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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. Badger Anthem 155 Instructions View Thread - Matthew Pritchett on Mar 27, 10:49 PM
    1. maybe this help - Nemanja Mijatovic on Mar 28, 3:12 AM
    2. Re: Badger Anthem 155 Instructions - Ross Jarvis on Mar 29, 6:53 AM
    3. Thanks!!!!! - Matthew Pritchett on Mar 29, 7:21 PM
    4. Thanks!!!!! - Matthew Pritchett on Mar 29, 7:23 PM
     
  2. Badger Anthem 155 Instructions View Thread - Matthew Pritchett on Mar 27, 10:49 PM
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  4. How do i do a hardedged camo scheme? View Thread - Perry Lockhart on Mar 25, 4:10 PM
    1. Hard Edge Cam - Jason Bobrowich on Mar 25, 8:46 PM
      1. Also.............. - Rick Purdy on Mar 27, 4:16 AM
     
  5. Solvaset and Dry Transfers... View Thread - Randy Jackson on Mar 21, 1:15 PM
    1. Re: Solvaset and Dry Transfers... - Mike Gardella on Mar 21, 3:27 PM
      1. Thanks! - Randy Jackson on Mar 21, 3:54 PM
     
  6. Screen Wash as thinner View Thread - Lee Swift on Mar 19, 4:45 PM
    1. acrylic - Nemanja Mijatovic on Mar 19, 5:00 PM
    2. Not the same but... - Andrew Albrecht on Mar 19, 11:49 PM
      1. Re: Not the same but... - Leighton Littlewood on Mar 20, 7:01 AM
     
  7. Attaching PE View Thread - Charles Wise on Mar 19, 10:10 AM
    1. Try future - Tony Hogan on Mar 19, 1:10 PM
      1. I agree!! Future. - Miguel Jimenez Mig on Mar 19, 3:00 PM
    2. Humbrol Clear Fix - david nickels on Mar 19, 1:27 PM
    3. Thanks Guys... - Charles Wise on Mar 22, 10:13 AM
     
  8. Stripping paint View Thread - Charles Wise on Mar 18, 4:12 PM
    1. I use... - Adam O'Brien on Mar 19, 2:18 AM
      1. Thanks Adam... - Charles Wise on Mar 19, 10:07 AM
    2. what kind of paint did you use? - Nick Cortese on Mar 19, 12:03 PM
      1. Hi nick... - Charles Wise on Mar 22, 10:14 AM
        1. Stripping Tamiya paint - Matthew Toms on Mar 22, 3:20 PM
          1. yep, Windex... - Nick Cortese on Mar 22, 5:17 PM
     
  9. clearing Blockages in Airbrushes View Thread - elliott winthrop on Mar 18, 6:26 AM
    1. Laquer thinner - Clair Greenwood on Mar 18, 3:48 PM
      1. Many thanks Clair - elliott winthrop on Mar 19, 3:39 PM
    2. Ultrasonic cleaners - roy chow on Mar 26, 2:19 PM
      1. Roy......... - Clair Greenwood on Mar 27, 8:29 AM
     
  10. Bloody Soldering!! View Thread - Darren Hance on Mar 18, 3:49 AM
    1. Re soldering........... - Matt Leese on Mar 18, 7:22 AM
    2. Pointers - Clair Greenwood on Mar 18, 3:45 PM
    3. Easy Soldering - Cliff Wignell on May 19, 8:27 AM
     
  11. Miniature screws View Thread - Sean Dunnage on Mar 17, 10:48 AM
    1. Great idea! - Peter Sisung on Mar 17, 3:18 PM
      1. Ebay.com - Sean Dunnage on Mar 17, 5:47 PM
     
  12. Trouble spaying thin lines with Tamiya acrylic. View Thread - Dmitry Kiyatkin on Mar 16, 9:20 PM
    1. Switch to Tamiya's Thinner... - John F. Steinman on Mar 16, 10:22 PM
    2. Isopropyl alcohol works well do... - nzdavidh on Mar 17, 1:48 AM
      1. Is that true? It would dry even faster. - Dmitry Kiyatkin on Mar 17, 1:54 AM
      2. Use both your first and last name..... - Adam Wilder on Mar 17, 4:07 AM
      3. David... - Adam O'Brien on Mar 19, 2:14 AM
    3. Dmitry... - Adam O'Brien on Mar 19, 2:08 AM
    4. Try thinning it even more - Tony Bell on Jun 1, 10:03 AM
     
  13. What's the best way to thin thickening paint? View Thread - Peter Sisung on Mar 16, 2:31 PM
    1. Careful now... - Frank Michaels on Mar 16, 7:23 PM
     
  14. Less agressive thinners for oils and enamel washes? View Thread - Christophe Jacquemont on Mar 14, 6:35 PM
    1. A better thinner - Michael Kirchoff on Mar 14, 9:02 PM
      1. I agree... - Adam O'Brien on Mar 19, 2:20 AM
    2. odourless mineral whiute spirits - Eyal Reinfeld on Mar 15, 11:46 AM
    3. Thank you both! - Christophe Jacquemont on Mar 18, 7:44 PM
     
  15. Using Future as a gloss coat View Thread - Perry Lockhart on Mar 11, 9:21 AM
    1. Spray with Confidence... - Brian N. Stanley on Mar 11, 12:06 PM
    2. Spray away :) - Clair Greenwood on Mar 12, 8:22 AM
    3. I use it too - rob galassi on Mar 12, 10:38 AM
     
  16. Putties, glues and fillersÂ… View Thread - Kevin Krueger on Mar 8, 8:57 AM
    1. I recommend Milliput - Clair Greenwood on Mar 12, 8:30 AM
    2. Milliput White - Tony Hogan on Mar 17, 8:16 AM
     
  17. Airbrush cleaners (alternatives?) View Thread - Perry Lockhart on Mar 6, 1:28 PM
    1. Lots of alternatives - David Nickels on Mar 6, 2:40 PM
    2. I agree with Dave 100% - Clair Greenwood on Mar 7, 8:23 AM
    3. I buy,,, - nzdavidh on Mar 17, 1:46 AM
     
  18. level out the front wheels View Thread - james surratt on Mar 5, 10:23 PM
    1. Wonky Wheels - John Boyton on Mar 6, 2:22 AM
    2. Diorama base - Ted Paone on Mar 9, 12:21 PM
     
  19. Primer View Thread - Matt Kirk on Mar 5, 5:32 PM
    1. Primer - Michael Kirchoff on Mar 5, 10:26 PM
      1. Thanks - Matt kirk on Mar 6, 5:44 PM
     
  20. photoetch fuel barrels/tanks View Thread - talino bruno on Mar 4, 5:29 AM
    1. If I understand correctly..... - Clair Greenwood on Mar 4, 9:49 PM
    2. Re: photoetch fuel barrels/tanks - Greg Harker on Mar 5, 11:28 AM
     
  21. How do I apply Mr. Surfacer? View Thread - Adrian Turcu on Feb 28, 2:19 AM
    1. Re: How do I apply Mr. Surfacer? - Matt Leese on Feb 28, 5:23 AM
    2. By brush - Michael Kirchoff on Feb 28, 7:12 AM
      1. follow-up query - Greg H on Feb 28, 9:24 PM
        1. Greg - Michael Kirchoff on Feb 28, 9:45 PM
          1. Thanks, Mike... - Greg H on Mar 1, 12:49 AM
        2. Re: follow-up query - Andras on Mar 6, 8:35 PM
    3. Thanks! - Adrian Turcu on Mar 1, 1:48 AM
     
  22. Fading base colors View Thread - Jim Nestor on Feb 26, 9:32 PM
    1. Some fading methods I tried - Eyal Rein on Feb 27, 4:11 AM
    2. Simple fade - david nickels on Feb 27, 8:37 AM
     
  23. Thinning Dullcote View Thread - Andy Lock on Feb 26, 6:18 AM
    1. Any Lacquer Thinner Should Work Fine...nt - Clair Greenwood on Feb 26, 8:10 AM
      1. Thanks Clair - Andy Lock on Feb 26, 9:19 AM
        1. Model shop? - Clair Greenwood on Feb 27, 9:12 AM
     
  24. What's the best way to assemble Friul drive sprockets View Thread - Notger Schlegtendal on Feb 23, 3:49 PM
    1. Superglue is the ticket - Clair Greenwood on Feb 23, 4:14 PM
    2. Super Glue - david nickels on Feb 24, 9:43 AM
    3. Thanks - Notger Schlegtendal on Feb 24, 4:03 PM
    4. Use the gel stuff for the links - Robert Lockie on Feb 27, 1:01 PM
     
  25. Osprey Modelling the T-34 View Thread - Mark Bannerman on Feb 20, 12:45 PM
    1. Thanks Mark - Adam Wilder on Feb 20, 1:17 PM
    2. Likewise, thanks - Michael Kirchoff on Feb 26, 5:57 AM
     
  26. Question about building MiniArt kits View Thread - Michael McDonald on Feb 15, 5:54 PM
    1. See if this article help - Donald Chan on Mar 10, 12:05 PM
      1. Thanks Donald. - Michael McDonald on Mar 21, 9:28 AM
     
  27. What do I use for foilage on 1/35 tanks? View Thread - Perry Lockhart on Feb 13, 9:30 PM
    1. Visit your kitchen - Clair Greenwood on Feb 14, 8:39 AM
    2. peppergrass... - Niels Henkemans on Feb 15, 2:09 PM
      1. Nice stuff! - OLF Kijewski on Feb 18, 9:37 AM
        1. local shop..... - Niels Henkemans on Feb 19, 5:31 PM
     
  28. Need help with old decals mess View Thread - Patrick Vinas on Feb 12, 9:29 PM
    1. A few options - Clair Greenwood on Feb 13, 8:27 AM
      1. Re: A few options - Patrick Vinas on Feb 13, 6:31 PM
        1. White glue - Chris Grove on Apr 10, 5:17 PM
     
  29. Weathering question View Thread - Andy on Feb 11, 6:10 AM
    1. sequence - david nickels on Feb 11, 12:36 PM
      1. Thanks - Andy on Feb 12, 5:43 AM
        1. experiement - david nickels on Feb 12, 9:05 AM
     
  30. punch and die set View Thread - david abouserhal on Feb 10, 11:25 PM
    1. Historex or Waldrons - Clair Greenwood on Feb 11, 5:53 PM
      1. Thanks for the help - david abouserhal on Feb 11, 7:31 PM
     
  31. Question for Mig and other oil paint users View Thread - Von Bargen Martin on Feb 7, 3:20 PM
    1. oils - Pat McGrath on Feb 7, 6:06 PM
    2. CAUTION, technic info... - Miguel Jimenez Mig on Feb 8, 5:04 AM
      1. Re: CAUTION, technic info... - Von Bargen Martin on Feb 8, 9:54 AM
        1. Why not.... - Miguel Jimenez Mig on Feb 8, 1:19 PM
          1. Re: Why not.... - Von Bargen Martin on Feb 8, 2:04 PM
      2. The word in English is 'binder'. - Kevin Johnson on Feb 10, 12:32 AM
    3. This is interesting. - Kevin Johnson on Feb 10, 12:20 AM
     
  32. HELP! NEED TIPS! How do you paint single link tracks? View Thread - Magnus Schmauch on Feb 7, 3:31 AM
    1. Re: HELP! NEED TIPS! How do you paint single link tracks? - Jakko Westerbeke on Feb 7, 5:21 AM
    2. Assebled usually - Clair Greenwood on Feb 7, 8:35 AM
    3. Magic Tracks can be magic( if you try hard) - Mike Martinez on Apr 13, 5:51 AM
     
  33. Humbrol kiddie-proof bottles - I HATE THEM !!! View Thread - Trevor Aldred on Feb 6, 5:46 PM
    1. Well.... - Clint Shepherd on Feb 6, 5:58 PM
      1. What I did was...... - Andy Lock on Feb 6, 6:05 PM
        1. Thanks Andy .. - Trevor Aldred on Feb 7, 2:28 PM
      2. The acrylics come in a funny plastic bottle nt - david nickels on Feb 7, 1:43 PM
        1. Thanks David (n/t) - Trevor Aldred on Feb 7, 2:29 PM
      3. thanks Clint but ... - Trevor Aldred on Feb 7, 2:25 PM
     
  34. Prefab Belts and buckle? View Thread - Ski on Feb 4, 12:32 PM
    1. what kind of belts? - david nickels on Feb 5, 8:06 AM
      1. Re: what kind of belts? - Ski on Feb 7, 3:05 AM
     
  35. How to paint ricochets correctly? View Thread - Dennis_Braendle on Feb 3, 5:37 AM
    1. Ricochet damage - Jamie Stokes on Feb 9, 1:58 AM
     
  36. wear and tear on german tools & equipment View Thread - Dennis Braendle on Jan 31, 8:43 AM
    1. Metal that is used - david nickels on Jan 31, 9:02 AM
    2. Some answers - Lee Swift on Jan 31, 4:15 PM
      1. corroded metal - Dennis_Braendle on Feb 3, 5:17 AM
     
  37. Weathering without oils View Thread - Lee Swift on Jan 28, 2:50 PM
    1. try using - Owen R Auer on Jan 28, 10:31 PM
    2. Vallejo - david nickels on Jan 29, 12:14 PM
    3. Fibre tip pens - Ross Jarvis on Jan 31, 6:42 AM
     
  38. How do I clean PE after soldering? View Thread - Michael McDonald on Jan 28, 10:11 AM
    1. just use ETOH.... - Greg H on Jan 28, 11:11 AM
      1. Thanks Greg n/t - Michael McDonald on Jan 28, 11:22 AM
    2. A few ways - Clair Greenwood on Jan 29, 8:49 AM
      1. I use vinegar nt - david nickels on Jan 29, 1:41 PM
      2. Thanks for the info. I'll try the Windex first... - Michael McDonald on Jan 29, 4:18 PM
     
  39. how do you do tile zimmerit w/ putty? View Thread - Perry Lockhart on Jan 27, 11:45 PM
    1. Re: how do you do tile zimmerit w/ putty? - Gavin Ashard on Jan 28, 12:49 AM
    2. Buy a die? Great God no - Robert Lockie on Jan 29, 11:02 AM
      1. Plus - david nickels on Jan 29, 12:15 PM
      2. thanks Robert! - Perry Lockhart on Jan 30, 1:12 AM
     
  40. Mr. Surfacer 1200 as a Primer?? View Thread - Brian N. Stanley on Jan 27, 8:15 PM
    1. Yes, you can... - Scott Dimmick on Feb 15, 2:42 PM
     
  41. Photocut saws. View Thread - Eric McClure on Jan 27, 7:36 PM
    1. The ones I have - Clint Shepherd on Jan 27, 8:34 PM
    2. JLC saw - roy chow on Jan 27, 10:17 PM
    3. Gyros: the saw, not the sandwich - John Barnicoat on Jan 28, 2:15 PM
    4. Airwaves do them - Ross Jarvis on Jan 31, 6:40 AM
     
  42. Pin Wash? View Thread - Duane McDonald on Jan 25, 7:39 PM
    1. Oh ,how many times I've done that ! - Jim Krause on Jan 25, 10:43 PM
    2. But what's the difference? - Lee Swift on Jan 26, 2:12 AM
      1. One way of looking at it. - Ross Jarvis on Jan 26, 7:10 AM
        1. About washes and filters - Anonymous on Jan 26, 4:10 PM
    3. Terms - James Guld on Jan 26, 8:02 PM
    4. Thank You - Duane McDonald on Jan 26, 8:33 PM
     
  43. Flag on a jeep View Thread - Grahame Bredbere on Jan 25, 3:57 PM
    1. Re: Flag on a jeep - Gavin Ashard on Jan 28, 2:48 AM
     
  44. Memory loss. View Thread - Paul R. Miles on Jan 25, 1:21 PM
    1. maybe you re talking about the "blue tac" n/t - Ivan Loera on Jan 25, 1:40 PM
      1. That's it! - Paul R. Miles on Jan 25, 3:40 PM
        1. you can get it at any hardware and its made by 3M n/t - Ivan Loera on Jan 26, 8:00 AM
          1. Thanks - Paul R. Miles on Jan 26, 6:51 PM
            1. it means no text n/t - Ivan Loera on Jan 27, 10:31 AM
     
  45. Iwata - Worth the $$$? View Thread - Cain R on Jan 24, 9:24 AM
    1. Model Air isn't the easiest paint to spray - david nickels on Jan 24, 9:46 AM
    2. A470 - Karl Hoy on Jan 24, 10:06 AM
    3. $350? - Steve Dowty on Jan 24, 4:54 PM
    4. Myth - John Barnicoat on Jan 24, 7:11 PM
    5. E-Bay - Paul R. Miles on Jan 25, 1:46 AM
    6. Re: Iwata - Worth the $$$? - Cain R on Jan 26, 10:07 AM
    7. Well...there is a german jewel that works pretty good too.. - William Millani on Jan 28, 12:16 AM
     
  46. What do you recommend for rolling PE... View Thread - Michael McDonald on Jan 23, 3:46 PM
    1. Re: What do you recommend for rolling PE... - Matt Leese on Jan 24, 6:28 AM
      1. Thats what I use also - david nickels on Jan 24, 1:57 PM
        1. Thanks guys - Michael McDonald on Jan 24, 4:44 PM
          1. Re: Thanks guys - Matt Leese on Jan 25, 5:41 AM
            1. I see. - Michael McDonald on Jan 26, 9:44 AM
              1. Try rolling it round the wire n/t - Robert Lockie on Jan 27, 10:32 AM
                1. The wire's a bit too thin... - Michael McDonald on Jan 30, 9:21 AM
     
  47. How to cut brass with precision??? View Thread - Dany Mc Donald on Jan 20, 9:08 PM
    1. Verlinden - Karl Hoy on Jan 21, 9:48 AM
      1. Verlinden - Dany Mc Donald on Jan 21, 11:28 PM
    2. Re: How to cut brass with precision??? - Ross Jarvis on Jan 22, 5:57 AM
      1. Snips. - Dany Mc Donald on Jan 22, 4:47 PM
        1. Re: Snips. - Ross Jarvis on Jan 23, 9:35 AM
          1. Re: Snips. - Ross Jarvis on Jan 23, 11:19 AM
    3. Re: How to cut brass with precision??? - Kevin Brenton on Jan 24, 6:10 AM
      1. Guys, Thank you... - Dany Mc Donald on Jan 27, 4:54 PM
     
  48. Attaching ATAK zimmer with Future floor wax?? View Thread - Kingston Wong on Jan 20, 12:30 AM
    1. Sounds reasonable - Clair Greenwood on Jan 20, 5:57 PM
    2. Worth testing - James Guld on Jan 22, 9:48 AM
    3. Use thinned white glue. Finish the edges with CA if needed n/t - Niels Henkemans on Jan 22, 3:57 PM
    4. Ive tried Future - Andy Molyneaux on Jan 23, 1:08 PM
     
  49. Tony Greenland's beading tool. View Thread - Ian Kaiser on Jan 19, 3:11 AM
    1. Re: Tony Greenland's beading tool. - Kevin Brenton on Jan 19, 9:05 AM
    2. Try here - John Barnicoat on Jan 19, 7:07 PM
      1. Thanks Guys. More info, and good news for Aussies. - Ian on Jan 19, 7:32 PM
        1. Re: Thanks Guys. More info, and good news for Aussies. - Kevin Brenton on Jan 24, 6:12 AM
          1. Beading tools - Chris Grove on Feb 7, 6:49 PM
     
  50. Mr Hobby TopCoat View Thread - Richard Mirabello on Jan 18, 4:32 AM
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  52. When to Paint Tamiya Rubberband style Tracks View Thread - Lyle Kitchiner on Jan 18, 3:52 AM
    1. Painting - david nickels on Jan 18, 9:04 AM
      1. Re: Painting - Gavin Ashard on Jan 28, 2:59 AM
     
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