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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. 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
     
  2. 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
     
  3. 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
     
  4. 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
     
  5. 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
     
  6. 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
     
  7. 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
     
  8. Tinting Rustall View Thread - Thomas Naser on Nov 17, 2006, 1:29 AM
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  10. 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
     
  11. 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
     
  12. 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
     
  13. Toolz View Thread - Phil Goodwin on Nov 11, 2006, 9:57 PM
    1. Re: Toolz - Matt Leese on Nov 26, 2006, 8:09 AM
     
  14. 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
     
  15. 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
     
  16. 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
     
  17. 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
     
  18. 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
     
  19. 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
     
  20. 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
     
  21. 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
     
  22. 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
     
  23. 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
     
  24. 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
     
  25. Mr Surfacer 1000 as a primer? View Thread - ray vermillion on Oct 31, 2006, 10:20 AM
    1. I guess you could - david nickels on Nov 2, 2006, 8:46 AM
    2. Cheaper alternative - roy chow on Nov 8, 2006, 12:11 PM
     
  26. 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
     
  27. 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
     
  28. 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
     
  29. 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
     
  30. 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
     
  31. 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
     
  32. 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
     
  33. 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
     
  34. 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
     
  35. 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
     
  36. 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
     
  37. Thanks for the response. View Thread - Michael McDonald on Oct 11, 2006, 1:49 PM
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  39. 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
     
  40. 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
     
  41. 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
     
  42. 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
     
  43. 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
     
  44. 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
     
  45. 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
     
  46. 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
     
  47. 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
     
  48. 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
     
  49. 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
     
  50. 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
     
  51. 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
     
  52. Thinner for Gunze Sangyo Mr. Metal - help! View Thread - J Keehan on Sep 25, 2006, 8:36 AM
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