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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. Looking for an Article View Thread - Brad Main on Oct 2, 2013, 9:42 PM
    1. This may help - Clayton Sokoll on Oct 3, 2013, 8:26 PM
      1. Thanks nt - Brad Main on Oct 4, 2013, 12:01 AM
     
  2. Alclad II Clear Coat View Thread - Michel Van den Berghe on Sep 29, 2013, 8:33 AM
    1. Clear Coat - Matt Nethery on Sep 30, 2013, 6:18 PM
      1. Re: Clear Coat - Michel Van den Berghe on Oct 4, 2013, 9:53 AM
     
  3. weathering problems View Thread - Ian Howes on Sep 25, 2013, 10:37 AM
    1. striking - Matt Nethery on Sep 25, 2013, 11:12 AM
    2. Guess you mean 'streaking'... - Andrew Tomlinson on Sep 25, 2013, 6:26 PM
      1. streaking, yes sorry - Ian Howes on Sep 26, 2013, 2:45 AM
    3. Streaking - Matt Nethery on Sep 27, 2013, 3:14 AM
      1. Good Tip - Ian Howes on Sep 27, 2013, 5:46 AM
     
  4. Strongest Bond View Thread - Matt Nethery on Sep 12, 2013, 8:23 PM
    1. The point? - Owen R Auer on Sep 17, 2013, 10:57 PM
      1. Bond - Matt Nethery on Sep 18, 2013, 4:42 AM
        1. Have never had a problem. - Scott Millican on Sep 28, 2013, 12:49 PM
     
  5. Has anyone used the Tamiya Snow Paint??....nt View Thread - Ron Hetherington on Sep 8, 2013, 9:25 PM
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  7. Help with assembly RB Kwk30 20mm Barrel for Pz II View Thread - John Murcutt on Sep 4, 2013, 5:29 PM
    1. General - Matt Nethery on Sep 5, 2013, 7:42 AM
    2. Assembly help - Bob Cash on Sep 5, 2013, 3:39 PM
    3. Re: Assembly help - Anonymous on Sep 5, 2013, 3:41 PM
     
  8. Re: Magnetic tool holder View Thread - Owen R Auer on Aug 27, 2013, 12:37 PM
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  10. Magnetic tool holder View Thread - Owen R Auer on Aug 27, 2013, 12:35 PM
    1. Agreed, I had the same prob - - Andrew Tomlinson on Aug 31, 2013, 8:43 AM
     
  11. Is Easy Off still the weapon of choice to remove paint?? View Thread - Ron Hetherington on Aug 21, 2013, 12:30 AM
    1. Easy off, or try simple green - Bret Kinman on Aug 22, 2013, 2:03 PM
    2. I just went a head and used Tam. laq. Thinner..... - Ron Hetherington on Aug 22, 2013, 6:19 PM
    3. Oven cleaners will eat photo etch - david nickels on Aug 28, 2013, 9:23 AM
    4. I used to strip paint with Pine Sol - Brian Colburn on Sep 17, 2013, 1:30 AM
    5. Brake fluid is the answer - kuya on Dec 1, 2013, 9:21 PM
    6. Try Castrol Super Clean - Mike McShea on Dec 6, 2013, 12:30 PM
     
  12. Worn metal weathering effect View Thread - Jim Simmonds on Aug 18, 2013, 2:14 PM
    1. Weather It - Matt Nethery on Aug 19, 2013, 6:37 AM
      1. Thanks Matt - Jim Simmonds on Aug 19, 2013, 2:10 PM
        1. Steel - Matt Nethery on Aug 19, 2013, 3:53 PM
     
  13. Working with MIG Filters View Thread - J.Hollenweger on Aug 12, 2013, 2:54 AM
    1. What I do... - Bob Muckley on Aug 12, 2013, 8:23 PM
     
  14. Dettol apparently strips acrylic paint... View Thread - Andrew Tomlinson on Aug 9, 2013, 2:20 PM
    1. Re: Dettol apparently strips acrylic paint... - J.Hollenweger on Aug 12, 2013, 2:33 AM
      1. Re: Dettol apparently strips acrylic paint... - Rob Pye on Aug 28, 2013, 2:46 PM
        1. A month OK? That's worth knowing! - Andrew Tomlinson on Oct 7, 2013, 3:33 PM
     
  15. Painting stains with felt pens, the anti-crisis method View Thread - Federico Collada on Aug 7, 2013, 2:46 PM
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  17. Make the resin wheels View Thread - Luigi Graffi on Aug 7, 2013, 6:39 AM
    1. Mold - Matt Nethery on Aug 8, 2013, 6:41 AM
      1. Hello Matt - Luigi Graffi on Aug 8, 2013, 2:49 PM
     
  18. MM Acrylic Wash View Thread - Matt Nethery on Aug 6, 2013, 6:45 PM
    1. not noticed that - david nickels on Aug 15, 2013, 1:51 PM
      1. Wash - Matt Nethery on Aug 17, 2013, 7:29 PM
     
  19. Jig for Pre-"Smart" Dragon Tracks (kit 9032) View Thread - Scott Shaulis on Aug 6, 2013, 11:03 AM
    1. Jig - Matt Nethery on Aug 6, 2013, 6:42 PM
      1. Jig - Scott S. on Aug 7, 2013, 9:04 AM
    2. HobbyTrax? - Mike Carroll on Aug 12, 2013, 5:48 PM
      1. Jig - Matt Nethery on Aug 17, 2013, 9:47 PM
     
  20. AFV club rubber band type tracks View Thread - ian foster on Aug 4, 2013, 4:30 AM
    1. Wash - Matt Nethery on Aug 4, 2013, 4:32 PM
      1. Good point - ian foster on Aug 5, 2013, 5:06 PM
        1. Wash - Matt Nethery on Aug 6, 2013, 7:33 AM
     
  21. Glue View Thread - Matt Nethery on Aug 3, 2013, 10:22 PM
    1. Re: Glue - Kevin Weiler on Aug 4, 2013, 12:03 PM
      1. glue - Matt Nethery on Aug 4, 2013, 12:10 PM
    2. MEK - Dave Foster on Aug 4, 2013, 5:02 PM
      1. Re: MEK - Kevin Weiler on Aug 4, 2013, 7:17 PM
        1. MSDS - Matt Nethery on Aug 5, 2013, 4:27 AM
          1. Re: MSDS - Kevin Weiler on Aug 5, 2013, 11:22 AM
            1. Gas - Matt Nethery on Aug 7, 2013, 9:09 AM
              1. Re: Gas - Mike Gardella on Aug 13, 2013, 7:54 AM
                1. Gas - Matt Nethery on Aug 13, 2013, 4:30 PM
     
  22. Tank track sit positions View Thread - Jimmy Quinn on Aug 2, 2013, 9:42 AM
    1. Re: Tank track sit positions - John Murcutt on Aug 2, 2013, 4:36 PM
    2. track sag - Andrew Lee on Aug 3, 2013, 4:07 PM
     
  23. I need to clarify the use of AK Chipping.......... View Thread - Ron Hetherington on Jul 26, 2013, 6:33 PM
    1. Contact AK direct or post on the AK forum? - Robert Arance on Jul 30, 2013, 2:46 PM
    2. yes, no problem. - Mig Jimenez on Aug 4, 2013, 8:14 AM
     
  24. Airbrush cleaner homemade recipe View Thread - Federico on Jul 4, 2013, 6:41 AM
    1. Watch out for Ammonia! - Robert Arance on Jul 30, 2013, 2:44 PM
    2. What's wrong with Windex? - Bob Muckley on Aug 12, 2013, 8:24 PM
      1. Windex has ammonia - david nickels on Aug 16, 2013, 10:40 AM
     
  25. burnt wood View Thread - Doug Bauer on Jun 28, 2013, 8:12 PM
    1. Maybe you could try this - Federico on Jul 2, 2013, 4:35 AM
      1. Thanks, Federico, I'll give it a try. n/t - Doug Bauer on Jul 2, 2013, 2:00 PM
     
  26. Modelling the webbing straps View Thread - Luigi Graffi on Jun 28, 2013, 4:17 AM
    1. Excellent tip - Jim Simmonds on Jun 28, 2013, 2:25 PM
    2. Straps - Matt Nethery on Aug 8, 2013, 6:43 AM
     
  27. The most ductile towing cable, almost free View Thread - Federico on Jun 19, 2013, 2:21 AM
    1. Nice tip - Bryan Krueger on Jun 21, 2013, 11:21 AM
    2. Tow cable - John Franklin on Jul 1, 2013, 7:45 PM
      1. John, Did you get a response to your question? - Rick Planton on Sep 24, 2013, 2:45 AM
     
  28. Adhesive recommendation View Thread - Mike Gardella on Jun 14, 2013, 10:51 AM
    1. JB Weld - Kevin Weiler on Jun 16, 2013, 12:49 PM
      1. Thank you - Mike Gardella on Jun 17, 2013, 9:35 AM
    2. Sand / scratch the ABS first .... - Andrew Tomlinson on Jun 19, 2013, 4:52 PM
      1. Good tip. Thank you. - Mike Gardella on Jun 20, 2013, 10:43 AM
     
  29. Using dry transfers View Thread - Bret Kinman on Jun 9, 2013, 11:52 AM
    1. Re: Using dry transfers - Mike Gardella on Jun 10, 2013, 10:00 AM
      1. Thanks - Bret Kinman on Jun 10, 2013, 3:02 PM
        1. I found matt surface was not the best... - Andrew Tomlinson on Jun 11, 2013, 12:52 PM
     
  30. What is a good product for snow?? nt View Thread - Ron Hetherington on Jun 8, 2013, 11:07 PM
    1. I like the Hudson and Allen stuff - david nickels on Jun 9, 2013, 10:08 AM
    2. Micro Balloons work great. - Bryan Krueger on Jun 21, 2013, 11:25 AM
    3. Mix - Federico on Jul 2, 2013, 4:39 AM
    4. Hey Ron, try this, ..........It's FREE - Rick Planton on Sep 24, 2013, 3:42 AM
     
  31. URGENT - Password Change Required for all Missing-Lynx Members. Details Within View Thread - Brett Green - Editor on May 18, 2013, 6:42 PM
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  33. Steel wire question View Thread - Jim Clark on May 15, 2013, 10:40 PM
    1. Re: Steel wire question - Joseph R. Zrodlowski on May 15, 2013, 11:42 PM
      1. Awesome - Jim Clark on May 16, 2013, 4:10 PM
    2. Another way - Clayton Sokoll on May 23, 2013, 3:25 AM
     
  34. looking for 0,5mm balls... View Thread - Niels Henkemans on May 10, 2013, 4:41 AM
    1. I just read - roy chow on May 10, 2013, 4:03 PM
    2. I had a jar of ball point pen balls - david nickels on May 13, 2013, 3:58 PM
    3. Thanks guys. Nice suggestions. n/t - Niels Henkemans on May 14, 2013, 7:49 AM
    4. Water filters - Owen R Auer on May 18, 2013, 5:35 PM
      1. Those are made from charcoal n/t - Joseph R. Zrodlowski on May 29, 2013, 1:45 AM
        1. Charcoal - Owen R Auer on May 30, 2013, 10:37 PM
     
  35. Restoring splayed brusel brushes View Thread - Andy Barnett on May 9, 2013, 4:23 AM
    1. Re: Restoring splayed brusel brushes - Mike Gardella on May 9, 2013, 12:51 PM
    2. Hair Conditioner - Joseph R. Zrodlowski on May 9, 2013, 9:49 PM
    3. The Masters Brush Cleaner and Preservative - Jim Hockett on May 10, 2013, 6:58 AM
     
  36. Masking for British Caunter camouflage scheme? View Thread - Jerrold Gustafson on Apr 28, 2013, 9:17 AM
    1. Tips for Caunter - Mike Starmerm on May 4, 2013, 12:43 PM
      1. Thanks, Mike - Jerrold Gustafson on May 4, 2013, 3:18 PM
     
  37. Tamiya surface primer View Thread - pat mc cumiskey on Apr 22, 2013, 3:52 AM
    1. Usually... - Brian N Stanley on Apr 23, 2013, 5:46 PM
     
  38. Hairspray crackling paint View Thread - Rick Wilkes on Apr 19, 2013, 1:39 PM
    1. Top coat likely applied too wet and thick - Michael Rinaldi on Apr 27, 2013, 1:24 PM
      1. Thanks Mike, I think you nailed it, appreciate it, Rick....n/t - Rick Wilkes on May 1, 2013, 5:12 PM
     
  39. distressing plastic View Thread - mike harbour on Apr 19, 2013, 11:52 AM
    1. sand them down then... - Rufus Burridge on Apr 19, 2013, 12:33 PM
     
  40. Help View Thread - Steve Finley on Apr 18, 2013, 9:49 PM
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  42. Weathering only with acrylic products View Thread - Ian Howes on Apr 18, 2013, 6:04 AM
    1. Re: Weathering only with acrylic products - Mike Gardella on Apr 18, 2013, 8:38 AM
    2. Acrylics DVD - John Barnes on Apr 18, 2013, 1:54 PM
    3. Weathering only with acrylic. - Mig Jimenez on Apr 20, 2013, 4:54 AM
    4. Thank you all. - Ian Howes on Apr 22, 2013, 2:48 AM
     
  43. Home made decals View Thread - Rufus Burridge on Apr 16, 2013, 11:51 AM
    1. Maybe try this... - Cpt. C. Sosebee, USA (Ret) on Apr 19, 2013, 5:46 PM
      1. Photoshop, some images and practice - Joseph R. Zrodlowski on Apr 24, 2013, 9:27 PM
     
  44. Easy-Off equivalent in Europe? View Thread - Bret Kinman on Apr 14, 2013, 9:21 AM
    1. another option... - Scott Dimmick on Apr 14, 2013, 8:57 PM
     
  45. Wrong forum View Thread - Rufus Burridge on Apr 9, 2013, 1:12 PM
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  47. Small ammunition perforations, really easy View Thread - Federico Collada on Apr 5, 2013, 2:51 AM
    1. NICE!! - Joseph R. Zrodlowski on Apr 8, 2013, 11:33 PM
    2. Thanks! - Robert Arance on Apr 9, 2013, 8:51 AM
     
  48. Back to the Future View Thread - Whiteley-Bolton on Mar 31, 2013, 7:37 AM
    1. Spraying Future - Dave Foster on Mar 31, 2013, 4:29 PM
      1. Re: Spraying Future - Whiteley-Bolton on Apr 1, 2013, 5:33 AM
        1. Spraying Future.... - Brian N. Stanley on Apr 1, 2013, 9:07 PM
    2. See this... - Cpt. C. Sosebee, USA (Ret) on Apr 2, 2013, 12:57 AM
     
  49. Faded markings View Thread - Scott Dimmick on Mar 21, 2013, 8:35 AM
    1. Re: Faded markings - Joseph R. Zrodlowski on Mar 21, 2013, 10:20 AM
    2. Yes, that is the best way - Michael Rinaldi on Mar 21, 2013, 1:31 PM
     
  50. Question about putty View Thread - Patrick on Mar 11, 2013, 10:20 AM
    1. Lots of kinds of putties - david nickels on Mar 13, 2013, 3:29 PM
      1. Re: Lots of kinds of putties - Patrick on Mar 15, 2013, 5:40 PM
        1. Green stuff - Grahame Bredbere on Mar 19, 2013, 10:49 AM
        2. Bondo - Matt Nethery on Jul 28, 2013, 7:56 PM
     
  51. DEF Tires and Tamiya kit... View Thread - Brian N. Stanley on Mar 7, 2013, 9:46 PM
    1. sounds like you got a mis-packed box - Andy Renshaw on Apr 30, 2013, 1:59 PM
     
  52. Concrete texture (add on armour) View Thread - B├ílint Simonffy on Feb 19, 2013, 3:56 AM
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  54. is this a paint stripper for models View Thread - george burrough on Feb 18, 2013, 3:40 PM
    1. why not test it? - david nickels on Feb 18, 2013, 6:57 PM
      1. it works - george burrough on Feb 20, 2013, 8:42 AM
     
  55. miniature divider View Thread - D McKeever on Feb 17, 2013, 1:43 AM
    1. Would a digital caliper work? - roy chow on Feb 18, 2013, 9:40 AM
      1. I need a divider - D. McKeever on Feb 18, 2013, 10:00 AM
    2. Drafting set - mlmcdonald on Jan 20, 2016, 11:50 AM
     
  56. Soft plastic pipe supplied with Bronco Buffalo question? View Thread - Steve Finley on Feb 16, 2013, 9:45 PM
    1. i think its vinyl not rubber nt - david nickels on Feb 21, 2013, 9:24 AM
     
  57. Micro scale flat frustration@$&$!!... View Thread - Pedro Sanchez on Feb 16, 2013, 3:04 AM
    1. I do not like the new/newer product - david nickels on Feb 17, 2013, 5:29 PM
    2. My favorite - roy chow on Feb 18, 2013, 9:41 AM
      1. Vallejo - Owen R Auer on Jun 18, 2013, 7:16 PM
     
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