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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. Need Help with "Painting and Weathering" by Adam Wilder View Thread - Joe Osborne on Oct 30, 2006, 10:10 PM
    1. Oils - Adam Wilder on Oct 31, 2006, 2:29 PM
      1. Re: Oils - Anonymous on Oct 31, 2006, 7:38 PM
      2. Added a light gray - Joe Osborne on Nov 3, 2006, 8:01 AM
     
  2. Please help with pigments and turpendoid View Thread - Trevor Horton on Oct 29, 2006, 4:19 PM
    1. Update...still need help though - Trevor Horton on Oct 29, 2006, 4:45 PM
      1. All of the above (with photos) - david nickels on Oct 30, 2006, 9:05 AM
        1. Pigments - Adam Wilder on Oct 30, 2006, 2:58 PM
          1. Pictures - Trevor Horton on Oct 30, 2006, 8:00 PM
            1. These help me a lot - Adam Wilder on Oct 31, 2006, 2:10 PM
              1. You can wash them off - david nickels on Oct 31, 2006, 3:47 PM
            2. Re: Pictures - Anonymous on Oct 31, 2006, 4:28 PM
              1. Re: Pictures - Mark Degnan on Oct 31, 2006, 4:31 PM
            3. Pigment help - Dan Hay on Oct 31, 2006, 9:43 PM
    2. Thanks - Trevor Horton on Oct 31, 2006, 11:39 PM
     
  3. making hundreds of rivets View Thread - Brian Alfano on Oct 26, 2006, 4:25 PM
    1. What I did once. - Eric McClure on Oct 27, 2006, 12:28 AM
    2. Domed rivets - roy chow on Oct 27, 2006, 9:45 AM
    3. Rivets - Kevin Brenton on Oct 28, 2006, 5:19 AM
      1. and another way. - philstutcinskas on Oct 28, 2006, 12:13 PM
      2. I love my beading tool - roy chow on Oct 28, 2006, 4:21 PM
        1. RE:I love my beading tool - KevinBrenton on Oct 29, 2006, 12:09 AM
          1. Odds and ends - Chris Grove on Oct 29, 2006, 2:51 PM
     
  4. Wash problems View Thread - Jesper Knutsson on Oct 26, 2006, 5:22 AM
    1. DON'T USE VALLEJO.... - Miguel Jimenez Mig on Oct 26, 2006, 5:26 AM
      1. Maybe it help a little more... - Miguel Jimenez Mig on Oct 26, 2006, 5:29 AM
        1. Thanks - Jesper Knutsson on Oct 26, 2006, 7:29 AM
      2. I found a way to do it - david nickels on Nov 3, 2006, 8:32 AM
    2. Acrylic washes - Steve Zaloga on Oct 26, 2006, 2:30 PM
    3. Acrylic washes generally are harder to do - david nickels on Oct 27, 2006, 9:19 AM
    4. I found... - Jesper Knutsson on Oct 27, 2006, 9:53 AM
      1. Thinners - david nickels on Oct 27, 2006, 11:43 AM
     
  5. Post-Shading, Glazes, Etc with Vallejo View Thread - Daniel Thorpe on Oct 24, 2006, 5:35 PM
    1. Simply go to the Vallejo website... - Tim Whistler on Oct 28, 2006, 11:37 PM
     
  6. Individual track links: how do you avoid a gap and at what point do you paint them? View Thread - Phil on Oct 19, 2006, 6:24 PM
    1. Re: Individual track links: how do you avoid a gap and at what point do you paint them? - Ross Jarvis on Oct 20, 2006, 11:04 AM
    2. Please use both your first and last name... - ADam Wilder on Oct 20, 2006, 3:50 PM
     
  7. What to use with PE Zimm View Thread - Jeff Whorl on Oct 18, 2006, 7:57 PM
    1. Re: What to use with PE Zimm - Rod Crisman on Oct 19, 2006, 11:47 AM
    2. Re: What to use with PE Zimm - Vasco Vaz on Oct 22, 2006, 8:11 PM
     
  8. Newby to resin.... View Thread - Victor Wolfsbergen on Oct 15, 2006, 5:28 PM
    1. don't forget the dutch forum ;-) - Niels Henkemans on Oct 15, 2006, 7:26 PM
     
  9. Looking for article View Thread - Bill on Oct 15, 2006, 1:29 PM
    1. This one?? - Mike Land on Oct 15, 2006, 9:26 PM
     
  10. a silly question about Touch'n Flow applicator View Thread - tommy vicard on Oct 15, 2006, 4:09 AM
    1. Its pretty simple - david nickels on Oct 15, 2006, 9:48 PM
      1. thank you very much for the info (nt) - tommy vicard on Oct 16, 2006, 7:11 AM
    2. A different opinion of the Touch 'N Flow - Dan Hay on Oct 18, 2006, 12:32 PM
      1. okkkkkk;;;i understand - tommy vicard on Oct 19, 2006, 3:00 AM
      2. yes and use new glue! - david nickels on Oct 20, 2006, 1:43 PM
    3. Visit the art store for an old fashion ink well pen - Ken Hartlen on Oct 21, 2006, 2:24 AM
      1. aka a ruling pen - david nickels on Oct 21, 2006, 9:07 AM
        1. thank you very much both of you !! (nt) - tommy vicard on Nov 3, 2006, 11:28 AM
     
  11. Scrape or no scrape! View Thread - Paul R. Miles on Oct 13, 2006, 5:10 PM
    1. Yes - Owen R Auer on Oct 13, 2006, 7:17 PM
      1. Re: Yes - Paul R. Miles on Oct 14, 2006, 3:34 AM
     
  12. Thanks for the response. View Thread - Michael McDonald on Oct 11, 2006, 1:49 PM
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  14. How do artist's pastels compare with Mig Pigments? View Thread - Michael McDonald on Oct 10, 2006, 7:20 PM
    1. Differences. - Miguel Jimenez Mig on Oct 11, 2006, 6:43 AM
      1. Thanks for the response. - Michael McDonald on Oct 11, 2006, 1:51 PM
    2. I have used both - david nickels on Oct 11, 2006, 7:57 AM
      1. Thanks David. - Michael McDonald on Oct 11, 2006, 1:53 PM
    3. differences - Niels Henkemans on Oct 11, 2006, 2:24 PM
      1. I hadn't looked into artist's pigments at all. - Michael McDonald on Oct 11, 2006, 4:24 PM
    4. My pigment use........ - Jim McCarty on Oct 12, 2006, 10:49 AM
      1. Looks like MIG is the one. - Michael McDonald on Oct 12, 2006, 12:48 PM
    5. If the store "art depot" is still around.... - Wes Brooner on Oct 14, 2006, 11:30 PM
      1. Thanks Wes... - Michael McDonald on Oct 16, 2006, 10:45 AM
     
  15. Painting vinyl tracks View Thread - ray vermillion on Oct 10, 2006, 12:52 PM
    1. No real problems - david nickels on Oct 10, 2006, 1:41 PM
     
  16. Making a snow plow View Thread - Mark Dunck on Oct 8, 2006, 6:12 PM
    1. snow plough - John O'Reilly on Oct 9, 2006, 2:08 PM
      1. Oh Man.... - Owen R Auer on Oct 9, 2006, 9:50 PM
     
  17. Ho to scratch truly perpendicular "sraight" shapes? View Thread - Wouter Siepman on Oct 8, 2006, 7:21 AM
    1. rotating disc saw - Frank Forster on Oct 8, 2006, 9:17 AM
    2. it can be a bit difficult... - Nick Cortese on Oct 8, 2006, 10:18 AM
    3. Two methods I use - Robert Lockie on Oct 9, 2006, 3:13 AM
    4. What I use - John Barnicoat on Oct 9, 2006, 9:47 AM
    5. Wouter - Michael Kirchoff on Oct 10, 2006, 6:19 AM
      1. indeed - Wouter Siepman on Oct 11, 2006, 1:41 PM
        1. Straight edge - MOORE George on Oct 14, 2006, 7:45 AM
     
  18. Spray Booths View Thread - Warren Dickinson on Oct 7, 2006, 9:55 AM
    1. Re: Spray Booths - Tony on Oct 7, 2006, 7:43 PM
      1. Quicker drying - Warren Dickinson on Oct 8, 2006, 5:42 AM
    2. Build your own - Robert Lockie on Oct 8, 2006, 3:16 AM
      1. Thanks - Warren Dickinson on Oct 8, 2006, 5:51 AM
    3. Been there and tried that - John Lam on Oct 13, 2006, 4:04 PM
    4. Build your own paint booth... - Wes Brooner on Oct 14, 2006, 11:17 PM
      1. Fart fan - Chris Grove on Oct 29, 2006, 3:15 PM
        1. If the fan is like a tread mill for hamsters - Jim Dodson on Mar 10, 2014, 3:09 PM
     
  19. Recommendation for soldering iron, other pe tools. View Thread - Michael McDonald on Oct 4, 2006, 3:20 PM
    1. A small cheap iron should be fine - John Barnicoat on Oct 4, 2006, 8:37 PM
      1. Thanks for the advice. - Michael McDonald on Oct 5, 2006, 12:15 AM
      2. dollar store - Francois on Nov 8, 2006, 8:02 PM
    2. I like my Xacto - Bob Muckley on Oct 11, 2006, 11:49 AM
      1. Thanks Bob. - Michael McDonald on Oct 20, 2006, 9:45 AM
     
  20. how do I clean the tamiya zimmerit tool? View Thread - Perry Lockhart on Oct 2, 2006, 2:10 PM
    1. What kinda putty did you use ? - Doug Kinder on Oct 2, 2006, 10:50 PM
      1. thanks Doug! Im using the tamiya putty - Perry Lockhart on Oct 3, 2006, 6:32 PM
     
  21. Thinning MR. Dissolved Putty ? View Thread - Stirling Lowery on Oct 1, 2006, 4:55 PM
    1. I have used Testors Liquid cement with sucess. N/T/ - John F. Steinman on Oct 2, 2006, 9:56 AM
    2. Laquer thinner or Mr. Color thinner (laquer thinner) nt - david nickels on Oct 2, 2006, 11:56 AM
      1. Thanks Guys ! - Stirling Lowery on Oct 3, 2006, 7:37 AM
     
  22. Airbrush - starting off View Thread - Dorian Anderson on Oct 1, 2006, 12:54 PM
    1. Airbrushing - Jason Bobrowich on Oct 1, 2006, 7:07 PM
    2. Re: Airbrush - starting off - Carlos Tapia on Oct 3, 2006, 12:45 PM
      1. Wow, thanks Carlos! - Dorian Anderson on Oct 12, 2006, 4:16 AM
        1. Re: Wow, thanks Carlos! - Carlos Tapia on Oct 13, 2006, 1:03 PM
     
  23. MIG Pigments question View Thread - Erik Welch on Sep 28, 2006, 11:05 PM
    1. Mig's Article - Sven Frisch on Sep 29, 2006, 1:31 PM
      1. Link - Erik Welch on Sep 29, 2006, 4:10 PM
      2. good stuff! - Perry Lockhart on Oct 2, 2006, 2:16 PM
     
  24. Message for Dave Parker! View Thread - Darren Greenwood on Sep 27, 2006, 11:59 AM
    1. Re jack block - David Parker on Sep 28, 2006, 1:53 AM
    2. Re: Message for Dave Parker! - Darren Greenwood on Sep 28, 2006, 1:14 PM
     
  25. Weathering for metal track links View Thread - Chris A. on Sep 26, 2006, 7:50 PM
    1. I sent an article....... - Adam Wilder on Sep 27, 2006, 8:51 AM
      1. Thanks. - Chris A. on Sep 27, 2006, 9:55 PM
     
  26. How to use MIG Pigments and Resin properly? View Thread - Dennis Brändle on Sep 26, 2006, 2:34 AM
    1. Natural process... - Miguel Jimenez Mig on Sep 26, 2006, 11:10 AM
      1. Thanks for the answer of a true master! - Dennis Brändle on Sep 26, 2006, 9:59 PM
      2. Intriguing Idea - Jim Fredd on Sep 27, 2006, 2:03 PM
     
  27. Thinner for Gunze Sangyo Mr. Metal - help! View Thread - J Keehan on Sep 25, 2006, 8:36 AM
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  29. UK rresin and rtv supplier View Thread - Gary Watson on Sep 23, 2006, 8:32 AM
    1. UK Sources - clive harman on Sep 23, 2006, 8:06 PM
      1. Cheers - Gary Watson on Sep 24, 2006, 5:13 PM
     
  30. Photography question. View Thread - Bob Yack on Sep 21, 2006, 1:42 AM
    1. Should be in the In Focus forum - Andy Molyneaux on Sep 21, 2006, 4:45 AM
      1. Thanks! - Bob Yack on Sep 21, 2006, 8:08 PM
     
  31. Pigments aplication View Thread - Paulo Lopes on Sep 20, 2006, 4:54 AM
    1. Add another coat - Andy Molyneaux on Sep 20, 2006, 8:06 AM
     
  32. What kind of photo Etchs Tools View Thread - Nathan Xu on Sep 17, 2006, 7:23 PM
    1. Tools - david nickels on Sep 18, 2006, 9:03 AM
    2. PE Tool basic sets - roy chow on Sep 20, 2006, 11:32 AM
    3. Hold n Fold in Aus - Bob johnston on Sep 26, 2006, 11:41 AM
    4. PE Tools - Patrice DEBUCQUOY on Sep 27, 2006, 3:28 AM
     
  33. Setting Dragon Magic tracks before fixing to wheels View Thread - DarylGrant on Sep 14, 2006, 1:10 PM
    1. Re: Setting Dragon Magic tracks before fixing to wheels - Ross Jarvis on Sep 15, 2006, 8:24 AM
      1. Thx mate I will give that a go - DarylGrant on Sep 21, 2006, 4:17 PM
     
  34. Panther Camo View Thread - Mark Dunck on Sep 6, 2006, 2:06 PM
    1. Practice first - Warren Kuntz on Sep 8, 2006, 6:00 AM
     
  35. Which Mr. Surfacer for cast textures? View Thread - Dennis Brändle on Sep 5, 2006, 10:25 AM
    1. I prefer 500 personally n/t - Robert Lockie on Sep 5, 2006, 1:21 PM
    2. Mr Surfacer... - Nick Cortese on Sep 8, 2006, 10:27 AM
     
  36. Best way to paint wheels/tires View Thread - Patrick Vinas on Sep 3, 2006, 5:29 PM
    1. A couple of options - Eric McClure on Sep 3, 2006, 6:56 PM
      1. Re: A couple of options - Jakko Westerbeke on Sep 4, 2006, 5:08 AM
      2. I like the thinned paint idea - Patrick Vinas on Sep 4, 2006, 7:57 AM
        1. What I do - Mark Dunck on Sep 6, 2006, 2:23 PM
          1. Thanks Mark - Patrick Vinas on Sep 6, 2006, 9:24 PM
            1. what i do - Shane K on Sep 11, 2006, 6:30 AM
              1. Great tip - Patrick Vinas on Sep 13, 2006, 3:36 PM
     
  37. Camo nets for modern tanks View Thread - Michal Bartusiak on Sep 3, 2006, 5:08 PM
    1. Camo nets - Dan Hay on Sep 4, 2006, 12:10 AM
    2. Cam Nets - Jason Bobrowich on Sep 4, 2006, 12:31 PM
      1. Thanks :) - Michal Bartusiak on Sep 4, 2006, 4:44 PM
        1. No Problem - Jason Bobrowich on Sep 4, 2006, 5:50 PM
     
  38. those blooming tracks.... View Thread - Victor Wolfsbergen on Sep 1, 2006, 5:42 PM
    1. indeed difficult..... - Niels Henkemans on Sep 1, 2006, 7:31 PM
    2. A helpful thread... - Stuke Sowle on Sep 1, 2006, 10:06 PM
    3. Not a big deal - david nickels on Sep 2, 2006, 9:27 AM
      1. Thanks guys ! - victor wolfsbergen on Sep 3, 2006, 1:03 PM
    4. You can assemble whole lot and then spray - Brian Balkwill on Sep 23, 2006, 3:14 AM
     
  39. Stowage color ? View Thread - Bob Yack on Sep 1, 2006, 5:18 PM
    1. Depends on what country, box, time period, etc. - david nickels on Sep 2, 2006, 9:22 AM
      1. Thanks!!!! - Bob Yack on Sep 6, 2006, 10:47 PM
    2. British ones - Robert Lockie on Sep 2, 2006, 10:42 AM
      1. Thanks - Bob Yack on Sep 6, 2006, 11:07 PM
     
  40. What to do next ??? View Thread - Paulo Lopes on Aug 30, 2006, 5:15 AM
    1. Shine is good. - Dmitry Kiyatkin on Aug 30, 2006, 9:43 AM
     
  41. Question about "misting" View Thread - Andy Lock on Aug 28, 2006, 5:55 PM
    1. Re: Question about "misting" - Von Bargen Martin on Aug 29, 2006, 11:56 AM
    2. another way - Lashclone on Sep 19, 2006, 7:33 AM
     
  42. Liquid Primer View Thread - Andy Spencer on Aug 22, 2006, 9:34 PM
    1. Hmmmmm - david nickels on Aug 23, 2006, 9:14 AM
      1. Under Water? - Owen R Auer on Aug 23, 2006, 4:52 PM
        1. not really - david nickels on Aug 23, 2006, 5:11 PM
        2. everything is relative...... - Niels Henkemans on Aug 23, 2006, 5:22 PM
     
  43. Removing paint and Future wax coats from old kit View Thread - MJ Whitney on Aug 22, 2006, 10:43 AM
    1. Re: Removing paint and Future wax coats from old kit - Carlos Tapia on Aug 23, 2006, 4:02 PM
    2. Removing paint - Nemanja Mijatovic on Aug 24, 2006, 1:56 PM
    3. stripping - David Schemel on Aug 29, 2006, 10:02 AM
    4. simple green - dave cummings on Aug 29, 2006, 12:35 PM
    5. Thanks All! n/t - MJ Whitney on Aug 29, 2006, 6:19 PM
     
  44. Tamiya Stug IV wheel problem View Thread - Patrick Vinas on Aug 20, 2006, 6:48 PM
    1. You might try... - Andrew Albrecht on Aug 20, 2006, 8:57 PM
    2. Better option - david nickels on Aug 21, 2006, 9:11 AM
      1. Thank-you! - Patrick Vinas on Aug 21, 2006, 6:13 PM
        1. Another good inexpensive fix - david nickels on Aug 22, 2006, 8:42 AM
     
  45. Help wanted with Aber Panther front fender construction. View Thread - Mike Duguay on Aug 20, 2006, 1:16 PM
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  47. choosing the right airbrush ,begineers guide to airbrushing View Thread - andy inman on Aug 17, 2006, 4:57 PM
    1. Some suggestions - roy chow on Aug 17, 2006, 5:39 PM
      1. thank you for your input roy cheers - andy inman on Aug 19, 2006, 2:20 PM
        1. Starter Airbrush and air supply - Ted Paone on Sep 22, 2006, 6:08 PM
     
  48. Painting tracks View Thread - Andrew Rodwell on Aug 17, 2006, 6:58 AM
    1. Tracks take on the color of the area the tank operates in - david nickels on Aug 17, 2006, 8:36 AM
      1. Track painting - Andrew Rodwell on Aug 25, 2006, 3:43 AM
        1. No Fear, Try this... - Dmitry Kiyatkin on Aug 30, 2006, 9:41 AM
     
  49. Vallejo / Lifecolour Compatibility ? View Thread - Stirling Lowery on Aug 14, 2006, 8:16 PM
    1. why not try them - david nickels on Aug 15, 2006, 8:18 AM
     
  50. Help: Airbrushing in narrow spaces. How? View Thread - Alberto Flores on Aug 13, 2006, 6:11 AM
    1. did you - bryan kennedy on Sep 1, 2006, 1:43 PM
      1. Re: did you - Alberto Flores on Sep 2, 2006, 5:43 AM
     
  51. New tool for weld beads View Thread - James Guld on Aug 12, 2006, 2:18 PM
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  53. Squadron Putty View Thread - Tim Eckford on Aug 11, 2006, 10:48 AM
    1. Thinning Squadron Green Stuff - Robert Price on Aug 12, 2006, 7:18 AM
    2. tinning putty - Johan Detruyer on Aug 12, 2006, 4:35 PM
     
  54. apoxie sculpt and maid o metal help! View Thread - Richard pagan on Aug 11, 2006, 7:00 AM
    1. Richerd, check your e-mail(n/t) - Paul Alderton on Aug 11, 2006, 8:57 AM
     
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