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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. Enamel thinner problem with Testors View Thread - Ziggy Eichstadt on Jul 7, 2008, 3:05 AM
    1. thinner - Alberto Martelli on Jul 7, 2008, 1:18 PM
      1. thinners for Testors - Ziggy Eichstadt on Jul 8, 2008, 4:22 AM
        1. Re: thinners for Testors - John Murcutt on Jul 11, 2008, 5:32 PM
          1. getting with it ... - Ziggy Eichstadt on Jul 14, 2008, 4:42 AM
     
  2. "MIG" reccomends blue tungsten light bulbs... View Thread - Michael Lee Smith on Jul 6, 2008, 1:44 PM
    1. ..light bulbs... - Jamie Stokes on Jul 7, 2008, 2:31 AM
      1. My2c... - bobCollignon on Jul 8, 2008, 4:53 PM
    2. Too late, but.... - Miguel Jimenez Mig on Jul 9, 2008, 5:45 AM
      1. Re: Too late, but.... - John Murcutt on Jul 11, 2008, 5:35 PM
     
  3. Miliput colours View Thread - Etienne Tardivel on Jul 6, 2008, 7:25 AM
    1. Milliput colours - Andrew James on Jul 6, 2008, 9:29 AM
     
  4. Colour modulation? what is... View Thread - Rodney Cross on Jun 29, 2008, 12:45 AM
    1. Here is an article ...... - Adam Wilder on Jun 29, 2008, 3:15 AM
      1. Thanks mate.. - Rodney Cross on Jun 29, 2008, 7:16 AM
      2. Great article and painting process...... - Rodney Cross on Jun 30, 2008, 12:17 AM
     
  5. rust colour for tracks??? View Thread - Rodney Cross on Jun 29, 2008, 12:36 AM
    1. Are the tracks metal or plastic? What colour are they? - Adam Wilder on Jun 29, 2008, 3:09 AM
      1. Plastic and black... - Rodney Cross on Jun 29, 2008, 7:09 AM
        1. Could i use mig oils rust... - Rodney Cross on Jun 30, 2008, 12:10 AM
     
  6. Thinning paint for airbrush? View Thread - Ebbe Bergman on Jun 28, 2008, 11:55 PM
    1. thinning paint.. - Rodney Cross on Jun 29, 2008, 12:41 AM
    2. Thinners - Dave Foster on Jun 29, 2008, 6:53 PM
    3. a good quality A grade enamel thinners ! - Ziggy Eichstadt on Jul 7, 2008, 3:09 AM
     
  7. MAking Tarps and rolls View Thread - Scott Woodward on Jun 28, 2008, 10:39 PM
    1. Hey Scott - Bob Yack on Jun 28, 2008, 11:44 PM
      1. I also use Tamiya two part putty. - Cliff Leverette on Jul 28, 2008, 4:44 PM
     
  8. What can I use as a substitute for tamiya lacquer? View Thread - Owen Dawson on Jun 27, 2008, 8:25 AM
    1. Lacquer thinner - Adam Wilder on Jun 28, 2008, 1:20 PM
    2. Thanks for the tip Adam n/t - owen on Jun 30, 2008, 10:48 AM
    3. Acrylic 2K thinners - Ziggy Eichstadt on Jul 7, 2008, 3:19 AM
     
  9. Filter for Panzer Grey View Thread - tabb tharrington on Jun 25, 2008, 8:03 PM
    1. I have used different shades - david nickels on Jun 26, 2008, 8:31 AM
     
  10. Paint stripper View Thread - Lyle Kitchiner on Jun 22, 2008, 7:29 PM
    1. What kind of paint?? - Kingston Wong on Jun 22, 2008, 7:45 PM
      1. Thinner based. - Lyle Kitchiner on Jun 23, 2008, 6:28 AM
        1. I use Super Clean - david nickels on Jun 23, 2008, 11:07 AM
    2. Stripper - Dave Foster on Jun 23, 2008, 3:22 PM
    3. Thats right, I remember now......... - Lyle Kitchiner on Jun 26, 2008, 8:06 AM
     
  11. how to simulate flat tires? View Thread - Talino Bruno on Jun 22, 2008, 2:47 AM
    1. How about....... - Lyle Kitchiner on Jun 22, 2008, 7:32 PM
      1. Re: How about....... - Talino Bruno on Jun 23, 2008, 2:59 AM
        1. Another method - david nickels on Jun 23, 2008, 11:08 AM
     
  12. hairspray technique View Thread - Johan Detruyer on Jun 19, 2008, 12:07 PM
    1. Best if completely dry... - Kingston Wong on Jun 19, 2008, 12:48 PM
     
  13. Painting advice View Thread - Andy Hall on Jun 19, 2008, 7:59 AM
    1. You got it - roy chow on Jun 19, 2008, 9:34 AM
      1. One last question(for now) :-). - Andy Hall on Jun 19, 2008, 10:42 AM
        1. Masks? We don't need no steeenkin' masks! - roy chow on Jun 19, 2008, 11:42 AM
     
  14. I want to depict the surf on a beach. How do I best do this? View Thread - David E. O'Hara on Jun 14, 2008, 6:16 PM
    1. Maybe some Future?? - Clair Greenwood on Jun 16, 2008, 7:01 AM
      1. How deep?? - Kingston Wong on Jun 22, 2008, 7:52 PM
    2. Dave, Dave, David.... - Kip Rudge on Jun 16, 2008, 8:58 AM
    3. Go to this site... - bobCollignon on Jun 16, 2008, 3:36 PM
      1. Thanks, gentlemen and... - David E. O'Hara on Jun 16, 2008, 4:13 PM
     
  15. Airplanes?? View Thread - Kingston Wong on Jun 13, 2008, 2:32 PM
    1. hyperscale - Andrew Albrecht on Jun 13, 2008, 2:34 PM
    2. Also - Jim Carswell on Jun 14, 2008, 12:30 AM
    3. And one more............. - Rick Purdy on Jun 16, 2008, 1:48 AM
      1. Thanks Guys....N/T - Kingston Wong on Jun 19, 2008, 12:46 PM
    4. I like this one: - Michael McDonald on Jun 20, 2008, 1:21 PM
     
  16. Which plaster? View Thread - Richard Armstrong on Jun 11, 2008, 10:41 AM
    1. plaster - Adam Wilder on Jun 12, 2008, 5:02 AM
      1. Cheers - Rich Armstrong on Jun 12, 2008, 10:53 AM
     
  17. Scratch built handles View Thread - Kevin Brennan on Jun 8, 2008, 5:09 PM
    1. Rolling wire - Andrew Albrecht on Jun 8, 2008, 8:29 PM
    2. Brass wire - Stephen Kostelak on Jun 10, 2008, 12:59 AM
    3. Wire - Dave Foster on Jun 10, 2008, 3:31 PM
     
  18. Iwata Airbrushes View Thread - Kevin Brennan on Jun 8, 2008, 2:42 PM
    1. review here on ML - Andrew Albrecht on Jun 8, 2008, 8:30 PM
    2. re. Iwata Airbrushes - Mike Land on Jun 12, 2008, 9:55 PM
    3. Re: Iwata Airbrushes - Peter Lloyd on Sep 1, 2008, 9:09 PM
     
  19. How do I get the yellow out of old decals? View Thread - Peter Sisung on Jun 6, 2008, 4:34 PM
    1. One good way is - Rod Crisman on Jun 7, 2008, 4:38 PM
      1. Thanks Rod... - Peter Sisung on Jun 10, 2008, 7:19 AM
     
  20. Crystal Light cups and foil - two tricks for the price of one. View Thread - Patrick Mooney on Jun 6, 2008, 4:22 PM
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  22. I need your feedback before buying a new IWATA airbrush. View Thread - Dany McDonald on Jun 6, 2008, 2:18 PM
    1. Re: I need your feedback before buying a new IWATA airbrush. - Patrick Mooney on Jun 6, 2008, 4:17 PM
    2. Re: I need your feedback before buying a new IWATA airbrush. - John Murcutt on Jun 7, 2008, 2:14 PM
      1. Thank you! - Dany Mc Donald on Jun 7, 2008, 9:38 PM
     
  23. Friul tracks/Blacken It woes....still! View Thread - James Wolfe on Jun 6, 2008, 4:39 AM
    1. Not sure the fault lies in tracks.... - Kip Rudge on Jun 6, 2008, 9:26 AM
      1. Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy:).... - bobCollignon on Jun 6, 2008, 10:13 AM
        1. Really? - James wolfe on Jun 8, 2008, 10:50 PM
          1. Call me my son:):):)... - bobCollignon on Jun 9, 2008, 3:41 PM
    2. I have the same problem exactly - david nickels on Jun 6, 2008, 2:00 PM
      1. Here ya go, how I go about it - Alasdair Johnston on Jun 7, 2008, 3:43 AM
    3. As I mention in my old posts - Michael Rinaldi on Jun 7, 2008, 11:23 PM
    4. Have access to a mico abrader? - John Steinman on Jun 11, 2008, 11:02 PM
      1. I thought of that... - James Wolfe on Jun 12, 2008, 8:18 AM
     
  24. Mig Productions oil paint View Thread - Scott Dimmick on Jun 3, 2008, 2:04 PM
    1. Mig Oil Paints - Kevin Brennan on Jun 3, 2008, 7:49 PM
    2. washes/oils.... - Frans Brakus on Jun 7, 2008, 5:51 AM
    3. Re: Mig Productions oil paint - John Murcutt on Jun 7, 2008, 2:03 PM
     
  25. what soldering iron? View Thread - Dennis McQuillen on Jun 1, 2008, 10:33 AM
    1. Not what you asked, but a tip. - Mark Dunck on Jun 1, 2008, 2:37 PM
    2. Its all in the tip sir... - Clair Greenwood on Jun 1, 2008, 3:59 PM
      1. I use... - bobCollignon on Jun 6, 2008, 10:23 AM
    3. Dremel - Siara on Jul 21, 2008, 8:39 PM
     
  26. Masking Solutions, product recommendations View Thread - Kevin Brennan on May 28, 2008, 1:07 PM
    1. I use mirco scale...but - Kingston Wong on May 30, 2008, 12:46 PM
    2. I've used MIG productions.... - Scott Dimmick on Jun 3, 2008, 2:02 PM
     
  27. PE Question View Thread - Mark Dunck on May 19, 2008, 7:38 PM
    1. Closed bins - david nickels on May 20, 2008, 11:19 AM
    2. If closed... - Kingston Wong on May 20, 2008, 12:02 PM
    3. Soldering - Kevin Brennan on May 20, 2008, 1:25 PM
      1. I will give it a try PLUS 1 more question - Mark Dunck on May 22, 2008, 1:27 PM
        1. Annealing - david nickels on May 22, 2008, 2:23 PM
          1. I have an Etch Mate - Mark Dunck on May 23, 2008, 4:18 PM
    4. I second the ease of soldering - Mike Duguay on May 26, 2008, 12:27 AM
      1. What about heat sinks? - Mark Dunck on May 26, 2008, 10:18 AM
        1. Never used heat sinks. - Kevin Brennan on May 26, 2008, 1:29 PM
        2. I do... sort of... - Clair Greenwood on May 28, 2008, 1:09 AM
     
  28. Question on turpentines View Thread - Chen Chuanren on May 19, 2008, 7:44 AM
    1. turps - Ziggy Eichstadt on May 19, 2008, 8:06 AM
    2. Turpenoid - Patrick Mooney on May 19, 2008, 2:29 PM
      1. Deffinatly use Turpanoid - Mark Dunck on May 22, 2008, 1:28 PM
        1. Make sure you get the blue bottle Turpenoid - david nickels on May 24, 2008, 9:53 AM
    3. what l use.... - Frans Brakus on Jun 7, 2008, 5:59 AM
     
  29. Opinion on MicroScale gloss varnish View Thread - Alberto Martelli on May 18, 2008, 1:05 AM
    1. Older product - david nickels on May 19, 2008, 12:11 PM
      1. thanks, but - Alberto Martelli on May 20, 2008, 6:22 AM
        1. thinning - david nickels on May 20, 2008, 11:17 AM
          1. What's wrong with useing Kleer??? - Kingston Wong on May 30, 2008, 12:49 PM
            1. Thats Future for the rest of the world - david nickels on Jun 2, 2008, 4:11 PM
    2. clear cotes - Ziggy Eichstadt on Jun 11, 2008, 2:50 AM
     
  30. Placing PE mesh grills.... View Thread - Matthew Mifsud on May 15, 2008, 4:03 PM
    1. Maybe - roy chow on May 15, 2008, 5:25 PM
    2. Gator Glue - david nickels on May 16, 2008, 9:09 AM
    3. Future - Rick Purdy on May 16, 2008, 5:50 PM
     
  31. Pastels as weathering pigments View Thread - Kevin J. McNichols on May 14, 2008, 12:28 PM
    1. Binder... - Andrew Albrecht on May 14, 2008, 9:30 PM
      1. Fixatives - david nickels on May 15, 2008, 8:43 AM
     
  32. weathering question View Thread - Jeffrey DeRosa on May 14, 2008, 11:31 AM
    1. Weathering Articles - Kevin Brennan on May 14, 2008, 3:51 PM
      1. Thanks - Jeffrey DeRosa on May 14, 2008, 10:50 PM
     
  33. Cutting and cleaning PE View Thread - Pat Clark on May 14, 2008, 9:49 AM
    1. Several options... - bobCollignon on May 14, 2008, 9:52 PM
    2. Cutting - david nickels on May 15, 2008, 8:47 AM
      1. Simple tool to do it - Alasdair Johnston on May 15, 2008, 1:49 PM
     
  34. Question for Adam Wilder / Mig on Mig washes / filters!!! View Thread - Glen Phelan on May 13, 2008, 12:06 PM
    1. Hello Glen - Adam Wilder on May 13, 2008, 6:21 PM
      1. Base colour(s)........... - Glen Phelan on May 14, 2008, 3:52 AM
    2. Are MIG filters & washes water soluable? - Juha Uusikartano on May 15, 2008, 12:40 PM
      1. No they are an oil base ... - Doug Kinder on May 17, 2008, 9:20 PM
        1. Thanks, Doug! n/t - Juha Uusikartano on May 18, 2008, 9:20 AM
     
  35. What Glue...PE to Balsa Wood? View Thread - Kevin Brennan on May 11, 2008, 1:10 PM
    1. A thick CA should work fine - Clair Greenwood on May 12, 2008, 7:07 AM
     
  36. Homemade Vacuum chamber for resin casting View Thread - Sam Bagby on May 10, 2008, 7:59 AM
    1. Re: Homemade Vacuum chamber for resin casting - Matt Leese on May 14, 2008, 7:31 AM
     
  37. Isopropyl alcohol vs. tamiya thinner View Thread - tabb tharrington on May 9, 2008, 11:20 PM
    1. Tamiya Thinner - Fred Schwarz on May 10, 2008, 9:28 AM
    2. Re: Isopropyl alcohol vs. tamiya thinner - Patrick Mooney on May 10, 2008, 4:32 PM
    3. Same here ! - Ziggy Eichstadt on May 19, 2008, 8:03 AM
     
  38. Sweet home sander View Thread - roy chow on May 9, 2008, 3:00 PM
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  40. gluing leather View Thread - Andras Don on May 9, 2008, 2:23 PM
    1. glue won't work... - Greg H on May 9, 2008, 9:42 PM
      1. thanks for the answer - Andras Don on May 9, 2008, 9:47 PM
        1. Flexible Vinyl Mender Glue - Kevin Brennan on May 10, 2008, 12:58 PM
     
  41. How to clean pigments? View Thread - Fernando Cuenca on May 7, 2008, 10:34 PM
    1. What you have there does not look too bad - Adam Wilder on May 8, 2008, 7:40 AM
      1. Thank you Adam - Fernando Cuenca on May 8, 2008, 10:56 AM
      2. Thank you Adam - Fernando Cuenca on May 8, 2008, 11:08 AM
      3. I'm with Adam - Fred Schwarz on May 13, 2008, 8:30 AM
        1. Interesting thought Fred - Adam Wilder on May 13, 2008, 6:06 PM
          1. Do it a lot - Fred schwarz on May 14, 2008, 10:00 AM
     
  42. help - my resin is full of tiny holes View Thread - Andrew James on May 7, 2008, 4:52 PM
    1. My thoughts - Clair Greenwood on May 9, 2008, 10:06 AM
    2. I had the same problem - Andras Don on May 9, 2008, 2:21 PM
    3. thanks for the tips - Andrew James on May 12, 2008, 8:12 AM
     
  43. Solvaset and Dry Transfers... View Thread - Randy Jackson on May 4, 2008, 11:16 AM
    1. Re: Solvaset and Dry Transfers... - Mike Gardella on May 5, 2008, 10:33 AM
      1. Thanks For The Help!! n/t - Randy Jackson on May 5, 2008, 8:40 PM
     
  44. F.A.Q. OF THE AFV PAINTING TECHNIQUES View Thread - Kevin Brennan on Apr 30, 2008, 1:06 PM
    1. well worth the money - owen dawson on Apr 30, 2008, 1:14 PM
    2. Re: F.A.Q. OF THE AFV PAINTING TECHNIQUES - Glen Phelan on Apr 30, 2008, 2:15 PM
      1. Thanks - Kevin Brennan on May 1, 2008, 7:41 PM
        1. MIGs FAQ the AFV Painting Techniques??? - Patrick Mooney on May 6, 2008, 12:37 AM
          1. Amazon - Kevin Brennan on May 6, 2008, 1:39 PM
     
  45. MIG Productions Filters and Washes, reliable European vendor? View Thread - Glen Phelan on Apr 30, 2008, 12:55 PM
    1. Our website .... - Adam Wilder on Apr 30, 2008, 2:11 PM
      1. Re: Our website .... - Glen Phelan on Apr 30, 2008, 4:54 PM
        1. Re: Our website .... - Glen Phelan on Apr 30, 2008, 6:02 PM
          1. Let me look into this now. - Adam Wilder on May 1, 2008, 4:09 AM
    2. We our currently fixing.... - Adam Wilder on May 1, 2008, 9:33 AM
     
  46. Shout out and question for Adam Wilder and his "colour modulation" techniques/style View Thread - Owen Dawson on Apr 30, 2008, 9:38 AM
    1. modulation on a Camo? - Adam Wilder on Apr 30, 2008, 2:28 PM
      1. Re: modulation on a Camo? - Glen Phelan on Apr 30, 2008, 5:10 PM
    2. I really want to see that finished pz IV - Owen Dawson on May 1, 2008, 6:03 AM
    3. Whats colour modulation techniques...... - Rodney Cross on Jun 28, 2008, 9:22 AM
     
  47. Painting sequence View Thread - Kevin Brennan on Apr 29, 2008, 12:11 PM
    1. i suspect some of those are only temporarily attached - Andras Don on Apr 30, 2008, 3:57 PM
     
  48. Compressor suggestions View Thread - Jim Sells on Apr 27, 2008, 7:23 PM
    1. Some thoughts - Juha Uusikartano on May 16, 2008, 10:59 AM
     
  49. Mark are you spraying this from an airbrush? View Thread - Dan Capuano on Apr 27, 2008, 4:04 PM
    1. Should be under post below...... n/t - Dan Capuano on Apr 27, 2008, 4:09 PM
     
  50. Matt Varnish creating a gloss finish??? View Thread - Mark Jones on Apr 27, 2008, 6:04 AM
    1. Variables - david nickels on Apr 28, 2008, 9:33 AM
      1. Perhaps too heavy handed - Mark Jones on Apr 28, 2008, 11:31 AM
    2. Glossy matt - Dave Foster on Apr 28, 2008, 5:47 PM
      1. Success!! - Mark Jones on May 19, 2008, 9:32 AM
     
  51. Painting vinyl tires? View Thread - Dan Reed on Apr 26, 2008, 6:52 PM
    1. A Suggestion - Ricardo Haddad on May 16, 2008, 8:28 AM
    2. PS range of Tamiya paint - Ziggy Eichstadt on May 19, 2008, 8:12 AM
     
  52. Any home photo etching tutorials? View Thread - roy chow on Apr 24, 2008, 9:58 AM
    1. Try on Tracklink - either articles or techniques ..n/t - clive harman on Apr 27, 2008, 12:07 PM
      1. Thnx - roy chow on Apr 27, 2008, 2:01 PM
     
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