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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. firstimer on mig pigments View Thread - Olof Dahlstedt on Oct 21, 5:20 PM
    1. You must explain us.... - Miguel Jimenez on Oct 22, 4:47 AM
      1. coming right up..... - Olof dahlstedt on Oct 22, 6:18 AM
     
  2. Advice for using Gunze "Masking Sol" View Thread - james morgan on Oct 21, 3:18 PM
    1. Sorry, this is a question. - james morgan on Oct 21, 5:11 PM
    2. look below - Pat McGrath on Oct 22, 7:00 PM
      1. yes, for weathering, but no, for tricolor painting... - james morgan on Oct 25, 1:24 PM
     
  3. Guitar Strings for Tow Cables? View Thread - D. McKeever on Oct 21, 12:55 PM
    1. Reasons against this - David Nickels on Oct 21, 1:44 PM
      1. Re: Reasons against this - D. McKeever on Oct 21, 2:58 PM
        1. Wire and stuff - David Nickels on Oct 21, 5:42 PM
          1. Have any to spare? - D. McKeever on Oct 22, 9:07 AM
    2. My Tow rops are made from - Ian Sadler on Oct 21, 1:53 PM
    3. Other uses for guitar strings - Shane R Byrnes on Nov 7, 6:56 AM
    4. tow cables - Ed on Nov 10, 9:42 PM
     
  4. T-34 drums View Thread - Rob L. on Oct 21, 3:11 AM
    1. Re T34 drums - David Parker on Oct 21, 5:02 AM
    2. T 34 Drums - ian sadler on Oct 21, 8:59 AM
      1. Drums from Ian - Vinnie Branigan on Oct 21, 10:51 AM
      2. T 34 fuel drums - ian sadler on Oct 21, 1:23 PM
    3. Jaguar have nice one's in resin... - Janic Dube on Oct 21, 11:00 AM
      1. please send a pic! - Rob Lafferty on Oct 21, 4:52 PM
        1. pics have been sent... - Janic Dube on Oct 22, 7:29 PM
      2. do you know where this site is in English? - Rob Lafferty on Oct 21, 7:14 PM
        1. answer.... - Janic Dube on Oct 22, 10:16 AM
    4. Anubis makes the best one I've seen - Brian O'Neal on Oct 21, 10:04 PM
      1. Thanks!! - Rob Lafferty on Oct 22, 1:53 AM
     
  5. Photoetch on an R/C model? View Thread - Brandon Hopkins on Oct 19, 2:30 AM
    1. Conventional wisdom is don't bother... - Steve Youschak on Oct 19, 10:47 PM
     
  6. Chassis View Thread - Phil Goodwin on Oct 17, 6:54 AM
    1. Chassis one answer - ian sadler on Oct 18, 9:16 AM
    2. Truck Chassis - Roger Inwood on Oct 22, 12:06 PM
     
  7. Damage, lots of damage View Thread - Rui Monteiro on Oct 15, 9:12 AM
    1. Chipping etc. - Vinnie Branigan on Oct 15, 11:36 AM
      1. Re: Chipping etc. - Rui Monteiro on Oct 15, 1:24 PM
        1. Instead... - Vinnie Branigan on Oct 15, 2:18 PM
    2. Or else - Pat McGrath on Oct 15, 4:56 PM
    3. Re: Damage, lots of damage - Anonymous on Oct 15, 6:04 PM
      1. Oops again! That one was me....sorry n/t - Vinnie Branigan on Oct 15, 6:06 PM
    4. Thank you all - Rui Monteiro on Oct 15, 8:24 PM
    5. Nice model - Paulo Lopes on Oct 18, 4:37 PM
      1. Re: Nice model - Rui Monteiro on Oct 21, 2:59 PM
        1. Re: Nice model - Paulo Lopes on Oct 21, 5:44 PM
    6. Não hesites! - Filipe Ferreira on Oct 19, 11:24 AM
      1. er.........thanks.....I think.....er...... - Vinnie Branigan on Oct 19, 5:01 PM
      2. Re: Não hesites! - Rui Monteiro on Oct 21, 2:57 PM
        1. Hmmmm - Vinnie Branigan on Oct 21, 5:15 PM
          1. Latin spoken! - Filipe Ferreira on Oct 22, 8:48 AM
        2. Use a rubber. - Filipe Ferreira on Oct 22, 8:51 AM
          1. Thankyou! N/T - Vinnie Branigan on Oct 22, 9:56 AM
      3. Resultado - Rui Monteiro on Dec 7, 9:42 AM
     
  8. small question about spec.weathering technique View Thread - Christophe Van Wonterghem on Oct 14, 11:19 AM
    1. It's called..... - Vinnie Branigan on Oct 14, 11:51 AM
    2. Oop! I forgot.... - Vinnie Branigan on Oct 14, 11:53 AM
    3. Filters, Filters, Filters .... - Ken Neil on Oct 16, 2:48 AM
      1. Buzzwords - Vinnie Branigan on Oct 16, 6:11 AM
    4. Your question - Johan Detruyer on Oct 20, 3:57 AM
    5. Filters.......... - Vinnie Branigan on Oct 20, 9:43 AM
    6. thanks for the info - Christophe Van Wonterghem on Oct 22, 5:13 AM
     
  9. mounting equipment and bedrolls ETC. View Thread - Scott Wadyko on Oct 12, 3:45 PM
    1. attaching gear - Rob L on Oct 13, 5:10 AM
     
  10. Where to buy plain talcum powder? View Thread - Brent Tripet on Oct 11, 8:37 PM
    1. sources........... - Rick Purdy on Oct 12, 12:37 AM
    2. corn starch - S. Johnson on Oct 12, 10:06 PM
    3. Corn starch it is - Brent Tripet on Oct 13, 3:12 PM
     
  11. I know this is all a bit stupid, but .... View Thread - Trevor Aldred on Oct 11, 11:56 AM
    1. Shermans - Vinnie Branigan on Oct 11, 12:32 PM
    2. Re: I know this is all a bit stupid, but .... - Jakko Westerbeke on Oct 12, 5:19 AM
    3. Thank you for the helpful suggestions gents! (n/t) - Trevor Aldred on Oct 13, 6:30 PM
     
  12. Weathering techniques View Thread - Rui Monteiro on Oct 11, 7:40 AM
    1. The technics - Mig Jimenez on Oct 12, 4:23 AM
      1. Re: The technics - Anonymous on Oct 12, 7:39 AM
     
  13. Damage How-To View Thread - Kevin Neal on Oct 11, 5:26 AM
    1. Some ideas - Ian Stapley on Oct 29, 11:57 AM
     
  14. A Little Trick I Learned in Prison View Thread - Mark Dunck on Oct 10, 9:22 AM
    1. Rope - Vinnie Branigan on Oct 10, 11:41 AM
      1. Many items used in ship modelmaking I use in the hobby - Rob L on Oct 11, 5:07 AM
     
  15. Removing silver finish from Eduard Photo Etch? View Thread - Chuck McCauley on Oct 9, 6:12 PM
    1. Chuck - Von Bargen Martin on Oct 10, 6:35 AM
    2. Removing Silver - Ken Neil on Oct 10, 12:58 PM
      1. Try to avoid this,really - Rick Purdy on Oct 12, 12:56 AM
        1. Removing Silver Plating - Ken Neil on Oct 12, 5:56 AM
          1. metals and the big 'C'.......... - Rick Purdy on Oct 12, 10:10 AM
            1. Rick your probably right ... - Ken Neil on Oct 12, 11:44 AM
            2. Re: metals and the big 'C'.......... - Scott Dimmick on Oct 20, 3:22 PM
     
  16. HP-B airbrush View Thread - Rob L on Oct 7, 6:23 PM
    1. Spraying fine lines. - Vinnie Branigan on Oct 8, 11:43 AM
      1. Re: Spraying fine lines. - Rob L on Oct 8, 7:38 PM
        1. who is producing this stuff?? - rich horcik on Oct 8, 10:34 PM
          1. Re: who is producing this stuff?? - Rob L on Oct 8, 10:53 PM
     
  17. blending preshading with airbrush View Thread - Bruce Creelman on Oct 7, 1:02 AM
    1. Preshading - Vinnie Branigan on Oct 7, 1:10 AM
      1. Thanks - Bruce Creelman on Oct 10, 7:52 PM
     
  18. Fixing pastels / weathering powders View Thread - Andy D on Oct 6, 4:55 AM
    1. Fixing - Vinnie Branigan on Oct 6, 12:00 PM
      1. Thanks! - Andy D on Oct 7, 3:46 AM
     
  19. Where to get mesh? View Thread - Peter Lau on Oct 5, 10:16 AM
    1. cheap screening - Rick Purdy on Oct 5, 12:34 PM
    2. Other sources of mesh - Dan Hay on Oct 9, 12:07 AM
      1. I finally rememberd the other vendor - Dan Hay on Oct 10, 11:55 AM
        1. Thanks to Rick & Dan! (N/T) - Peter Lau on Oct 13, 1:42 AM
     
  20. color of periscope glass on Tiger II kit View Thread - Glenn Ryder on Oct 3, 8:47 PM
    1. Re: color of periscope glass on Tiger II kit - Jakko Westerbeke on Oct 4, 5:10 AM
    2. look here.......... - Ron Hetherington on Oct 10, 9:59 PM
      1. Thanks Ron! (n/t) - Glenn Ryder on Oct 14, 7:59 PM
     
  21. how too paint hardedge camo on german armour?? View Thread - H. Roenhorst on Oct 2, 11:56 AM
    1. Hard edge Camo - Vinnie Branigan on Oct 2, 12:27 PM
    2. Most people use Silly Putty, look on the Axis site......n/t - Ron Hetherington on Oct 2, 6:55 PM
      1. Silly Putty - Vinnie Branigan on Oct 2, 6:58 PM
        1. hardedge camo - H.Roenhorst on Oct 7, 12:31 PM
     
  22. Try This View Thread - rich horcik on Oct 2, 9:32 AM
    1. fading - Johan Detruyer on Oct 4, 2:56 PM
      1. i never made picture of this.......... - rich horcik on Oct 8, 10:31 PM
        1. try some old one - rich horcik on Oct 8, 10:36 PM
     
  23. Diorama ? View Thread - Rob on Oct 1, 3:14 PM
    1. Glue - Vinnie Branigan on Oct 1, 4:00 PM
    2. Time... - Dany Mc Donald on Oct 1, 4:55 PM
      1. Re: Time... - Rob on Oct 1, 7:55 PM
     
  24. Tamiya dark yellow; two different shades? View Thread - mike brimer on Sep 30, 11:37 PM
    1. Dark Yellow - Vinnie Branigan on Oct 1, 1:01 AM
      1. i donot like them - rich horcik on Oct 1, 1:56 AM
    2. thanks - Mike Brimer on Oct 1, 2:57 PM
     
  25. type of wash for DAK vehicles View Thread - James Surratt on Sep 30, 4:20 PM
    1. dusty africa - rich horcik on Sep 30, 4:55 PM
    2. Dusty - Vinnie Branigan on Sep 30, 5:14 PM
      1. dustndirts.... - Rick Purdy on Sep 30, 7:00 PM
     
  26. which brush cleaner View Thread - ian howes on Sep 30, 7:41 AM
    1. Brushes - Vinnie Branigan on Sep 30, 12:23 PM
    2. Brush Cleaner - Steve May on Oct 27, 1:16 PM
    3. Re: which brush cleaner - Tim Schneider on Nov 10, 2:29 PM
     
  27. Removing Decals View Thread - Ian Barraclough on Sep 30, 5:24 AM
    1. Cleaning - Vinnie Branigan on Sep 30, 12:18 PM
    2. removing - luis cortelezzi on Sep 30, 12:44 PM
    3. Thanks Vinnie & Luis - Ian Barraclough on Sep 30, 1:00 PM
     
  28. thanks for quick@ easy tire painting method View Thread - mike brimer on Sep 27, 10:33 PM
    1. Thanks for the tip - Peter Sisung on Sep 29, 9:17 AM
      1. hey Peter - mike brimer on Oct 1, 2:58 PM
     
  29. sealants? View Thread - Anonymous on Sep 26, 8:24 PM
    1. Pardon me, but... - Greg H on Sep 26, 10:25 PM
      1. Re: Pardon me, but... - Rob on Sep 27, 1:07 AM
    2. Sealant? - Vinnie Branigan on Sep 27, 12:07 PM
      1. Thanks Vinnie! - Rob on Sep 28, 12:59 AM
        1. -- Please use your FULL NAME when posting, ROB -- - the ML team on Sep 29, 5:59 AM
     
  30. Silly Putty Masking Question View Thread - Matthew W. Malogorski on Sep 24, 9:49 AM
    1. What a SILLY question!! - Greg H on Sep 24, 4:33 PM
    2. My stuff - Matthew Toms on Sep 27, 4:35 PM
     
  31. How do I paint finei lines from an iwata hp-c? View Thread - Rob on Sep 24, 3:24 AM
    1. You can't, not with the needle set up that is in it......... - Ron Hetherington on Sep 24, 7:58 PM
      1. Also, you have to watch your paint mix & air pressure... - Ron on Sep 24, 8:01 PM
        1. I figured out the needle - Rob on Sep 25, 11:02 AM
      2. installing .2 needle - Rob on Sep 25, 9:11 AM
        1. Here is the link to Coast.... - Ron on Sep 25, 7:21 PM
          1. thanks Ron! - Rob on Sep 26, 4:18 PM
     
  32. Friulmodel > final weathering View Thread - Michael Rinaldi on Sep 24, 12:45 AM
    1. Thanks! - Marcel Jussen on Sep 24, 2:04 AM
    2. Great! - Sam Dwyer on Sep 24, 5:03 PM
      1. camera settings - - Michael Rinaldi on Sep 26, 6:45 PM
    3. wowwww - ronnie romero on Sep 30, 1:16 AM
     
  33. Help!! (real) dust problem! View Thread - Audi Asri on Sep 23, 10:30 AM
    1. Drill them out with a pin vise - Frank Michaels on Sep 24, 5:15 AM
    2. Dust? - Vinnie Branigan on Sep 24, 12:17 PM
      1. Aha! - Audi Asri on Sep 25, 9:47 AM
     
  34. Mr Surfacer?? View Thread - David Hale on Sep 23, 8:09 AM
    1. Mr. Surfacer - Jay Benson on Sep 23, 11:48 AM
      1. Thanks - David Hale on Sep 23, 3:47 PM
      2. Mr Surfacer 500 - Glenn Ryder on Sep 29, 12:01 AM
     
  35. Help with resin detail sets View Thread - Rob James on Sep 22, 9:40 AM
    1. Resin - Matt Leese on Sep 22, 12:31 PM
    2. Sawing/ sanding of resin-health hazard - Marwin Albertema on Sep 23, 5:08 AM
      1. Cancer? - Rob Plas on Sep 27, 2:07 AM
        1. Cancer/Resin - John Smith on Sep 30, 9:08 PM
          1. Re: Cancer/Resin - Rob Plas on Oct 1, 1:20 PM
     
  36. Floquil RR enamel questions... View Thread - Eric Stanford on Sep 20, 6:55 PM
    1. well...sorta, but... - Greg H on Sep 20, 9:01 PM
    2. Floquil - John Barnicoat on Sep 20, 9:32 PM
     
  37. Is Tamiya's XF-60.... View Thread - Roy A. Schlicht on Sep 19, 5:46 PM
    1. Sure! - Jeff Andrews on Sep 19, 8:32 PM
     
  38. Vallejo thinner substitute View Thread - Johan Kosander on Sep 19, 6:22 AM
    1. demineralised water N/T - pascal bastiaens on Sep 19, 2:00 PM
      1. Does it work OK? n/t - Johan Kosander on Sep 19, 2:50 PM
        1. Windex - Jon Baker on Sep 19, 3:57 PM
          1. oops typo - Jon Baker on Sep 19, 3:58 PM
     
  39. bolt details View Thread - miguel dela rama on Sep 18, 11:09 AM
    1. Re: bolt details - Jakko Westerbeke on Sep 19, 5:05 AM
      1. Re: bolt details - miguel dela rama on Sep 19, 10:39 AM
        1. Plastruct rod - Dan Hay on Sep 19, 12:08 PM
    2. Re: bolt details - Stephan Bock on Sep 21, 6:19 AM
    3. The easiest way! - Matthew Toms on Sep 27, 4:13 PM
     
  40. Color used for dry brush View Thread - Yue Ma on Sep 18, 12:07 AM
    1. Dry Brushing - Mark Dunck on Sep 20, 8:47 AM
      1. Thanks! Here is one more thing.... - Yue Ma on Sep 20, 11:21 AM
        1. Here is what I do - Mark Dunck on Sep 20, 6:21 PM
          1. WOW! - Yue Ma on Sep 21, 1:12 AM
     
  41. Painting rubber pads on tracks View Thread - David Simon on Sep 17, 6:06 PM
    1. Re: Painting rubber pads on tracks - Jakko Westerbeke on Sep 18, 5:24 AM
    2. Charcoal - Pat McGrath on Sep 19, 7:32 AM
     
  42. iwata airbrush and compressor View Thread - Ian Fisher on Sep 16, 5:26 PM
    1. Airbrush/Compressor - Ron Hetherington on Sep 17, 2:13 PM
    2. airburshing - Jeff Andrews on Sep 18, 10:11 AM
    3. Another Eclipse fan here - Steve Eslinger on Sep 23, 1:57 PM
     
  43. Soviet tank colours View Thread - Mats Isgren on Sep 15, 3:49 PM
    1. T 55 Colours - ian sadler on Sep 16, 5:19 AM
      1. Any colour as long it is green will be correct - Mats Isgren on Sep 16, 8:30 AM
        1. real story - rich on Sep 30, 3:44 PM
     
  44. Friulmodel/Blacken-it solution > step by step View Thread - Michael Rinaldi on Sep 14, 10:31 PM
    1. More easy is difficult! - Filipe Ferreira on Sep 15, 5:18 AM
     
  45. Weathering powders on tracks View Thread - Ted Nichols on Sep 13, 10:14 PM
    1. My way. - Mark Minnis on Sep 14, 7:39 AM
    2. My Way :) - Ron Hetherington on Sep 17, 2:21 PM
     
  46. Building sand shield strips info needed View Thread - Alan Bessler on Sep 12, 12:34 PM
    1. Me 2 - Jeff Andrews on Sep 12, 5:21 PM
      1. Yes - Alan Bessler on Sep 19, 10:24 AM
    2. I use Evergreen plastic strip.... - Dave O'Hara on Sep 12, 8:29 PM
      1. Thanks Dave I'll give it a go. - Alan Bessler on Sep 12, 11:50 PM
     
  47. Commonwealth AFV Color View Thread - Jeff Whorl on Sep 12, 7:07 AM
    1. Re: Commonwealth AFV Color - Bryan Gray on Sep 13, 8:05 AM
      1. Thanks Bryan... - Jeff Whorl on Sep 17, 8:32 PM
     
  48. Tamiya High Grade Double Action Airbrush question help View Thread - Mark on Sep 12, 1:34 AM
    1. It may need the adapter - Brett Barrow on Sep 12, 9:01 PM
    2. May need air pressure - Andrew Albrecht on Sep 13, 1:49 PM
    3. Adapter not included? - Rod O'Brien on Sep 19, 5:07 PM
     
  49. Royal Model German bicycle set View Thread - Dan Reed on Sep 11, 10:49 AM
    1. Some tips... - Steve Kansa on Sep 13, 11:14 AM
      1. Re: Some tips... - Dan Reed on Sep 13, 9:20 PM
        1. Try sending the email again, it didn't go through... - Steve Kansa on Sep 13, 11:25 PM
          1. Re: Try sending the email again, it didn't go through... - Dan Reed on Sep 14, 9:07 AM
     
  50. Glaze prior to applying oil washes View Thread - Andrew Lang on Sep 10, 6:42 PM
    1. Windex - Jon Baker on Sep 11, 4:29 AM
     
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