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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. Stupid Error? View Thread - Darrin Greggans on Apr 12, 5:23 AM
    1. What I use.... - Matthew Mifsud on Apr 13, 6:31 PM
      1. Thanks Matt - Darrin Greggans on Apr 19, 4:32 AM
     
  2. How to create military decals? View Thread - rva1945 on Apr 11, 11:50 AM
    1. KFOR Markings - Jason Bobrowich on Apr 12, 4:15 AM
    2. Rough - Glen Phelan on Apr 13, 10:04 AM
     
  3. How to Paint an all Black AFV?? View Thread - Glen Phelan on Apr 10, 3:48 PM
    1. Well, how about.... - Anonymous on Apr 10, 9:33 PM
      1. The above was me N/T - Jamie Stokes on Apr 10, 9:34 PM
        1. Interestng idea....... - Glen Phelan on Apr 13, 10:02 AM
          1. Airbrush alternatives.. - Jamie Stokes on Apr 14, 3:24 AM
            1. Re: Airbrush alternatives.. - Glen Phelan on Apr 30, 5:13 PM
    2. Try several different types. - Kevin J. McNichols on May 14, 12:33 PM
    3. blacks are not black - Ziggy Eichstadt on May 19, 8:18 AM
     
  4. Questions about gray Tamiya Liquid Surface Primer View Thread - Michael McDonald on Apr 9, 3:04 PM
    1. Tamiya Lacquer Thinner - Kevin Brennan on Apr 9, 7:45 PM
      1. Thanks Kevin... - Michael McDonald on Apr 9, 8:11 PM
        1. hmmm... - Fred Schwarz on Apr 16, 3:39 PM
     
  5. Some answers View Thread - Andrew Albrecht on Apr 8, 10:56 PM
    1. Andrew thanks for the help.Regards Paul - Paul Casson on Apr 9, 6:31 AM
     
  6. Metal Foil/Sheet Retailer Found! View Thread - Kevin Brennan on Apr 7, 1:16 PM
    1. Excellent link Kevin....been trying to find this kinda thing everywhere! Cheers mate! N/T - Glen Phelan on Apr 10, 4:05 PM
     
  7. Rolled steel texture View Thread - Paul Casson on Apr 7, 9:08 AM
    1. Putty plus thinner or liquid plastic cement - Kevin Brennan on Apr 9, 7:33 PM
      1. Thanks Kevin - Paul Casson on Apr 10, 4:47 PM
     
  8. Whops! Need a little resin/superglue advice View Thread - ray vermillion on Apr 5, 10:57 PM
    1. Nail polish remover - Clair Greenwood on Apr 6, 9:02 PM
      1. Nail Polish Remover aka Acetone will soften resin - david nickels on Apr 7, 8:31 AM
     
  9. Small Brass K & S tubes View Thread - Kevin Brennan on Apr 5, 1:18 AM
    1. K&S - Darrin Greggans on Apr 5, 5:16 AM
      1. Try a Railroad shop...nt - bobCollignon on Apr 6, 12:03 AM
    2. Small Brass K & S tubes - Rick Purdy on Apr 12, 10:19 AM
     
  10. Tamiya Rubber Band Track Help View Thread - Lauren A. Blakley on Apr 3, 12:41 PM
    1. I'd replace them myself - david nickels on Apr 3, 3:38 PM
      1. Thanks Dave! - Lauren A. Blakley on Apr 4, 3:21 PM
      2. Thanks Dave! - Lauren A. Blakley on Apr 4, 3:24 PM
    2. To get the kinks out.... - Clair Greenwood on Apr 6, 9:06 PM
     
  11. Liquid FIMO® Decorating Gel View Thread - Tim Blacker on Apr 1, 8:54 AM
    1. A link please - Steve Kostelak on Apr 11, 7:48 PM
     
  12. How to assemble tracks for 1/35 Trumpeter KV-1 ? (German version) View Thread - Michael Lee Smith on Mar 30, 1:45 PM
    1. Its easy - david nickels on Mar 31, 8:50 AM
      1. Thanks David, guess it's my airplane background... - Michael lee Smith on Mar 31, 12:30 PM
        1. Painting - david nickels on Mar 31, 3:39 PM
    2. Re: How to assemble tracks for 1/35 Trumpeter KV-1 ? (German version) - Ross Jarvis on Mar 31, 10:02 AM
      1. Thanks Ross, that's what I had in mind...n/t - Michael lee Smith on Mar 31, 12:33 PM
    3. Individual links - Dave Foster on Mar 31, 2:32 PM
     
  13. Help with Future Gloss Coat View Thread - Leif M. on Mar 29, 9:58 PM
    1. You don't need to thin it. - Michael McDonald on Mar 30, 12:29 PM
      1. -n/t- Cool, thanks for the help. -n/t- - Leif M. on Mar 30, 5:41 PM
    2. I find it sprays smoother... - Tony Bell on Apr 2, 2:17 PM
     
  14. Canvas cover help View Thread - Tony Wittmann on Mar 28, 12:17 PM
    1. In this scale - Mike Starmer on Apr 4, 3:39 PM
      1. cigarette paper and cigarette foil - mp robinson on Jun 18, 8:02 AM
     
  15. 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
     
  16. 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
     
  17. 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
     
  18. 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
     
  19. Tamiya clear yellow over metal = gold/brass View Thread - Ed Keene on Mar 23, 8:03 PM
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  21. 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
     
  22. 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
     
  23. 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
     
  24. 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
     
  25. 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
     
  26. 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
     
  27. 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
     
  28. 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
     
  29. 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
     
  30. 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
     
  31. 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
     
  32. 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
     
  33. A great source of putty View Thread - Rick Nelson on Feb 27, 7:28 PM
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  35. 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
     
  36. Making Resin parts View Thread - Dave Holt on Feb 25, 8:10 AM
    1. Resin - Andrew Albrecht on Feb 26, 2:28 PM
     
  37. 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
     
  38. 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
     
  39. 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
     
  40. E100 Metal Barrel Advice View Thread - Darrin Greggans on Feb 21, 10:00 AM
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  42. 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
     
  43. 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
     
  44. 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
     
  45. 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
     
  46. 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
     
  47. marsh pattern View Thread - deany on Feb 4, 12:31 PM
    1. Ospreay book - Chris Knoth on Mar 3, 11:00 AM
     
  48. 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
     
  49. 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
     
  50. 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
     
  51. 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
     
  52. ammo belts View Thread - Rex Ross on Jan 31, 9:54 AM
    1. Try this??? - Trevor Howard on Jan 31, 11:17 PM
     
  53. 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
     
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