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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. 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
     
  2. 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
     
  3. 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
     
  4. Help Needed With Sherman Painting, Please !!! View Thread - Andy Lock on May 17, 2005, 6:43 PM
    1. OD - Pat McGrath on May 17, 2005, 7:27 PM
      1. Thanks Pat, I'll Try Sand Yellow - Andy Lock on May 18, 2005, 12:23 PM
     
  5. Matt varnish mist View Thread - Koenraad Cracco on May 17, 2005, 1:09 AM
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  7. Fusing Oils View Thread - quincy cutshaw on May 16, 2005, 1:36 PM
    1. Oils - Adam Wilder on May 17, 2005, 8:49 AM
      1. Re: Oils - quincy cutshaw on May 17, 2005, 4:33 PM
        1. oils - Adam Wilder on May 18, 2005, 9:53 AM
     
  8. Lucite Thinner View Thread - quincy cutshaw on May 16, 2005, 11:28 AM
    1. I use laquer thinner - david nickels on May 16, 2005, 2:02 PM
     
  9. AFVclub sd.kfz 251/1 boxes View Thread - Björn Nielsen on May 16, 2005, 9:17 AM
    1. ausf c !!!!! - Björn Nielsen on May 16, 2005, 11:37 AM
    2. Lion Roar? - Robert Lockie on Jun 1, 2005, 1:49 AM
     
  10. Weathering Desert squemes on afv's View Thread - Francisco Bexiga on May 16, 2005, 6:44 AM
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  12. Painting small tools, need advice please. View Thread - Walter Schneider on May 15, 2005, 5:26 PM
    1. Tiny stuff..... - Rick Purdy on May 15, 2005, 10:38 PM
      1. Thanks Rick, will give it a whirl! n/t - Walter Schneider on May 16, 2005, 5:56 AM
      2. Getting to the edge - Ted Paone on May 18, 2005, 11:49 AM
     
  13. general question about weathering View Thread - gregory higdon on May 15, 2005, 11:19 AM
    1. Spirits of Turpentine - Adam Wilder on May 17, 2005, 8:58 AM
     
  14. wooden effect.... View Thread - Matthew Mifsud on May 15, 2005, 10:15 AM
    1. Re: wooden effect.... - John F. Steinman on May 15, 2005, 5:50 PM
      1. Thanks i'll try it (n/t) - Matthew Mifsud on May 16, 2005, 7:03 AM
     
  15. Help with A & B View Thread - James Wolfe on May 14, 2005, 4:02 PM
    1. A & B epoxy putty - Jim Fredd on May 20, 2005, 12:14 PM
     
  16. Early sherman/Lee suspension question View Thread - Matthew Mifsud on May 12, 2005, 3:06 AM
    1. steel {n/t} - Greg H on May 12, 2005, 3:37 AM
     
  17. MMP washes View Thread - Eric Peters on May 11, 2005, 3:50 PM
    1. Yes I have! - Mike V. on May 11, 2005, 10:45 PM
    2. Pigment Powder Washes - Scott Negron on May 12, 2005, 11:03 AM
     
  18. Image Copyright Policy Update View Thread - Missing-Lynx Team on May 11, 2005, 6:26 AM
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  20. Track help needed! View Thread - Matthew Mifsud on May 8, 2005, 2:58 PM
    1. Track Color - Scott Negron on May 9, 2005, 3:28 PM
      1. Thanks for advice! - Matthew Mifsud on May 9, 2005, 6:51 PM
     
  21. 'chicken wire' 1/35 hexagonal mesh View Thread - ian fisher on May 8, 2005, 10:14 AM
    1. Maybe this will help.... - SCOTT DAY on May 8, 2005, 8:23 PM
    2. Here come the bride, here comes.... - Greg H on May 8, 2005, 11:48 PM
     
  22. Flat finish: Humbrol matt varnish View Thread - Anonymous on May 6, 2005, 10:08 AM
    1. Oops! Forgot to type eveything in! n/t - Glenn Ryder on May 6, 2005, 10:10 AM
    2. Being lazy... - Paul Day on May 6, 2005, 11:32 AM
    3. humbrol flat - Johan Detruyer on May 8, 2005, 4:45 PM
     
  23. Tracks on the Ferdinand View Thread - Björn Nielsen on May 5, 2005, 4:58 AM
    1. My method - david nickels on May 5, 2005, 8:57 AM
      1. Thanks ! - Björn Nielsen on May 5, 2005, 9:27 AM
        1. Example pic - david nickels on May 5, 2005, 12:40 PM
     
  24. Painting roadwheels and such View Thread - Armando Rivera on May 4, 2005, 12:08 PM
    1. example picture - david nickels on May 5, 2005, 1:00 PM
      1. Nice Model! - Scott Negron on May 6, 2005, 10:15 AM
    2. Paint Them First - Scott Negron on May 6, 2005, 10:14 AM
     
  25. detailing periscopes? View Thread - Mike McGregor on May 3, 2005, 3:35 AM
    1. Make your own! Cheap! Easy! - Matthew Toms on May 3, 2005, 8:20 AM
      1. Simply Genius... - Mike McGregor on May 4, 2005, 8:59 AM
     
  26. Best way to put RHPS tracks together? View Thread - Eric McClure on Apr 30, 2005, 1:24 AM
    1. RHPS Tracks - Jeff Whorl on Apr 30, 2005, 1:19 PM
    2. How I do it - - Matthew Toms on Apr 30, 2005, 9:31 PM
     
  27. Need opinions, please. View Thread - Audi Asri on Apr 29, 2005, 9:30 AM
    1. Stalingradwas mainly a new city... - Antonio Brugarolas on Apr 29, 2005, 1:22 PM
      1. Thanks.... - Audi Asri on Apr 30, 2005, 2:07 AM
        1. I don´t know much, but if I can help... - Antonio Brugarolas on Apr 30, 2005, 11:45 AM
          1. Ive just posted new images of the dio in the CC forum. check it out.... :) n/t - Audi Asri on May 1, 2005, 8:58 AM
     
  28. Friul Tracks and Blacken It... View Thread - Glenn Ryder on Apr 28, 2005, 8:27 PM
    1. Glenn check out this link... - Mike Land on Apr 28, 2005, 10:19 PM
      1. Great Link! Thanks Mike! n/t - Glenn Ryder on Apr 28, 2005, 10:26 PM
    2. Something might have changed... - david nickels on Apr 29, 2005, 9:09 AM
      1. It works! - Glenn Ryder on Apr 29, 2005, 7:23 PM
      2. must clean thuroughly nowadays - Michael Rinaldi on May 2, 2005, 6:31 PM
        1. blacken it... - Glenn Ryder on May 8, 2005, 9:20 AM
          1. Yeh that's been my experience too . . . - Michael Rinaldi on May 14, 2005, 4:37 PM
     
  29. How to create weld seams around the kubelblend View Thread - JEFF WHORL on Apr 26, 2005, 8:19 PM
    1. Article on Armorama - Robert Lockie on Apr 27, 2005, 5:17 AM
      1. Update on the Lee weld method - Alasdair K Johnston on Apr 28, 2005, 7:47 AM
    2. Try This - Scott Negron on Apr 28, 2005, 8:47 PM
     
  30. Airbrushing with Vallejo Model Air Paints.... View Thread - Brian N. Stanley on Apr 26, 2005, 11:33 AM
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  32. Flagpoles View Thread - Audi Asri on Apr 26, 2005, 10:29 AM
    1. Re: Flagpoles - Jakko Westerbeke on Apr 27, 2005, 5:33 AM
      1. ooo - Audi Asri on Apr 27, 2005, 12:39 PM
     
  33. Washes View Thread - Boris Taylor on Apr 24, 2005, 2:27 PM
    1. My 2 centavos - Bing Betita on Apr 24, 2005, 10:32 PM
    2. Try water-soluble oils - Steve Dowty on Apr 25, 2005, 5:14 PM
      1. Winsor&Newton.... - Rick Purdy on Apr 25, 2005, 6:09 PM
    3. wash options - luis cortelezzi on Apr 26, 2005, 7:46 AM
    4. Oil washes over Humbrol enamels - ralph persico on Apr 26, 2005, 1:22 PM
    5. To make sure.... - Andy Fettes on Apr 27, 2005, 7:19 PM
     
  34. Best Tiger 1 engine compartment View Thread - Brian Balkwill on Apr 20, 2005, 3:32 PM
    1. Re: Best Tiger 1 engine compartment - Alex Dutt on Apr 21, 2005, 7:46 AM
      1. Thanks for the info - Brian Balkwill on Apr 21, 2005, 1:40 PM
     
  35. Sturmtiger shells - How to make packing crates View Thread - Brian balkwill on Apr 20, 2005, 6:28 AM
    1. *edit - Brian Balkwill on Apr 20, 2005, 8:35 AM
      1. And for those in the US... - david nickels on Apr 20, 2005, 2:46 PM
     
  36. How many on here have ordered articles from AFV Modeler Magazine? View Thread - Anonymous on Apr 20, 2005, 12:17 AM
    1. Posting guidelines - Adam Wilder on Apr 20, 2005, 7:39 AM
    2. No Problems - Volker Schaak on Apr 20, 2005, 7:51 AM
    3. Articals from AFV Modeler. - steve ramsay on Apr 24, 2005, 5:54 PM
     
  37. storage View Thread - greg higdon on Apr 19, 2005, 11:37 PM
    1. My parts boxes - Matthew Toms on Apr 20, 2005, 10:39 AM
    2. Tacke Boxes - david nickels on Apr 22, 2005, 1:02 PM
     
  38. How do you guys paint the polka dots with the ambush pattern? View Thread - erik bruce on Apr 19, 2005, 11:01 PM
    1. 3 methods - Matthew Toms on Apr 20, 2005, 10:32 AM
     
  39. Question for Adam Wilder View Thread - Paulo Lopes on Apr 19, 2005, 6:40 PM
    1. AV Green Ratio - Adam Wilder on Apr 19, 2005, 10:12 PM
      1. Re: AV Green Ratio - Paulo Lopes on Apr 20, 2005, 4:13 PM
     
  40. Problems registering? View Thread - Missing-Lynx Team on Apr 19, 2005, 1:29 PM
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  42. Filling problems View Thread - Roger Cockburn on Apr 18, 2005, 2:18 PM
    1. filling - Greg H on Apr 18, 2005, 4:52 PM
      1. Thanks Greg. n/t - Roger Cockburn on Apr 19, 2005, 10:23 AM
    2. Silly Putty - Matthew Toms on Apr 20, 2005, 10:51 AM
      1. Thanks Matt, I'll give it a go! n/t - Roger Cockburn on Apr 21, 2005, 3:47 PM
     
  43. Compulsory Registration on Discussion Groups View Thread - Missing-Lynx Team on Apr 18, 2005, 7:22 AM
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  45. Resin Casting - Swedish Helmet View Thread - Tim Blacker on Apr 18, 2005, 6:26 AM
    1. Molds - david nickels on Apr 18, 2005, 9:34 AM
      1. M90 Mould - Tim Blacker on Apr 19, 2005, 4:18 AM
     
  46. WD-40 View Thread - Paul Day on Apr 15, 2005, 11:30 AM
    1. On plastic?????? - David Nickels on Apr 15, 2005, 11:42 AM
      1. *pauses* *looks worried* - Paul Day on Apr 15, 2005, 12:00 PM
        1. well I would not use it n/t - David nickels on Apr 15, 2005, 1:19 PM
          1. Warnings..... - Rick Purdy on Apr 15, 2005, 1:57 PM
            1. Well, job done (sort of) - Paul Day on Apr 15, 2005, 4:04 PM
    2. Re: WD-40 - Anonymous on Apr 17, 2005, 5:37 PM
      1. Apologies -- that was me (n/t) - Paul Gibson on Apr 17, 2005, 5:39 PM
        1. Is also good for.......... - Rick Purdy on Apr 17, 2005, 10:05 PM
      2. Oil and petroleum products - david nickels on Apr 18, 2005, 9:30 AM
        1. There's also ... - Paul Day on Apr 20, 2005, 3:19 AM
          1. Makes the beer taste better! n/t - Rick Purdy on Apr 20, 2005, 11:09 PM
    3. Probably a bit late to mention.. - John Harris on May 16, 2005, 2:26 AM
     
  47. I know, I know, but I need air brush advice View Thread - Shawn Ferguson on Apr 13, 2005, 1:35 PM
    1. I love Badgers - David Nickels on Apr 13, 2005, 3:01 PM
      1. Airbrushes--which one? - Tom Herling on Apr 14, 2005, 6:43 AM
        1. yes the VL is good too - David Nickels on Apr 14, 2005, 1:00 PM
    2. Badger 200 + fine needle/head + crown cap - Graeme Davidson on Apr 15, 2005, 11:15 AM
    3. Re: I know, I know, but I need air brush advice - Mike Gardella on Apr 15, 2005, 3:03 PM
      1. Thanks all - Shawn Ferguson on Apr 16, 2005, 5:39 PM
    4. Have you thought about an Iwata.... - Alan Bessler on Apr 17, 2005, 8:35 PM
     
  48. Mr. Color question View Thread - Diego Rivera on Apr 13, 2005, 11:47 AM
    1. I use these - david nickels on Apr 13, 2005, 12:50 PM
     
  49. Drilling out barrels & CO2 for Airbrush use View Thread - Dick Taylor on Apr 10, 2005, 8:09 PM
    1. Have you tried - Justin Pockar on Apr 11, 2005, 12:30 AM
      1. I would like to see pictures of this set up - John Franklin on Apr 11, 2005, 11:09 AM
    2. Try metal tubing - Brian Balkwill on Apr 11, 2005, 3:29 AM
    3. Assuming it is an injection-moulded plastic one - Robert Lockie on Apr 12, 2005, 7:23 AM
    4. I will post pictures this weekend. - Justin Pockar on Apr 14, 2005, 12:28 AM
    5. Thanks for your help but... - Dick Taylor on Apr 14, 2005, 3:45 PM
     
  50. Perfect Aber clamps (3-part) in 5 min View Thread - Brian Balkwill on Apr 10, 2005, 2:48 PM
    1. Very nice how-to! - Stuke Sowle on Apr 10, 2005, 4:22 PM
    2. excellent tip - brett gibson on Apr 15, 2005, 1:33 AM
      1. Maybe.. - Brian Balkwill on Apr 15, 2005, 2:33 AM
    3. Re: Perfect Aber clamps (3-part) in 5 min - Harm Manders on Apr 15, 2005, 1:23 PM
      1. the aber thingy - kevin glackmeyer on Jul 11, 2005, 8:47 PM
     
  51. Tip for painting wood handles, etc View Thread - Tom Herling on Apr 10, 2005, 7:38 AM
    1. What is Liquin ? - Alan Bessler on Apr 18, 2005, 9:49 AM
    2. Re: Tip for painting wood handles, etc - Rick Lawler on Apr 3, 2009, 11:01 AM
     
  52. Bager 155 View Thread - Pete Colclough on Apr 10, 2005, 2:44 AM
    1. Bager - Adam Wilder on Apr 10, 2005, 9:03 AM
      1. thanks - Pete on Apr 10, 2005, 1:25 PM
    2. Re: Bager 155 - Mark Rethoret on Apr 12, 2005, 11:32 AM
     
  53. can someone perhaps recommend a book or a tutorial on fig painting? View Thread - Justin Wang on Apr 10, 2005, 12:20 AM
    1. Shep Paine's technique always worked... - Dave O'Hara on Apr 10, 2005, 5:40 PM
      1. thank you very much. I will look for his book. - Justin Wang on Apr 10, 2005, 9:44 PM
        1. Justin, just e-mail me... - Dave O'Hara on Apr 13, 2005, 5:47 PM
    2. Another must-have - Matthew Toms on Apr 20, 2005, 11:13 AM
     
  54. Is there a certain blade that'll sheer off hard-to-reach parts? View Thread - Rod Hayes on Apr 9, 2005, 5:16 PM
    1. Aftermath of Annealing w/ PE parts; Black soot! Is that OK? - Rod Hayes on Apr 9, 2005, 5:33 PM
      1. Annealing - Dave Foster on Apr 10, 2005, 3:21 AM
        1. So do I restart entire cleaning process? - Rod Hayes on Apr 10, 2005, 12:45 PM
          1. Nope...just a wipe with Iso or meths will do - Alasdair K Johnston on Apr 10, 2005, 5:06 PM
            1. What is Iso or Meth, Alasdair? - Rod Hayes on Apr 11, 2005, 5:34 PM
              1. Methyl ethyl ketone MEK and Isopropyl alcohol - david nickels on Apr 11, 2005, 6:00 PM
                1. Sorry...UK term not MEK - Alasdair K Johnston on Apr 11, 2005, 10:38 PM
                  1. I think we call it... - David Nickels on Apr 12, 2005, 8:54 AM
                    1. Thats the stuff - ALASDAIR K JOHNSTON on Apr 12, 2005, 10:45 AM
                      1. Erm...... - Andy Fettes on Apr 12, 2005, 12:14 PM
                      2. Alasdair, Can Meth or Iso help remove soot from PE? - Rod Hayes on Apr 12, 2005, 5:38 PM
                        1. Is it that much of a problem? - David Nickels on Apr 13, 2005, 9:53 AM
                          1. Thanks David to Rod - Alasdair K Johnston on Apr 19, 2005, 5:35 PM
     
  55. FUTURE View Thread - Stuart Dalgarno on Apr 9, 2005, 10:21 AM
    1. It takes many coats - david nickels on Apr 9, 2005, 12:33 PM
     
  56. GUNZE SANGYO home page? View Thread - Ruslan KH on Apr 7, 2005, 8:30 PM
    1. They are Mr. Hobby - David Nickels on Apr 8, 2005, 8:59 AM
      1. thx - Ruslan KH on Apr 8, 2005, 12:05 PM
     
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