)? View Thread - Tim Greeman on Jan 12, 11:52 PM
    1. So many variables - david nickels on Jan 14, 8:51 AM
     
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