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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. Grandt Line Nuts & Bolts View Thread - Richard Link on Jan 9, 2007, 12:07 PM
    1. Grandt - Matt Leese on Jan 10, 2007, 7:01 AM
    2. Nuts and Bolts - Ian Barraclough on Jan 10, 2007, 4:32 PM
      1. OK, Thanks ! - Richard Link on Jan 13, 2007, 12:03 PM
     
  2. squadron white putty -question View Thread - Andras on Jan 8, 2007, 9:48 AM
    1. Old tube? - david nickels on Jan 8, 2007, 9:53 AM
    2. Re: squadron white putty -question - Matt Leese on Jan 8, 2007, 12:21 PM
    3. Please use both your first and last name Andras.... - Adam Wilder on Jan 8, 2007, 5:04 PM
     
  3. using white pastels for white washes? View Thread - Perry Lockhart on Jan 7, 2007, 11:36 PM
    1. Google found this article - Steven Brown on Jan 8, 2007, 7:33 AM
      1. FWIW.... - Rick Purdy on Jan 9, 2007, 12:37 AM
    2. Pigments and alcohol - roy chow on Jan 8, 2007, 2:37 PM
     
  4. Need tips for applying accessories to vehicle after painting. View Thread - Peter Sisung on Jan 6, 2007, 3:23 PM
    1. Well... - roy chow on Jan 6, 2007, 8:59 PM
      1. Thanks Roy although.... - Peter Sisung on Jan 7, 2007, 11:01 AM
        1. adhesion - roy chow on Jan 7, 2007, 4:12 PM
          1. Cyano! - Karl Hoy on Jan 10, 2007, 10:40 AM
     
  5. Where to find Johnson Wax Floor Polish? View Thread - Lyle Kitchiner on Jan 2, 2007, 9:07 AM
    1. From what I understand its called "Johnson's Kleer" or something like that - david nickels on Jan 2, 2007, 9:10 AM
    2. Re: Where to find Johnson Wax Floor Polish? - Kevin (Bluey)Brenton (RAAF Tindal ) on Jan 3, 2007, 12:38 AM
    3. Not wax - Pat McGrath on Jan 3, 2007, 11:51 AM
    4. A US Online hobby supplier is providing small bottles for export - roy chow on Jan 3, 2007, 4:56 PM
      1. Maybe contact johnson? nt - david nickels on Jan 4, 2007, 9:27 AM
        1. Re :Johnson - Kevin(Bluey) Brenton on Jan 4, 2007, 8:14 PM
          1. I meant contact Johnson to find out the... - david nickels on Jan 5, 2007, 12:11 PM
      2. Re: A US Online hobby supplier is providing small bottles for export - Paul R. Miles on Jan 25, 2007, 1:40 AM
    5. here's a great link - Cain R on Jan 8, 2007, 9:30 AM
     
  6. What would be a good airbrush???? View Thread - Lyle Kitchiner on Dec 31, 2006, 2:30 AM
    1. Depends on what you want - david nickels on Dec 31, 2006, 10:19 AM
      1. Badger Airbrush 150, 100. - Lyle Kitchiner on Jan 1, 2007, 2:57 AM
        1. They are essentially identical - david nickels on Jan 1, 2007, 10:01 AM
          1. I'll go the 150. One last Question - Lyle Kitchiner on Jan 2, 2007, 8:52 AM
            1. I prefer a jar - david nickels on Jan 2, 2007, 9:09 AM
     
  7. Problems with Badger Airbrush View Thread - Lee Swift on Dec 27, 2006, 3:40 PM
    1. What do you used as air source??? - Clarence Prigent on Dec 28, 2006, 7:44 AM
    2. Thin the paint more, not less... - John Charvat on Dec 28, 2006, 9:36 AM
    3. Thanks - Lee Swift on Dec 30, 2006, 3:24 PM
    4. ok now - Lee Swift on Jan 1, 2007, 5:03 AM
     
  8. Vallejo Paints View Thread - Boris Taylor on Dec 26, 2006, 4:55 PM
    1. Model Air Paints - John Charvat on Dec 26, 2006, 6:32 PM
      1. Thanks - Boris Taylor on Dec 27, 2006, 11:43 AM
      2. PS - Boris Taylor on Dec 27, 2006, 11:45 AM
        1. Flat finish - John Charvat on Dec 28, 2006, 9:39 AM
    2. Use distilled water, if you need to thin them. - Kevin Johnson on Jan 19, 2007, 11:34 PM
     
  9. FS vs ANA View Thread - Paul R. Miles on Dec 23, 2006, 12:12 PM
    1. Re: FS vs ANA - Greg H on Dec 24, 2006, 3:48 AM
      1. 34087 isnt even a world war II color per se - david nickels on Dec 24, 2006, 11:22 AM
        1. welll....DUH! - Greg H on Dec 25, 2006, 2:13 AM
          1. No need for the attitude - david nickels on Dec 26, 2006, 5:23 PM
      2. Re: FS vs ANA - Paul R. Miles on Dec 26, 2006, 3:19 PM
     
  10. Where to buy Airwaves PE in the US. View Thread - Kevin J. McNichols on Dec 18, 2006, 9:20 PM
    1. Roll Models? - david nickels on Dec 20, 2006, 10:35 PM
     
  11. Miniture punch View Thread - Gary Potter on Dec 16, 2006, 8:11 PM
    1. Re: Miniture punch - Matt Leese on Dec 17, 2006, 10:39 AM
    2. Instead of a punch... - Dan Hay on Dec 17, 2006, 1:29 PM
      1. Slicing rod - Chris Grove on Dec 17, 2006, 6:18 PM
        1. Rod slicing and possible rivet making tool - roy chow on Dec 18, 2006, 12:34 AM
          1. another way - bill kiernan on Dec 18, 2006, 2:18 PM
        2. Perpendicular cuts - Robert Lockie on Dec 20, 2006, 8:18 AM
          1. Rivets - Chris Grove on Dec 20, 2006, 3:37 PM
            1. Bolts - Robert Lockie on Dec 21, 2006, 5:10 AM
              1. Bolts - Chris Grove on Dec 22, 2006, 4:00 PM
    3. Modelkasten - Rich Link on Dec 19, 2006, 4:03 PM
    4. Saw this on Track Link - Ted Paone on Dec 22, 2006, 2:14 PM
      1. brilliant idea - george burrough on Jan 29, 2007, 9:05 AM
        1. Glad you like the idea... - Eric J on Feb 17, 2007, 8:16 PM
     
  12. Weathering videos View Thread - Scott Wallander on Dec 16, 2006, 7:08 PM
    1. youtube - Gary Potter on Dec 16, 2006, 8:08 PM
    2. here u go - Nemanja Mijatovic on Dec 18, 2006, 6:36 PM
    3. here u go - Nemanja Mijatovic on Dec 18, 2006, 6:40 PM
      1. What is the pen he's using... - Michael McDonald on Dec 21, 2006, 9:54 AM
        1. The pen is - Dave OMeara on Dec 29, 2006, 10:58 AM
          1. Thanks Dave - Michael McDonald on Dec 30, 2006, 11:11 AM
            1. Technical Pen - Andy Lock on Dec 30, 2006, 6:31 PM
              1. Tech pen........ - Rick Purdy on Jan 1, 2007, 4:52 PM
                1. Thanks Rick.. - Andy Lock on Jan 1, 2007, 5:18 PM
                  1. footnote................. - Rick Purdy on Jan 3, 2007, 9:36 PM
     
  13. Air Brush View Thread - Daniel on Dec 15, 2006, 10:34 PM
    1. Use both your first and last name please - Adam Wilder on Dec 17, 2006, 6:53 AM
     
  14. A good "glue" for some p-e applications View Thread - david nickels on Dec 11, 2006, 1:59 PM
    1. Another one.... - Miguel Jimenez Mig on Dec 13, 2006, 2:04 PM
      1. that is good! - david nickels on Dec 13, 2006, 2:41 PM
        1. Kleer glue - Tony Hogan on Jan 27, 2007, 2:13 AM
     
  15. Working with Milliput View Thread - Steve Kubik on Dec 10, 2006, 5:37 PM
    1. Re: Working with Milliput - David Parker on Dec 11, 2006, 3:17 AM
    2. Asked same question last week in figure forum - Eric McClure on Dec 12, 2006, 9:54 PM
     
  16. Adding Rivet Detail in 1/48 scale... Need Method View Thread - George Bradford on Dec 10, 2006, 3:02 PM
    1. Rivets - Kevin Brenton on Dec 11, 2006, 5:49 AM
      1. Beading tools: good for recessed screws, too - roy chow on Dec 11, 2006, 4:33 PM
        1. Re: Beading tools: good for recessed screws, too - Kevin Brenton on Dec 12, 2006, 5:52 AM
    2. Just saw this post on HS - Tony Bell on Dec 15, 2006, 11:02 AM
     
  17. Looking for fine razor saw View Thread - Marc Brandes on Dec 10, 2006, 7:13 AM
    1. P-E saws - david nickels on Dec 10, 2006, 11:40 AM
      1. Thanks David - Marc Brandes on Dec 10, 2006, 12:41 PM
        1. have the HLJ ones and the VLS ones, VLS better - Mike Duguay on Dec 10, 2006, 11:24 PM
    2. I Use a fine Excel Hobby Blade... - George Bradford on Dec 10, 2006, 2:29 PM
      1. forgot, Micro mark sells xacto blade saws too - Mike Duguay on Dec 10, 2006, 11:25 PM
    3. Tiger - Kip Rudge on Dec 11, 2006, 9:37 AM
      1. Got it! - Marc Brandes on Dec 12, 2006, 2:34 AM
        1. Sweeeeeet!!!! - Kip Rudge on Dec 12, 2006, 9:26 AM
          1. Just ordered saw and handle - Pat McGrath on Dec 16, 2006, 2:27 PM
     
  18. L to L Track Adustments For New Guys View Thread - Rich Link on Dec 8, 2006, 5:58 PM
    1. Just like real life - Jed Sargent on Dec 8, 2006, 10:53 PM
      1. Tiger Idler Wheel - Rich Link on Dec 9, 2006, 1:07 AM
        1. Tiger tension... - David Byrden on Dec 13, 2006, 8:00 AM
     
  19. rolling PE View Thread - talino bruno on Dec 8, 2006, 4:03 AM
    1. rolling - roy chow on Dec 8, 2006, 12:51 PM
    2. 1 size fits all.... - Darren Thompson on Dec 8, 2006, 2:58 PM
     
  20. Blending of camo-colors View Thread - Dennis Brändle on Dec 4, 2006, 4:54 PM
    1. You could try... - Brian Wildfong on Dec 4, 2006, 8:42 PM
     
  21. Article searching View Thread - Milan Tusai on Dec 2, 2006, 6:26 PM
    1. Bernhard's articles. - Darren Thompson on Dec 8, 2006, 3:03 PM
      1. Thanks! - Milan Tusai on Dec 9, 2006, 7:27 PM
     
  22. "marmite system" (see bellow) works great View Thread - tommy vicard on Dec 2, 2006, 11:10 AM
    1. Excellent Tommy! - Christophe Jacquemont on Dec 2, 2006, 8:44 PM
    2. Hmm, more of a peanut butter man myself LOL! - Marc Brandes on Dec 10, 2006, 12:28 PM
      1. how long ?? - tommy vicard on Dec 10, 2006, 2:33 PM
     
  23. Metalising fine chain View Thread - MOORE George on Dec 1, 2006, 7:40 AM
  24.  
  25. Another Iwata Question View Thread - Rich Link on Nov 30, 2006, 6:32 PM
    1. Iwata - John Barnicoat on Nov 30, 2006, 10:40 PM
      1. Thanks - Rich Link on Dec 1, 2006, 10:10 AM
        1. Forgot to mention - John Barnicoat on Dec 1, 2006, 6:38 PM
     
  26. Another Photoetch Question View Thread - Dmitry Kiyatkin on Nov 30, 2006, 3:06 PM
    1. Re: Photoetch response - Chuck Willis on Nov 30, 2006, 3:39 PM
     
  27. Soldering Photoetch View Thread - Dmitry Kiyatkin on Nov 29, 2006, 10:31 AM
    1. I did an article .......... - Adam Wilder on Nov 30, 2006, 2:19 PM
     
  28. Where to buy talcum power? View Thread - Dmitry Kiyatkin on Nov 29, 2006, 10:30 AM
    1. Re: talcum powder - Chuck WIllis on Nov 29, 2006, 11:36 AM
    2. baby powder is talc nt - david nickels on Nov 29, 2006, 11:50 AM
      1. And tulk can be used for my application? - Dmitry Kiyatkin on Nov 29, 2006, 12:00 PM
        1. Re: Application - Chuck WIllis on Nov 29, 2006, 2:34 PM
          1. I wish... - Dmitry Kiyatkin on Nov 30, 2006, 12:43 PM
            1. RE: Build - Chuck Willis on Dec 1, 2006, 7:32 AM
              1. Talcum powder - MOORE George on Dec 1, 2006, 7:48 AM
                1. Re: Talcum Powder - Chuck Willis on Dec 1, 2006, 11:45 AM
     
  29. correct use of Gunze Mr. Metal color View Thread - Dennis Brändle on Nov 28, 2006, 4:55 AM
    1. Its easy to use - david nickels on Nov 28, 2006, 8:45 AM
      1. thanks and one more question - Dennis Brändle on Nov 29, 2006, 6:06 AM
        1. I don't follow your question - david nickels on Nov 29, 2006, 9:32 AM
          1. thanks for the tip, I'll try it out! N/T - Dennis Brändle on Nov 30, 2006, 12:56 AM
     
  30. painting clear lights View Thread - Bob Muckley on Nov 27, 2006, 11:51 AM
    1. Yes - david nickels on Nov 27, 2006, 12:28 PM
     
  31. Question on best primer for Vallejo acrylics View Thread - Greg Jacobson on Nov 25, 2006, 7:57 PM
    1. primer - Shane K on Nov 26, 2006, 8:10 AM
    2. Tamiya primer or paints - Adam Wilder on Nov 26, 2006, 9:08 AM
    3. Good primers - david nickels on Nov 26, 2006, 9:47 AM
      1. Thanks, Everyone - Greg Jacobson on Nov 26, 2006, 7:57 PM
        1. Re: Thanks, Everyone - Von Bargen Martin on Nov 27, 2006, 3:25 PM
     
  32. humbrol and Klir View Thread - tommy vicard on Nov 25, 2006, 8:53 AM
    1. Yes nt - david nickels on Nov 25, 2006, 9:29 AM
      1. thanks David (nt) - tommy vicard on Nov 25, 2006, 10:36 AM
     
  33. Chopper View Thread - MOORE George on Nov 19, 2006, 4:56 AM
    1. Try www.CAMMETT.co.uk - Alasdair Johnston (AJ) on Nov 22, 2006, 2:36 AM
     
  34. Very Frustrated Airbrush n00b View Thread - Mark Degnan on Nov 17, 2006, 12:08 PM
    1. Yes! The hose needs to be - Rod Crisman on Nov 17, 2006, 12:59 PM
      1. Re: Yes! The hose needs to be - Mark Degnan on Nov 17, 2006, 3:04 PM
     
  35. Turpenoid in the United Kingdom View Thread - Tony Hogan on Nov 17, 2006, 3:05 AM
    1. Try here--click on the shipping link also!!! - Rod Crisman on Nov 17, 2006, 6:31 AM
    2. Try here? - Jon Greenwood on Nov 17, 2006, 12:38 PM
      1. Turpenoid - Tony Hogan on Nov 17, 2006, 1:31 PM
     
  36. Tinting Rustall View Thread - Thomas Naser on Nov 17, 2006, 1:29 AM
  37.  
  38. How do I do damage caused by a shell hit? View Thread - Andy Lock on Nov 16, 2006, 12:26 PM
    1. well Andy... - Nate Keener on Nov 17, 2006, 1:10 AM
     
  39. Wilder on Painting and Weathering View Thread - Bob Gambardella on Nov 13, 2006, 9:41 PM
    1. oils - Adam Wilder on Nov 14, 2006, 2:00 PM
    2. Watch the Thinners - Joe Osborne on Nov 15, 2006, 7:59 AM
      1. ouch! - Bob Gambardella on Nov 15, 2006, 11:34 AM
        1. Me too! :) - Joe Osborne on Nov 16, 2006, 9:06 AM
          1. More of Adams work - Joe Osborne on Nov 16, 2006, 9:09 AM
     
  40. How to weather (spent) brass shells? View Thread - Jan Peters on Nov 13, 2006, 9:54 AM
    1. photo - roy chow on Nov 13, 2006, 11:45 AM
      1. Thanks Roy - Jan Peters on Nov 13, 2006, 3:06 PM
    2. Tamiya Clear Paints - david nickels on Nov 13, 2006, 1:52 PM
      1. Thanks David - Jan Peters on Nov 13, 2006, 3:07 PM
     
  41. Toolz View Thread - Phil Goodwin on Nov 11, 2006, 9:57 PM
    1. Re: Toolz - Matt Leese on Nov 26, 2006, 8:09 AM
     
  42. Hints on glue for lift rings. View Thread - Bob Yack on Nov 11, 2006, 4:07 PM
    1. weld bead material - James Guld on Nov 12, 2006, 7:57 PM
      1. Thanks!!! - Bob Yack on Nov 12, 2006, 9:03 PM
      2. I have used Vallejo's acrylic putty - david nickels on Nov 13, 2006, 8:50 AM
        1. Thanks David - ? though - Bob Yack on Nov 13, 2006, 3:32 PM
          1. After - david nickels on Nov 15, 2006, 8:48 AM
            1. Thanks again - Bob yack on Nov 15, 2006, 7:03 PM
     
  43. Washes - Enamels over Acrylics View Thread - Joe Osborne on Nov 10, 2006, 9:08 AM
    1. The THINNER - Miguel Jimenez Mig on Nov 10, 2006, 12:05 PM
      1. Re: The THINNER - Joe Osborne on Nov 10, 2006, 9:58 PM
        1. Model Master Airbrush thinner is VERY "HOT" - Rod Crisman on Nov 11, 2006, 2:58 PM
          1. More Info on "hot" and "cool" media - Joe Osborne on Nov 11, 2006, 8:34 PM
            1. Re: More Info on "hot" and "cool" media - Rod Crisman on Nov 12, 2006, 11:29 AM
            2. Hot/Cool - david nickels on Nov 13, 2006, 1:51 PM
     
  44. chipping paint using tape View Thread - talino bruno on Nov 9, 2006, 7:11 PM
    1. You need something - david nickels on Nov 10, 2006, 8:45 AM
      1. Chipping - Amdy Lock on Nov 10, 2006, 6:54 PM
     
  45. MIG I have a question for you. View Thread - Mike Van Schoonhoven on Nov 8, 2006, 1:58 PM
    1. Places.... - Miguel Jimenez Mig on Nov 8, 2006, 4:15 PM
      1. Thanks MIG - Mike Van Schoonhoven on Nov 9, 2006, 4:09 PM
     
  46. Link to track and running gear weathering article. View Thread - Adam Wilder on Nov 5, 2006, 6:24 AM
    1. Thanks Adam - Andy Molyneaux on Nov 5, 2006, 4:22 PM
      1. Thanks - Adam Wilder on Nov 6, 2006, 8:31 AM
    2. Thanks Adam - Andy Lock on Nov 6, 2006, 11:11 AM
      1. No problem Andy - Adam Wilder on Nov 7, 2006, 2:55 PM
    3. Thanks Adam... - Adam O'Brien on Nov 8, 2006, 1:49 AM
      1. Thanks for the posting Adam. - Adam Wilder on Nov 8, 2006, 1:13 PM
        1. great article - Stefan Bernet on Nov 17, 2006, 4:13 AM
     
  47. silvering with transfers View Thread - Matthew Mifsud on Nov 4, 2006, 3:50 PM
    1. Silvering - david nickels on Nov 4, 2006, 5:50 PM
     
  48. Thank you very much Andy See Thread Below!! View Thread - Tim Roberts on Nov 4, 2006, 12:58 PM
    1. Hi Tim - Andy Molyneaux on Nov 5, 2006, 4:19 PM
      1. Thank you very much Andy - Tim Roberts on Nov 5, 2006, 4:29 PM
        1. Hi Tim - Andy Molyneaux on Nov 7, 2006, 5:45 AM
     
  49. Can I spray Humbrol enamel over Citadel (Games Workshop) Chaos Black basecoat? View Thread - Tim Roberts on Nov 3, 2006, 3:49 PM
    1. Yes - Pat McGrath on Nov 3, 2006, 4:25 PM
      1. Thank you very much - Tim Roberts on Nov 3, 2006, 5:13 PM
        1. If mixing paints - Andy Molyneaux on Nov 4, 2006, 8:09 AM
     
  50. Another Dullcote Question View Thread - Andy Lock on Nov 3, 2006, 12:58 PM
    1. Tamiya flat base mixed with Future - Michael McDonald on Nov 4, 2006, 3:05 AM
      1. RE:Tamiya flat base mixed with Future - Andy Molyneaux on Nov 4, 2006, 8:07 AM
        1. I tried 10 parts Future to 1 part Flat Base - Michael McDonald on Nov 4, 2006, 12:09 PM
          1. It worked ok - eventually. - Andy Lock on Nov 7, 2006, 2:13 PM
    2. Gunze Flat Clear - Bob johnston on Nov 12, 2006, 7:00 AM
     
  51. model military international "marmite system" question View Thread - tommy vicard on Nov 3, 2006, 11:34 AM
    1. Hi - Andy Molyneaux on Nov 4, 2006, 8:01 AM
      1. ten mm ?? - tommy vicard on Nov 5, 2006, 12:28 PM
    2. marmite - randy hampton on Nov 13, 2006, 9:32 PM
    3. Marmite system question - Tony Hogan on Nov 17, 2006, 3:00 AM
      1. try to explain - tommy vicard on Nov 25, 2006, 9:03 AM
        1. Marmite - Tony Hogan on Nov 29, 2006, 8:25 AM
     
  52. Question concerning applying transfers with filters & oil fading techniques View Thread - owen dawson on Nov 1, 2006, 7:20 PM
    1. Re: Question concerning applying transfers with filters & oil fading techniques - Ross Jarvis on Nov 2, 2006, 5:51 AM
      1. Totally agree with Ross - Miguel Jimenez Mig on Nov 2, 2006, 6:24 AM
    2. Thanks - owen on Nov 2, 2006, 12:09 PM
     
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