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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. Rubber wheels protection View Thread - Adrian Turcu on Sep 1, 2005, 5:58 AM
    1. RE: Rubber wheel protection - Thomas Naser on Sep 1, 2005, 7:09 PM
      1. Re: RE: Rubber wheel protection - Adrian Turcu on Sep 2, 2005, 4:41 AM
     
  2. software for decals View Thread - Doug Bauer on Aug 31, 2005, 11:05 PM
    1. Re: software for decals - Jakko Westerbeke on Sep 1, 2005, 4:46 AM
      1. RE: Decal Software - Thomas Naser on Sep 1, 2005, 7:18 PM
    2. Paper! - Jose Duran on Sep 2, 2005, 9:24 AM
      1. I use the Testors stuff - david nickels on Sep 2, 2005, 4:44 PM
     
  3. bitter taste left by iwata dealer. View Thread - steve261169 on Aug 31, 2005, 6:39 AM
    1. OK - Graeme Davidson on Aug 31, 2005, 10:18 AM
      1. missing the point - steve261169 on Aug 31, 2005, 1:31 PM
        1. Glue trick - Graeme Davidson on Aug 31, 2005, 2:09 PM
        2. man and the machine - david nickels on Aug 31, 2005, 3:41 PM
          1. bubble's - steve wedgner on Sep 1, 2005, 8:12 AM
            1. things happen - david nickels on Sep 1, 2005, 11:07 AM
        3. Please use your full name Steve - Adam Wilder on Aug 31, 2005, 6:49 PM
    2. Iwata maintanence.... - Nicola Cortese on Aug 31, 2005, 10:55 AM
      1. Nick, what's the glue do?? Are you hoping that it fills any voids?? - Ron Hetherington on Aug 31, 2005, 4:15 PM
        1. Tamiya thinner... - Nick Cortese on Aug 31, 2005, 6:06 PM
    3. Not sure what you did to your gun in the first place, but.... - Ron Hetherington on Aug 31, 2005, 4:04 PM
    4. link - Jeff Andrews on Sep 1, 2005, 4:11 PM
     
  4. Hexagonal punch micro set? View Thread - Marko Jeras on Aug 30, 2005, 3:43 AM
    1. Historex, but - Graeme Davidson on Aug 30, 2005, 2:53 PM
    2. plastruct - Jeff Andrews on Aug 30, 2005, 9:25 PM
    3. Slicing rod is the way to go - Robert Lockie on Aug 31, 2005, 7:31 AM
    4. Aber or Eduard? - david nickels on Aug 31, 2005, 3:45 PM
    5. Slicing is the answer :o) - Marko Jeras on Sep 1, 2005, 3:12 AM
     
  5. Aluminum Gun Barrels View Thread - Dennis Scott on Aug 29, 2005, 8:31 PM
    1. to prime or not to prime... - Greg H on Aug 29, 2005, 10:51 PM
      1. Blacken-it type solutions are best. - Chris Lloyd-Staples on Sep 2, 2005, 3:49 PM
     
  6. Just got an Iwata HP-SB airbrush, anyone else has one? View Thread - Robert Johnson on Aug 29, 2005, 2:33 AM
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  8. Decal Question View Thread - Ted Nichols on Aug 28, 2005, 11:02 PM
    1. Setting Decals - Pat Alexander on Aug 29, 2005, 11:07 PM
      1. Thanks Pat - Ted Nichols on Aug 30, 2005, 2:58 PM
     
  9. Clogged airbrush View Thread - Steve Dowty on Aug 28, 2005, 10:36 AM
    1. cleaning the Iwata - Nick Cortese on Aug 28, 2005, 11:17 AM
      1. Thanks, Nick - Steve Dowty on Aug 28, 2005, 3:53 PM
      2. Using Tamiya Extra Thin glue - Jim Fredd on Sep 1, 2005, 10:28 AM
        1. Clogged airbrush - Alberto Flores on Sep 21, 2005, 1:44 PM
     
  10. Pioneer tool straps question... View Thread - Matthew Mifsud on Aug 27, 2005, 11:01 AM
    1. Matthew, there are some options... - Dave O'Hara on Aug 27, 2005, 11:19 AM
     
  11. RHPS track problem View Thread - Eric McClure on Aug 26, 2005, 10:12 PM
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  13. need tips for using pigment dust View Thread - James Surratt on Aug 26, 2005, 10:21 AM
    1. article by MIG himself - Niels Henkemans on Aug 26, 2005, 12:32 PM
      1. Thanks for the article - Jim Fredd on Sep 1, 2005, 10:22 AM
     
  14. blaken it problem View Thread - talino bruno on Aug 25, 2005, 6:22 PM
    1. Add a (little) - Alasdair K Johnston on Aug 25, 2005, 7:05 PM
      1. So, Alasdair.... - Dave O'Hara on Aug 25, 2005, 8:47 PM
        1. He He - Alasdair K Johnston on Aug 26, 2005, 4:47 AM
          1. Thanks, Alasdair! - Dave O'Hara on Aug 26, 2005, 6:17 PM
     
  15. Where can i buy a beading tool.... View Thread - Dave Morris on Aug 24, 2005, 9:34 AM
    1. Etchmate - Adam Wilder on Aug 24, 2005, 9:52 AM
      1. Beading, not bending! ;o) - Robert Lockie on Aug 24, 2005, 12:48 PM
        1. ooops......... I’ll Say - Adam Wilder on Aug 24, 2005, 2:41 PM
    2. Re: Where can i buy a beading tool.... - Mike Gardella on Aug 25, 2005, 9:28 AM
      1. unfortunatly.... - Dave Morris on Aug 25, 2005, 4:04 PM
        1. No luck with... - Rick Purdy on Aug 25, 2005, 4:21 PM
    3. Not in the UK but... - Andrew Albrecht on Aug 25, 2005, 7:30 PM
     
  16. Adam, Help with mud please!! View Thread - Jose Duran on Aug 22, 2005, 11:16 PM
    1. Where can i get that video ???? - Paulo Lopes on Aug 23, 2005, 5:32 AM
      1. video!! - Jose Duran on Aug 23, 2005, 9:53 AM
        1. I'll be waiting..... Gracias Jose - Paulo Lopes on Aug 23, 2005, 11:07 AM
    2. Desert vehicles - Adam Wilder on Aug 24, 2005, 10:45 AM
     
  17. Will a Dremel tool cut a surgical syringe/ needle? View Thread - Marc Brandes on Aug 22, 2005, 3:37 PM
    1. yes - luis cortelezzi on Aug 22, 2005, 4:08 PM
      1. Thanks! - Marc Brandes on Aug 22, 2005, 4:48 PM
    2. Just remember.......... - Quincy Seymour on Aug 27, 2005, 1:40 PM
     
  18. For Rob Bridges View Thread - Adam Wilder on Aug 21, 2005, 1:39 PM
    1. Adam-please check your Email-Thanks! Rob B n/t - Robert Bridges on Aug 21, 2005, 3:29 PM
    2. I have asked ..... - Adam Wilder on Aug 23, 2005, 9:13 AM
      1. I've send it, i've got no "problem" reply - Paulo Lopes on Aug 23, 2005, 11:06 AM
     
  19. Question on making tarps View Thread - Marc Brandes on Aug 21, 2005, 1:37 PM
    1. Opinions - roy chow on Aug 21, 2005, 1:47 PM
      1. Thanks Roy! - Marc Brandes on Aug 21, 2005, 4:19 PM
     
  20. 50 caliber MG View Thread - Ted Wells on Aug 21, 2005, 10:10 AM
    1. Gino answered it already - Ted Wells on Aug 21, 2005, 10:45 AM
     
  21. Aztec A470 airbrush/mositure trap View Thread - Jay Ruggiero on Aug 20, 2005, 6:20 PM
    1. Fittings - Pat Alexander on Aug 21, 2005, 2:03 AM
     
  22. Help Needed View Thread - Paul Bonnett on Aug 20, 2005, 2:36 PM
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  24. Vallejo arcrylics. View Thread - Bob johnston on Aug 19, 2005, 7:44 AM
    1. Re. Vallejo Acrylics - Adam Wilder on Aug 21, 2005, 1:54 PM
      1. Re: Re. Vallejo Acrylics - Bob johnston on Aug 22, 2005, 2:59 AM
     
  25. Wash with acrylics View Thread - Aidil Hafidz on Aug 17, 2005, 4:49 AM
    1. You can read those articles - Paulo Lopes on Aug 18, 2005, 12:00 PM
    2. Acrylic - Miguel Jimenez Mig on Aug 18, 2005, 1:50 PM
      1. Re: Acrylic - Aidil Hafidz on Aug 18, 2005, 11:08 PM
        1. in this case.... - Miguel Jimenez Mig on Aug 19, 2005, 4:26 AM
          1. Re: in this case.... - Aidil Hafidz on Aug 19, 2005, 9:46 AM
            1. Acrylic washes over Tamiya TS spray. - Christophe Jacquemont on Aug 19, 2005, 10:01 PM
     
  26. Adam, some questions about your track colors View Thread - Chuck McCauley on Aug 17, 2005, 2:49 AM
    1. Tracks - Adam Wilder on Aug 17, 2005, 5:15 PM
      1. Thank you so very much, Adam - Chuck McCauley on Aug 17, 2005, 5:25 PM
    2. Can you send me an email as well - Ed Maige on Aug 17, 2005, 7:33 PM
    3. and ... - MJBannerman on Aug 18, 2005, 9:25 PM
    4. I hope i'm not late for this one...... - Paulo Lopes on Aug 19, 2005, 5:14 AM
      1. Marc, Paulo and Portugal - Adam Wilder on Aug 19, 2005, 9:40 AM
        1. Me too? - Dmitry Kiyatkin on Aug 21, 2005, 3:15 PM
     
  27. Construction first or paint first? View Thread - Aidil Hafidz on Aug 16, 2005, 5:08 AM
    1. Both - Jakko Westerbeke on Aug 16, 2005, 5:33 AM
    2. Yes and No - Dave Foster on Aug 16, 2005, 5:40 PM
      1. Order of battle for building/painting...... - Rick Purdy on Aug 16, 2005, 10:54 PM
    3. Decent Policy - Jared Siegel on Aug 17, 2005, 12:33 AM
     
  28. Lightening Up View Thread - Jared Siegel on Aug 15, 2005, 11:10 PM
    1. Dull-coats - Adam Wilder on Aug 17, 2005, 4:35 PM
      1. Thanks - Jared Siegel on Aug 17, 2005, 10:01 PM
     
  29. Rubber tires won't dry after painting. Help! View Thread - Mikhail Mokeyev on Aug 15, 2005, 4:17 PM
    1. I am stumped - Adam Wilder on Aug 18, 2005, 5:38 PM
      1. Oh well... - Mikhail Mokeyev on Aug 20, 2005, 10:19 AM
    2. Trakz make resin wheels. - Christophe Jacquemont on Aug 19, 2005, 10:05 PM
      1. Thanks! I'll keep it in mind! (-) - Mikhail Mokeyev on Aug 20, 2005, 10:20 AM
     
  30. Painting Leather seats View Thread - MJBannerman on Aug 14, 2005, 9:58 AM
    1. Great Stuff! - Bing Betita on Aug 15, 2005, 3:12 AM
    2. thank you - bill kiernan on Aug 15, 2005, 6:10 AM
    3. Brilliant !!!!!......thanks. n/t - Adam O'Brien on Aug 15, 2005, 11:31 PM
    4. Good Stuff Mark!!!! - Adam Wilder on Aug 17, 2005, 4:37 PM
     
  31. Ground color View Thread - Trevor on Aug 13, 2005, 5:00 PM
    1. Your full name and earth colors - Adam Wilder on Aug 15, 2005, 5:13 PM
      1. I would like this too, Adam...... - Adam O'Brien on Aug 15, 2005, 11:37 PM
     
  32. Vallejo Model Air View Thread - Bill Smithson on Aug 12, 2005, 8:23 AM
    1. vallejo - charles huff on Aug 12, 2005, 4:27 PM
    2. Vallejo acrylics - Michael Kirchoff on Aug 13, 2005, 10:34 PM
      1. Vallejo - Bill Smithson on Aug 15, 2005, 4:34 AM
     
  33. Mr. Masking Sol View Thread - Jordan Jones on Aug 10, 2005, 2:58 PM
    1. Neo Type - david nickels on Aug 11, 2005, 4:56 PM
      1. Thanks fotr your help - Jordan Jones on Aug 11, 2005, 5:01 PM
        1. Re: Thanks fotr your help - Ruslan KH on Aug 12, 2005, 1:15 AM
     
  34. RTV mould from rubber master?? View Thread - bart depauw on Aug 8, 2005, 9:20 AM
    1. Bart,I use RTV all the time with no problems ,except... - JohnOreilly on Aug 8, 2005, 5:34 PM
     
  35. Zimmerit tools, what to use?? View Thread - Walter Schneider on Aug 6, 2005, 7:07 PM
    1. Tamiya PE - Matt Grzybinski on Aug 8, 2005, 11:37 AM
      1. Thanks for the advice Matt! Appreciate it! - Walter Schneider on Aug 8, 2005, 3:48 PM
    2. My method - Robert Lockie on Aug 9, 2005, 12:01 PM
      1. Thanks for the help Robert, appreciate it! - Walter Schneider on Aug 9, 2005, 3:13 PM
    3. Re: Zimmerit tools, what to use?? - Anonymous on Aug 9, 2005, 7:13 PM
      1. Sorry, the above post was me (n/t) - Paul Alderton on Aug 9, 2005, 7:14 PM
        1. Awesome work Paul! - Walter Schneider on Aug 9, 2005, 10:49 PM
        2. Nice Work Paul - Adam Wilder on Aug 10, 2005, 8:00 AM
          1. Thanks for the comments Walter and Adam and.... - Paul Alderton on Aug 12, 2005, 6:11 PM
     
  36. Winch cables View Thread - MOORE George on Jul 31, 2005, 6:55 AM
    1. Karaya the way to go - Brian Balkwill on Jul 31, 2005, 12:22 PM
    2. Nylon kite line..... - Rick Purdy on Jul 31, 2005, 7:05 PM
     
  37. Tow Chains View Thread - Ryan Wyckoff on Jul 30, 2005, 6:04 PM
    1. chains....... - Rick Purdy on Jul 30, 2005, 9:23 PM
     
  38. On the salt technique. View Thread - Byron Leal on Jul 29, 2005, 9:21 PM
    1. salt tech......... - Rick Purdy on Jul 30, 2005, 2:41 PM
     
  39. PE bending tools View Thread - Marko Jeras on Jul 29, 2005, 7:53 AM
    1. Hold and Fold vs Etch Mate - Jeff Garriss on Jul 29, 2005, 10:06 AM
      1. 5-speed hold and fold - Marko Jeras on Jul 30, 2005, 3:37 AM
     
  40. Iwata airbrush advice View Thread - Rob James on Jul 29, 2005, 1:50 AM
    1. About Iwatas! - Jose Duran on Jul 29, 2005, 10:40 AM
    2. It all depends on what you want. I have the HP-C, 2 of them.... - Ron Hetherington on Aug 3, 2005, 8:21 PM
      1. About the 0.2mm nozzle.. - Juha Uusikartano on Aug 27, 2005, 11:54 AM
     
  41. Rivets View Thread - Rory Sorenson on Jul 29, 2005, 12:27 AM
    1. beading tool - Hendrickx Philippe on Jul 29, 2005, 9:58 AM
    2. Punch and die set!! - Jose Duran on Jul 29, 2005, 10:43 AM
     
  42. question on flat finishes View Thread - Matthew Mifsud on Jul 28, 2005, 5:57 PM
    1. Vallejo acrylics - Philippe Hendrickx on Jul 28, 2005, 7:14 PM
     
  43. Liquid Cement and Touch and Flow Applicators View Thread - Jeff Garriss on Jul 28, 2005, 9:20 AM
    1. Liquid glues - Jim Fredd on Jul 29, 2005, 2:03 PM
      1. One idea - MOORE George on Jul 31, 2005, 6:48 AM
    2. Don't switch ... - Michael Kirchoff on Jul 29, 2005, 11:46 PM
      1. 3 Touch and Flows Trashed - Jeff Garriss on Jul 30, 2005, 6:01 AM
        1. Tamiya Extra Thin - Randy Riley on Aug 4, 2005, 4:01 PM
     
  44. Untitled View Thread - ciarán on Jul 27, 2005, 9:28 AM
    1. Re: Wash - Mike Gardella on Jul 27, 2005, 11:26 AM
      1. hi mike - ciarán on Jul 27, 2005, 11:43 AM
        1. Re: hi mike - Mike Gardella on Jul 27, 2005, 12:38 PM
          1. 2 more things - ciarán Kind on Jul 30, 2005, 12:56 PM
            1. Re: 2 more things - Mike Gardella on Aug 1, 2005, 10:26 AM
    2. Please use your full name - Adam Wilder on Jul 28, 2005, 9:28 AM
      1. sorry - ciarán Kind on Jul 30, 2005, 12:48 PM
     
  45. Adam Wilder, how do you do that? View Thread - Chuck McCauley on Jul 26, 2005, 5:09 PM
    1. Wet and dry mud - Adam Wilder on Jul 27, 2005, 7:59 AM
      1. Thank you Adam, a huge help - Chuck McCauley on Jul 27, 2005, 1:04 PM
    2. Excellent - Lee Lloyd on Jul 28, 2005, 4:21 AM
    3. Chuck and Lee - Adam Wilder on Jul 28, 2005, 9:32 AM
     
  46. camo View Thread - Joseph Marcotte on Jul 26, 2005, 4:45 PM
    1. Airbrushing camouflages - Adam Wilder on Jul 27, 2005, 7:18 AM
      1. Hey - Joseph Marcotte on Jul 27, 2005, 11:38 PM
        1. Re: Hey - Anonymous on Aug 22, 2005, 11:37 PM
     
  47. Help: Tamiya's Flat Base and Future View Thread - Alberto Flores on Jul 26, 2005, 2:14 PM
    1. Future & Flat Base - Andy Lock on Jul 26, 2005, 6:52 PM
      1. Future & Flat Base - Alberto Flores on Jul 26, 2005, 9:13 PM
     
  48. To Adam Wilder from Jose Duran from Atl NATS View Thread - Jose F Duran on Jul 26, 2005, 1:49 AM
    1. Thank you - Adam Wilder on Jul 26, 2005, 8:59 AM
     
  49. Question for Adam Wilder (from Nats Seminar) View Thread - Randy Riley on Jul 25, 2005, 4:43 PM
    1. Escoda Toray Gold Synthetic - Adam Wilder on Jul 26, 2005, 9:00 AM
      1. thanks Adam n/t - Randy Riley on Jul 27, 2005, 11:16 AM
     
  50. Spray Booth View Thread - Eric Rains on Jul 24, 2005, 8:17 AM
    1. Link - Hendrickx Philippe on Jul 29, 2005, 10:02 AM
     
  51. workable hinges View Thread - Bob Muckley on Jul 16, 2005, 11:42 PM
    1. Never mind... - Bob Muckley on Jul 17, 2005, 5:05 PM
      1. Re: Never mind... - Jose Duran on Jul 29, 2005, 10:44 AM
        1. L.R. is Lion Roar... - Bob Muckley on Jul 31, 2005, 4:57 PM
     
  52. 1/35 Hands Help View Thread - Dmitry Kiyatkin on Jul 16, 2005, 7:52 PM
    1. Verlinden and Hornet have (hands) ... N/T - Antonio Brugarolas on Jul 17, 2005, 3:17 AM
    2. You may have to cut off the fingers - Bing Betita on Jul 18, 2005, 6:38 AM
    3. Some years ago - Robert Lockie on Jul 18, 2005, 7:34 AM
     
  53. mr surfacer 500 View Thread - ian fisher on Jul 15, 2005, 9:15 PM
    1. can/jar - Greg H on Jul 15, 2005, 10:37 PM
     
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