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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. Tamiya Spray Booth View Thread - Johnny Baptiste on Aug 16, 2004, 4:43 PM
    1. Spray booth - Steve Kubik on Aug 19, 2004, 6:37 PM
      1. Spray Booth - Johnny Baptiste on Aug 23, 2004, 3:04 PM
    2. Opening a can of worms... - Anthony Yu on Aug 24, 2004, 6:01 PM
     
  2. Dull Cote Alternative View Thread - Aaron Aldridge on Aug 15, 2004, 10:45 PM
    1. Gunge - Jay Benson on Aug 16, 2004, 10:59 AM
    2. flat coats - Greg H on Aug 16, 2004, 4:36 PM
      1. Thanks, will look for that. N/T - Aaron Aldridge on Aug 16, 2004, 6:19 PM
    3. Beware Gunze Flat - Alan Covey on Aug 16, 2004, 7:35 PM
    4. Polly Scale flat is good - Steve Eslinger on Aug 17, 2004, 1:24 PM
     
  3. maquette 1/35 panzer 1 View Thread - mitch davis on Aug 15, 2004, 9:54 PM
    1. Re: maquette 1/35 panzer 1 - bruce robertson on Aug 20, 2004, 11:56 PM
     
  4. Making scratches View Thread - matt rogosienski on Aug 14, 2004, 4:43 PM
    1. here she is - matt rogosienski on Aug 14, 2004, 5:14 PM
      1. Matt, here's what I did... - Dave O'Hara on Aug 14, 2004, 7:07 PM
    2. Re: Making scratches - Jakko Westerbeke on Aug 15, 2004, 5:01 AM
      1. thanks - matt rogosienski on Aug 15, 2004, 11:31 AM
        1. Re: thanks - Jakko Westerbeke on Aug 16, 2004, 5:05 AM
    3. Read Mig's excellent article - roy chow on Aug 16, 2004, 6:25 PM
     
  5. Academy Tiger View Thread - phillip wright on Aug 12, 2004, 12:00 PM
    1. Eduard 35520 - roy chow on Aug 13, 2004, 4:30 PM
     
  6. I Need Some Tips View Thread - Mattias Eriksson on Aug 12, 2004, 4:33 AM
    1. Tips supplied.............. - Rick Purdy on Aug 12, 2004, 11:16 PM
     
  7. hand painting camo ie: jean-baptiste verlhac's grille...... View Thread - chad perkins on Aug 11, 2004, 9:06 AM
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  9. Help Using Friulmodel Tracks View Thread - Kit Redmond on Aug 10, 2004, 7:46 PM
    1. yeah.. - Brandon Hopkins on Aug 10, 2004, 8:05 PM
    2. Hi Kit... - Mike Land on Aug 10, 2004, 9:40 PM
      1. Friul Tracks - Kit Redmond on Aug 10, 2004, 10:18 PM
     
  10. 'salt technique' weathering View Thread - Steve Allen on Aug 10, 2004, 6:22 PM
    1. Salt - Rick Purdy on Aug 11, 2004, 12:23 AM
     
  11. Need help with windshields... View Thread - Peter on Aug 10, 2004, 4:12 PM
    1. Try Humbrol Clearfix. - Ian Barraclough on Aug 10, 2004, 4:46 PM
      1. Re: Try Humbrol Clearfix. - Jakko Westerbeke on Aug 12, 2004, 5:09 AM
    2. Please use full name when posting - missing-lynx team on Aug 11, 2004, 5:04 AM
     
  12. I got a bad wash,...any tips? View Thread - Rob McArthur on Aug 9, 2004, 4:45 PM
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  14. Tamiya HG-SF Overspray Problem, HELP! View Thread - Jerry Spires on Aug 9, 2004, 10:36 AM
    1. PSI too high???? - Edward Bernardo on Aug 9, 2004, 9:04 PM
     
  15. what motor tool to buy? View Thread - Dave McKay on Aug 8, 2004, 7:32 PM
    1. You can add a reostat ... - John F. Steinman on Aug 8, 2004, 11:06 PM
      1. reostat!? - Dave McKay on Aug 9, 2004, 4:34 PM
      2. A really dumb question - Dan Hay on Aug 11, 2004, 10:43 AM
    2. Dremel Minimite is good - Robert Lockie on Aug 9, 2004, 8:22 AM
      1. minimite approx $30 US - Dave McKay on Aug 9, 2004, 4:32 PM
      2. Minimite 750 - Dave McKay on Aug 10, 2004, 6:44 PM
        1. Make your own speed control for $10! - Matthew Toms on Aug 11, 2004, 8:30 PM
          1. I did exactly what you did - Steve Dowty on Aug 16, 2004, 8:16 PM
          2. Instead of........ - Tim Ridout on Aug 29, 2004, 12:08 AM
     
  16. Help with spraying metallic paints View Thread - Anthony on Aug 8, 2004, 12:06 AM
    1. Opps... - Anthony Yu on Aug 8, 2004, 12:10 AM
     
  17. Hard Edge Camo View Thread - Richard Nicoletti on Aug 4, 2004, 11:53 PM
    1. masking - Walter Loesberg on Aug 5, 2004, 3:51 AM
    2. Silly Putty - Chris Johnson on Aug 5, 2004, 7:00 PM
    3. Thanks, Guys! - Richard Nicoletti on Aug 5, 2004, 9:57 PM
    4. hard edge camo - ken rpmine on Aug 14, 2004, 12:57 PM
     
  18. PE and Tools to bend it...... View Thread - Matthew Pritchett on Aug 4, 2004, 11:46 PM
    1. Scroll down to Justin Pockar's post on the subject - Robert Lockie on Aug 5, 2004, 7:09 AM
    2. My 2 cents - Andrew Albrecht on Aug 6, 2004, 12:57 PM
    3. Folding PE...... - Thord Wedman on Aug 7, 2004, 1:01 AM
     
  19. Painting rubber band tracks View Thread - jody kelm on Aug 4, 2004, 4:55 PM
    1. Re: Painting rubber band tracks - Jakko Westerbeke on Aug 5, 2004, 5:30 AM
    2. Re: Painting rubber band tracks - todd moore on Aug 5, 2004, 11:54 AM
    3. tracks - john memoli on Aug 5, 2004, 3:07 PM
    4. thinned bright orange paint - Barry Davis on Aug 7, 2004, 6:23 PM
    5. Warhammer - Mattias Eriksson on Aug 12, 2004, 4:48 AM
     
  20. Can Tamiya HG SF airbrush use Iwata's airhose? View Thread - Yue on Aug 4, 2004, 12:32 PM
    1. Please use your full name and a valid email address when posting - missing-lynx team on Aug 5, 2004, 4:34 AM
    2. Yes - Andrew Albrecht on Aug 6, 2004, 1:05 PM
     
  21. wheels View Thread - Phil Goodwin on Aug 3, 2004, 5:19 AM
    1. Round wheels problems with casting your own - ian sadler on Aug 3, 2004, 1:56 PM
     
  22. Source for lead foil View Thread - Kevin J. McNichols on Aug 1, 2004, 5:14 PM
    1. Techstar - John Barnicoat on Aug 1, 2004, 6:39 PM
    2. TMD carries it.... - Alan R Bessler on Aug 1, 2004, 7:18 PM
    3. Baking dish option - Frank Sullivan on Aug 2, 2004, 6:10 PM
    4. K&S metal sheet... - Nick Cortese on Aug 2, 2004, 7:34 PM
    5. Talk to your dentist - Mark Minnis on Aug 4, 2004, 7:57 AM
    6. Re: Source for lead foil - Dave McKay on Aug 8, 2004, 7:35 PM
    7. How do you cut and sand this stuff? - Jeff Andrews on Aug 14, 2004, 9:47 AM
     
  23. need help soldering PE View Thread - dominic j miele on Aug 1, 2004, 11:03 AM
    1. Re: need help soldering PE - Zatsepin Igor on Aug 2, 2004, 9:02 AM
    2. Options - Dean Allison on Aug 4, 2004, 7:24 AM
      1. how do you tin the iron's tip? - dominic miele on Aug 6, 2004, 5:19 AM
     
  24. radiators View Thread - Phil Goodwin on Jul 30, 2004, 12:53 AM
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  26. FUTURE dries how?? View Thread - Matt Hunt on Jul 29, 2004, 2:39 PM
    1. re. FUTURE dries how?? - Mike Land on Jul 29, 2004, 4:35 PM
    2. Application - Pat Alexander on Jul 30, 2004, 12:23 PM
    3. Everything to know about using Future-LINK - Rob Bridges on Jul 30, 2004, 11:11 PM
    4. Sorted thanks. - Matt Hunt on Aug 6, 2004, 11:03 AM
      1. Polish between coats? - Anthony Yu on Aug 8, 2004, 12:28 AM
     
  27. Zimmerit and tool clamps View Thread - Shaun Berry on Jul 28, 2004, 4:17 PM
    1. order of assembly - Rick Purdy on Jul 29, 2004, 4:46 AM
    2. Application order - Robert Lockie on Jul 29, 2004, 5:01 AM
    3. another possible suggestion - bill kiernan on Jul 29, 2004, 8:14 AM
      1. Not sure about that - Robert Lockie on Jul 29, 2004, 9:02 AM
        1. HAHAHAHA!That's great! - Rick Purdy on Jul 29, 2004, 4:29 PM
     
  28. Rope View Thread - Steve Kubik on Jul 26, 2004, 6:49 AM
    1. Use Ship's Rope - Jay Benson on Jul 26, 2004, 10:59 AM
    2. Ship rigging thread - Matt Leese on Jul 26, 2004, 12:01 PM
    3. Rope diameter for 1/35th. scale ?? - Alan R Bessler on Jul 28, 2004, 12:55 PM
      1. Re Rope size.... - Matt Leese on Jul 29, 2004, 6:55 AM
        1. oops...... - Matt Leese on Jul 29, 2004, 6:56 AM
          1. Thanks very much - Alan R Bessler on Jul 29, 2004, 11:57 AM
            1. No Problem.....n/t - Matt Leese on Jul 29, 2004, 12:33 PM
     
  29. Metal Barrels.. really a big difference? View Thread - Brandon Hopkins on Jul 25, 2004, 8:09 PM
    1. Depends on the injection kit - roy chow on Jul 26, 2004, 12:42 AM
    2. Often not necessary but... - David Nickels on Jul 26, 2004, 9:08 AM
    3. Aber barrels... - Aaron Pfau on Jul 27, 2004, 7:49 PM
    4. Up to the individual modeller - Ian Stapley on Jul 30, 2004, 3:00 PM
    5. My opinion - Jerry Spires on Jul 31, 2004, 8:19 PM
     
  30. filter colours View Thread - andy barnett on Jul 24, 2004, 12:46 AM
    1. Re: filter colours - Darren Thompson on Jul 24, 2004, 3:23 PM
     
  31. What paint for German red primer? View Thread - James Smith on Jul 22, 2004, 5:12 AM
    1. Red oxide... - Greg H on Jul 22, 2004, 7:22 AM
    2. Testors - David Nickels on Jul 22, 2004, 8:55 AM
    3. Another Polly Scale fan - Steve Eslinger on Jul 22, 2004, 2:33 PM
    4. Floquil - ralph persico on Jul 28, 2004, 8:14 PM
     
  32. Substitute for Aber View Thread - D. McKeever on Jul 21, 2004, 3:53 PM
    1. Variable - David Nickels on Jul 21, 2004, 8:23 PM
      1. I take it then - D. McKeever on Jul 22, 2004, 10:22 AM
        1. Sets - David Nickels on Jul 22, 2004, 3:44 PM
          1. Re: Sets - D. McKeever on Jul 22, 2004, 5:50 PM
            1. Aber Exasperation - Dave W. Clarke on Jul 25, 2004, 10:47 PM
              1. Try doing it standing up! - David Nickels on Jul 26, 2004, 9:10 AM
    2. They don't have to be made workable, you know;-) - Jari Lievonen on Jul 29, 2004, 8:40 AM
     
  33. Using model R/R ballast... View Thread - Dave O'Hara on Jul 21, 2004, 1:47 PM
    1. Here's what I did....if you're interested. - Dave O'Hara on Jul 22, 2004, 9:33 AM
      1. Ballast.. - Rick Purdy on Jul 22, 2004, 1:36 PM
        1. Yes, as a matter of fact, it did... - Dave O'Hara on Jul 22, 2004, 5:37 PM
     
  34. When to affix decals View Thread - James Surratt on Jul 20, 2004, 3:08 PM
    1. It depends . . . - Jerry Spires on Jul 20, 2004, 4:49 PM
     
  35. Aluminum Foil View Thread - D. McKeever on Jul 19, 2004, 2:41 PM
    1. Michael's - Kevin Kokal on Jul 20, 2004, 1:50 PM
    2. Cinefoil... - Dany Mc Donald on Jul 20, 2004, 4:21 PM
      1. Re: Cinefoil... - Michael Humphries on Jul 25, 2004, 7:37 PM
     
  36. Mr. Surfacer View Thread - Gary Hoyt on Jul 19, 2004, 10:26 AM
    1. Gary - Von Bargen Martin on Jul 19, 2004, 3:10 PM
    2. there is an alternative. - Darren Thompson on Jul 20, 2004, 6:47 AM
    3. Thanks for the help Guys. N/T - Gary Hoyt on Jul 20, 2004, 11:18 AM
      1. acetone works as well - Alex Hodges on Jul 21, 2004, 10:34 AM
     
  37. Masking using salt View Thread - Johan Detruyer on Jul 19, 2004, 8:25 AM
    1. Salt masking......... - Rick Purdy on Jul 19, 2004, 5:08 PM
     
  38. Mig's filter articles View Thread - andy barnett on Jul 19, 2004, 2:44 AM
    1. Here - Miguel Jimenez on Jul 19, 2004, 3:50 AM
      1. thanks MiG n/t - andy barnett on Jul 20, 2004, 2:34 AM
     
  39. Couple of Paint Questions . . . View Thread - Jerry Spires on Jul 18, 2004, 7:30 PM
    1. Re: Couple of Paint Questions . . . - Jakko Westerbeke on Jul 20, 2004, 5:27 AM
     
  40. Pigments & pastels View Thread - Koenraad G.E. Cracco on Jul 18, 2004, 1:53 PM
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  42. Another Pastel/Pigment question View Thread - David Nickels on Jul 16, 2004, 8:42 AM
    1. The colors....dry and wet - Mig Jimenez on Jul 19, 2004, 5:35 AM
      1. Thank you - David Nickels on Jul 19, 2004, 8:35 AM
     
  43. a big water project, need some advice... View Thread - Scott Boor on Jul 14, 2004, 11:34 AM
    1. Where to find answers - bill kiernan on Jul 14, 2004, 1:40 PM
      1. link and correction - bill kiernan on Jul 14, 2004, 1:45 PM
    2. Will assist if I can - Alasdair K Johnston on Jul 15, 2004, 7:36 AM
     
  44. Realitic Water Effects - a Possible Soloution View Thread - Ian Barraclough on Jul 13, 2004, 6:04 PM
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  46. help.... View Thread - Andrew James on Jul 13, 2004, 3:57 PM
    1. for what its worth... - David Parker on Jul 15, 2004, 4:31 AM
      1. Re: for what its worth... - Geoff Baines on Jul 19, 2004, 10:23 AM
     
  47. How to use Metal Cote?? View Thread - Jan Abrahamsson on Jul 13, 2004, 9:06 AM
    1. Experiment - David Nickels on Jul 13, 2004, 6:20 PM
     
  48. How too View Thread - Phil Goodwin on Jul 12, 2004, 8:56 PM
    1. how too - fabio sacchi on Jul 13, 2004, 4:04 AM
     
  49. Weathering a Sdkfz 222 DAK version?? View Thread - jan abrahamsson on Jul 12, 2004, 3:50 AM
    1. weatherings - brett gibson on Jul 12, 2004, 7:36 AM
      1. Thansk Brett - jan abrahamsson on Jul 13, 2004, 3:58 AM
     
  50. Looking for modelers: SW Minnesota/NW Iowa/Eastern South Dakto View Thread - Brian Burmeister on Jul 11, 2004, 5:41 PM
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  52. Jerry in Everett please contact me View Thread - Erik Zikos on Jul 10, 2004, 8:43 PM
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  54. Oil Wash...Entire Vehicle? View Thread - Randy Abbott on Jul 10, 2004, 10:13 AM
    1. Randy, the cool thing about oil washes, is... - Dave O'Hara on Jul 10, 2004, 11:10 AM
    2. oil washes - john memoli on Jul 10, 2004, 4:22 PM
    3. Thanks and Follow-Up - Randy Abbott on Jul 10, 2004, 10:12 PM
      1. No airbrush - Steve Eslinger on Jul 11, 2004, 12:21 AM
        1. No airbrush - Rick Purdy on Jul 11, 2004, 5:51 PM
          1. What an excellent informative answer, Rick... - Jorge Alvear on Jul 14, 2004, 11:41 PM
            1. Top Coat - Bruce on Jul 15, 2004, 10:08 AM
              1. Thanks for Help!! - Randy Abbott on Jul 17, 2004, 10:31 PM
      2. Turpenoid - Chris Salak on Jul 19, 2004, 11:03 AM
        1. Turpenoid - Rick Purdy on Jul 19, 2004, 10:38 PM
          1. "Non-glare" is it exactly, and a question about painting surfaces .. - Chris Salak on Jul 20, 2004, 11:16 AM
            1. Surfaces,light,color, and sanity................. - Rick Purdy on Jul 20, 2004, 5:03 PM
              1. Good analysis - Chris Salak on Jul 20, 2004, 10:50 PM
     
  55. What airbrush should I buy? View Thread - Rob James on Jul 10, 2004, 8:55 AM
    1. Iwata Revolution....... - Alan R Bessler on Jul 10, 2004, 10:33 AM
      1. Go with the Revolution, like Alan said.I took my HPC to Pacific Airbrush... - Ron Hetherington on Jul 13, 2004, 12:39 AM
    2. Another Iwata recommendation - Steve Eslinger on Jul 11, 2004, 12:26 AM
    3. iwata- no contest - bill kiernan on Jul 12, 2004, 7:04 AM
      1. I agree - Brian Speerly on Jul 13, 2004, 1:16 PM
    4. Tamiya/Iwata - Mike Duguay on Jul 13, 2004, 6:57 PM
    5. Airbrushes - Jerry Spires on Jul 14, 2004, 3:45 PM
    6. no AZTEK! - eric hanson on Aug 17, 2004, 5:37 PM
     
  56. Airbrush...Need Help! View Thread - Randy Abbott on Jul 9, 2004, 12:56 AM
    1. Airbrush maybe of help - ian sadler on Jul 9, 2004, 2:12 PM
     
  57. aztec View Thread - brett gibson on Jul 8, 2004, 9:03 AM
    1. Re: aztec - Jakko Westerbeke on Jul 10, 2004, 5:15 AM
     
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