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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. help with chosing a airbrush system View Thread - andy inman on Feb 10, 3:32 PM
    1. Airbrush Systems - Brian N. Stanley on Feb 10, 11:12 PM
      1. thanks brian n/t - andy inman on Feb 12, 4:21 AM
    2. Airbrush...... - Alan Bessler on Feb 12, 8:29 AM
      1. Re: Airbrush...... - Alan Wong on Feb 13, 3:31 PM
        1. Hi Alan... - Brian N. Stanley on Feb 14, 11:38 AM
    3. I use an Iwata HP-C (2 of them) & a Cambel Hausfeld Compressor... - Ron Hetherington on Feb 14, 11:42 PM
      1. Excellent Advice - Alan Wong on Feb 18, 2:50 PM
     
  2. washing desert vehicles View Thread - Johan Detruyer on Feb 10, 11:49 AM
    1. Desert dirts............. - Rick Purdy on Feb 11, 3:31 AM
     
  3. Tiger ll Tow cables View Thread - Brian Balkwill on Feb 9, 6:55 AM
    1. V impressive - Robert Lockie on Feb 10, 6:06 AM
      1. Re: V impressive - Brian Balkwill on Feb 10, 6:41 AM
     
  4. How do you duplicate modern periscope glass? View Thread - Alan Weller on Feb 8, 9:22 PM
    1. Good Article in Finescale Modeller - Mike Vann on Feb 9, 9:38 AM
    2. Contact Graeme Davidson... - nick cortese on Feb 15, 6:35 PM
     
  5. molding techniques? View Thread - Ugnius Vaishnora von Wendt on Feb 8, 11:35 AM
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  7. Using real rust for weathering View Thread - Edmund Hudson on Feb 7, 11:15 PM
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  9. Where do I buy Resin for water effects. View Thread - Denis Wagner on Feb 7, 3:00 PM
    1. Re: Where do I buy Resin for water effects. - Thomas Jefferis on Feb 7, 3:53 PM
      1. Would valspar dura build clear gloss high build epoxy resin finish work - Denis Wagner on Feb 8, 3:11 AM
    2. Re: Where do I buy Resin for water effects. - Stephen Kundrat on Feb 12, 1:24 AM
     
  10. Making Sideskirts (Schurzen) View Thread - Randy Abbott on Feb 6, 1:34 AM
    1. Thickness, template and cutting... - James Smith on Feb 6, 2:28 AM
      1. Cutting styrene tip - Steve Kundrat on Feb 6, 11:51 PM
        1. Agree entirely...Modeling's tough enough without losing a finger n/t - James Smith on Feb 7, 1:56 AM
    2. Schuerzen thickness - Robert Lockie on Feb 7, 11:37 AM
    3. Thanks for all the help! (n/t) - Randy Abbott on Feb 8, 10:09 PM
     
  11. Creating realistic canvas covers for soft skin vehicles View Thread - Peter Hall on Feb 5, 1:08 PM
    1. Try This... - Frank Michaels on Feb 6, 5:55 AM
     
  12. help with washes View Thread - matt rogo on Feb 4, 10:41 PM
    1. washes - Josh Black on Feb 4, 11:16 PM
      1. Re: washes - matt rogo on Feb 4, 11:47 PM
        1. What's wrong with matt varnishes? - Peter Hall on Feb 5, 1:24 PM
          1. dullcote - matt rogo on Feb 5, 1:27 PM
    2. Glossy, surprising....I always give my stuff a wash after base painting/camo.. - Ron Hetherington on Feb 5, 5:37 PM
     
  13. Which Glue......... View Thread - Gordon Cobban on Feb 4, 5:35 AM
    1. Bonding metal to resin - Steve Kundrat on Feb 6, 11:47 PM
      1. Thanks for the info Steve.....n/t - Gordon Cobban on Feb 8, 3:39 AM
    2. super glue - ken romine on Feb 8, 9:18 AM
     
  14. lenses for my famo's lights...... View Thread - chad perkins on Feb 2, 9:31 PM
    1. Lights - Dave Foster on Feb 3, 5:02 PM
      1. Lights - KtheHun on Feb 9, 8:38 PM
     
  15. tiger 2 (porsche) without zimmerit View Thread - schuman on Jan 31, 11:34 PM
    1. I think that the one in the British Museum doesn't have zimm??.. - Ron Hetherington on Feb 1, 12:29 AM
      1. Thanks - schuman on Feb 2, 2:53 PM
      2. Re: I think that the one in the British Museum doesn't have zimm??.. - Ian Stapley on Mar 18, 3:21 AM
    2. P2 Turm - Robert Lockie on Feb 1, 9:19 AM
      1. Thanks too - schuman on Feb 2, 2:56 PM
     
  16. car rubbing compound _ safe for models? View Thread - David Simon on Jan 28, 11:41 PM
    1. re Car rubbing compound - Shaun Pilton on Jan 29, 5:35 PM
     
  17. Is turpenoid in Australia? View Thread - Shane R Byrnes on Jan 28, 9:40 PM
    1. Is turpenoid in Australia? - kevin (Bluey Brenton on Feb 3, 5:41 AM
     
  18. little help with chopper2 ? View Thread - Ruslan KH on Jan 27, 12:17 PM
    1. Nature of the beast - Jim Carswell on Jan 27, 3:52 PM
      1. thx - Ruslan KH on Jan 27, 4:08 PM
      2. What we need is... - Steven Brown on Jan 28, 7:50 AM
        1. Re: What we need is... - Ruslan KH on Jan 28, 11:56 AM
    2. Solution - Robert Lockie on Jan 28, 12:28 PM
      1. single edge blade - Ruslan KH on Jan 29, 2:14 PM
        1. I'm in the UK - Robert Lockie on Jan 29, 2:55 PM
    3. Getting a better chop - Ted Paone on Jan 28, 2:03 PM
    4. The Chopper and It's Wandering Blade - Dusty Burman on Jan 28, 10:24 PM
    5. Full names when posting please gents - David Parker on Jan 31, 7:45 AM
     
  19. Usage of watch screws in AFV modelling View Thread - Kam-wing Fung on Jan 26, 10:43 PM
    1. Screw Detail - Lee Lloyd on Jan 27, 3:57 AM
      1. Re: Screw Detail - Kam-wing Fung on Jan 27, 6:41 AM
      2. Source for watch screws - Mike Kirchoff on Jan 27, 6:41 AM
    2. Interesting, but - Robert Lockie on Jan 27, 7:17 AM
      1. Nuts, Bolts & Screws - Lee Lloyd on Jan 28, 4:37 AM
        1. Ahh thanks, nice to have another drooling opportunity n/t - Robert Lockie on Jan 28, 12:30 PM
    3. A good - Jaffe Lam on Jan 28, 12:22 AM
     
  20. Compressor suggestions View Thread - Toby Knight on Jan 25, 8:31 AM
    1. compressors - phil stutcinskas on Jan 28, 4:18 PM
     
  21. molding tracks View Thread - mitch davis on Jan 24, 12:57 PM
    1. Some help I hope - John O'Reilly on Jan 24, 7:50 PM
     
  22. Static grass question View Thread - Adrian Turcu on Jan 24, 2:36 AM
    1. Adrian, just... - Dave O'Hara on Jan 24, 11:37 AM
      1. thanks - Adrian Turcu on Jan 25, 2:21 AM
        1. A spray of clear flat should do the trick, Adrian. n/t - Dave O'Hara on Jan 25, 2:51 PM
    2. Just repaint. What I do is paint my base a brown color, then apply the grass... - Ron Hetherington on Jan 26, 12:38 PM
     
  23. Fadind a 3 color scheme View Thread - Denis Wagner on Jan 22, 6:54 PM
    1. Fading n/t - Denis Wagner on Jan 22, 6:54 PM
    2. A place to start.... - Darren Thompson on Jan 23, 4:17 AM
     
  24. Paint Mixing Cups View Thread - Brandon Hopkins on Jan 21, 7:44 PM
    1. Paint mixes - Mike Starmer on Jan 22, 1:56 PM
      1. I actually use used medicine strips. - Richard Renes on Feb 4, 2:14 PM
    2. Give Dick Blick Art Supplies a try...lots of great items. n/t - Edward Behun on Jan 22, 8:36 PM
    3. Mixing cups - Mike Kirchoff on Jan 27, 6:50 AM
    4. Free Paint Cups - Matthew Toms on Jan 27, 10:27 AM
    5. Old Tamiya paint jars - Chris Salak on Feb 2, 5:01 PM
     
  25. Future / Klear in Europe? View Thread - Márcio Ferreira on Jan 21, 1:46 PM
    1. Germany yes...Portugal no - Alasdair Johnston on Jan 21, 2:37 PM
      1. The nearest one in France - Alvaro García Truchuelo on Jan 27, 2:34 PM
    2. It may be sold under a different name. Link attached - Mikhail Mokeyev on Feb 7, 11:47 AM
     
  26. Are Mig Pigments as good as they look. View Thread - Denis Wagner on Jan 20, 11:12 PM
    1. Pigments in general - Dave Connolly on Jan 21, 3:58 AM
    2. pigments - Josh Black on Jan 21, 2:19 PM
    3. I think they are much better than pastels,my 2 cents - Alan Bessler on Jan 22, 9:45 AM
      1. Thanks for the advice guys. n/t - Denis Wagner on Jan 23, 1:53 PM
     
  27. Wonder Wash View Thread - Alasdair Johnston on Jan 20, 2:04 PM
    1. Looks interesting premixed washes? - Alan Bessler on Jan 22, 9:46 AM
     
  28. drawings View Thread - sunil prasanna on Jan 20, 10:45 AM
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  30. How to do decals View Thread - Rob Harvey on Jan 19, 3:54 PM
    1. decal help - Jeff Hamblen on Jan 20, 3:05 AM
    2. Gunze Mr Mark Softer - Jason Boulter on Jan 21, 5:45 AM
      1. And Mr. Mark Setter - David Nickels on Jan 21, 9:43 AM
        1. Re: And Mr. Mark Setter - Jason Boulter on Jan 22, 4:38 AM
    3. Cheers Guys!. n/t - Rob Harvey on Jan 22, 6:14 AM
     
  31. How to do the "Paint chipping technic" View Thread - jody kelm on Jan 18, 9:35 PM
    1. This might help - M. Gallagher on Jan 19, 10:51 AM
     
  32. Airbrushing and room tempeture, a question. View Thread - Walter Schneider on Jan 18, 9:02 PM
    1. Most paints will work in that type of cold, but........ - Ron Hetherington on Jan 20, 3:02 PM
     
  33. blackin it, where to buy it? View Thread - olof dahlstedt on Jan 17, 6:06 PM
    1. MJ-Hobby in Stockholm - Frank Glackin on Jan 28, 2:25 PM
     
  34. Airbrush problems View Thread - Jason Boulter on Jan 17, 7:10 AM
    1. If you are using acylics, you can use Windex.... - Kevin Krueger on Jan 17, 8:25 AM
    2. What I use - jack fisher on Jan 17, 1:42 PM
    3. airbrush - Johan Detruyer on Jan 17, 2:18 PM
      1. Re: airbrush - Jason Boulter on Jan 17, 4:50 PM
        1. I reckon - jack on Jan 17, 11:34 PM
          1. I think we've got it. What next? - Jason Boulter on Jan 18, 5:38 AM
            1. Could be... - Tom Herling on Jan 18, 7:02 AM
              1. Drawing of problem needle - Jason Boulter on Jan 18, 8:00 AM
                1. needle - Johan Detruyer on Jan 19, 9:00 AM
            2. Could be... - Tom Herling on Jan 18, 7:02 AM
    4. Thanks - Jason Boulter on Jan 19, 12:18 PM
     
  35. Aztek 470 airbrush View Thread - Boris Taylor on Jan 17, 7:05 AM
    1. aztek - Johan Detruyer on Jan 17, 2:16 PM
     
  36. how to make mirrors? ie: rear view mirror View Thread - chad perkins on Jan 16, 1:18 PM
    1. mirror, mirror... - Greg H on Jan 16, 4:25 PM
    2. Tin foil trimmed to shape and some superglue works for me...........n/m - Brian Fendley on Jan 16, 4:42 PM
    3. I haven't tried it yet but.... - Eric McClure on Jan 16, 5:43 PM
      1. Mylar is the way to go... - clive harman on Jan 17, 7:07 PM
     
  37. What do you guys (girls too) suggest for "fixing" pigments after finishing??? View Thread - wes brooner on Jan 15, 11:41 PM
    1. Not really........................ - Rick Purdy on Jan 16, 6:38 PM
    2. Re: What do you guys (girls too) suggest for "fixing" pigments after finishing??? - Bruno COLLIN on Jan 20, 8:33 AM
     
  38. Advice from a newbie (Airbush & Equipment) View Thread - Tony Mastronicola on Jan 15, 8:33 PM
    1. Compressor - Stephen Kostelak on Jan 15, 10:38 PM
      1. Re: Compressor - Anthony R. Mastronicola on Jan 16, 8:41 AM
     
  39. Removing pastels View Thread - Chris Townend on Jan 15, 7:49 AM
    1. re pastel - Nemanja Mijatovic on Jan 15, 12:45 PM
      1. All depends on how you put them on - Alasdair Johnston on Jan 16, 11:04 AM
     
  40. Resin casting supplies UK? View Thread - Phil Mann on Jan 13, 8:10 PM
    1. Sylmasta - Jon Greenwood on Jan 14, 1:49 PM
    2. Casting supplies - Simon Barnes on Jan 15, 11:45 AM
      1. A question Simon - clive harman on Jan 16, 3:13 AM
        1. Hi Clive - Simon Barnes on Jan 16, 4:12 AM
          1. also ... - Simon Barnes on Jan 16, 6:14 AM
            1. Thanks... - clive harman on Jan 17, 7:03 PM
              1. Thanks all n\t - phil mann on Jan 31, 3:33 PM
     
  41. Using grout for groundwork material? View Thread - Clarence Prigent on Jan 13, 12:46 AM
    1. Yep...but mix with PVA - Alasdair Johnston on Jan 13, 5:26 AM
    2. Brown coloured grout - Keith Goldsworthy on Jan 13, 3:42 PM
      1. Two grouters tips...ouch - Alasdair K Johnston on Jan 13, 6:48 PM
     
  42. Can you put future over humbrol enamel? View Thread - Shane R Byrnes on Jan 10, 7:09 PM
    1. No problem n/t - Geoff Baines on Jan 11, 6:50 AM
     
  43. Tamiya Acrylic paint View Thread - Jon Donadio on Jan 10, 7:29 AM
    1. Tamiya paint - Alan Bessler on Jan 11, 9:11 AM
      1. Tamiya paints - Jon Donadio on Jan 11, 6:30 PM
    2. do yourself a favour - Shane K on Jan 12, 5:14 AM
      1. Ditto !! - Alan Bessler on Jan 12, 11:02 AM
        1. next question...compressors! - Jon Donadio on Jan 12, 1:41 PM
          1. I got this one for Christmas.......... - Jon Greenwood on Jan 12, 5:15 PM
            1. Air compressors - Jon Donadio on Jan 13, 2:49 PM
              1. Ia a word no!.........But....... - Jon Greenwood on Jan 13, 3:17 PM
                1. Ah... - Jon Donadio on Jan 14, 2:42 PM
          2. Compressors... - Tom Herling on Jan 16, 8:01 AM
            1. re compressors - Jon Donadio on Jan 20, 11:38 AM
     
  44. need help with my famo .... View Thread - chad perkins on Jan 9, 4:46 PM
    1. Re: need help with my famo .... - Darren Thompson on Jan 10, 2:53 PM
     
  45. Warped Resin Gun Barrels View Thread - Scott Dimmick on Jan 9, 3:22 PM
    1. Barrels - Alan Bessler on Jan 11, 9:14 AM
     
  46. how to simulate dynamic water View Thread - sunil prasanna on Jan 9, 10:28 AM
    1. This might help - Alasdair Johnston on Jan 11, 6:35 AM
      1. WOW - sunil prasanna on Jan 11, 12:45 PM
        1. Grass in - Alasdair Johnston on Jan 13, 7:00 PM
     
  47. How to bend plastic stock? View Thread - Simon Yang on Jan 9, 1:03 AM
    1. Bending plastic strip - george moore on Jan 9, 8:44 AM
      1. Thanks George, - Simon Yang on Jan 9, 5:41 PM
      2. Thx - Ruslan KH on Jan 11, 12:49 PM
     
  48. Replicating large scale smooth/raised weld seams? View Thread - Greg Knowles on Jan 8, 6:30 AM
    1. My method. - Stephen Tegner on Jan 11, 2:25 PM
     
  49. Weathering Question: Part Deux.... View Thread - Kevin Neal on Jan 8, 5:14 AM
    1. I do it this way - Kingaton Wong on Jan 11, 8:30 PM
     
  50. problem with DML T34 track View Thread - David Simon on Jan 7, 7:57 PM
    1. Not sure what is wrong - Kingston Wong on Jan 11, 8:37 PM
      1. it doesn't line up - David Simon on Jan 18, 10:52 PM
     
  51. what do i use for grass? View Thread - sunil prasanna on Jan 7, 1:02 PM
    1. Wood handled paint brush, twine or rail road grass..... - Ron Hetherington on Jan 7, 2:45 PM
      1. re:Wood handled paint brush, twine or rail road grass..... - sunil prasanna on Jan 8, 6:45 AM
        1. I would like to see that - Alasdair K Johnston on Jan 13, 6:54 PM
     
  52. Modeling Tips and Techniques View Thread - Max Tereshenkov on Jan 7, 12:31 PM
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  54. For Steve Zaloga: View Thread - James Wolfe on Jan 6, 1:39 AM
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