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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. My Absence on this forum View Thread - Adam Wilder on Jul 7, 2005, 8:50 AM
    1. Move overseas? - Jorge Alvear on Jul 8, 2005, 9:37 PM
     
  2. airbrush problems View Thread - gregory higdon on Jul 6, 2005, 12:25 AM
    1. Sounds clogged or... - david nickels on Jul 6, 2005, 9:13 AM
    2. Re: airbrush problems - Mike Gardella on Jul 6, 2005, 1:40 PM
     
  3. Need help with weathering!!! Paint chip, rust, etc... View Thread - Clarence Prigent on Jul 5, 2005, 10:34 PM
    1. Some help - roy chow on Jul 5, 2005, 11:55 PM
    2. weathering - ciarán on Jul 27, 2005, 9:27 AM
     
  4. Wheel painting template required View Thread - Andy Lock on Jul 5, 2005, 2:38 PM
    1. weels - luis cortelezzi on Jul 5, 2005, 2:48 PM
      1. I didn't think of that !! - Andy Lock on Jul 5, 2005, 5:49 PM
        1. Got one now - Andy Lock on Jul 6, 2005, 9:39 AM
     
  5. How to apply decals ? View Thread - Robert Villaverde on Jul 5, 2005, 10:10 AM
    1. Re: How to apply decals ? - Mike Gardella on Jul 5, 2005, 1:16 PM
      1. Wow! Sounds complicated. - Robert on Jul 5, 2005, 2:55 PM
        1. Re: Wow! Sounds complicated. - Mike Gardella on Jul 5, 2005, 3:05 PM
      2. As was pointed out below... - Paul Day on Jul 14, 2005, 4:19 AM
    2. Decal alternatives... - Greg H on Jul 5, 2005, 10:41 PM
    3. No alternative to quality - roy chow on Jul 6, 2005, 12:04 AM
      1. So how do you........ - Andy Lock on Jul 6, 2005, 9:31 AM
        1. Re: So how do you........ - Mike Gardella on Jul 6, 2005, 1:29 PM
        2. Re: So how do you........ - Mike Gardella on Jul 6, 2005, 1:34 PM
          1. Decals - Andy Lock on Jul 6, 2005, 6:32 PM
        3. Sharp Exacto Helps - Mark Dunck on Jul 7, 2005, 12:17 AM
     
  6. Weathering M1A1HA tracks in OIF View Thread - Jeff Whorl on Jul 4, 2005, 8:55 AM
    1. USMC tanks - John C Lewis on Jul 10, 2005, 9:39 AM
     
  7. Faded paint View Thread - Michael Tharme on Jul 2, 2005, 4:16 PM
    1. Re: Faded paint - Mike Gardella on Jul 6, 2005, 1:36 PM
      1. Faded paint - Mike Tharme on Jul 10, 2005, 10:07 AM
     
  8. Trouble w/ CA glue & resin View Thread - Jared Siegel on Jul 2, 2005, 3:07 PM
    1. Re: Trouble w/ CA glue & resin - Alex Dutt on Jul 2, 2005, 6:09 PM
    2. Re: Trouble w/ CA glue & resin - Mike Gardella on Jul 6, 2005, 1:45 PM
     
  9. any experience on rtv-nv View Thread - Nemanja Mijatovic on Jun 30, 2005, 1:04 PM
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  11. Decal solution.... View Thread - Paul Day on Jun 30, 2005, 8:41 AM
    1. Re: Decal solution.... - Jakko Westerbeke on Jul 1, 2005, 5:45 AM
      1. Oh well. - Paul Day on Jul 1, 2005, 6:37 AM
     
  12. New use for old CA View Thread - John Sekas on Jun 29, 2005, 4:59 PM
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  14. neat addition to iwata eclipse View Thread - charles huff on Jun 27, 2005, 2:30 PM
    1. Pre-set handles - Jim Fredd on Jul 1, 2005, 10:00 AM
      1. Ditto.......... - Alan Bessler on Jul 3, 2005, 1:26 PM
     
  15. Adam Wilder, please contact me via email... View Thread - Jorge Alvear on Jun 27, 2005, 1:07 PM
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  17. mixing colors View Thread - gregory higdon on Jun 27, 2005, 12:54 PM
    1. mixing paints... - Greg H on Jun 27, 2005, 9:28 PM
      1. thank you - gregory higdon on Jun 27, 2005, 10:22 PM
    2. Re: mixing colors - Jakko Westerbeke on Jun 29, 2005, 5:18 AM
     
  18. Help needed with winter scheme over 3 tone View Thread - Josh Black on Jun 26, 2005, 2:38 PM
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  20. Sand Bags, Tarps, and extra Stowage View Thread - Ryan Wyckoff on Jun 24, 2005, 7:43 PM
    1. sand bags... - Frederic Brassard on Jun 29, 2005, 9:05 AM
      1. for the sand bag, I use... - Frederic Brassard on Jun 30, 2005, 6:46 AM
    2. and... - Frederic Brassard on Jun 29, 2005, 9:38 AM
     
  21. Reusing Silly Putty? View Thread - Jeff Hamblen on Jun 21, 2005, 4:38 PM
    1. Silly Putty 101 - Greg H on Jun 21, 2005, 5:45 PM
     
  22. Old Dog New Tricks View Thread - Ryan Wyckoff on Jun 20, 2005, 5:23 PM
    1. A good read for you - roy chow on Jun 20, 2005, 6:30 PM
    2. Weld lines - Robert Lockie on Jun 21, 2005, 10:31 AM
      1. Weld Lines - Modified Pyrogravure ? - Stirling Lowery on Jun 23, 2005, 5:52 PM
        1. Persevere... - Robert Lockie on Jun 27, 2005, 5:21 AM
          1. Weld Lines - Modified Pyrogravure ? - Stirling Lowery on Jun 29, 2005, 10:05 AM
     
  23. Track pins for Friuls View Thread - Niko Asposalo on Jun 19, 2005, 6:32 AM
    1. ReTrack pins - John Franklin on Jun 19, 2005, 8:32 AM
    2. Great idea! - David E. O'Hara on Jun 20, 2005, 9:37 AM
    3. Great idea... - Alan Bessler on Jun 20, 2005, 10:17 AM
    4. Great Idea - Jim Fredd on Jul 1, 2005, 10:13 AM
     
  24. Zimmerit View Thread - Kreston Peckham on Jun 17, 2005, 2:54 PM
    1. You're limited - roy chow on Jun 17, 2005, 3:58 PM
      1. not completely true.... anymore - Niels Henkemans on Jun 17, 2005, 6:20 PM
     
  25. specific ques on types of oils View Thread - Josh Black on Jun 17, 2005, 1:59 PM
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  27. Can you use enamels over Mr.Surfacer 500?? View Thread - marknasim on Jun 10, 2005, 8:00 AM
    1. You shouldn’t have any problem... and - Adam Wilder on Jun 10, 2005, 6:48 PM
    2. Of course you can because...... - Jack Lym on Jun 17, 2005, 12:02 PM
     
  28. DML Panther schürzen View Thread - Veli-Pekka Pelttari on Jun 10, 2005, 3:50 AM
    1. RE: DML Panther schürzen - Mark Dunck on Jun 15, 2005, 5:46 PM
      1. Hi, - Veli-Pekka Pelttari on Jun 16, 2005, 1:38 AM
     
  29. How to attach "bricks" and rubble in a dio View Thread - Jeff Whorl on Jun 9, 2005, 8:02 PM
    1. Jeff I use diluted Elmers glue out of an old hairspray bottle... - Dan Capuano on Jun 10, 2005, 2:14 AM
      1. You can buy spray bottles at.... - Randy Jackson on Jun 12, 2005, 9:16 AM
      2. Thanks Dan...your suggestion worked great - Jeff Whorl on Jun 12, 2005, 12:26 PM
    2. ...Bricks - Thomas Naser on Jun 17, 2005, 3:54 PM
     
  30. Wooden stowage box question.... View Thread - Matthew Mifsud on Jun 9, 2005, 7:42 AM
    1. Boxes - Matthew Toms on Jun 9, 2005, 10:35 AM
      1. thanks...so... - Matthew Mifsud on Jun 9, 2005, 3:45 PM
     
  31. Rear and side mirrors - how to? View Thread - Torben Nielsen on Jun 7, 2005, 9:46 AM
    1. Re: Rear and side mirrors - how to? - John F. Steinman on Jun 7, 2005, 12:15 PM
    2. Silver Mylar - Matthew Toms on Jun 7, 2005, 12:19 PM
      1. Try a CD ROM - Alasdair K Johnston on Jun 8, 2005, 4:07 AM
        1. Example - Alasdair K Johnston on Jun 8, 2005, 4:10 AM
    3. Paint and Foil - david nickels on Jun 8, 2005, 2:34 PM
    4. Thanks guys - Torben Nielsen on Jun 12, 2005, 3:26 PM
      1. silver mylar . . . - Peter Dahl on Jun 13, 2005, 12:05 PM
        1. And tooth decay! - John F. Steinman on Jun 14, 2005, 11:08 AM
     
  32. Basic Weathering technique? View Thread - Roger Cockburn on Jun 6, 2005, 2:24 PM
    1. Re: Basic Weathering technique? - Jakko Westerbeke on Jun 7, 2005, 4:56 AM
      1. Thanks Jakko. Another Question... - Roger Cockburn on Jun 7, 2005, 6:30 AM
        1. base-coat and its finish - Adam Wilder on Jun 7, 2005, 7:46 AM
          1. Satin - Roger Cockburn on Jun 7, 2005, 9:04 AM
            1. Re: Satin - Jakko Westerbeke on Jun 8, 2005, 4:53 AM
              1. Sounds good - Roger Cockburn on Jun 8, 2005, 9:36 AM
            2. pigments and pastels - Adam Wilder on Jun 9, 2005, 6:45 AM
              1. Thanks Adam. - Roger Cockburn on Jun 9, 2005, 9:09 AM
     
  33. Vallejo Metallic paint (alcohol base) View Thread - Scott Dimmick on Jun 5, 2005, 8:53 PM
    1. I use it - david nickels on Jun 6, 2005, 10:27 AM
     
  34. Paints View Thread - gregory higdon on Jun 5, 2005, 5:45 PM
    1. Have used Freak Flex - david nickels on Jun 6, 2005, 10:28 AM
     
  35. How do you do fuel stains ? View Thread - Cezar from Cleveland on Jun 4, 2005, 8:13 PM
    1. posting guidelines - Greg H on Jun 5, 2005, 11:43 AM
      1. Oups, sorry about that. - Cezary Bartnicki on Jun 5, 2005, 12:00 PM
        1. Clear Paints - david nickels on Jun 6, 2005, 10:32 AM
    2. Check these out - Pat McGrath on Jun 6, 2005, 6:06 PM
      1. Thank you both, will try again. N/T - Cezary Bartnicki on Jun 6, 2005, 9:36 PM
     
  36. Questions about James Blackwells painting method View Thread - Eric Peters on Jun 4, 2005, 5:29 PM
    1. I used it here - Brian Balkwill on Jun 5, 2005, 7:05 AM
      1. Wow - Eric Peters on Jun 5, 2005, 7:55 PM
        1. Nope - tracks chemically weathered - Brian Balkwill on Jun 6, 2005, 2:38 AM
      2. Outstanding KT! - Kevin J. McNichols on Jun 11, 2005, 11:51 AM
        1. Mud recipe - Brian Balkwill on Jun 12, 2005, 1:03 PM
     
  37. Panzer Grey View Thread - gregory higdon on Jun 3, 2005, 12:53 PM
    1. Dunkelgrau not Panzer grey! - Greg H on Jun 3, 2005, 4:45 PM
     
  38. A Couple Of Questions About Future / Klear View Thread - Andy Lock on Jun 3, 2005, 3:23 AM
    1. Answers to the Future.............. - Rick Purdy on Jun 3, 2005, 6:21 PM
      1. Thanks Rick, does this mean......... - Andy Lock on Jun 3, 2005, 6:59 PM
    2. Re: A Couple Of Questions About Future / Klear - Terry margerum on Jun 4, 2005, 5:04 AM
    3. Future base coat...... - Larry Bates on Jun 23, 2005, 1:34 AM
     
  39. blacken it question View Thread - bill kiernan on Jun 1, 2005, 8:38 AM
    1. I don't think so - Brian Balkwill on Jun 1, 2005, 9:17 AM
    2. Yes but... - david nickels on Jun 1, 2005, 9:30 AM
      1. Yes - Josh Black on Jun 1, 2005, 6:08 PM
    3. thanks brian and david - bill kiernan on Jun 1, 2005, 1:35 PM
     
  40. Questions About The Badger 100 series airbrush... View Thread - Stephen Luke Sy on Jun 1, 2005, 7:37 AM
    1. Re: Questions About The Badger 100 series airbrush... - David Parker on Jun 1, 2005, 9:54 AM
    2. Re: Questions About The Badger 100 series airbrush... - Mike Gardella on Jun 1, 2005, 1:35 PM
      1. Thanks for the advice! n/t - Stephen Luke Sy on Jun 1, 2005, 7:56 PM
     
  41. Cast-a-coat... View Thread - Adam O'Brien on Jun 1, 2005, 2:11 AM
    1. CASTa COAT in Australia - ALASDAIR K JOHNSTON on Jun 2, 2005, 6:04 PM
     
  42. Is electric drill the answer with small plastic defects placed in tight areas? View Thread - Rod Hayes on May 31, 2005, 5:45 PM
    1. I would use a pin vise and/or file - david nickels on Jun 1, 2005, 12:23 PM
    2. Micro-detailer is the answer - Brian Balkwill on Jun 5, 2005, 7:07 AM
     
  43. Vallejo Model Color View Thread - Abdallah Husseini on May 31, 2005, 8:35 AM
    1. Model Color and Model Air - David Nickels on May 31, 2005, 9:25 AM
    2. re. Vallejo Model Color - Mike Land on May 31, 2005, 3:17 PM
      1. Thank you guys - Abdallah Husseini on Jun 1, 2005, 6:10 AM
    3. Vallejo Model Color - Michael Kirchoff on Jun 3, 2005, 8:34 AM
     
  44. wear and tear question View Thread - gregory higdon on May 30, 2005, 10:25 PM
    1. plaster - Adam Wilder on Jun 1, 2005, 10:12 AM
     
  45. tank antennae in 1/35 - UK sources? View Thread - nicholas mayhew on May 30, 2005, 2:18 PM
    1. violin chords - Matthew Mifsud on May 30, 2005, 5:57 PM
    2. suggestion - jon on May 31, 2005, 4:51 AM
    3. Re: tank antennae in 1/35 - UK sources? - Jakko Westerbeke on May 31, 2005, 5:18 AM
    4. Re: tank antennae in 1/35 - UK sources? - sutt on Jun 3, 2005, 12:53 AM
    5. stretched sprue - Larry Bates on Jun 23, 2005, 1:39 AM
     
  46. Screws View Thread - Phil Goodwin on May 29, 2005, 10:02 PM
    1. Check out... - John Boyton on May 30, 2005, 2:59 AM
    2. Check out , part 2 - John Boyton on May 30, 2005, 3:06 AM
      1. I'm gonna hide under a rock - Phil Goodwin on May 30, 2005, 4:26 AM
     
  47. Notice on use of eBay photographs View Thread - Ruth Galpine (M-L admin) on May 26, 2005, 6:58 AM
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  49. Fruil Metal Tracks View Thread - Bill Smithson on May 25, 2005, 11:04 AM
    1. Is on this page about 30 posts down nt - david nickels on May 25, 2005, 1:57 PM
      1. Re: Is on this page about 30 posts down nt - Jakko Westerbeke on May 26, 2005, 4:46 AM
        1. Old Age - billsmithson on May 26, 2005, 8:24 AM
     
  50. Iwata revolution airbrush question View Thread - Eric McClure on May 23, 2005, 10:22 PM
    1. Re: Iwata revolution airbrush question - John F. Steinman on May 24, 2005, 9:34 PM
    2. Iwata Revolution cleanup - Ted Paone on May 25, 2005, 5:28 PM
    3. Cleaning the airbrush - Jim Fredd on May 27, 2005, 2:48 PM
     
  51. pigments and binder View Thread - quincy cutshaw on May 22, 2005, 12:56 PM
    1. Pigments - Adam Wilder on May 22, 2005, 11:36 PM
      1. Re: Pigments - qclex on May 23, 2005, 1:39 PM
        1. Very good question - Adam Wilder on May 24, 2005, 1:44 PM
        2. Dullcoat - david nickels on May 24, 2005, 5:16 PM
     
  52. Which Glue? View Thread - Callum Dwyer on May 22, 2005, 2:52 AM
    1. Re: Which Glue? - Jakko Westerbeke on May 22, 2005, 5:07 AM
      1. name - luis cortelezzi on May 24, 2005, 3:50 PM
        1. Re: name - Jakko Westerbeke on May 25, 2005, 4:55 AM
    2. Preserve Glue - Clayton Sokoll on Jun 10, 2005, 7:21 AM
     
  53. Newbie question concerning level of detail View Thread - Greg Amos on May 21, 2005, 7:17 PM
    1. Build it how you want to. - Eric McClure on May 21, 2005, 9:55 PM
    2. Re: Newbie question concerning level of detail - Jakko Westerbeke on May 22, 2005, 5:13 AM
      1. C)All of above....... - Rick Purdy on May 23, 2005, 5:11 AM
     
  54. Replacing Tamiya M4 suspension with AFV Club View Thread - Roger Cockburn on May 21, 2005, 5:59 AM
    1. Removing Boggie Plates - Scott Negron on May 21, 2005, 2:57 PM
      1. New Dremel - Roger Cockburn on May 22, 2005, 7:07 AM
     
  55. Friul T-34/85 Tracks View Thread - Jeff Ital on May 19, 2005, 2:09 PM
    1. Re: Friul T-34/85 Tracks - Jeff Ital on May 19, 2005, 2:10 PM
    2. assembly - gregory higdon on May 22, 2005, 11:02 PM
     
  56. Airbrush AND Compressor View Thread - Bill Smithson on May 18, 2005, 1:59 PM
    1. I agree... buy a compressor ASAP - david nickels on May 18, 2005, 3:37 PM
      1. Compressors - Bill Smithson on May 18, 2005, 3:53 PM
        1. Compressors? - Tom Herling on May 19, 2005, 7:21 AM
     
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