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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. I have an airbrush. I´ll buy a new one, but wich? View Thread - Márcio Ferreira on Nov 8, 11:18 AM
    1. I used to own your same airbrush, but............. - Ron Hetherington on Nov 8, 11:29 AM
    2. Re: I have an airbrush. I´ll buy a new one, but wich? - Folgado on Nov 26, 11:43 AM
     
  2. Great wire for cables on afvs View Thread - Shane R Byrnes on Nov 8, 8:12 AM
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  4. Try play dough for camo masking View Thread - Shane R Byrnes on Nov 7, 7:05 AM
    1. Re: Try play dough for camo masking - Tim Schneider on Nov 10, 2:19 PM
      1. play dough....... - Rick Purdy on Nov 13, 12:07 AM
     
  5. advice re repainting View Thread - chriscurry on Nov 6, 6:25 PM
    1. Re: advice re repainting - Darko Simic on Nov 7, 3:18 AM
    2. Repainting, depends on how the old paint looks......... - Ron Hetherington on Nov 8, 11:38 AM
    3. darko and ron - chris curry on Nov 8, 12:51 PM
     
  6. Rommelkisten..... View Thread - Jan Abrahamsson on Nov 6, 7:49 AM
    1. Some ideas for you. - Ian Stapley on Nov 11, 6:51 AM
    2. If you want a plan of one - Robert Lockie on Nov 11, 7:46 AM
     
  7. Avoiding "tide marks"... View Thread - Chris Donovan on Nov 3, 10:20 PM
    1. Possibles........ - Rick Purdy on Nov 4, 10:25 AM
      1. Thanks - Chris Donovan on Nov 9, 5:29 AM
     
  8. M1A1 ABRAMS tracks View Thread - Rob Lafferty on Nov 2, 5:55 PM
    1. Big foot tracks? - Greg H on Nov 2, 11:06 PM
     
  9. adding turret mounted smoke morter details View Thread - Mike McGregor on Nov 1, 10:05 PM
    1. White Ensign Models - Robert Skipper on Nov 2, 5:59 PM
     
  10. suggestion for gloss clear coat View Thread - Alan Hsu on Nov 1, 4:43 PM
    1. gloss clear coats - Greg H on Nov 2, 8:57 AM
    2. Cheap?Future floor wax..............n/t - Rick Purdy on Nov 2, 11:07 AM
     
  11. Putty for Zimmerit question...again! View Thread - Dany Mc Donald on Nov 1, 4:17 PM
    1. 2 part epox. advantage - Pat McGrath on Nov 1, 4:53 PM
      1. Yes epox is nice, - Dany Mc Donald on Nov 1, 5:02 PM
        1. Re: Yes epox is nice, - Peter Newton on Nov 7, 5:11 PM
     
  12. Thanks to Mark Minnis View Thread - Robert Lockie on Nov 1, 8:19 AM
    1. Your Welcome - Mark Minnis on Nov 2, 8:05 AM
      1. Get em why you can! - John F. Steinman on Nov 3, 8:04 PM
        1. That was what I feared - Robert Lockie on Nov 4, 5:17 AM
     
  13. Chipping ideas View Thread - Rob Lafferty on Oct 30, 3:37 AM
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  15. Plastic Antennae View Thread - Josh Brewster on Oct 29, 8:50 PM
    1. Antennae - Andrew Hall on Oct 29, 10:57 PM
    2. try guitar strings Josh - Shane R Byrnes on Nov 8, 8:06 AM
     
  16. T-34 paint View Thread - Rob Lafferty on Oct 28, 8:23 PM
    1. Russian green - Johan Detruyer on Oct 29, 2:20 PM
    2. green - Jeff Andrews on Oct 31, 11:00 PM
    3. Russian Green - Bob Muckley on Nov 1, 10:35 PM
     
  17. Decal Question View Thread - Chris Fish on Oct 27, 9:00 PM
    1. Silk Screen - Robert Skipper on Oct 29, 11:15 PM
     
  18. How to make tie downs ? View Thread - Thomas Gottfreund on Oct 26, 3:22 AM
    1. I use wire - Robert Lockie on Oct 26, 5:15 AM
      1. RE: I use wire - Thomas Gottfreund on Oct 26, 7:35 AM
        1. Clarification - Robert Lockie on Oct 26, 9:32 AM
          1. With putty ? That's good! - Thomas Gottfreund on Oct 26, 10:06 AM
          2. Tried it out and looked quite good. - Thomas Gottfreund on Oct 27, 3:19 AM
        2. Not to forget the mail address!! - Thomas Gottfreund on Oct 26, 10:03 AM
     
  19. Modelkasten Tracks and Enamals View Thread - Scott Dimmick on Oct 24, 10:02 PM
    1. Should be ok Scott... - Dan Capuano on Oct 30, 1:45 AM
    2. modelkasten - Ed Spaide on Oct 31, 10:54 PM
     
  20. Fixing warped major hull components View Thread - Robert Lockie on Oct 24, 10:23 AM
    1. Warping - Vinnie Branigan on Oct 24, 11:42 AM
      1. be careful - Ulrich Pfaff on Oct 25, 6:41 AM
    2. Try Using K&S Metal - Mike Naler on Oct 25, 1:34 PM
    3. Thanks everyone - Robert Lockie on Oct 26, 5:17 AM
     
  21. How to paint and weather german panzer grey? View Thread - Hervé FRANCOIS on Oct 23, 1:06 PM
    1. I don't really drybrush too much anymore - Mark Fergel on Oct 28, 1:16 PM
      1. Thanks Marc...And ok for the pictures... - Hervé FRANCOIS on Oct 28, 1:53 PM
    2. Here are several photos - Mark Fergel on Oct 28, 9:49 PM
    3. panzer gray - Ed Spaide on Oct 31, 11:04 PM
      1. Thanks for your advice...Cheers! - Hervé FRANCOIS on Nov 7, 11:41 AM
     
  22. Achtung!! wich panters View Thread - H.Roenhorst on Oct 22, 4:31 PM
    1. Try the Axis DG - Robert Lockie on Oct 23, 12:30 PM
    2. Re: Achtung!! wich panters - Anonymous on Oct 23, 8:11 PM
      1. that was me abow - Ebbe Bergman on Oct 23, 8:12 PM
    3. Panther zimmerit and camo. - M. Gallagher on Oct 27, 12:31 PM
      1. Re: Panther zimmerit and camo. - H.Roenhorst on Oct 27, 2:11 PM
        1. Re: Panther zimmerit and camo. - M. Gallagher on Oct 27, 4:22 PM
          1. Achtung!! - H.Roenhorst on Oct 28, 11:37 AM
            1. Re: Achtung!! - Anonymous on Oct 29, 6:11 PM
              1. That was me above(n/t) - M. Gallagher on Oct 29, 6:11 PM
              2. achtung!! - H.Roenhorst on Nov 3, 11:40 AM
     
  23. newbie question.... View Thread - Kevin Neal on Oct 22, 2:42 AM
    1. Lots of questions - Pat McGrath on Oct 22, 6:56 PM
     
  24. 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
     
  25. 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
     
  26. 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
     
  27. 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
     
  28. 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
     
  29. 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
     
  30. 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
     
  31. 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
     
  32. 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
     
  33. 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
     
  34. 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
     
  35. 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
     
  36. Damage How-To View Thread - Kevin Neal on Oct 11, 5:26 AM
    1. Some ideas - Ian Stapley on Oct 29, 11:57 AM
     
  37. 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
     
  38. 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
     
  39. 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
     
  40. 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
     
  41. 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
     
  42. 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
     
  43. 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
     
  44. 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
     
  45. 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
     
  46. 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
     
  47. 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
     
  48. 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
     
  49. 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
     
  50. 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
     
  51. 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
     
  52. 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
     
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