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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. Coldheat Soldering Tool View Thread - Josh Brewster on Jan 14, 2006, 10:27 PM
    1. Been asked before but here's my answer - Eric McClure on Jan 15, 2006, 5:51 PM
      1. You forgot to mention... - Steve Dowty on Jan 16, 2006, 8:22 AM
     
  2. Panzer Aces Paints View Thread - Tom Moon on Jan 14, 2006, 3:07 PM
    1. I had no luck - david nickels on Jan 16, 2006, 9:24 AM
      1. Check this out... - Dan Capuano on Jan 19, 2006, 4:46 PM
     
  3. Removing varnish from photo-etch fret. View Thread - Dany Mc Donald on Jan 14, 2006, 3:00 PM
    1. Varnish remover - Glenn Gerson on Jan 15, 2006, 11:31 AM
      1. Varnish remover - Dany Mc Donald on Jan 15, 2006, 12:03 PM
     
  4. Punch and die advice neede (please) View Thread - Dan Hay on Jan 14, 2006, 2:01 AM
    1. Re: Punch and die advice neede (please) - theovandepeppel on Jan 14, 2006, 2:08 AM
      1. No I didn't - Dan Hay on Jan 15, 2006, 1:08 PM
        1. Create your own - John Boyton on Jan 15, 2006, 4:29 PM
          1. Thanks for the tip John! - Dan Hay on Jan 15, 2006, 7:52 PM
    2. Waldron sub-mini... - Andrew Albrecht on Jan 15, 2006, 7:02 PM
    3. Or you could try the "Nutter" - Brian Balkwill on Jan 16, 2006, 2:33 PM
    4. Thanks very much everyone! - Dan Hay on Jan 16, 2006, 11:59 PM
      1. Re: Thanks very much everyone! - Gaetano Pisano on Jan 24, 2006, 2:29 AM
     
  5. what green to use? View Thread - jon on Jan 13, 2006, 12:45 PM
    1. Why not try the Modern group also? - david nickels on Jan 13, 2006, 12:49 PM
    2. If you mean British Army Of the Rhine vehicles... - Dan Hay on Jan 13, 2006, 9:26 PM
    3. Colourcoats paints - Dan Hay on Jan 14, 2006, 1:55 AM
     
  6. Need help with oil stain View Thread - Brian Balkwill on Jan 12, 2006, 4:20 AM
    1. Oil stains, etc. - Greg H on Jan 12, 2006, 11:16 PM
    2. I would think any black brown mixed with some gloss - Eddie Maige on Jan 13, 2006, 3:28 PM
    3. Thanks guys - Brian Balkwill on Jan 14, 2006, 3:59 AM
     
  7. need help "Australia" in white decals View Thread - Peter Williams on Jan 11, 2006, 11:40 PM
    1. Aussie Decals - Gav on Mar 17, 2006, 10:14 PM
     
  8. Bare metal help View Thread - Josh Black on Jan 8, 2006, 5:01 PM
    1. Bare metal? - Robert Lockie on Jan 9, 2006, 3:45 AM
    2. The look of the metal - david nickels on Jan 9, 2006, 9:07 AM
      1. Thanks and clarification - josh black on Jan 9, 2006, 5:27 PM
        1. look at my KV-2 in constructive comments - david nickels on Jan 10, 2006, 1:57 PM
     
  9. camouflage netting View Thread - Jon on Jan 7, 2006, 11:06 AM
    1. Yes - Mike Starmer on Jan 7, 2006, 1:51 PM
    2. medical dressings - philstutcinskas on Jan 8, 2006, 1:25 PM
      1. Boots Gauze Swabs - Geoff Hawley on Jan 24, 2006, 4:34 AM
     
  10. vegetables View Thread - gregory higdon on Jan 4, 2006, 9:10 PM
    1. Never tried but here's an idea - Eric McClure on Jan 4, 2006, 11:28 PM
    2. lettuce in 1/72 - Jeff Hamblen on Jan 6, 2006, 4:31 AM
     
  11. Injection molding sinkholes in tank tracks View Thread - Tom Radigan on Jan 4, 2006, 6:20 PM
    1. Sink Holes in Tracks - Michael Scott on Jan 4, 2006, 8:21 PM
     
  12. Help with AFV club tracks View Thread - John Franklin on Jan 4, 2006, 4:59 PM
    1. Yes - Jim Cichy on Jan 5, 2006, 7:57 AM
      1. thank you - John Franklin on Jan 6, 2006, 6:20 AM
     
  13. Help needed with paint chips View Thread - Andy Lock on Jan 3, 2006, 11:24 AM
    1. I prefer... - roy chow on Jan 3, 2006, 5:45 PM
    2. Paints and colors - david nickels on Jan 4, 2006, 11:48 AM
     
  14. Painting poles View Thread - Mick O'Riordan on Jan 3, 2006, 4:25 AM
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  16. whitewash View Thread - gregory higdon on Jan 2, 2006, 3:28 AM
    1. Re: whitewash - Jakko Westerbeke on Jan 2, 2006, 5:03 AM
     
  17. Strange problem with MIG pigments View Thread - eyal rein on Dec 29, 2005, 6:09 AM
    1. Compatability? - david nickels on Dec 29, 2005, 9:56 AM
    2. mine turned white - Jan Peters on Jan 1, 2006, 11:30 AM
    3. Russian Earth... - Kristoffer Nilsson on Jan 1, 2006, 12:25 PM
      1. found the problem - eyal rein on Jan 1, 2006, 2:47 PM
     
  18. Tamiya putty and Pe parts View Thread - Hoste Stefaan on Dec 29, 2005, 6:03 AM
    1. Varnish - david nickels on Dec 29, 2005, 10:03 AM
      1. Varnish ? - John Franklin on Jan 4, 2006, 4:55 PM
        1. Yes - david nickels on Jan 7, 2006, 11:29 AM
    2. Attaching PE - Michael Scott on Jan 4, 2006, 8:25 PM
     
  19. Anyone tried annealing p-e steel? View Thread - Robert Lockie on Dec 26, 2005, 8:12 AM
    1. Sure - david nickels on Dec 26, 2005, 9:35 AM
      1. Thanks David - Robert Lockie on Dec 26, 2005, 9:43 AM
        1. You can always... - david nickels on Dec 27, 2005, 9:24 AM
     
  20. Daler-Rowney sable brushes question. View Thread - Phil on Dec 24, 2005, 2:05 AM
    1. Hi phil - philstutcinskas on Dec 25, 2005, 4:05 PM
      1. Thanks. - Phil Fisher on Dec 25, 2005, 7:56 PM
      2. Question - Phil Fisher on Dec 25, 2005, 8:18 PM
        1. they will work fine... - phil stutcinskas on Dec 26, 2005, 4:54 PM
     
  21. Masking thin lines? View Thread - Martin Persson on Dec 12, 2005, 5:00 PM
    1. Drafting tape? - roy chow on Dec 12, 2005, 9:46 PM
      1. Re: Drafting tape? - Martin Persson on Dec 14, 2005, 4:59 AM
    2. Re: Masking thin lines? - Matt Leese on Dec 14, 2005, 6:07 AM
      1. Thanks Matt! - Martin Persson on Dec 15, 2005, 3:52 PM
    3. Tool I use - Gary Johnson on Dec 16, 2005, 4:07 PM
     
  22. New Missing-Lynx Owner! View Thread - Ruth Galpine (M-L admin) on Dec 12, 2005, 6:50 AM
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  24. dry transfer how-to? View Thread - Andrew Nelson on Dec 8, 2005, 1:18 AM
    1. Dry Transfer - Herbert Ackermans on Dec 8, 2005, 2:36 AM
    2. Check out this at Archer Fine Transfers... - RichardTellejohn on Dec 11, 2005, 7:20 AM
     
  25. Greasy Fingerprints.. View Thread - Johan Detruyer on Dec 7, 2005, 2:56 PM
    1. easy - Ciarán Kind on Dec 8, 2005, 10:30 AM
     
  26. advice needed on applying white wash View Thread - owen dawson on Dec 5, 2005, 2:42 PM
    1. Something I'm going to attempt is this - roy chow on Dec 5, 2005, 10:37 PM
     
  27. Airbrushing? View Thread - Mark Levine on Dec 5, 2005, 2:02 PM
    1. Personal preference - Steve Kubik on Dec 6, 2005, 6:05 AM
    2. airbrushing..... - steve wedgner on Dec 6, 2005, 6:15 AM
      1. Thanks and... - Mark Levine on Dec 6, 2005, 1:22 PM
     
  28. Least Expensive PE Tool Option View Thread - Dave Johannsen on Dec 4, 2005, 7:10 AM
    1. In my opinion - david nickels on Dec 4, 2005, 2:34 PM
      1. Sounds like good advice. Thank you. N/T - Dave Johannsen on Dec 5, 2005, 8:50 AM
        1. A link for review of all tool - Alasdair K Johnston on Dec 5, 2005, 2:48 PM
          1. Link here...drat - Alasdair K Johnston on Dec 5, 2005, 2:48 PM
            1. Very Useful Link... - Dave Johannsen on Dec 6, 2005, 2:15 PM
              1. I use them i sell them... - Bob Collignon on Dec 9, 2005, 11:26 AM
    2. Personal experience and these tools - Michael Scott on Jan 4, 2006, 8:36 PM
     
  29. Iwata Compressors....Best Value?? View Thread - Brian N. Stanley on Dec 3, 2005, 12:24 AM
    1. Iwata compressors - Mike Land on Dec 4, 2005, 5:05 PM
     
  30. Dumb question: Mig Pigments and Varnish View Thread - Daryl Grant on Nov 30, 2005, 3:29 PM
    1. Varnish makes the pigment disappear - david nickels on Dec 1, 2005, 8:56 AM
    2. Mix the varnish in the begining - Miguel Jimenez Mig on Dec 1, 2005, 12:06 PM
      1. Thx Mig and David... great advice - Daryl Grant on Dec 2, 2005, 10:11 PM
     
  31. making molds View Thread - talino bruno on Nov 29, 2005, 3:02 AM
    1. Try here. - Kevin Krueger on Dec 2, 2005, 4:13 PM
    2. Also try here .... - Aripin L. Sunardi on Dec 3, 2005, 12:28 AM
     
  32. paint adhesion problem for vinyl tracks View Thread - Mark Palmer on Nov 28, 2005, 10:06 AM
    1. Question,............. - Andy Fettes on Nov 28, 2005, 5:40 PM
      1. Re: Question,............. - Mark Palmer on Nov 29, 2005, 10:39 AM
    2. Paint falling off - Dave Foster on Nov 29, 2005, 1:26 PM
     
  33. Water base primer?? View Thread - Kingston Wong on Nov 28, 2005, 2:32 AM
    1. I would,..... - Andy Fettes on Nov 28, 2005, 5:27 PM
      1. Is there a water base primer?? - Kingston Wong on Dec 2, 2005, 3:35 PM
     
  34. Paint for PzKfw VI Tiger ausf E exhaust pipes. View Thread - Martin on Nov 27, 2005, 11:39 AM
    1. This might help - Alasdair K Johnston on Nov 27, 2005, 12:17 PM
    2. It is the old Airfix kit reboxed - david nickels on Nov 28, 2005, 1:46 PM
    3. Excellent 'rust' for exhausts - Michael Scott on Jan 4, 2006, 8:41 PM
     
  35. MIG's new filters View Thread - eyal rein on Nov 27, 2005, 5:54 AM
    1. Mig's filter's........ - steve wedgner on Nov 28, 2005, 4:11 AM
      1. so simple... Thanks! - eyal rein on Nov 30, 2005, 2:00 AM
     
  36. Steel track color? View Thread - Eric McClure on Nov 26, 2005, 7:17 PM
    1. I use either Gunzy chocolate or Tamiya Red-brown - Kingston Wong on Nov 28, 2005, 5:48 PM
     
  37. Model Cement Options View Thread - TJ Whelan on Nov 26, 2005, 11:19 AM
    1. Anything that melts plastic will have harmful fumes. - Kingston Wong on Nov 27, 2005, 7:25 PM
    2. Minimal risk versus exaggerated fears - david nickels on Nov 28, 2005, 10:47 AM
    3. Re: Model Cement Options - Mike Gardella on Nov 28, 2005, 10:48 AM
    4. Best stay in bed.... - Dave Foster on Nov 28, 2005, 2:17 PM
    5. Thank you - TJ Whelan on Nov 28, 2005, 10:32 PM
      1. hello TJ - philstutcinskas on Nov 29, 2005, 5:54 AM
    6. Try a Fan - Tom Moon on Dec 10, 2005, 9:32 AM
     
  38. Modelkasten Tracks....Last Steps in Finishing... View Thread - Brian N. Stanley on Nov 25, 2005, 9:29 PM
    1. track's...... - steve wedgner on Nov 26, 2005, 7:15 AM
     
  39. Thanks View Thread - Matt Wellhouser on Nov 23, 2005, 12:49 PM
    1. OOPs This is for the thread below! - Matt Wellhouser on Nov 23, 2005, 12:50 PM
     
  40. Attaching model to base View Thread - Matt wellhouser on Nov 21, 2005, 12:25 PM
    1. I use the bolt method - david nickels on Nov 21, 2005, 5:10 PM
    2. Perhaps you could... - Eddie Maige on Nov 21, 2005, 7:45 PM
      1. This is THE way to go! - Matt Grzybinski on Nov 22, 2005, 8:46 AM
     
  41. flag making View Thread - Shawn Ferguson on Nov 19, 2005, 9:51 AM
    1. Recognition flags - Greg H on Nov 19, 2005, 2:53 PM
    2. Shawn, Shawn, Shawn.... - Dave O'Hara on Nov 19, 2005, 4:22 PM
    3. Here's a good 'How to make a realistic looking flag' with pics... - Janic Dubé on Nov 20, 2005, 9:35 AM
      1. Thanks - Shawn Ferguson on Nov 20, 2005, 9:52 PM
        1. If you use latex gloves when you airbrush... - RichardTellejohn on Dec 18, 2005, 7:02 AM
     
  42. HELP Please-Filters and paint View Thread - Gra on Nov 18, 2005, 1:30 PM
    1. try... - mark neville on Nov 18, 2005, 4:12 PM
     
  43. Lost instructions Dragon E-100 View Thread - Javier Azpiroz on Nov 16, 2005, 5:59 PM
    1. E 100 Instructions - Peter Hoskins on Nov 19, 2005, 4:39 AM
      1. Received, thank you Peter (N/T) - Anonymous on Nov 21, 2005, 1:09 PM
        1. It is me, sorry (N/T) - Javier Azpiroz on Nov 21, 2005, 1:10 PM
     
  44. Does anyone own a Gunze Super Booth for airbrushing ? View Thread - ralph persico on Nov 16, 2005, 12:14 PM
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  46. Cheap Paint Mixer... View Thread - Rick Minichiello on Nov 15, 2005, 8:58 PM
    1. A cheapy paint mixer - Glenn Gerson on Nov 23, 2005, 9:24 AM
     
  47. Anyone used Polymorph ? View Thread - clive harman on Nov 13, 2005, 10:28 PM
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  49. resin casting blocks question View Thread - david abouserhal on Nov 12, 2005, 11:08 PM
    1. Casting Block removal - Mike Baskette on Nov 14, 2005, 9:21 AM
    2. Resin surgery..... - Rick Purdy on Nov 15, 2005, 10:34 PM
    3. thank you for the tips - david abouserhal on Nov 18, 2005, 11:38 PM
     
  50. blindness, insanity and Aber workable clasps View Thread - Dave Mazierski on Nov 11, 2005, 2:12 PM
    1. blindness, insanity and Aber workable clasps - Ken Henderson on Nov 11, 2005, 5:41 PM
      1. That oughta do it... - Dave Mazierski on Nov 11, 2005, 6:25 PM
    2. I hate to advocte the use of drugs, explosives, or violence, but that always works for me. - Rick Bilak on Nov 13, 2005, 3:38 PM
      1. This might help - Alasdair K Johnston on Nov 16, 2005, 3:16 AM
        1. Agg forgot link - Alasdair K Johnston on Nov 16, 2005, 3:17 AM
     
  51. Painting Roadwheels View Thread - Bob johnston on Nov 11, 2005, 1:09 AM
    1. Looks good. I'll need to try it sometime. n/t - James Smith on Nov 11, 2005, 1:40 AM
    2. Looks good, one tip for those who haven't tried......... - Eric McClure on Nov 11, 2005, 6:02 PM
    3. Re: Painting Roadwheels - Mike Van Schoonhoven on Nov 12, 2005, 12:03 AM
    4. which template...... - steve261169 on Nov 15, 2005, 7:09 AM
      1. Pic & answers - Bob johnston on Nov 16, 2005, 5:47 AM
        1. Cheers Bob....... - steve wedgner on Nov 16, 2005, 9:23 AM
     
  52. Help with T-34/76 1941 View Thread - Mike Van Schoonhoven on Nov 10, 2005, 10:53 AM
    1. Have you looked at the ones in the gallery?? I don't think.. - Ron Hetherington on Nov 10, 2005, 4:16 PM
    2. Re: Help with T-34/76 1941 - Mike Van Schoonhoven on Nov 10, 2005, 6:06 PM
     
  53. Help-Air Compressors View Thread - Martouck Robert on Nov 10, 2005, 3:05 AM
    1. Air Compressors... - Tim McGill on Nov 10, 2005, 7:40 AM
    2. I use a Campbell Hausfeld Compressor, see this link.. - Ron Hetherington on Nov 10, 2005, 4:12 PM
      1. Hey Ron, Some more questions about your recommendation - Anonymous on Nov 10, 2005, 7:23 PM
    3. The C/H compresser is worht every penny and then some - ralph persico on Nov 16, 2005, 12:35 PM
     
  54. Alumilite Casting tips needed View Thread - Sam Bagby on Nov 8, 2005, 2:13 PM
    1. Alumilite tips - Greg H on Nov 8, 2005, 4:21 PM
     
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