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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. Vallejo Model Air, Has anyone got it to work? View Thread - Charles Kelley on Jun 6, 2004, 7:59 PM
    1. Works ok - David Nickels on Jun 7, 2004, 8:40 AM
    2. Vallejo paints.... - Kevin Krueger on Jun 8, 2004, 7:12 AM
    3. Vallejo Model Air - Lee Lloyd on Jun 9, 2004, 4:48 AM
      1. Thanks guys! - Charles Kelley on Jun 9, 2004, 10:56 AM
      2. The basic tips for Vallejo model air! - Mig Jimenez on Jun 11, 2004, 4:48 AM
    4. I'm having a hard time with it.. - Brandon Hopkins on Jun 11, 2004, 10:59 PM
      1. I give up... - Brandon Hopkins on Jun 13, 2004, 4:21 AM
        1. Have you - Martin Wilson on Jun 14, 2004, 9:19 AM
          1. sort of... - Brandon Hopkins on Jun 15, 2004, 10:39 PM
    5. "Regular" Velejo acrlyic paint and airbrushing? - Kevin McNichols on Jun 15, 2004, 3:34 PM
    6. Modelair and Modelcolor spray OK for me. - Jon Baker on Jun 30, 2004, 2:43 PM
     
  2. Best primer ? View Thread - Andy Fettes on Jun 5, 2004, 5:01 AM
    1. UK Best Buy for primer is - ian sadler on Jun 5, 2004, 6:45 AM
    2. cheers mate........ - Andy fettes on Jun 7, 2004, 5:20 PM
      1. Hey what do you want for pound ? - ian sadler on Jun 8, 2004, 5:19 AM
        1. tight as a ducks............................. - Andy fettes on Jun 8, 2004, 6:52 PM
          1. As Usual - ian sadler on Jun 9, 2004, 1:53 PM
     
  3. Humbrol paint number for Feldgrau View Thread - Thomas Roode on Jun 3, 2004, 4:28 PM
    1. Uniform Grey #111 (I think) nt - David Nickels on Jun 3, 2004, 5:56 PM
     
  4. Metal files View Thread - Ian Sharpe on Jun 3, 2004, 11:20 AM
    1. Try micro-mark - Steve Kansa on Jun 3, 2004, 8:14 PM
    2. Metalliferous - Kirk Guinee on Jun 4, 2004, 12:24 PM
     
  5. A+B Putty View Thread - Oskar on Jun 2, 2004, 2:10 AM
    1. Please use your full name and a valid email address when posting - missing-lynx team on Jun 2, 2004, 4:31 AM
    2. In Europe - Pat McGrath on Jun 3, 2004, 5:21 AM
     
  6. Tamiya HG SF and Fine Lines View Thread - Chuck McCauley on May 31, 2004, 9:35 PM
    1. What works for me... - Andrew Albrecht on Jun 1, 2004, 10:19 AM
    2. Tamiya HG SF and Fine Lines - Paul Baxter on Jun 1, 2004, 5:56 PM
    3. Curious Also. - Brian Speerly on Jun 2, 2004, 12:53 PM
      1. Still Practicing ...... - Jaffe Lam on Jun 4, 2004, 6:28 AM
     
  7. Crate/ Ration Box/ Wood stuff COLOR? View Thread - Jerry Spires on May 31, 2004, 5:22 PM
    1. If you want wood color, try this - Steve Kubik on Jun 11, 2004, 9:25 PM
      1. Re: If you want wood color, try this - Ken on Jul 2, 2004, 10:14 AM
     
  8. How to paint a wreck? View Thread - Thomas Roode on May 31, 2004, 10:31 AM
    1. References - Robert Lockie on May 31, 2004, 2:57 PM
    2. Some Sources for Techniques - JK Benson on May 31, 2004, 11:40 PM
    3. heres a good site w/ reference pix!! - tom weber on Jun 13, 2004, 1:21 PM
     
  9. Problems with matt varnishes View Thread - Roman Martin on May 31, 2004, 6:38 AM
    1. Matte - Pat Alexander on Jun 1, 2004, 1:21 AM
      1. Was that with the Model Air brand, or the Model Color varnish - Brian Speerly on Jun 2, 2004, 12:54 PM
        1. Model Air n/t - Pat Alexander on Jun 2, 2004, 1:35 PM
          1. Model Air - Brian Speerly on Jun 3, 2004, 11:07 AM
     
  10. Tamiya paint and airbrushing View Thread - Shawn Ferguson on May 31, 2004, 6:37 AM
    1. Consistancy of milk and other tips - Dana J Nield on May 31, 2004, 9:26 AM
      1. Thanks much! - Shawn Ferguson on May 31, 2004, 1:31 PM
        1. Stand and deliver! - Dana J Nield on May 31, 2004, 3:08 PM
          1. LOL - Shawn Ferguson on May 31, 2004, 6:40 PM
    2. Thinning is the key! - Bill Klingbeil on Jun 1, 2004, 11:00 PM
     
  11. How to use oil paints for washes? View Thread - Jebaraj William Daniel on May 30, 2004, 3:01 AM
    1. Aim for the consistency of... - Dave O'Hara on May 30, 2004, 8:36 PM
      1. Thanks - Jebaraj William Daniel on May 31, 2004, 2:55 AM
    2. Wash - Bill Klingbeil on Jun 1, 2004, 11:05 PM
    3. Washing with Ink - Brian Speerly on Jun 3, 2004, 11:12 AM
     
  12. Vallejo Air for Dunkelgelb? View Thread - Steven Howard on May 29, 2004, 12:22 AM
    1. Can't Recommend Model Air - Brian Speerly on Jun 2, 2004, 1:01 PM
    2. Vallejo Model Air - Steve Eslinger on Jun 3, 2004, 3:30 PM
      1. Online source for Vallejo - Joe Kelly on Jun 4, 2004, 5:19 AM
        1. Thanks! - Steve Eslinger on Jun 4, 2004, 9:33 AM
     
  13. Help with Tamiya HG SF setup View Thread - Richard Lim on May 28, 2004, 3:36 PM
    1. Tamiya HG SF - Paul Baxter on May 28, 2004, 7:51 PM
      1. Re: Tamiya HG SF - Richard Lim on May 28, 2004, 10:51 PM
        1. RE: Tamiya HG SF - Paul Baxter on May 30, 2004, 9:57 PM
          1. Many thanks - Richard Lim on May 31, 2004, 8:01 PM
          2. Many thanks - Richard Lim on May 31, 2004, 8:02 PM
     
  14. need help with resin bits View Thread - Shane Kunze on May 28, 2004, 11:07 AM
    1. Re: need help with resin bits - Jakko Westerbeke on May 30, 2004, 5:06 AM
     
  15. Silk Matt Revell 362 for U.S. 1941 jacket suitable? View Thread - Eric Stabler on May 28, 2004, 7:25 AM
    1. Sorry, but... - Gunnar Baeumer on May 28, 2004, 2:05 PM
      1. I tried it, and youre right - Eric Stabler on May 29, 2004, 5:47 AM
     
  16. Wash Troubles... View Thread - Mike Baskette on May 27, 2004, 7:40 PM
    1. Have you tried this.... - Wes Brooner on May 28, 2004, 11:38 PM
     
  17. How do people paint their model after assembling the whole thing???!!! View Thread - Jebaraj William Daniel on May 26, 2004, 11:16 AM
    1. Some answers! - Jeff Andrews on May 26, 2004, 12:50 PM
      1. Thanks Jeff - Jebaraj William Daniel on May 27, 2004, 1:19 AM
    2. How do people paint their model, etc... - Joe Kelly on May 26, 2004, 4:53 PM
      1. Thanks - Jebaraj William Daniel on May 27, 2004, 1:28 AM
        1. Weathering - Joe Kelly on May 27, 2004, 7:47 AM
    3. Consistency is also critical - Jaffe Lam on May 27, 2004, 4:44 AM
    4. Re: How do people paint their model after assembling the whole thing???!!! - Jakko Westerbeke on May 27, 2004, 5:04 AM
    5. check out the articles - Walter Loesberg on May 27, 2004, 5:55 AM
    6. The Post-Shading Way! - Jeff Andrews on May 27, 2004, 11:06 AM
    7. Re: How do people paint their model after assembling the whole thing???!!! - Shawn Ferguson on May 31, 2004, 3:11 PM
     
  18. Painting Palm Tree Trunks...? View Thread - Joe Kelly on May 26, 2004, 9:54 AM
    1. palm tree trunk colors - Mike Hart on May 26, 2004, 6:34 PM
      1. Palm Tree Trunk Colors, etc. - Joe Kelly on May 27, 2004, 7:13 AM
        1. model palm trees on the web - Mike Hart on May 28, 2004, 12:40 AM
          1. Just so you know... - Steve Dowty on May 31, 2004, 10:29 AM
            1. Palm tree kits on the web - Mike Hart on Jun 1, 2004, 12:32 AM
     
  19. Help with Dragon models Tiger II tracks View Thread - Denis Wagner on May 25, 2004, 8:39 PM
    1. DML Tracks - Jim Cichy on Jun 17, 2004, 8:05 PM
     
  20. how do you build Friul tracks, ie glue them os they still move? View Thread - Ryan Spindell on May 25, 2004, 2:31 PM
    1. Easy - David Nickels on May 25, 2004, 4:49 PM
      1. Thank you kind sir, x2. n/t - Ryan Spindell on May 26, 2004, 11:01 AM
     
  21. Friul, Plasticstruct and Blacken-it? any issues? View Thread - Ryan Spindell on May 25, 2004, 11:30 AM
    1. I would use wire - David Nickels on May 25, 2004, 12:19 PM
    2. Wire is better - Robert Lockie on May 26, 2004, 4:03 AM
     
  22. Cutting Etched Treadplate Sheets View Thread - Andy Macrae on May 25, 2004, 10:57 AM
    1. Sharp scissors - Dan Hay on May 25, 2004, 11:58 AM
    2. Cuttting PE Treadplate - Carl Walter on May 26, 2004, 9:17 AM
     
  23. Panther D questions View Thread - Jeff Whorl on May 23, 2004, 8:22 PM
    1. Axis Forum. - Jeff Andrews on May 24, 2004, 1:56 PM
     
  24. Food trays tip View Thread - ian sadler on May 23, 2004, 1:33 PM
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  26. some questions View Thread - scott j wallander on May 23, 2004, 12:12 AM
    1. question zimmerit - scott j wallander on May 23, 2004, 12:22 AM
     
  27. Choosing Spray Gun View Thread - Jaffe Lam on May 22, 2004, 10:29 AM
    1. Iwata - bill kiernan on May 23, 2004, 10:29 AM
      1. Thanks - Jaffe Lam on May 25, 2004, 4:13 AM
        1. great-- you won't regret it i promise - bill kiernan on May 25, 2004, 7:04 AM
    2. I agree, Iwata! - Brian Speerly on Jun 3, 2004, 11:31 AM
     
  28. How to model non-catastrophic damage? View Thread - Kenneth Dauterive on May 20, 2004, 7:13 PM
    1. some ideas - Dominic j miele on May 23, 2004, 11:25 AM
      1. Thanks Dominic - Kenneth Dauterive on May 24, 2004, 4:50 PM
     
  29. Help with Tiger II paint... View Thread - SeanNollan on May 19, 2004, 9:35 PM
    1. Green first - Robert Lockie on May 20, 2004, 4:44 AM
      1. You're correct... - Rick Hahn on May 20, 2004, 5:37 AM
      2. Thank you... - SeanNollan on May 20, 2004, 12:33 PM
     
  30. Tamyia HG-SF Help! View Thread - Jerry Spires on May 19, 2004, 5:09 PM
    1. Do you have a pressure regulator? - Chris Cahill on May 19, 2004, 5:43 PM
     
  31. Easy Cast Texturing? View Thread - Chris Cahill on May 18, 2004, 12:50 PM
    1. Liquid Glue - Peter Hicks on May 19, 2004, 4:39 PM
     
  32. Fruil tracks question View Thread - Chad Collins on May 18, 2004, 6:21 AM
    1. Friul tracks. - Darren Thompson on May 18, 2004, 6:58 AM
     
  33. liquid resin View Thread - bill johnson on May 17, 2004, 9:49 PM
    1. Re: liquid resin - Jakko Westerbeke on May 18, 2004, 5:09 AM
    2. sorry to say nothing will - ian sadler on May 18, 2004, 5:45 AM
      1. to bad - bill johnson on May 18, 2004, 10:42 AM
        1. Bin it mate...just chuck it away...nt - Alasdair K Johnston on May 18, 2004, 2:24 PM
    3. solvent - john memoli on May 18, 2004, 3:59 PM
      1. what pray tell is polyester resin used for in dentistry - John F. Steinman on May 19, 2004, 12:02 PM
     
  34. Problems with Resin Curing View Thread - George Sauer on May 17, 2004, 4:29 PM
    1. Resin problems - ian sadler on May 18, 2004, 5:42 AM
    2. Just a thought..... - clive harman on May 18, 2004, 12:32 PM
    3. Mixing Ratio - George Sauer on May 18, 2004, 2:08 PM
      1. resin - john memoli on May 18, 2004, 4:05 PM
      2. It was not any of the brands you are using...... - clive harman on May 19, 2004, 8:53 AM
    4. sounds like it is contaminated - Paul Krylowski on May 19, 2004, 10:57 PM
    5. longer cure=softer product - George Sauer on May 20, 2004, 3:36 PM
      1. Not really - Paul Roberts on May 23, 2004, 3:38 PM
     
  35. Need help keeping SuperGlue tip clean View Thread - Dominic Miele on May 16, 2004, 11:53 AM
    1. My experience... - David Perez del Palomar on May 16, 2004, 12:44 PM
      1. as per previous posting but I do this - ian sadler on May 16, 2004, 2:29 PM
    2. Re: Need help keeping SuperGlue tip clean - Bryan Gray on May 17, 2004, 8:49 AM
      1. i need a little more help - dominic j miele on May 17, 2004, 11:08 AM
        1. glue - john memoli on May 17, 2004, 3:55 PM
          1. That's it... - Bryan Gray on May 18, 2004, 7:54 AM
            1. Your explaintion was complete - john memoli on May 18, 2004, 3:54 PM
    3. ACC Glue dispensing - Dusty Burman on May 17, 2004, 7:58 PM
    4. glue - Johan Detruyer on May 21, 2004, 1:23 PM
    5. CA Glue, if you have the type that the tip can unscrew from the bottle.... - Ron Hetherington on May 22, 2004, 2:49 PM
     
  36. Who knows Dan-Scale? View Thread - Steen From Denmark on May 16, 2004, 8:49 AM
    1. Please use full name when posting - missing-lynx team on May 17, 2004, 4:48 AM
     
  37. Cast Turret finish for T-62 View Thread - Gil Alden on May 14, 2004, 11:24 PM
    1. Re: Cast Turret finish for T-62 - Jakko Westerbeke on May 15, 2004, 4:59 AM
    2. Duplicating cast surfaces - Paul Gibson on May 15, 2004, 7:07 AM
    3. Soviet/Russian turrets - Robert Lockie on May 15, 2004, 9:39 AM
      1. Exactly - Robert Skipper on May 15, 2004, 3:39 PM
      2. Russian Casting marks - ian sadler on May 16, 2004, 2:33 PM
     
  38. Plus Models mud paint View Thread - david robley on May 14, 2004, 7:32 AM
    1. Why not... - David Nickels on May 15, 2004, 9:02 AM
      1. Re: Why not... - david robley on May 17, 2004, 7:32 AM
    2. water - Roman Liebich on May 17, 2004, 3:08 PM
     
  39. Colors Humbrol or Revell WW2 USA green? View Thread - Eric Stabler on May 14, 2004, 5:15 AM
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  41. Colors for DAK equipment? View Thread - John O'Brien on May 13, 2004, 9:15 PM
    1. Thread here 1st November 2001 - Robert Lockie on May 13, 2004, 10:57 PM
      1. Vallejo Modelcolor for DAK - Jon Baker on May 14, 2004, 5:43 AM
        1. More Info: - Jon Baker on May 14, 2004, 5:53 AM
        2. Colours in that article - Robert Lockie on May 14, 2004, 7:09 AM
          1. Re: Colours in that article - John O'Brien on May 15, 2004, 11:21 PM
          2. Robert - Martin Wilson on May 17, 2004, 6:17 AM
            1. Hi Martin - Robert Lockie on May 17, 2004, 7:55 AM
              1. Cheers Robert - Martin Wilson on May 17, 2004, 10:21 AM
     
  42. Many uses of Duck Tape View Thread - Denis Wagner on May 12, 2004, 10:38 PM
    1. Yep, your crazy!! - James Smith on May 14, 2004, 4:34 AM
     
  43. Battle Damage View Thread - Alex Chappell on May 12, 2004, 11:40 AM
    1. Make them from scratch - Robert Lockie on May 12, 2004, 12:00 PM
     
  44. adam wilder oil technique View Thread - Talino Bruno on May 12, 2004, 2:47 AM
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  46. Where to find small-diameter soft solder? View Thread - Russ Field on May 10, 2004, 8:08 AM
    1. Radio Shack - kirk guinee on May 10, 2004, 3:31 PM
      1. All I found at RS was silver (hard) solder, both rosin- and ... - Russ Field on May 10, 2004, 4:17 PM
        1. Solder - Andrew Wade on May 10, 2004, 5:10 PM
          1. solder wire - Rick Purdy on May 15, 2004, 9:43 PM
    2. solder part answer - ian sadler on May 11, 2004, 4:46 AM
    3. Tiger - David Nickels on May 11, 2004, 8:17 AM
      1. Thanks; do either TMD or H&A have a website? (nt) - Russ Field on May 11, 2004, 11:27 AM
        1. TMD - Matt Leese on May 11, 2004, 12:20 PM
     
  47. Best putty to use while filling gaps? (please help) View Thread - James Smith on May 10, 2004, 3:32 AM
    1. filling gaps an other way - ian sadler on May 10, 2004, 4:27 AM
    2. Putty - Jeff Andrews on May 11, 2004, 1:35 AM
    3. BTW - Jeff Andrews on May 11, 2004, 1:39 AM
    4. putty - Shane Kunze on May 11, 2004, 7:23 AM
    5. Putties - Paul Roberts on May 23, 2004, 4:00 PM
     
  48. Tamyia Airbrush PROBLEM View Thread - Jerry Spires on May 8, 2004, 5:00 PM
    1. Iwata Hoses fit - Edward Bernardo on May 8, 2004, 10:00 PM
      1. Thank you - Jerry Spires on May 9, 2004, 5:50 PM
    2. Adaptor - David Nickels on May 10, 2004, 8:59 AM
     
  49. High-quality jeweler's saw? View Thread - Peter Jak on May 8, 2004, 4:35 PM
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  51. Quesions on weld seams and filling gaps... View Thread - James Smith on May 8, 2004, 1:05 AM
    1. Article on making weld seams - Robert Lockie on May 8, 2004, 9:13 AM
     
  52. Help needed With Acrylic Wash? View Thread - Ian Barraclough on May 7, 2004, 4:10 PM
    1. Acrylic Washes - Ian Stuart on May 7, 2004, 5:14 PM
      1. Thanks Ian - Ian Barraclough on May 7, 2004, 5:53 PM
        1. Wow, spooky! - Rick Minichiello on May 7, 2004, 7:11 PM
          1. Great minds Think Alike!!! n/t - Ian Barraclough on May 8, 2004, 2:02 PM
     
  53. How to paint the Lower hull and running gear View Thread - Eran Kaufman on May 7, 2004, 12:36 PM
    1. Re: How to paint the Lower hull and running gear - Leighton Littlewood on May 7, 2004, 6:17 PM
      1. Thanks,i fgured it will be somthing like this (n/t) - Eran Kaufman on May 10, 2004, 8:42 AM
     
  54. Basic help !! View Thread - Mark on May 6, 2004, 3:30 PM
    1. try these sites - mike parkinson on May 6, 2004, 4:08 PM
    2. Don't Give Up!! - Joe Brzuszkiewicz on May 7, 2004, 5:12 AM
     
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