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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. asking about gunze metallic colors View Thread - vernet gerard on Apr 2, 2006, 8:43 AM
    1. Re: asking about gunze metallic colors - Roger Claeps on Apr 4, 2006, 9:02 PM
      1. looks good - gerard vernet on Apr 5, 2006, 5:54 AM
        1. Re: looks good - rdclaeps on Apr 5, 2006, 5:02 PM
      2. looks good - gerard vernet on Apr 5, 2006, 5:54 AM
        1. they are laquers - david nickels on Apr 5, 2006, 1:29 PM
    2. I have a better opinion now - gerard vernet on Apr 6, 2006, 4:15 AM
      1. Re: I have a better opinion now - Roger Claeps on Apr 6, 2006, 12:41 PM
        1. thanks - gerard vernet on Apr 7, 2006, 5:14 AM
     
  2. Somua X Friulmodelismo View Thread - Carlos Cafe on Apr 1, 2006, 10:23 AM
    1. Track repairs - Jeff Woodhouse on Apr 2, 2006, 7:03 AM
      1. Thanks - Carlos Cafe on Apr 2, 2006, 9:25 AM
    2. Well you have one side on backwards - david nickels on Apr 3, 2006, 1:23 PM
      1. that´s not what´s written on the instructions - Carlos Cafe on Apr 4, 2006, 11:04 AM
        1. Superglue works fine and other tips - Javier Azpiroz on Apr 6, 2006, 2:22 PM
          1. Good tip - Carlos Cafe on Apr 6, 2006, 5:34 PM
     
  3. Removing seam lines from ZIL-157 tires View Thread - Tom Radigan on Mar 31, 2006, 9:23 PM
    1. A very sharp knife is still your best bet. - Kevin Johnson on Apr 3, 2006, 6:29 PM
    2. a cuticle trimmer........ - clive harman on Apr 4, 2006, 2:21 AM
    3. Freezer - Mike Peplinski on Apr 8, 2006, 2:49 AM
     
  4. Artists oils in airbrush? View Thread - Steve Dowty on Mar 29, 2006, 8:36 AM
    1. Would be wierd - david nickels on Mar 29, 2006, 1:27 PM
    2. It could be done. - Kevin Johnson on Mar 29, 2006, 2:46 PM
      1. One more thing. - Kevin Johnson on Mar 29, 2006, 2:48 PM
    3. Artist's oil's..... - Steve Wedgner on Mar 30, 2006, 2:50 AM
      1. Re: Artist's oil's..... - Adrian Turcu on Apr 18, 2006, 2:27 AM
     
  5. airbrush annoyance View Thread - J K on Mar 29, 2006, 5:29 AM
    1. Too much pressure? - david nickels on Mar 29, 2006, 8:29 AM
      1. Thanks - J K on Mar 29, 2006, 2:57 PM
     
  6. magic sculp View Thread - Eyal Rein on Mar 27, 2006, 2:32 AM
    1. Magic Sculp is the way to go... - Dan Capuano on Mar 27, 2006, 10:30 PM
      1. Thanks! (n/t) - eyal rein on Mar 29, 2006, 1:21 AM
      2. Just got some Yesterday and its great stuff - john Wilkes on Mar 31, 2006, 3:41 AM
     
  7. Water-based primer?? View Thread - Kingston Wong on Mar 25, 2006, 1:53 AM
    1. primer - Adam Wilder on Mar 25, 2006, 4:12 AM
    2. airbrushing and primers - david nickels on Mar 25, 2006, 9:32 AM
    3. I agree with Dave - Bob Muckley on Mar 27, 2006, 12:16 AM
     
  8. Few from me. View Thread - Riso Horcik on Mar 21, 2006, 1:53 PM
    1. Part 2 - Riso Horcik on Mar 21, 2006, 2:07 PM
      1. few more. - Riso Horcik on Mar 21, 2006, 2:15 PM
     
  9. Putting a control valve on Paasche Compressor?? View Thread - Brian N. Stanley on Mar 20, 2006, 8:29 PM
    1. Fittings are compatable - roy chow on Mar 21, 2006, 2:48 AM
     
  10. Thermoplastic = Polymorph = Friendly Plastic - QUERY ! View Thread - clive harman on Mar 20, 2006, 5:37 AM
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  12. Testors Paints View Thread - Alan Machen on Mar 18, 2006, 5:49 PM
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  14. Revell Paints View Thread - Alan Machen on Mar 17, 2006, 6:43 PM
    1. Re: Revell Paints - Jakko Westerbeke on Mar 18, 2006, 5:23 AM
      1. Revell & Humbrol paints - Mike Starmer on Mar 20, 2006, 3:49 PM
        1. Re: Revell & Humbrol paints - Jakko Westerbeke on Mar 21, 2006, 5:05 AM
      2. In addition... - Mike Starmer on Mar 20, 2006, 3:52 PM
     
  15. sim. wood grain redux View Thread - Doug Bauer on Mar 17, 2006, 11:33 AM
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  17. simulated wood grain View Thread - Anonymous on Mar 17, 2006, 11:32 AM
    1. Sim. wood..... - Steve Wedgner on Mar 20, 2006, 3:43 AM
      1. grain - Andy fettes on Mar 25, 2006, 6:43 PM
     
  18. Which brand of acrylic paint..... View Thread - Adam O'Brien on Mar 16, 2006, 8:56 PM
    1. For what use? - david nickels on Mar 17, 2006, 8:41 AM
      1. I'm with Dave - Alan Machen on Mar 17, 2006, 2:40 PM
     
  19. Some airbrush help please View Thread - Andy Lock on Mar 13, 2006, 11:16 AM
    1. Airbrush pressure...... - Steve Wedgner on Mar 14, 2006, 4:10 AM
      1. Thanks Steve - Andy Lock on Mar 14, 2006, 8:39 AM
        1. Eye droppers - Andrew Albrecht on Mar 14, 2006, 2:52 PM
     
  20. sand paper for asphalt roads? View Thread - james morgan on Mar 12, 2006, 10:06 AM
    1. Asphalt Roads - Jason Bobrowich on Mar 12, 2006, 11:11 AM
      1. Done! - james morgan on Mar 12, 2006, 6:19 PM
        1. Looks Great - Jason Bobrowich on Mar 14, 2006, 1:13 AM
          1. How wide should each lane be? - james morgan on Mar 14, 2006, 8:51 PM
            1. lane width - Jason Bobrowich on Mar 15, 2006, 1:29 AM
    2. Here's another idea. - Mike Witous on May 12, 2006, 1:27 AM
     
  21. Painting concrete surfaces View Thread - David Schemel on Mar 11, 2006, 5:00 PM
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  23. Decal printing service View Thread - T. Metsovitis on Mar 10, 2006, 5:06 PM
    1. Here in UK - Brian Balkwill on Mar 12, 2006, 9:35 AM
     
  24. What would cause... View Thread - Brian N. Stanley on Mar 7, 2006, 11:00 PM
    1. Age or maybe thinner - Pete Gay on Mar 8, 2006, 7:28 PM
     
  25. PE trimming View Thread - bryan kennedy on Mar 7, 2006, 10:12 AM
    1. Sanding - Andrew on Mar 7, 2006, 12:47 PM
    2. Tools - roy chow on Mar 8, 2006, 1:11 PM
    3. My approach - Niko Asposalo on Mar 9, 2006, 7:09 AM
     
  26. Decal "edge" problem View Thread - Charles Matthews on Feb 28, 2006, 7:25 AM
    1. Decals - Jerrold Gustafson on Feb 28, 2006, 10:07 AM
    2. Thick decals - roy chow on Feb 28, 2006, 1:32 PM
    3. Mr. Mark Softer - Kevin Johnson on Feb 28, 2006, 7:19 PM
      1. Thanks guys - Charles Matthews on Mar 1, 2006, 8:21 AM
      2. More info - roy chow on Mar 1, 2006, 10:58 AM
        1. Gunze Sangyo n/m - Kevin Johnson on Mar 6, 2006, 4:59 PM
      3. Never mind... I got it - roy chow on Mar 1, 2006, 10:59 AM
        1. It is a two part product so get both... - david nickels on Mar 2, 2006, 8:26 AM
     
  27. Working with PE (magnification and glue) View Thread - Dave Johannsen on Feb 26, 2006, 7:23 PM
    1. visor info - Greg H on Feb 27, 2006, 12:30 AM
    2. Re: Working with PE (magnification and glue) - Mike Gardella on Feb 27, 2006, 12:45 PM
    3. Thanks Greg and Mike. It seems an Optivisor is in my future... - Dave Johannsen on Feb 28, 2006, 7:17 AM
    4. Hi Dave - Niko Asposalo on Mar 1, 2006, 3:30 AM
      1. And luckily I don't need - Niko Asposalo on Mar 1, 2006, 3:35 AM
     
  28. how do i make realistic weld seems View Thread - paul brown on Feb 24, 2006, 8:34 AM
    1. There's a good article on Armorama - Robert Lockie on Feb 24, 2006, 11:43 AM
      1. thank you robert - paul brown on Feb 24, 2006, 9:34 PM
    2. Aber helps too - david nickels on Feb 24, 2006, 2:04 PM
      1. thank you david - paul brown on Feb 24, 2006, 9:32 PM
     
  29. filling holes View Thread - gregory higdon on Feb 21, 2006, 8:05 PM
    1. Plugging Holes - John Boyton on Feb 22, 2006, 3:11 AM
    2. holes in walls? try spackle - Brian Alfano on Mar 1, 2006, 6:11 PM
    3. use real plaster - Owen R Auer on Mar 3, 2006, 11:26 PM
     
  30. Of Craarv's and Cranes View Thread - james button on Feb 17, 2006, 4:54 AM
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  32. Red Oxide Primer View Thread - John Krumplys on Feb 16, 2006, 11:11 PM
    1. primers - Greg H on Feb 17, 2006, 6:26 PM
    2. Not only that.... - Kevin Johnson on Feb 21, 2006, 2:01 PM
    3. What Color To Use On Models? - Darren Gilbert on Feb 24, 2006, 10:12 PM
      1. ATamiya Suggestion - Ricardo Haddad on Feb 25, 2006, 9:11 AM
        1. Thanks, I'll Get Some. - Darren Gilbert on Feb 25, 2006, 9:17 AM
      2. Also try....... - Alan Bessler on Feb 25, 2006, 7:19 PM
      3. 1:1 Burnt Sienna and British Crimson - Kevin Johnson on Feb 28, 2006, 7:23 PM
        1. Krylon - Tim Sloan on Mar 19, 2006, 6:13 PM
          1. Good Idea n/m - Kevin Johnson on Mar 29, 2006, 2:49 PM
     
  33. flexible cement... View Thread - Frederic Brassard on Feb 16, 2006, 3:28 PM
    1. This came up a while ago... - david nickels on Feb 16, 2006, 5:36 PM
      1. thanks... - Frederic Brassard on Feb 16, 2006, 10:03 PM
    2. Walthers Goo is the way to go... - Dan Capuano on Feb 21, 2006, 2:44 PM
     
  34. Paint tip for painting bunkers View Thread - Marc Veilette on Feb 14, 2006, 7:33 PM
    1. Re: Paint tip for painting bunkers - Jakko Westerbeke on Feb 15, 2006, 5:24 AM
      1. Re: Paint tip for painting bunkers - Marc Veilette on Feb 15, 2006, 1:59 PM
        1. Marc,.... - Andy Fettes on Feb 15, 2006, 8:41 PM
          1. Re: Marc,.... - Marc Veilette on Feb 15, 2006, 10:24 PM
        2. Re: Paint tip for painting bunkers - Jakko Westerbeke on Feb 16, 2006, 5:20 AM
     
  35. Dragon Parts View Thread - Alan Machen on Feb 13, 2006, 4:01 PM
    1. Not easily - david nickels on Feb 13, 2006, 5:19 PM
      1. Re: Not easily - Alan Machen on Feb 13, 2006, 5:34 PM
        1. ask in Private Sellers or on other boards - Mike Duguay on Feb 13, 2006, 10:47 PM
        2. The going price - david nickels on Feb 14, 2006, 8:42 AM
          1. Re: The going price - Alan Machen on Feb 14, 2006, 4:35 PM
     
  36. Future wax: Yellows white paint jobs? View Thread - Mckendree Whitney on Feb 13, 2006, 1:18 PM
    1. It is not supposed to... - david nickels on Feb 13, 2006, 3:49 PM
      1. Tried that and got spots - McKendree Whitney on Feb 14, 2006, 5:14 PM
    2. Future - Andy Lock on Feb 13, 2006, 5:12 PM
      1. That's it! Thanks!! n/t - McKendree Whitney on Feb 14, 2006, 5:03 PM
     
  37. Aluminum Barrels View Thread - Dennis Scott on Feb 12, 2006, 11:58 AM
    1. barrel info - Greg H on Feb 12, 2006, 12:02 PM
     
  38. Help with filters please View Thread - Andy Lock on Feb 7, 2006, 4:26 PM
    1. Filter's..... - steve wedgner on Feb 8, 2006, 8:25 AM
    2. Filters - Adam Wilder on Feb 8, 2006, 8:52 AM
      1. To Steve & Adam - Andy Lock on Feb 8, 2006, 3:11 PM
        1. Filter's etc......... - steve wedgner on Feb 9, 2006, 5:22 AM
          1. Thanks Steve.... - Andy Lock on Feb 9, 2006, 11:40 AM
     
  39. Challenger Weathering ODS View Thread - Michael Lowe on Feb 5, 2006, 10:59 AM
    1. Challenger weathering - Dan Hay on Feb 5, 2006, 11:58 AM
      1. Challenger Weathering ODS - Michael Lowe on Feb 6, 2006, 11:40 AM
    2. there's one just posted in the constructive comment's forum - jamie sumner on Mar 7, 2006, 5:33 AM
     
  40. How to Remove decals... View Thread - Jeff Whorl on Feb 3, 2006, 3:50 PM
    1. Jeff I carefully scrape them off with the opposite end of an x-acto blade... - Dan Capuano on Feb 3, 2006, 4:12 PM
    2. Try... - roy chow on Feb 3, 2006, 4:46 PM
    3. Thanks Guys.... - Jeff Whorl on Feb 3, 2006, 7:27 PM
     
  41. suggestions on how to craft.... View Thread - bill kiernan on Feb 1, 2006, 1:28 AM
    1. Interesting - david nickels on Feb 1, 2006, 8:23 AM
      1. Flat pattern - Matt Leese on Feb 1, 2006, 9:03 AM
        1. thanks guys read this- - bill kiernan on Feb 1, 2006, 10:17 AM
    2. Hello Bill... - Dan Capuano on Feb 1, 2006, 3:28 PM
      1. Dan the Man! - bill kiernan on Feb 1, 2006, 5:02 PM
     
  42. Airbrush trouble Iwata help View Thread - pete colclough on Feb 1, 2006, 1:24 AM
    1. iwata - charles huff on Feb 6, 2006, 3:25 PM
     
  43. Aztek A470 vs Badger 200 Gravity feed View Thread - Michael Lowe on Jan 30, 2006, 5:54 PM
    1. Aztek 470 - Andy Lock on Jan 31, 2006, 4:06 PM
      1. A470 - Michael Lowe on Jan 31, 2006, 6:06 PM
     
  44. Spraying MMP and MIG Powders View Thread - Darren Gilbert on Jan 29, 2006, 10:55 AM
    1. My MIG Method... - david nickels on Jan 30, 2006, 9:33 AM
      1. Airbrush Clean-up? And Thanks ! - Darren ilbert on Jan 30, 2006, 4:42 PM
        1. Easy - david nickels on Jan 31, 2006, 9:11 AM
          1. Use windex - Tim Sloan on Feb 13, 2006, 10:28 PM
     
  45. Tools needed for cutting Brass sheets View Thread - Marc Veilette on Jan 26, 2006, 9:35 PM
    1. Re: Tools needed for cutting Brass sheets - Ross Jarvis on Jan 27, 2006, 9:10 AM
      1. Re: Tools needed for cutting Brass sheets - Marc Veilette on Jan 27, 2006, 2:44 PM
    2. Re: Tools needed for cutting Brass sheets - Bob Wiber on Mar 11, 2006, 8:59 PM
     
  46. How do I do this ..... ? View Thread - Greg Amos on Jan 24, 2006, 11:03 AM
    1. How I would do it..... - Rick Purdy on Jan 24, 2006, 4:41 PM
    2. My take ... - Michael Kirchoff on Jan 25, 2006, 6:30 PM
    3. base material - Dave Foster on Jan 25, 2006, 10:00 PM
      1. Thanks for the replys all! <eom> - Greg Amos on Jan 28, 2006, 10:27 AM
     
  47. Art-Clay / Fando View Thread - Alex Dutt on Jan 22, 2006, 4:21 AM
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  49. paint help needed View Thread - Scott J Wallander on Jan 21, 2006, 10:34 AM
    1. Re: paint help needed - Jakko Westerbeke on Jan 22, 2006, 6:24 AM
     
  50. New Tamiya "Mr. Surfacer" View Thread - david nickels on Jan 20, 2006, 9:56 AM
    1. Re Tamiya Putty - Matt Leese on Jan 21, 2006, 7:09 AM
      1. I think it is much better - david nickels on Jan 21, 2006, 9:48 AM
        1. thanks, good tip! - Wouter Siepman on Feb 13, 2006, 2:22 PM
          1. 87075 - Wouter Siepman on Mar 9, 2006, 3:10 PM
     
  51. Acrylic Washes View Thread - Diego Rivera on Jan 19, 2006, 11:47 AM
    1. Why I hate acrylic washes... - david nickels on Jan 20, 2006, 9:52 AM
      1. Acrylic wash - Dave Schroedle on Jan 27, 2006, 5:52 AM
    2. I've had some success with them. - Kevin Johnson on Jan 25, 2006, 2:58 PM
     
  52. Concerns with Tamiya Smoke View Thread - Dave Schroedle on Jan 18, 2006, 8:09 PM
    1. Smoke - Matt Leese on Jan 19, 2006, 6:00 AM
    2. Wierd - david nickels on Jan 19, 2006, 9:00 AM
    3. Tamiya Smoke - Dave schroedle on Jan 27, 2006, 5:35 AM
     
  53. Painting plate armour with Humbrol metal cote and Tamiya paint markers. I require advice. View Thread - Phil on Jan 18, 2006, 7:46 AM
    1. Sorry, I forgot to post my full name. nt. - Phil Fisher on Jan 18, 2006, 7:48 AM
    2. This is the kind of thing I'd like to achieve - Phil Fisher on Jan 18, 2006, 8:45 PM
      1. Mr Metal Color?. - David Parker on Jan 19, 2006, 3:40 AM
        1. Great stuff - david nickels on Jan 19, 2006, 9:01 AM
        2. Gold? - Phil Fisher on Jan 19, 2006, 9:05 PM
          1. Gold - David Parker on Jan 20, 2006, 3:28 AM
            1. Couple more questions. - Phil Fisher on Jan 20, 2006, 7:45 AM
              1. They aren't acrylics - david nickels on Jan 20, 2006, 9:49 AM
     
  54. Anyone here added lighting to the Trumpeter T-34/85 interior? View Thread - Alan Weller on Jan 16, 2006, 9:59 AM
    1. LED's - david nickels on Jan 16, 2006, 1:05 PM
    2. Re: Anyone here added lighting to the Trumpeter T-34/85 interior? - Greg Harker on Jan 17, 2006, 6:56 PM
    3. Power source, AA or 9v? - Alan Weller on Jan 17, 2006, 8:38 PM
      1. Have to look at the LED's - david nickels on Jan 18, 2006, 9:09 AM
    4. Thanks to all from one who electronically challenged! - Alan Weller on Jan 18, 2006, 10:13 AM
    5. Powering the LED's - Dean Greaves on Jan 21, 2006, 8:41 AM
      1. Thanks...I sent you an email. - Alan Weller on Jan 21, 2006, 8:50 PM
     
  55. Humbrol Maskol View Thread - Tim McGill on Jan 15, 2006, 10:16 PM
    1. Humbrol Maskol - John Hobson on Jan 17, 2006, 7:27 AM
     
  56. Mr.Surfacer View Thread - Marko Jeras on Jan 15, 2006, 3:49 PM
    1. Cellulose/Laquer thinner... - Andrew Albrecht on Jan 15, 2006, 6:26 PM
     
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