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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. Air brushes on eBay.co.uk View Thread - Dan Argent on Apr 12, 2007, 5:54 AM
    1. Princess Auto - mp robinson on May 14, 2007, 7:52 PM
     
  2. Casting supplies UK View Thread - Dan Argent on Apr 12, 2007, 5:39 AM
    1. A few thoughts.... - clive harman on Apr 13, 2007, 12:02 AM
      1. Thanks - Dan Argent on Apr 13, 2007, 9:09 AM
        1. Casting wheels - Chris Grove on Apr 13, 2007, 5:26 PM
     
  3. Help Badger 200 View Thread - Dan Argent on Apr 10, 2007, 9:57 AM
    1. Never mind - Dan Argent on Apr 10, 2007, 12:17 PM
     
  4. are tamiyas epoxy puttys good for making zimmerit? View Thread - Perry Lockhart on Apr 6, 2007, 9:38 PM
    1. Its supposed to be - Clair Greenwood on Apr 7, 2007, 1:09 PM
    2. I'd always go for Miliput - Olf Kijewski on Apr 10, 2007, 6:30 AM
     
  5. Tank Aerials View Thread - Steven Adkins on Apr 6, 2007, 3:00 PM
    1. Guitar String - Joe Osborne on Apr 7, 2007, 10:43 AM
    2. Aerials - Clair Greenwood on Apr 7, 2007, 1:13 PM
    3. Piano Wire - Matthew W. Malogorski on Apr 16, 2007, 12:49 AM
    4. Antenna Solutions - Rick Nelson on Apr 27, 2007, 10:56 AM
     
  6. Does Tamiya make a good Russian Green? View Thread - Denis Wagner on Apr 5, 2007, 9:05 PM
    1. Russian green - Paul R. Miles on Apr 6, 2007, 6:58 PM
      1. Thanks paul for the info. n/t - Denis Wagner on Apr 7, 2007, 12:13 AM
        1. Russian Green - Adam Wilder on Apr 7, 2007, 2:37 AM
          1. Thanks Adam - Denis Wagner on Apr 9, 2007, 2:48 AM
    2. Tamiya Field Grey - Michael McLaughlin on Apr 9, 2007, 4:36 PM
    3. Go with Nato Green by Tamiya ...nm - Doug Kinder on Apr 11, 2007, 9:48 PM
    4. I use a RLM gunze color... I cant remember which one but - - Perry Lockhart on Jun 3, 2007, 1:48 AM
     
  7. Filling pin holes in resin parts View Thread - Ray Gustafson on Apr 1, 2007, 1:36 PM
    1. My favorite stuff - Matthew Toms on Apr 1, 2007, 5:07 PM
      1. Re: My favorite stuff - Alex Dutt on Apr 2, 2007, 8:29 AM
     
  8. Question about bit sizes View Thread - Steve Dowty on Mar 31, 2007, 5:45 PM
    1. An option - Clair Greenwood on Mar 31, 2007, 10:23 PM
      1. Great suggestion - Steve Dowty on Apr 1, 2007, 9:46 AM
        1. Glad to help Steve....n/t - Clair Greenwood on Apr 1, 2007, 6:29 PM
    2. Drill size selector. - Mike Starmer on Apr 3, 2007, 3:44 PM
    3. Drill Bits - Dave Foster on Apr 5, 2007, 7:37 PM
    4. Number drills - John Harris on May 7, 2007, 11:28 AM
     
  9. BA-64 View Thread - Paul R. Miles on Mar 29, 2007, 1:11 PM
    1. I've sat in one.... - Matthew Toms on Mar 29, 2007, 8:13 PM
      1. BA-64B - Paul R. Miles on Mar 30, 2007, 3:45 PM
        1. Re: BA-64B - Matthew Toms on Apr 1, 2007, 4:38 PM
    2. Check your email - Dave OMeara on Apr 4, 2007, 11:15 AM
      1. BA-64B - Paul R. Miles on Apr 5, 2007, 11:24 AM
     
  10. How to make fuel/oil stains like in this ANPW model? View Thread - Dmitry Kiyatkin on Mar 28, 2007, 10:19 AM
    1. What I can do, if you do not mind, is..... - Adam Wilder on Mar 28, 2007, 1:04 PM
      1. I would go for that! More pics... - Dmitry Kiyatkin on Mar 28, 2007, 10:24 PM
        1. While we are all waiting - Michael Rinaldi on Mar 29, 2007, 2:31 PM
          1. I don't keep them for 6 month! - Dmitry Kiyatkin on Mar 29, 2007, 3:37 PM
            1. Ey Guys - Adam Wilder on Mar 29, 2007, 6:12 PM
      2. Some very good effects... - Matthew Toms on Mar 29, 2007, 8:40 PM
        1. Will have to try Matt. - Dmitry Kiyatkin on Mar 29, 2007, 9:57 PM
    2. Dirty thinner... - Jody Smith on Jul 2, 2007, 11:36 AM
     
  11. how to make empty ammo-belts? View Thread - Dennis Brändle on Mar 28, 2007, 1:40 AM
    1. Weren't they disintegrating belts? - Frank Sullivan on Mar 28, 2007, 1:48 AM
      1. Re: Weren't they disintegrating belts? - Jakko Westerbeke on Mar 28, 2007, 5:09 AM
        1. Blimey! I never knew.... - Frank Sullivan on Mar 30, 2007, 5:30 AM
      2. I'm that looney - Jody Smith on Jul 3, 2007, 1:11 AM
     
  12. Badger Anthem 155 Instructions View Thread - Matthew Pritchett on Mar 27, 2007, 10:49 PM
    1. maybe this help - Nemanja Mijatovic on Mar 28, 2007, 3:12 AM
    2. Re: Badger Anthem 155 Instructions - Ross Jarvis on Mar 29, 2007, 6:53 AM
    3. Thanks!!!!! - Matthew Pritchett on Mar 29, 2007, 7:21 PM
    4. Thanks!!!!! - Matthew Pritchett on Mar 29, 2007, 7:23 PM
     
  13. Badger Anthem 155 Instructions View Thread - Matthew Pritchett on Mar 27, 2007, 10:49 PM
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  15. How do i do a hardedged camo scheme? View Thread - Perry Lockhart on Mar 25, 2007, 4:10 PM
    1. Hard Edge Cam - Jason Bobrowich on Mar 25, 2007, 8:46 PM
      1. Also.............. - Rick Purdy on Mar 27, 2007, 4:16 AM
     
  16. Solvaset and Dry Transfers... View Thread - Randy Jackson on Mar 21, 2007, 1:15 PM
    1. Re: Solvaset and Dry Transfers... - Mike Gardella on Mar 21, 2007, 3:27 PM
      1. Thanks! - Randy Jackson on Mar 21, 2007, 3:54 PM
     
  17. Screen Wash as thinner View Thread - Lee Swift on Mar 19, 2007, 4:45 PM
    1. acrylic - Nemanja Mijatovic on Mar 19, 2007, 5:00 PM
    2. Not the same but... - Andrew Albrecht on Mar 19, 2007, 11:49 PM
      1. Re: Not the same but... - Leighton Littlewood on Mar 20, 2007, 7:01 AM
     
  18. Attaching PE View Thread - Charles Wise on Mar 19, 2007, 10:10 AM
    1. Try future - Tony Hogan on Mar 19, 2007, 1:10 PM
      1. I agree!! Future. - Miguel Jimenez Mig on Mar 19, 2007, 3:00 PM
    2. Humbrol Clear Fix - david nickels on Mar 19, 2007, 1:27 PM
    3. Thanks Guys... - Charles Wise on Mar 22, 2007, 10:13 AM
     
  19. Stripping paint View Thread - Charles Wise on Mar 18, 2007, 4:12 PM
    1. I use... - Adam O'Brien on Mar 19, 2007, 2:18 AM
      1. Thanks Adam... - Charles Wise on Mar 19, 2007, 10:07 AM
    2. what kind of paint did you use? - Nick Cortese on Mar 19, 2007, 12:03 PM
      1. Hi nick... - Charles Wise on Mar 22, 2007, 10:14 AM
        1. Stripping Tamiya paint - Matthew Toms on Mar 22, 2007, 3:20 PM
          1. yep, Windex... - Nick Cortese on Mar 22, 2007, 5:17 PM
     
  20. clearing Blockages in Airbrushes View Thread - elliott winthrop on Mar 18, 2007, 6:26 AM
    1. Laquer thinner - Clair Greenwood on Mar 18, 2007, 3:48 PM
      1. Many thanks Clair - elliott winthrop on Mar 19, 2007, 3:39 PM
    2. Ultrasonic cleaners - roy chow on Mar 26, 2007, 2:19 PM
      1. Roy......... - Clair Greenwood on Mar 27, 2007, 8:29 AM
     
  21. Bloody Soldering!! View Thread - Darren Hance on Mar 18, 2007, 3:49 AM
    1. Re soldering........... - Matt Leese on Mar 18, 2007, 7:22 AM
    2. Pointers - Clair Greenwood on Mar 18, 2007, 3:45 PM
    3. Easy Soldering - Cliff Wignell on May 19, 2007, 8:27 AM
     
  22. Miniature screws View Thread - Sean Dunnage on Mar 17, 2007, 10:48 AM
    1. Great idea! - Peter Sisung on Mar 17, 2007, 3:18 PM
      1. Ebay.com - Sean Dunnage on Mar 17, 2007, 5:47 PM
     
  23. Trouble spaying thin lines with Tamiya acrylic. View Thread - Dmitry Kiyatkin on Mar 16, 2007, 9:20 PM
    1. Switch to Tamiya's Thinner... - John F. Steinman on Mar 16, 2007, 10:22 PM
    2. Isopropyl alcohol works well do... - nzdavidh on Mar 17, 2007, 1:48 AM
      1. Is that true? It would dry even faster. - Dmitry Kiyatkin on Mar 17, 2007, 1:54 AM
      2. Use both your first and last name..... - Adam Wilder on Mar 17, 2007, 4:07 AM
      3. David... - Adam O'Brien on Mar 19, 2007, 2:14 AM
    3. Dmitry... - Adam O'Brien on Mar 19, 2007, 2:08 AM
    4. Try thinning it even more - Tony Bell on Jun 1, 2007, 10:03 AM
     
  24. What's the best way to thin thickening paint? View Thread - Peter Sisung on Mar 16, 2007, 2:31 PM
    1. Careful now... - Frank Michaels on Mar 16, 2007, 7:23 PM
     
  25. Less agressive thinners for oils and enamel washes? View Thread - Christophe Jacquemont on Mar 14, 2007, 6:35 PM
    1. A better thinner - Michael Kirchoff on Mar 14, 2007, 9:02 PM
      1. I agree... - Adam O'Brien on Mar 19, 2007, 2:20 AM
    2. odourless mineral whiute spirits - Eyal Reinfeld on Mar 15, 2007, 11:46 AM
    3. Thank you both! - Christophe Jacquemont on Mar 18, 2007, 7:44 PM
     
  26. Using Future as a gloss coat View Thread - Perry Lockhart on Mar 11, 2007, 9:21 AM
    1. Spray with Confidence... - Brian N. Stanley on Mar 11, 2007, 12:06 PM
    2. Spray away :) - Clair Greenwood on Mar 12, 2007, 8:22 AM
    3. I use it too - rob galassi on Mar 12, 2007, 10:38 AM
     
  27. Putties, glues and fillersÂ… View Thread - Kevin Krueger on Mar 8, 2007, 8:57 AM
    1. I recommend Milliput - Clair Greenwood on Mar 12, 2007, 8:30 AM
    2. Milliput White - Tony Hogan on Mar 17, 2007, 8:16 AM
     
  28. Airbrush cleaners (alternatives?) View Thread - Perry Lockhart on Mar 6, 2007, 1:28 PM
    1. Lots of alternatives - David Nickels on Mar 6, 2007, 2:40 PM
    2. I agree with Dave 100% - Clair Greenwood on Mar 7, 2007, 8:23 AM
    3. I buy,,, - nzdavidh on Mar 17, 2007, 1:46 AM
     
  29. level out the front wheels View Thread - james surratt on Mar 5, 2007, 10:23 PM
    1. Wonky Wheels - John Boyton on Mar 6, 2007, 2:22 AM
    2. Diorama base - Ted Paone on Mar 9, 2007, 12:21 PM
     
  30. Primer View Thread - Matt Kirk on Mar 5, 2007, 5:32 PM
    1. Primer - Michael Kirchoff on Mar 5, 2007, 10:26 PM
      1. Thanks - Matt kirk on Mar 6, 2007, 5:44 PM
     
  31. photoetch fuel barrels/tanks View Thread - talino bruno on Mar 4, 2007, 5:29 AM
    1. If I understand correctly..... - Clair Greenwood on Mar 4, 2007, 9:49 PM
    2. Re: photoetch fuel barrels/tanks - Greg Harker on Mar 5, 2007, 11:28 AM
     
  32. How do I apply Mr. Surfacer? View Thread - Adrian Turcu on Feb 28, 2007, 2:19 AM
    1. Re: How do I apply Mr. Surfacer? - Matt Leese on Feb 28, 2007, 5:23 AM
    2. By brush - Michael Kirchoff on Feb 28, 2007, 7:12 AM
      1. follow-up query - Greg H on Feb 28, 2007, 9:24 PM
        1. Greg - Michael Kirchoff on Feb 28, 2007, 9:45 PM
          1. Thanks, Mike... - Greg H on Mar 1, 2007, 12:49 AM
        2. Re: follow-up query - Andras on Mar 6, 2007, 8:35 PM
    3. Thanks! - Adrian Turcu on Mar 1, 2007, 1:48 AM
     
  33. Fading base colors View Thread - Jim Nestor on Feb 26, 2007, 9:32 PM
    1. Some fading methods I tried - Eyal Rein on Feb 27, 2007, 4:11 AM
    2. Simple fade - david nickels on Feb 27, 2007, 8:37 AM
     
  34. Thinning Dullcote View Thread - Andy Lock on Feb 26, 2007, 6:18 AM
    1. Any Lacquer Thinner Should Work Fine...nt - Clair Greenwood on Feb 26, 2007, 8:10 AM
      1. Thanks Clair - Andy Lock on Feb 26, 2007, 9:19 AM
        1. Model shop? - Clair Greenwood on Feb 27, 2007, 9:12 AM
     
  35. What's the best way to assemble Friul drive sprockets View Thread - Notger Schlegtendal on Feb 23, 2007, 3:49 PM
    1. Superglue is the ticket - Clair Greenwood on Feb 23, 2007, 4:14 PM
    2. Super Glue - david nickels on Feb 24, 2007, 9:43 AM
    3. Thanks - Notger Schlegtendal on Feb 24, 2007, 4:03 PM
    4. Use the gel stuff for the links - Robert Lockie on Feb 27, 2007, 1:01 PM
     
  36. Osprey Modelling the T-34 View Thread - Mark Bannerman on Feb 20, 2007, 12:45 PM
    1. Thanks Mark - Adam Wilder on Feb 20, 2007, 1:17 PM
    2. Likewise, thanks - Michael Kirchoff on Feb 26, 2007, 5:57 AM
     
  37. Question about building MiniArt kits View Thread - Michael McDonald on Feb 15, 2007, 5:54 PM
    1. See if this article help - Donald Chan on Mar 10, 2007, 12:05 PM
      1. Thanks Donald. - Michael McDonald on Mar 21, 2007, 9:28 AM
     
  38. What do I use for foilage on 1/35 tanks? View Thread - Perry Lockhart on Feb 13, 2007, 9:30 PM
    1. Visit your kitchen - Clair Greenwood on Feb 14, 2007, 8:39 AM
    2. peppergrass... - Niels Henkemans on Feb 15, 2007, 2:09 PM
      1. Nice stuff! - OLF Kijewski on Feb 18, 2007, 9:37 AM
        1. local shop..... - Niels Henkemans on Feb 19, 2007, 5:31 PM
     
  39. Need help with old decals mess View Thread - Patrick Vinas on Feb 12, 2007, 9:29 PM
    1. A few options - Clair Greenwood on Feb 13, 2007, 8:27 AM
      1. Re: A few options - Patrick Vinas on Feb 13, 2007, 6:31 PM
        1. White glue - Chris Grove on Apr 10, 2007, 5:17 PM
     
  40. Weathering question View Thread - Andy on Feb 11, 2007, 6:10 AM
    1. sequence - david nickels on Feb 11, 2007, 12:36 PM
      1. Thanks - Andy on Feb 12, 2007, 5:43 AM
        1. experiement - david nickels on Feb 12, 2007, 9:05 AM
     
  41. punch and die set View Thread - david abouserhal on Feb 10, 2007, 11:25 PM
    1. Historex or Waldrons - Clair Greenwood on Feb 11, 2007, 5:53 PM
      1. Thanks for the help - david abouserhal on Feb 11, 2007, 7:31 PM
     
  42. Question for Mig and other oil paint users View Thread - Von Bargen Martin on Feb 7, 2007, 3:20 PM
    1. oils - Pat McGrath on Feb 7, 2007, 6:06 PM
    2. CAUTION, technic info... - Miguel Jimenez Mig on Feb 8, 2007, 5:04 AM
      1. Re: CAUTION, technic info... - Von Bargen Martin on Feb 8, 2007, 9:54 AM
        1. Why not.... - Miguel Jimenez Mig on Feb 8, 2007, 1:19 PM
          1. Re: Why not.... - Von Bargen Martin on Feb 8, 2007, 2:04 PM
      2. The word in English is 'binder'. - Kevin Johnson on Feb 10, 2007, 12:32 AM
    3. This is interesting. - Kevin Johnson on Feb 10, 2007, 12:20 AM
     
  43. HELP! NEED TIPS! How do you paint single link tracks? View Thread - Magnus Schmauch on Feb 7, 2007, 3:31 AM
    1. Re: HELP! NEED TIPS! How do you paint single link tracks? - Jakko Westerbeke on Feb 7, 2007, 5:21 AM
    2. Assebled usually - Clair Greenwood on Feb 7, 2007, 8:35 AM
    3. Magic Tracks can be magic( if you try hard) - Mike Martinez on Apr 13, 2007, 5:51 AM
     
  44. Humbrol kiddie-proof bottles - I HATE THEM !!! View Thread - Trevor Aldred on Feb 6, 2007, 5:46 PM
    1. Well.... - Clint Shepherd on Feb 6, 2007, 5:58 PM
      1. What I did was...... - Andy Lock on Feb 6, 2007, 6:05 PM
        1. Thanks Andy .. - Trevor Aldred on Feb 7, 2007, 2:28 PM
      2. The acrylics come in a funny plastic bottle nt - david nickels on Feb 7, 2007, 1:43 PM
        1. Thanks David (n/t) - Trevor Aldred on Feb 7, 2007, 2:29 PM
      3. thanks Clint but ... - Trevor Aldred on Feb 7, 2007, 2:25 PM
     
  45. Prefab Belts and buckle? View Thread - Ski on Feb 4, 2007, 12:32 PM
    1. what kind of belts? - david nickels on Feb 5, 2007, 8:06 AM
      1. Re: what kind of belts? - Ski on Feb 7, 2007, 3:05 AM
     
  46. How to paint ricochets correctly? View Thread - Dennis_Braendle on Feb 3, 2007, 5:37 AM
    1. Ricochet damage - Jamie Stokes on Feb 9, 2007, 1:58 AM
     
  47. wear and tear on german tools & equipment View Thread - Dennis Braendle on Jan 31, 2007, 8:43 AM
    1. Metal that is used - david nickels on Jan 31, 2007, 9:02 AM
    2. Some answers - Lee Swift on Jan 31, 2007, 4:15 PM
      1. corroded metal - Dennis_Braendle on Feb 3, 2007, 5:17 AM
     
  48. Weathering without oils View Thread - Lee Swift on Jan 28, 2007, 2:50 PM
    1. try using - Owen R Auer on Jan 28, 2007, 10:31 PM
    2. Vallejo - david nickels on Jan 29, 2007, 12:14 PM
    3. Fibre tip pens - Ross Jarvis on Jan 31, 2007, 6:42 AM
     
  49. How do I clean PE after soldering? View Thread - Michael McDonald on Jan 28, 2007, 10:11 AM
    1. just use ETOH.... - Greg H on Jan 28, 2007, 11:11 AM
      1. Thanks Greg n/t - Michael McDonald on Jan 28, 2007, 11:22 AM
    2. A few ways - Clair Greenwood on Jan 29, 2007, 8:49 AM
      1. I use vinegar nt - david nickels on Jan 29, 2007, 1:41 PM
      2. Thanks for the info. I'll try the Windex first... - Michael McDonald on Jan 29, 2007, 4:18 PM
     
  50. how do you do tile zimmerit w/ putty? View Thread - Perry Lockhart on Jan 27, 2007, 11:45 PM
    1. Re: how do you do tile zimmerit w/ putty? - Gavin Ashard on Jan 28, 2007, 12:49 AM
    2. Buy a die? Great God no - Robert Lockie on Jan 29, 2007, 11:02 AM
      1. Plus - david nickels on Jan 29, 2007, 12:15 PM
      2. thanks Robert! - Perry Lockhart on Jan 30, 2007, 1:12 AM
     
  51. Mr. Surfacer 1200 as a Primer?? View Thread - Brian N. Stanley on Jan 27, 2007, 8:15 PM
    1. Yes, you can... - Scott Dimmick on Feb 15, 2007, 2:42 PM
     
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