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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. 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
     
  2. 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
     
  3. Castrol Super Clean View Thread - Anthony Yu on May 6, 2004, 6:43 AM
    1. Castrol Super Clean - Matt Leese on May 6, 2004, 10:27 AM
      1. CSC & Putty - john memoli on May 7, 2004, 3:21 PM
        1. Re: CSC & Putty - anthony yu on May 10, 2004, 3:20 AM
    2. mr muscle does the same nt - mike parkinson on May 6, 2004, 4:09 PM
      1. Re: mr muscle does the same nt - anthony yu on May 6, 2004, 4:45 PM
     
  4. Tips needed on cutting out channels in plastic. View Thread - Jeff Andrews on May 5, 2004, 11:10 PM
    1. Channels - John Boyton on May 6, 2004, 2:28 AM
    2. Re: Tips needed on cutting out channels in plastic. - Jakko Westerbeke on May 6, 2004, 5:08 AM
    3. Another method - Terry Margerum on May 9, 2004, 4:49 AM
      1. I forgot - Terry Margerum on May 9, 2004, 10:44 AM
        1. Check this out. - Jeff Andrews on May 9, 2004, 9:08 PM
     
  5. Breaking liquid cement bonds View Thread - Robert Lockie on May 4, 2004, 7:49 AM
    1. Use Liquid Cement - Robert Skipper on May 4, 2004, 11:14 AM
      1. Not sure it will work on this bond - Robert Lockie on May 4, 2004, 12:41 PM
        1. hi , bob - ian sadler on May 4, 2004, 2:41 PM
    2. Sounds like... - Andrew Hall on May 5, 2004, 5:19 PM
     
  6. Distressed roadwheels? View Thread - Scott Dimmick on May 4, 2004, 7:41 AM
    1. Re: Distressed roadwheels? - Jakko Westerbeke on May 4, 2004, 1:49 PM
     
  7. Natural wood colors View Thread - Sean Lynch on May 3, 2004, 2:11 PM
    1. What I use - Steve Eslinger on May 3, 2004, 2:41 PM
      1. thanks, i will try tonight - sean lynch on May 3, 2004, 4:37 PM
     
  8. David Parker... View Thread - Steve Kansa on May 3, 2004, 10:55 AM
    1. Stowage bins - David Parker on May 4, 2004, 4:41 AM
      1. Thanks David, I'll try that straight away! n/t - Steve Kansa on May 8, 2004, 10:10 AM
     
  9. Best way to attach photo-etched parts? View Thread - James Smith on May 3, 2004, 5:16 AM
    1. Re: Best way to attach photo-etched parts? - Jakko Westerbeke on May 3, 2004, 5:43 AM
    2. A few other tips - Dan Hay (the first) on May 3, 2004, 12:14 PM
     
  10. I always try to model a correct representation of any model I build and almost never ... View Thread - Max Tereshenkov (repost) on May 2, 2004, 9:16 AM
    1. Ehm Max, this is an armour forum ;) (n/t) - Rick Hahn on May 2, 2004, 11:34 AM
      1. ACTUNG!! JABO!!- - Rick Purdy on May 2, 2004, 1:23 PM
      2. ACHTUNG!! JABO!!- - Rick Purdy on May 2, 2004, 1:25 PM
     
  11. Looking for a recent issue of Fine Scale Modeller.... View Thread - Hans Haase on May 1, 2004, 5:11 PM
    1. More details on what I am looking for... March 2004 issue - Hans Haase on May 1, 2004, 9:23 PM
      1. Found, thank you! - Hans Haase on May 2, 2004, 11:42 AM
     
  12. Is it possiable to airbrush Vallejo Model color? View Thread - Gary Owsley on May 1, 2004, 12:32 AM
    1. Yep... - Rick Hahn on May 1, 2004, 3:00 AM
    2. Best Bet is to get their Thinner - John Charvat on May 1, 2004, 1:29 PM
      1. Thanks John, you know how us DATS are. n/t - Gary Owsley on May 1, 2004, 1:56 PM
     
  13. filling seams View Thread - David Simon on Apr 29, 2004, 10:29 PM
    1. Re: filling seams - Jakko Westerbeke on Apr 30, 2004, 5:05 AM
      1. filling seams etc - ian sadler on Apr 30, 2004, 5:08 AM
    2. I use... - James Duncan on Apr 30, 2004, 10:34 AM
    3. Seams - Dave Foster on Apr 30, 2004, 11:16 PM
    4. Filling Seams Without Sanding or Cutting - Joe Brzuszkiewicz on May 2, 2004, 12:32 PM
      1. seam fill - Rick Purdy on May 2, 2004, 6:28 PM
     
  14. Paint Storage Rack View Thread - Joe Brzuszkiewicz on Apr 28, 2004, 10:20 AM
    1. What if you want the tin in the bottom? - Rick Hahn on Apr 28, 2004, 3:41 PM
      1. doh nt - mike parkinson on May 6, 2004, 4:11 PM
     
  15. Whats the best way to fill the large "holes" in stowage pieces? View Thread - Mark Smith on Apr 28, 2004, 9:32 AM
    1. Epoxy putty - David Nickels on Apr 28, 2004, 10:18 AM
    2. I concur - James Duncan on Apr 30, 2004, 10:36 AM
     
  16. Cheese cloth... View Thread - Chris Cahill on Apr 27, 2004, 10:00 PM
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  18. Fixing paint finish? View Thread - Steve Finley on Apr 27, 2004, 6:14 PM
    1. What kind of paint? - Tom Neeson on Apr 27, 2004, 10:15 PM
      1. Re: What kind of paint? - Steve Finley on Apr 28, 2004, 10:07 AM
    2. Several causes - James Duncan on Apr 30, 2004, 10:38 AM
    3. sounds like overly thick paint - Hans Haase on Apr 30, 2004, 8:34 PM
     
  19. several types View Thread - Darren Thompson on Apr 27, 2004, 7:39 AM
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  21. several types View Thread - Darren Thompson on Apr 27, 2004, 7:31 AM
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  23. several types View Thread - Darren Thompson on Apr 27, 2004, 7:30 AM
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  25. Foliage Netting in Scale... how to??? View Thread - jirka skarka on Apr 27, 2004, 6:54 AM
    1. Cheese cloth... - Chris Cahill on Apr 27, 2004, 10:02 PM
      1. Netting - Rick Purdy on Apr 28, 2004, 12:16 AM
      2. Many thanks, BUT........... - jirka skarka on Apr 28, 2004, 3:24 AM
        1. Might be an idea to... - James Smith on Apr 28, 2004, 4:09 AM
        2. Looks like... - Jim Carswell on Apr 28, 2004, 12:49 PM
    2. Gauze bandage and... - James Duncan on Apr 30, 2004, 10:41 AM
     
  26. super glue View Thread - Chris Pineo on Apr 26, 2004, 2:00 AM
    1. Acetone or debonder - David Nickels on Apr 26, 2004, 1:26 PM
      1. thanks - Chris Pineo on Apr 26, 2004, 10:22 PM
     
  27. first time acrylic paint user View Thread - yves blavier on Apr 23, 2004, 6:54 AM
    1. Model Air or Model Color? - Jon Baker on Apr 23, 2004, 8:04 AM
      1. that did the trick - yves blavier on Apr 26, 2004, 6:21 AM
    2. Vallejo Model Air? - Thorsten Wieking on Apr 23, 2004, 8:05 AM
     
  28. Help with paint! View Thread - Ebbe Bergman on Apr 22, 2004, 2:01 PM
    1. No problem - Mig Jimenez on Apr 23, 2004, 4:09 AM
      1. Thanks Mig - Ebbe Bergman on Apr 23, 2004, 9:47 AM
     
  29. Help with scratchbuilding- View Thread - Robert Gonzalez on Apr 22, 2004, 9:58 AM
    1. Scratchbuilding - Myles Grady on Apr 23, 2004, 11:53 PM
      1. Thanks for the help! N/T - Robert Gonzalez on Apr 26, 2004, 9:47 AM
     
  30. easy way to make thousands of rivets ? View Thread - Kay Seidel on Apr 21, 2004, 6:33 AM
    1. Alternatives - David Nickels on Apr 21, 2004, 8:11 AM
    2. Raft technique - Christopher R. Evans on Apr 21, 2004, 9:29 AM
    3. rivets by the million article - ian sadler on Apr 21, 2004, 9:56 AM
    4. rivets, my method. - Darren Thompson on Apr 21, 2004, 10:49 AM
    5. Brass rivets - Lee Lloyd on Apr 21, 2004, 10:58 AM
      1. rivets by the million - ian sadler on Apr 21, 2004, 1:09 PM
        1. Can't find the article you mentioned... - Tom Herling on Apr 24, 2004, 6:03 AM
          1. Thank you all ! - Kay Seidel on Apr 24, 2004, 11:18 AM
          2. Try here - Rick James on Apr 25, 2004, 5:09 PM
            1. rick you beat me to it - ian sadler on Apr 27, 2004, 4:52 AM
            2. one addition to that method - Hans Haase on Apr 30, 2004, 8:31 PM
     
  31. Valejo for early DAK?? View Thread - Jan Abrahamsson on Apr 21, 2004, 2:29 AM
    1. Vallejo Model Color - Jon Baker on Apr 21, 2004, 2:30 PM
      1. Thanks... - jan abrahamsson on Apr 21, 2004, 3:41 PM
     
  32. How to make weld? View Thread - LvK on Apr 20, 2004, 10:14 AM
    1. Please use full name when posting.... - Jorge Alvear on Apr 20, 2004, 3:50 PM
    2. I use Testors Glue...... - Ron Hetherington on Apr 20, 2004, 8:59 PM
    3. Thanks! - László Kudela on Apr 21, 2004, 8:56 AM
     
  33. Italeri PIV track disaster! View Thread - Jeff Whorl on Apr 19, 2004, 12:07 PM
    1. How about needle and thread? - Jon Baker on Apr 19, 2004, 1:47 PM
      1. Location - Jakko Westerbeke on Apr 19, 2004, 2:08 PM
    2. Tracks - David Nickels on Apr 19, 2004, 2:30 PM
    3. Let me know where you are - Brian O'Donoghue on Apr 19, 2004, 6:50 PM
    4. Thanks All... - Jeff Whorl on Apr 29, 2004, 9:25 PM
     
  34. the best book View Thread - Scott Wallander on Apr 19, 2004, 4:30 AM
    1. Old ones - Jakko Westerbeke on Apr 19, 2004, 5:44 AM
    2. Shep Paine - Ted Paone on Apr 20, 2004, 3:39 PM
     
  35. Airbrush/Compressor Comparison? View Thread - Richard Nicoletti on Apr 18, 2004, 8:35 PM
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  37. tamiya rubbing/polishing compound View Thread - miguel dela rama on Apr 18, 2004, 7:15 AM
    1. Usage - David Nickels on Apr 23, 2004, 3:47 PM
     
  38. spraying humbrol enamels View Thread - Shane R Byrnes on Apr 17, 2004, 8:25 PM
    1. Paint thinner - Jakko Westerbeke on Apr 18, 2004, 5:02 AM
    2. humbrol thinners - Rick James on Apr 18, 2004, 4:26 PM
      1. I just use lighter fluid - Richard Craig on Apr 18, 2004, 4:57 PM
    3. Humbrol treatement - Ulf Andersson on Apr 19, 2004, 9:35 AM
      1. Humbol paints and thinning them - Jim Hayes on Apr 20, 2004, 11:51 PM
     
  39. Mixing paints of different brands View Thread - Johan Detruyer on Apr 16, 2004, 4:58 PM
    1. I doubt it... - Greg H on Apr 16, 2004, 5:21 PM
    2. Maybe it's just me, but... - Jakko Westerbeke on Apr 17, 2004, 5:25 AM
     
  40. Weathering/acrylics for tanks View Thread - colleen rogers on Apr 15, 2004, 11:54 PM
    1. washes - greg edmonds on Apr 16, 2004, 7:20 AM
      1. washes - Rick Purdy on Apr 17, 2004, 6:25 PM
        1. It has happened to me before... - Richard Craig on Apr 18, 2004, 5:01 PM
    2. I always use a clear coat, Testors Dullcoat, after the base and decals are down.... - Ron hetherington on Apr 20, 2004, 9:07 PM
    3. I use terpentine wash... - Francis Liew on Apr 25, 2004, 10:38 PM
    4. To Protect the Decals from Washes... - Francis Liew on Apr 25, 2004, 10:45 PM
     
  41. Resin models View Thread - Lewis on Apr 15, 2004, 11:27 AM
    1. Options - David Nickels on Apr 15, 2004, 1:34 PM
      1. Thanks - Lewis on Apr 17, 2004, 9:05 AM
     
  42. What base color should be used for a base cote on German View Thread - Denis Wagner on Apr 14, 2004, 7:16 PM
    1. some answers - Jeff Andrews on Apr 14, 2004, 7:42 PM
    2. Darker color of base color usually - David Nickels on Apr 15, 2004, 1:36 PM
     
  43. Vallejo Acrylics View Thread - Johan Detruyer on Apr 14, 2004, 5:18 PM
    1. Yup... - Steve Kansa on Apr 14, 2004, 11:32 PM
    2. Depends if Model Air or Model Color - Jon Baker on Apr 15, 2004, 4:28 AM
     
  44. adding mud to model View Thread - andy inman on Apr 13, 2004, 5:33 AM
    1. Re: adding mud to model - Ian Barraclough on Apr 13, 2004, 6:54 AM
    2. Muds = MiG Powders - Dmitry Kiyatkin on Apr 13, 2004, 9:59 PM
      1. Oh, Dmitry, by the way.... - Jorge Alvear on Apr 15, 2004, 10:21 AM
    3. making mud - Shane Kunze on Apr 14, 2004, 10:04 AM
    4. To Each Their Own - Seamus C. Bowe on Apr 15, 2004, 12:11 PM
     
  45. High gloss finish reserved for lacquer paints? View Thread - Anthony Yu on Apr 13, 2004, 4:17 AM
    1. shiny coat - maxman on Apr 13, 2004, 5:23 AM
     
  46. Good Brush Source View Thread - Gareth Mc Gauley on Apr 12, 2004, 4:55 PM
    1. maybe this will help - denis wagner on Apr 13, 2004, 1:40 AM
      1. Thanks Denis - Gareth Mc Gauley on Apr 13, 2004, 1:31 PM
     
  47. How to cut styrene sheets like-- View Thread - Bailey Chang on Apr 12, 2004, 4:37 PM
    1. cutting evergreen plastic - Shane Kunze on Apr 14, 2004, 9:42 AM
    2. Cutting Styrene - James Duncan on Apr 15, 2004, 10:29 AM
    3. Back of the blade - Ted Paone on Apr 20, 2004, 5:12 PM
     
  48. Black oil wash ? View Thread - Dmitry Kiyatkin on Apr 11, 2004, 6:22 PM
    1. washes - Shane Kunze on Apr 14, 2004, 9:55 AM
    2. Black is difficult - James Duncan on Apr 15, 2004, 10:32 AM
     
  49. New to airbrushing....yawn! View Thread - Steve smart on Apr 11, 2004, 3:55 PM
    1. I can help a little... - Clint Shepherd on Apr 11, 2004, 6:36 PM
      1. Some help - Alasdair K Johnston on Apr 11, 2004, 7:00 PM
        1. Thanks for your help guys. - Steve Smart on Apr 12, 2004, 4:27 PM
    2. I'll add my 2 cents as well! - Jeff Andrews on Apr 12, 2004, 9:02 PM
    3. Windex in UK - Jon Baker on Apr 13, 2004, 8:46 AM
      1. More excellent info, thanks guys. n/t - Steve Smart on Apr 13, 2004, 3:56 PM
    4. Re: New to airbrushing....yawn! - Ken Alfter on Apr 18, 2004, 5:15 PM
     
  50. 120mm weapons View Thread - colleen rogers on Apr 11, 2004, 1:30 AM
    1. Imperal Gallery - Jason Miller on Apr 12, 2004, 5:57 AM
     
  51. Which colour under Zimmerit? View Thread - Marty Jadrnicek on Apr 10, 2004, 9:32 AM
    1. oxide red - Greg H on Apr 11, 2004, 7:22 AM
      1. Oxide red - Marty Jadrnicek on Apr 11, 2004, 5:04 PM
        1. Thats Zimm in the pics - Alasdair K Johnston on Apr 12, 2004, 9:11 AM
          1. That´s it!!! - Marty Jadrnicek on Apr 13, 2004, 3:21 PM
            1. Nope... - Alasdair K Johnston on Apr 14, 2004, 4:15 AM
              1. Thanks again - Marty Jadrnicek on Apr 14, 2004, 5:04 PM
                1. David Parker has got it spot on - Alasdair Johnston on Apr 18, 2004, 4:53 PM
                  1. veery nice kit - Marty Jadrnicek on Apr 19, 2004, 2:51 AM
            2. Ochre colored - roy chow on Apr 15, 2004, 9:05 AM
     
  52. methods of construction View Thread - Shane Kunze on Apr 10, 2004, 9:20 AM
    1. Re: methods of construction - Jakko Westerbeke on Apr 10, 2004, 1:27 PM
    2. Construction Answers - James Duncan on Apr 15, 2004, 10:36 AM
     
  53. Archer Drytransfer flag question View Thread - Ron Dombroski on Apr 8, 2004, 2:00 PM
    1. I did and even over sprayed it with Tamiya Earth........ - Ron Hetherington on Apr 9, 2004, 10:17 PM
      1. Also, have you seen this site.......... - Ron Hetherington on Apr 9, 2004, 10:19 PM
    2. Re: Archer Drytransfer flag question - Liam Anderson on Apr 11, 2004, 5:05 PM
     
  54. where to from here? View Thread - colleen rogers on Apr 6, 2004, 9:07 PM
    1. order of finish -redux - Rick Purdy on Apr 7, 2004, 5:38 AM
      1. rdux - colleen rogers on Apr 9, 2004, 5:34 AM
        1. redux-dux - Rick Purdy on Apr 9, 2004, 5:07 PM
     
  55. Will flat coat affect Tamiya OD? View Thread - Eric McClure on Apr 6, 2004, 3:40 PM
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