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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 kit tires! View Thread - Jay Hollopeter on Dec 23, 2004, 10:39 PM
    1. Re: Rubber kit tires! - Stuart Dalgarno on Dec 24, 2004, 8:40 PM
    2. I just rub some chalk on them-no paint N/T - Kingston Wong on Dec 26, 2004, 1:14 PM
      1. I meant pastels--N/T - Kingston Wong on Dec 26, 2004, 8:13 PM
    3. I toss them in the trash - John F. Steinman on Dec 27, 2004, 11:39 PM
    4. Vinyl dye? - Steve Dowty on Dec 30, 2004, 1:03 PM
     
  2. Humbrol Paints View Thread - Eric on Dec 23, 2004, 7:35 PM
    1. Matt - Dave Foster on Dec 23, 2004, 8:17 PM
    2. Try... - Jay Hollopeter on Dec 23, 2004, 10:38 PM
      1. Re: Try... - Eric on Dec 24, 2004, 10:20 PM
     
  3. How to use dry transfers?? View Thread - Walter Schneider on Dec 21, 2004, 12:22 PM
    1. I cut out the numbers that I plan on using, then lay them out how I want them installed... - Ron Hetherington on Dec 22, 2004, 12:34 AM
      1. Thanks Ron! - Walter Schneider on Dec 22, 2004, 5:59 AM
     
  4. Fading & Discoloration View Thread - Jaffe Lam on Dec 20, 2004, 11:13 PM
    1. May want to do both - Steve Eslinger on Dec 22, 2004, 9:35 AM
      1. Thanks! - Jaffe Lam on Dec 25, 2004, 9:50 AM
     
  5. About to whitewash, should I oil wash first? View Thread - Kev on Dec 20, 2004, 5:23 PM
    1. Practice shots........... - Rick Purdy on Dec 20, 2004, 10:49 PM
      1. Well, here it is (but not finished). Criticism please... - Kev on Dec 22, 2004, 8:55 AM
        1. lookin' good........... - RickPurdy on Dec 22, 2004, 1:15 PM
     
  6. Quick question.. View Thread - Kevin Neal on Dec 20, 2004, 7:11 AM
    1. quick response - Darko Simic on Dec 20, 2004, 9:38 AM
    2. Cutting plastic sheet - Mike Starmer on Dec 20, 2004, 1:01 PM
    3. try micro mark - steve kostelak on Dec 21, 2004, 1:34 AM
     
  7. Lifecolour Paints View Thread - Evan Nitchov on Dec 19, 2004, 2:14 AM
    1. Use plain old water - Alasdair K Johnston on Dec 19, 2004, 5:26 AM
      1. Lifecolour Paints - Evan Nitchov on Dec 19, 2004, 10:35 AM
        1. NP but I think - Alasdair Johnston on Dec 19, 2004, 6:23 PM
    2. Re: Lifecolour Paints - Ken Dorlandt on Dec 20, 2004, 6:35 PM
     
  8. yet another rivet technique View Thread - Tim Rupnow on Dec 18, 2004, 2:00 AM
    1. Sounds similar to the one I use.... - Darren Thompson on Dec 19, 2004, 6:30 AM
     
  9. Varnish over acrylics View Thread - Dave Beattie on Dec 18, 2004, 1:30 AM
    1. you can use Future--N/T - Kingston on Dec 18, 2004, 3:21 AM
    2. Tamiya X-22 Clear - Adam Wilder on Dec 18, 2004, 7:38 AM
      1. Re: Tamiya X-22 Clear - Dave Beattie on Dec 19, 2004, 8:14 AM
     
  10. Weathering--Is this right?? View Thread - Kingston on Dec 17, 2004, 3:48 PM
    1. It will work very well.......... - Rick Purdy on Dec 17, 2004, 4:53 PM
    2. Weathering - Mike Land on Dec 17, 2004, 10:10 PM
    3. always wondered... - ben elliott on Dec 19, 2004, 2:50 PM
      1. Recent example..... - Rick Purdy on Dec 19, 2004, 4:07 PM
     
  11. filters on olive drab / black camo View Thread - eyal rein on Dec 17, 2004, 1:01 PM
    1. Just an idea- - Kingston on Dec 17, 2004, 3:29 PM
    2. be carefully...Filters/fading - Miguel Jimenez on Dec 20, 2004, 1:01 PM
     
  12. Making pine trees at low cost View Thread - Charles King on Dec 17, 2004, 11:59 AM
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  14. Painting with Salt View Thread - Pierre Piveteau on Dec 17, 2004, 7:14 AM
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  16. Zimmerit: PE or resin View Thread - Daniel CESAR on Dec 16, 2004, 3:16 PM
    1. resin zimm - mike brimer on Dec 16, 2004, 11:35 PM
    2. I have only tried - Kingston on Dec 17, 2004, 3:54 PM
    3. PE Zim - Josh Black on Dec 17, 2004, 7:10 PM
    4. than,ks guy - Daniel CESAR on Dec 18, 2004, 9:33 AM
     
  17. Fine Brushes... View Thread - Márcio Ferreira on Dec 16, 2004, 4:06 AM
    1. Brushes to use when making scratches... - James Smith on Dec 18, 2004, 5:46 PM
      1. Thanks (n/t) - Márcio Ferreira on Dec 18, 2004, 6:49 PM
     
  18. filter suggestion View Thread - Talino Bruno on Dec 15, 2004, 4:52 PM
    1. Pink SAS - Miguel Jimenez on Dec 16, 2004, 3:07 PM
     
  19. IR lights View Thread - Aaron Money on Dec 15, 2004, 2:12 AM
    1. Use tinted Future - Kingston on Dec 15, 2004, 1:53 PM
    2. IR lenses - Matthew Toms on Dec 16, 2004, 5:11 PM
     
  20. Silentaire Scorpions I View Thread - Yue Ma on Dec 14, 2004, 7:46 PM
    1. silent air - hugh burnett on Jan 4, 2005, 4:04 PM
     
  21. Media for filter/wash View Thread - kingston on Dec 14, 2004, 5:29 PM
    1. Perectly good! - Miguel Jimenez on Dec 15, 2004, 3:28 AM
    2. Best brand of white/mineral spirits?? - Kingston on Dec 15, 2004, 1:58 PM
      1. No brand - Miguel Jimenez on Dec 16, 2004, 2:55 PM
        1. Thank you Miguel-- - Kingston on Dec 17, 2004, 3:35 PM
     
  22. How to apply Mr. Surfacer? View Thread - Marko Mäkinen on Dec 14, 2004, 4:42 AM
    1. RE: Mr.Surfacer - nick cortese on Dec 14, 2004, 9:31 AM
    2. Acetone. - Dany Mc Donald on Dec 14, 2004, 9:46 AM
    3. Thanks, guys - Marko Mäkinen on Dec 15, 2004, 1:35 AM
     
  23. Just curious: someone still using brushes for painting vehicles? View Thread - Thomas Gottfreund on Dec 14, 2004, 3:48 AM
    1. Sometimes - Marko Mäkinen on Dec 14, 2004, 4:46 AM
    2. Brush Painting - Richard Howden on Dec 14, 2004, 8:15 AM
    3. You mean there is another way? - Dave Foster on Dec 14, 2004, 3:44 PM
      1. Mister...I completely agree! (n/m) - ciarán Kind on Jul 30, 2005, 1:06 PM
    4. Pick up a brush before an airbrush is what I say... - James Smith on Dec 14, 2004, 8:50 PM
    5. Yep.............. - Rick Purdy on Dec 15, 2004, 5:05 AM
     
  24. Basics of whitewashing View Thread - Kev_uk on Dec 13, 2004, 3:26 PM
    1. The thing that must be realized... - James Smith on Dec 13, 2004, 4:07 PM
      1. Thanks for the drybrushing tip... - Anonymous on Dec 14, 2004, 4:29 AM
    2. White washing....... - Ron Hetherington on Dec 14, 2004, 12:02 AM
      1. Good words of caution - Anonymous on Dec 14, 2004, 4:33 AM
        1. Without doing a base coat??........ - Ron H on Dec 14, 2004, 2:27 PM
          1. No, with a base coat... - Kev on Dec 16, 2004, 1:58 PM
            1. That sounds OK and good luck!!!!!!!n/t - Ron H on Dec 18, 2004, 12:38 PM
     
  25. Punch and die question View Thread - Clarence Prigent on Dec 13, 2004, 12:01 AM
    1. How about this-- - Kingston Wong on Dec 26, 2004, 8:17 PM
     
  26. Tamiya Sprayworks power source View Thread - Carl Leroux on Dec 11, 2004, 10:56 PM
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  28. Question concerning cutting resin film in... View Thread - Rod Hayes on Dec 11, 2004, 2:43 PM
    1. Answer to your Question - ian sadler on Dec 11, 2004, 2:58 PM
      1. Is this electrically powered drill; also PE questions - Rod Hayes on Dec 11, 2004, 9:19 PM
        1. Help at hand - ian sadler on Dec 12, 2004, 5:48 AM
          1. Clean w/ vinegar; Next air dry; then use gas flame? - Rod Hayes on Dec 12, 2004, 5:19 PM
            1. Help if I can - ian sadler on Dec 14, 2004, 5:42 AM
              1. Getting progress on 1st Braille Scale kit... - Rod Hayes on Dec 14, 2004, 5:50 PM
                1. Milicast GMC's - Ian Hanratty on Dec 20, 2004, 10:11 AM
     
  29. Model and Craft Tool Catalogue from View Thread - ian sadler on Dec 11, 2004, 2:10 PM
    1. I'll second that..... - clive harman on Dec 11, 2004, 6:18 PM
    2. Do they Have A website? - steve kostelak on Dec 12, 2004, 11:13 AM
      1. They do, well kind of!.... - Jon Greenwood on Dec 12, 2004, 5:16 PM
     
  30. hex punch & die View Thread - Francesco Majorana on Dec 11, 2004, 10:34 AM
    1. Try Plastruct..... - clive harman on Dec 11, 2004, 6:30 PM
     
  31. Chaves Airbrushes question View Thread - Márcio Ferreira on Dec 10, 2004, 4:46 PM
    1. Re: Chaves Airbrushes question - Paulo Lopes on Dec 15, 2004, 3:59 PM
     
  32. Help with oil wash, Future, and spraying acrylics. View Thread - Dave Clark on Dec 10, 2004, 1:52 AM
    1. some answers - Steve Eslinger on Dec 10, 2004, 2:31 PM
      1. Thanks, Steve. - Dave Clark on Dec 10, 2004, 3:30 PM
        1. About Future - Steve Eslinger on Dec 10, 2004, 3:42 PM
    2. Future Floor Polish - Jim Werth on Jan 5, 2005, 11:57 AM
     
  33. weld lines -how do you do them View Thread - andrew spence on Dec 9, 2004, 10:08 AM
    1. Go to Armorama.com - Robert Lockie on Dec 9, 2004, 11:05 AM
      1. thanks - andrew spence on Dec 13, 2004, 5:50 AM
    2. I also like the Testors Glue method..It's fast and easy, all you need.. - Ron Hetherington on Dec 10, 2004, 11:18 AM
      1. testers weld lines - andrew spence on Dec 13, 2004, 5:53 AM
     
  34. Reviving Miliput...... View Thread - clive harman on Dec 9, 2004, 6:14 AM
    1. Thread - David Maynard on Dec 9, 2004, 6:54 AM
      1. Thanks! (n/t) - clive harman on Dec 9, 2004, 9:35 AM
     
  35. My next tips page available now View Thread - ian sadler on Dec 8, 2004, 9:04 AM
    1. I forgot subject matter - ian sadler on Dec 8, 2004, 11:47 AM
     
  36. future or clear in europe View Thread - yves blavier on Dec 8, 2004, 7:14 AM
    1. Klear - Matt Hunt on Dec 8, 2004, 8:16 AM
      1. These guys stock it - Alasdair K Johnston on Dec 9, 2004, 11:56 AM
      2. Or even Tesco's ? n/t - John Harris on Dec 27, 2004, 4:29 AM
     
  37. MILLPUT ? View Thread - Dan Burgess on Dec 7, 2004, 3:29 PM
    1. Found some ..... - Dan Burgess on Dec 8, 2004, 11:52 AM
     
  38. paint chart in DML T34/76 1940 View Thread - David Simon on Dec 6, 2004, 5:57 PM
    1. Conversion Charts - Andrew Albrecht on Dec 7, 2004, 1:19 PM
      1. Air force?! - Jaffe Lam on Dec 8, 2004, 9:38 PM
     
  39. casting numbers on AFV´s, how to? View Thread - Ivan Loera on Dec 6, 2004, 4:25 PM
    1. some ideas - Pat McGrath on Dec 6, 2004, 5:32 PM
      1. thanx! very useful n/t - Ivan Loera on Dec 7, 2004, 7:05 AM
    2. In the UK..... - clive harman on Dec 7, 2004, 4:16 PM
      1. MB carry them nt - Alasdair Johnston on Dec 9, 2004, 11:57 AM
    3. FSM mag ran an article 3 or 4 months back on this n/t - David Nickels on Dec 8, 2004, 9:03 AM
     
  40. re; Tamiya Spray-Work HG Superfine Airbrush - Hoses/Adapters?? View Thread - Rick on Dec 4, 2004, 11:30 PM
    1. Iwata airhose - Andrew Albrecht on Dec 6, 2004, 2:10 PM
     
  41. Anyone have experience w/MMP Powders View Thread - Jeff Whorl on Dec 3, 2004, 7:24 PM
    1. MMP Powders - Steve Kubik on Dec 4, 2004, 1:26 AM
      1. Here you go....full how to use - Alasdair Johnston on Dec 7, 2004, 6:06 AM
    2. I just used the OD on this.. - Alan Bessler on Dec 7, 2004, 4:28 PM
    3. Thanks Guys... - Jeff Whorl on Dec 8, 2004, 6:24 AM
     
  42. Solder and soldering tools question View Thread - Jonathan Stetson on Dec 1, 2004, 11:38 AM
    1. Soldering - Matt Wellhouser on Dec 1, 2004, 11:52 PM
      1. Reply to Matt - Jonathan Stetson on Dec 2, 2004, 8:12 PM
      2. What do you mean by :" I tin the parts to be assembled "....? - andre sousa on Dec 4, 2004, 2:15 PM
        1. Tin.... - Matt Wellhouser on Dec 5, 2004, 11:50 AM
     
  43. Tamiya Spraywork combokit - any good for 1/35 armour kits ?? View Thread - DirkL on Dec 1, 2004, 7:19 AM
    1. Get a Iwata Revolution airbrush.. - Alan Bessler on Dec 2, 2004, 7:42 PM
    2. Re: Tamiya Spraywork combokit - any good for 1/35 armour kits ?? - Russell Rose on Dec 3, 2004, 5:38 AM
    3. If it is the basic one... - David Nickels on Dec 8, 2004, 9:07 AM
     
  44. Zimmerit for Tiger (P)? View Thread - Keith Busch on Nov 29, 2004, 11:18 PM
    1. The Tiger I (P) did not have zimmerit. - Kingston on Dec 17, 2004, 10:36 PM
     
  45. Decal and Transfers storage View Thread - Lester Senn on Nov 28, 2004, 1:15 PM
    1. Decal and Transfer Storage - Richard_E on Nov 29, 2004, 4:04 PM
      1. Decal Storage my method - ian sadler on Nov 30, 2004, 2:27 PM
        1. I put my decals in page protectors. - Kingston on Dec 17, 2004, 10:39 PM
     
  46. Washed my PE parts and ready to paint. Any primer needed? View Thread - James Smith on Nov 27, 2004, 11:08 PM
    1. Car acrylic primer - Matt Hunt on Nov 29, 2004, 7:43 AM
    2. straight to paint - David Parker on Nov 30, 2004, 3:13 AM
      1. Even if you use - Alasdair Johnston on Nov 30, 2004, 11:57 AM
      2. Me too... - James Smith on Nov 30, 2004, 7:27 PM
    3. Tamiya White Metal Primer - Steven Milstone-Turner on Dec 5, 2004, 10:34 PM
     
  47. Looking to Super detail my first tank View Thread - Peter Mosca on Nov 27, 2004, 8:14 PM
    1. PZ IV Super detail help - Josh Black on Dec 5, 2004, 6:39 PM
      1. Thanks Josh, that's great feedback n/t - Peter Mosca on Dec 6, 2004, 4:30 AM
     
  48. Washing PE parts that have been glued together? View Thread - James Smith on Nov 27, 2004, 3:10 AM
    1. 8 down none across - Alasdair Johnston on Nov 27, 2004, 4:42 AM
      1. Forgot to thank you for that, thanks! So none of those would wreck a CA bond? n/t - James Smith on Nov 27, 2004, 6:25 AM
        1. They dont for me... - Alasdair Johnston on Nov 27, 2004, 10:14 AM
          1. Thanks, and Australia won, so... WE WON! - James Smith on Nov 27, 2004, 6:17 PM
            1. I know....and RSA beat us ...BIG TIME - alasdair on Nov 28, 2004, 3:31 AM
     
  49. Minwax Polycrylic View Thread - Brian Dwight on Nov 26, 2004, 7:57 PM
    1. I've bought some.... - Mark Fergel on Dec 1, 2004, 1:06 PM
     
  50. Tips for Testors Acrylic View Thread - Ricardo Haddad on Nov 26, 2004, 8:15 AM
    1. Here is what I use.. - Walter Schneider on Dec 1, 2004, 12:15 PM
      1. Thanks, Walter! (n/t) - Ricardo Haddad on Dec 2, 2004, 12:38 PM
     
  51. Advice on compressor purchase View Thread - Ian Reading on Nov 26, 2004, 3:18 AM
    1. Re: Advice on compressor purchase - Anonymous on Nov 26, 2004, 11:35 AM
     
  52. display cases View Thread - Rob Lafferty on Nov 25, 2004, 5:08 AM
    1. I bought mine at Ikea. - Frank Kuhn on Nov 25, 2004, 11:03 AM
    2. Ikea display cases - Ian Reading on Nov 27, 2004, 3:21 AM
    3. Look for stores like jewlers that are going out of business.......... - Ron Hetherington on Nov 27, 2004, 3:54 PM
     
  53. A call for all Aussies: Best product to use to attach PE? View Thread - James Smith on Nov 25, 2004, 2:42 AM
    1. And while we are at it, any preperation needed for PE before painting? - James Smith on Nov 25, 2004, 4:04 AM
      1. See a few posts down - Alasdair Johnston on Nov 26, 2004, 8:44 PM
     
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