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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. Good Paint For Metal Cables? View Thread - Jim King on Jan 19, 2008, 12:16 PM
    1. Do a search... - bobCollignon on Jan 19, 2008, 2:25 PM
      1. Yea in hind sight - Jim King on Jan 19, 2008, 10:14 PM
        1. Lacquer Primer... - bobCollignon on Jan 19, 2008, 11:22 PM
        2. Thanks - Jim King on Jan 20, 2008, 2:11 AM
    2. Floquil is good also N/T - Jeff Nolan on Jan 21, 2008, 8:21 PM
     
  2. what glues actully glue trumpeter tracks? View Thread - pete smith on Jan 18, 2008, 3:21 AM
    1. the All Plastics Crazy Glue fixes them - david nickels on Jan 23, 2008, 2:30 PM
     
  3. Self made Photo etch tutorials? View Thread - roy chow on Jan 15, 2008, 10:05 AM
    1. Re: Self made Photo etch tutorials? - Matt Leese on Jan 16, 2008, 6:08 AM
      1. Try Here Roy - Jeff Nolan on Jan 18, 2008, 10:07 PM
      2. better late than never? - Stewart Rose on Mar 29, 2008, 5:06 PM
     
  4. Painting wet mud View Thread - Peter Johansson on Jan 13, 2008, 3:53 PM
    1. Here is an article...... - Adam Wilder on Jan 14, 2008, 3:32 AM
      1. Thanks - Peter Johansson on Jan 14, 2008, 5:09 AM
    2. wet mud - dean on Jan 21, 2008, 4:10 PM
     
  5. Advice on tools & tracks View Thread - Darrin Greggans on Jan 13, 2008, 5:50 AM
    1. Depends... - Andrew Albrecht on Jan 13, 2008, 6:02 PM
      1. Re: Depends... - Darrin Greggans on Jan 14, 2008, 5:19 AM
     
  6. Tamiya mix for "Sand Grey" (Israeli Armor Sand)? View Thread - Tim Greeman on Jan 12, 2008, 11:52 PM
    1. So many variables - david nickels on Jan 14, 2008, 8:51 AM
     
  7. Precision Glue Tips problem View Thread - Toby Knight on Jan 12, 2008, 4:16 AM
    1. Wire Applicators - Rick Nelson on Jan 12, 2008, 6:50 PM
    2. CA applicators - Chris Salak on Jan 19, 2008, 9:50 AM
     
  8. What do you guys use for your dio's gound work View Thread - Bob Yack on Jan 11, 2008, 2:28 PM
    1. Celluclay... - bobCollignon on Jan 11, 2008, 3:26 PM
      1. Thanks Bob - Bob Yack on Jan 11, 2008, 9:01 PM
        1. Re: Thanks Bob - Rob Plas on Jan 21, 2008, 8:07 AM
     
  9. How Do I Texture Armor Plate using Mr. Surfacer View Thread - Jose. T. Rodriguez on Jan 10, 2008, 11:06 AM
    1. scroll back a page to current post 51 nt - david nickels on Jan 10, 2008, 12:54 PM
     
  10. Wash Seems too dark View Thread - Jim King on Jan 7, 2008, 12:40 PM
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  12. Lighting View Thread - Jim King on Jan 6, 2008, 1:01 PM
    1. Color Temp. - Andrew Albrecht on Jan 8, 2008, 7:26 PM
     
  13. Intake pipes on Tiger I View Thread - Bob Mandel on Jan 6, 2008, 10:43 AM
    1. if you mean the tubes on top of the Pfiel system - david nickels on Jan 7, 2008, 5:57 PM
     
  14. Question about a certian type of snow for my 1/35 dios View Thread - Perry Lockhart on Jan 6, 2008, 10:15 AM
    1. Hobby Lobby at Christmas sells a paint - Jeff Nolan on Jan 7, 2008, 6:03 AM
      1. Re: Hobby Lobby at Christmas sells a paint - Perry Lockhart on Jan 7, 2008, 2:17 PM
        1. Your Link is messed up N/T - Jeff Nolan on Jan 11, 2008, 9:46 AM
     
  15. A couple more suggestions. View Thread - Eric McClure on Jan 5, 2008, 5:24 PM
    1. Sorry this was for Phil's question below. - Eric McClure on Jan 5, 2008, 5:25 PM
     
  16. Creating Movement View Thread - Phil Goodwin on Jan 3, 2008, 6:59 PM
    1. some ideas...... - Niels Henkemans on Jan 5, 2008, 4:43 PM
     
  17. Airbrush Tip View Thread - Ted Nichols on Jan 3, 2008, 2:35 PM
    1. LMAO! yeah, that would be bad - Perry Lockhart on Jan 6, 2008, 10:13 AM
     
  18. MV Lens chart View Thread - james surratt on Jan 1, 2008, 1:45 AM
    1. I sent you an Email - Jeff Nolan on Jan 1, 2008, 8:56 PM
      1. could you send me one too - robert maxwell on Jan 6, 2008, 2:22 AM
        1. Sent N/T - Jeff Nolan on Jan 7, 2008, 6:06 AM
     
  19. Help with building Dragon Firefly (Sherman) Tracks View Thread - Tom Moon on Dec 31, 2007, 3:14 PM
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  21. Firefly track building technique? View Thread - Tom Moon on Dec 31, 2007, 12:54 PM
    1. Tasca has a tool - Rick Nelson on Dec 31, 2007, 6:03 PM
     
  22. Vallejo paint chipping off! View Thread - Grahame Bredbere on Dec 31, 2007, 11:46 AM
    1. it needs a primer - david nickels on Dec 31, 2007, 4:14 PM
      1. That ain't no lie - Jeff Nolan on Jan 1, 2008, 8:59 PM
        1. vallejo - Grahame Bredbere on Jan 2, 2008, 1:23 AM
          1. Thats fairly common with acrylics - david nickels on Jan 2, 2008, 8:59 AM
     
  23. Hairspray technique View Thread - Bob Mandel on Dec 27, 2007, 3:35 PM
    1. Try here ...... - Joe Osborne on Dec 28, 2007, 12:05 PM
     
  24. Ultrasound cleaner View Thread - Esko Koskinen on Dec 26, 2007, 12:53 PM
    1. I love mine - roy chow on Dec 27, 2007, 1:29 AM
    2. Ultrasonic cleaner - Jim Fredd on Dec 27, 2007, 4:06 PM
      1. What kind of solution do you use? - Vince Chmielewski on Jan 2, 2008, 3:52 AM
        1. Dish soap - Clair Greenwood on Jan 2, 2008, 7:24 PM
        2. Solution for ultrasonic cleaning - Jim on Jan 15, 2008, 3:52 PM
     
  25. Spray can to airbrush? View Thread - Shon Stephens on Dec 26, 2007, 11:08 AM
    1. Sure - david nickels on Dec 26, 2007, 5:37 PM
      1. Tamiya White Liquid Primer - Shon Stephens on Dec 27, 2007, 9:26 AM
        1. Its more like Mr. Surfacer - david nickels on Dec 27, 2007, 11:02 AM
     
  26. Merry X-mas and a Compressor Question.... View Thread - Brian N. Stanley on Dec 25, 2007, 9:52 AM
    1. Compressor Question - Jim Fredd on Dec 27, 2007, 4:11 PM
    2. Silver Jet - Jim King on Dec 29, 2007, 12:36 PM
     
  27. Gluing Tamiya Vinyl Tracks View Thread - Pat Clark on Dec 19, 2007, 10:57 PM
    1. any really - david nickels on Dec 20, 2007, 9:26 AM
     
  28. Stripping Tamiya Surface Primer? View Thread - Shon Stephens on Dec 18, 2007, 10:17 AM
    1. Its hard to remove a laquer - david nickels on Dec 20, 2007, 9:28 AM
      1. Must be a matter of time - Shon Stephens on Dec 20, 2007, 10:42 AM
     
  29. how to paint realistic headlights? View Thread - Brian Alfano on Dec 16, 2007, 12:20 PM
    1. What I have done - Scott Millican on Dec 16, 2007, 7:37 PM
    2. Vallejo alcohol based "Super Silver" - david nickels on Dec 17, 2007, 8:50 AM
     
  30. What do I use to clean Vallejo paint from airbrush? View Thread - Michael McDonald on Dec 12, 2007, 7:51 PM
    1. Vallejo Air - Adam Wilder on Dec 13, 2007, 3:42 AM
      1. Thanks Adam. I... - Michael McDonald on Dec 13, 2007, 9:27 AM
    2. Vallejo cleanup - C Sherman on Dec 23, 2007, 10:11 PM
      1. Thanks Chuck. - Michael McDonald on Dec 26, 2007, 2:03 PM
     
  31. Weathering UN Leclercs View Thread - Eyal Reinfeld on Dec 11, 2007, 1:36 AM
    1. UNIFIL Leclercs - Jason Bobrowich on Dec 11, 2007, 10:57 PM
      1. Thank you I will! - Eyal Reinfeld on Dec 12, 2007, 12:44 AM
     
  32. Priming Friul Metal Track View Thread - Peter Yoon on Dec 6, 2007, 1:59 PM
    1. Re: Priming Friul Metal Track - Rick Nelson on Dec 6, 2007, 6:59 PM
    2. Model Master - Matt Grzybinski on Dec 7, 2007, 11:32 AM
      1. Painting Fruili's... - bobCollignon on Dec 7, 2007, 11:42 AM
    3. Got Blacken-It! - Peter Yoon on Dec 10, 2007, 4:40 PM
     
  33. Best all-around acrylic for modeler on a budget View Thread - Pat Clark on Dec 4, 2007, 12:58 PM
    1. Gunze - david nickels on Dec 4, 2007, 4:09 PM
      1. Thank you Mr. Nickels - Pat Clark on Dec 5, 2007, 9:35 AM
        1. Agree but disagree-sorta... - bobCollignon on Dec 5, 2007, 10:29 AM
          1. Making Tamiya more brushable - david nickels on Dec 5, 2007, 4:49 PM
      2. watch out using spray can Dullcoat though... - Mike Duguay on Dec 8, 2007, 11:33 PM
        1. Cautions - david nickels on Dec 9, 2007, 11:46 AM
    2. What are you using to thin Vallejo - Scott Millican on Dec 5, 2007, 10:43 AM
     
  34. Question on Blacken-it View Thread - Clint Shepherd on Dec 2, 2007, 5:07 PM
    1. Blacken the fret first.. - bobCollignon on Dec 2, 2007, 5:59 PM
    2. Nope, wont bother super glue - Clair Greenwood on Dec 4, 2007, 7:41 AM
    3. Re: Question on Blacken-it - Rick Nelson on Dec 4, 2007, 6:56 PM
      1. Blacken-it help!!! - Darren Hance on Dec 5, 2007, 5:53 AM
        1. Blacken -it is... - bobCollignon on Dec 5, 2007, 11:49 AM
          1. Thanks.... - Clint Shepherd on Dec 5, 2007, 5:06 PM
          2. Re: Blacken -it is... - Rick Nelson on Dec 5, 2007, 6:52 PM
            1. Disappearing brass... - bobCollignon on Dec 6, 2007, 1:11 PM
              1. Re: Disappearing brass... - Rick Nelson on Dec 6, 2007, 6:56 PM
                1. Maybe a misunderstanding... - bobCollignon on Dec 7, 2007, 11:33 AM
        2. Blacken It in UK - Ross Jarvis on Dec 6, 2007, 11:18 AM
        3. Try some U.K. . . . - Warren Dickinson on Dec 23, 2007, 10:19 AM
    4. Blacken-it in Australia - Tim James on Dec 9, 2007, 11:57 PM
     
  35. liquin - how much to use? View Thread - Paul Baker on Nov 30, 2007, 10:03 AM
    1. Re: liquin - how much to use? - Rick Nelson on Nov 30, 2007, 6:58 PM
      1. As much as Paint - Paul Baker on Dec 1, 2007, 4:59 AM
        1. Re: As much as Paint - Rick Nelson on Dec 2, 2007, 5:04 PM
          1. re: re: as much as paint - Paul Baker on Dec 3, 2007, 2:33 AM
     
  36. any individual track link jig available out there? View Thread - dan ju on Nov 26, 2007, 2:28 PM
    1. I use a variety of bits that I keep in my toolbox - John Murcutt on Nov 26, 2007, 8:34 PM
     
  37. White glue and PE View Thread - Étienne Tardivel on Nov 26, 2007, 12:44 PM
    1. You got it! - Ted Paone on Nov 28, 2007, 3:48 PM
     
  38. Trumpeter E10 and E25 Vinyl tracks View Thread - Tom Ossola on Nov 25, 2007, 6:27 PM
    1. So does the Loctite All Plastics CA glue nt - david nickels on Nov 26, 2007, 12:02 PM
      1. I used... - Scott Dimmick on Nov 30, 2007, 8:41 AM
     
  39. Painting and weathering German WW 2 Primer red finishes View Thread - Scott Dimmick on Nov 25, 2007, 11:15 AM
    1. Over on the Axis page - roy chow on Nov 25, 2007, 2:51 PM
     
  40. Ok...Another Mr. Surfacer Question... View Thread - Brian N. Stanley on Nov 24, 2007, 10:24 AM
    1. It's simple, really - Michael Kirchoff on Nov 25, 2007, 4:44 AM
      1. Thanks Mike... - Brian N. Stanley on Nov 25, 2007, 7:00 PM
      2. What do you take to clean your brush? - Lukas Friedli on Nov 30, 2007, 3:31 AM
        1. To clean ... - Michael Kirchoff on Nov 30, 2007, 5:29 AM
     
  41. Cleaner after use of Mig filter View Thread - Notger Schlegtendal on Nov 23, 2007, 9:07 AM
    1. Re: Cleaner after use of Mig filter - John Murcutt on Nov 23, 2007, 4:37 PM
      1. White Spirit is Mineral Spirts - david nickels on Nov 23, 2007, 5:15 PM
        1. Re: Cleaner after use of Mig filter - Notger Schlegtendal on Nov 24, 2007, 7:16 AM
     
  42. Problems with Friuls View Thread - Steve Dowty on Nov 22, 2007, 2:20 PM
    1. Casting details - david nickels on Nov 22, 2007, 5:38 PM
    2. use pins - jack fisher on Nov 26, 2007, 1:18 PM
     
  43. Over-cleaner to remove paint View Thread - David McKeever on Nov 21, 2007, 6:58 PM
    1. At least on some paints - david nickels on Nov 22, 2007, 8:46 AM
      1. Re: At least on some paints - David McKeever on Nov 22, 2007, 2:58 PM
    2. Oven-Cleaners - Tim James on Dec 11, 2007, 12:11 AM
    3. stripping plastic - Mike McShea on Dec 17, 2007, 6:00 PM
     
  44. Partial Interiors - Paint during assembly or after? View Thread - Y.C. Wang on Nov 20, 2007, 4:48 PM
    1. Painting - david nickels on Nov 20, 2007, 5:29 PM
     
  45. Simulating cast armor questions View Thread - Erik Welch on Nov 20, 2007, 4:00 PM
    1. Re: Simulating cast armor questions - Matt Leese on Nov 21, 2007, 5:41 AM
     
  46. Tamiya Thinner and Lifecolor Paint ?? View Thread - Alan Bessler on Nov 18, 2007, 6:07 PM
    1. Don't do it - Scott Millican on Nov 20, 2007, 3:03 PM
      1. Thanks Scott..... - Alan Bessler on Nov 21, 2007, 5:05 AM
     
  47. Is there a big demand...... View Thread - Gary Potter on Nov 17, 2007, 4:18 AM
    1. Why? - david nickels on Nov 17, 2007, 9:05 AM
      1. Reason being.... - Gary Potter on Nov 17, 2007, 7:59 PM
        1. They can be boring - david nickels on Nov 18, 2007, 5:20 PM
          1. Excuse me for asking ! - Gary Potter on Nov 23, 2007, 1:15 AM
            1. ???????? - david nickels on Nov 23, 2007, 5:17 PM
            2. There's a nice saying - Piet Duits on Nov 29, 2007, 7:38 AM
     
  48. Glue Help View Thread - ossie Orsbourn on Nov 16, 2007, 5:00 PM
    1. Safety gear - Dave Foster on Nov 16, 2007, 6:26 PM
    2. Glues - david nickels on Nov 17, 2007, 9:13 AM
    3. thank you - ossie Orsbourn on Nov 17, 2007, 11:11 AM
    4. Try some Gator Glue Ossie - Clair Greenwood on Nov 17, 2007, 1:23 PM
    5. you can use..... - Owen R Auer on Nov 17, 2007, 4:50 PM
    6. No help but my wishes are with ya! - Bob Yack on Nov 17, 2007, 8:07 PM
    7. thank you - ossie Orsbourn on Nov 18, 2007, 6:27 AM
      1. Future Floor Polish - Lauren A. Blakley on Jun 19, 2008, 6:04 PM
     
  49. wash/filter help on zimmerit View Thread - Andy on Nov 16, 2007, 4:48 PM
    1. oops! - Andy on Nov 16, 2007, 4:52 PM
      1. My own experiences - david nickels on Nov 17, 2007, 10:49 AM
        1. thanks - Andy on Nov 18, 2007, 9:45 AM
     
  50. Question about Future floorwax.... View Thread - Matthew Mifsud on Nov 16, 2007, 7:50 AM
    1. Future cleaner - Matt Grzybinski on Nov 16, 2007, 8:35 AM
     
  51. Painting with white ensign enamels View Thread - Jon Hayward on Nov 13, 2007, 5:09 PM
    1. It should be fine. - Kevin Johnson on Nov 14, 2007, 3:06 PM
      1. thanks, it was the white spirit after all - Jon Hayward on Nov 15, 2007, 4:20 AM
     
  52. metal barrel to small for gun mantlet - what to do? View Thread - Dennis Brändle on Nov 12, 2007, 2:13 PM
    1. epoxy putty - david nickels on Nov 12, 2007, 3:10 PM
    2. barrel centering............ - Rick Purdy on Nov 12, 2007, 11:30 PM
      1. Thanks! - Dennis Brändle on Nov 14, 2007, 9:39 AM
     
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