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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 small soldering iron View Thread - Tim Whistler on Apr 5, 2004, 11:08 AM
    1. small soldering iron - ian sadler on Apr 5, 2004, 2:46 PM
    2. Re: looking for small soldering iron - Zatsepin Igor on Apr 6, 2004, 5:20 AM
      1. Thanks guys! -Tim n/t - Tim Whistler on Apr 9, 2004, 10:55 AM
     
  2. Use of Mr.Surfacer in plastic airbrush???? View Thread - Thomas Hartwig on Apr 5, 2004, 6:38 AM
    1. re: aztec ab - Rob McCune on Apr 11, 2004, 4:32 PM
      1. Did you use "full-strength" Mr Surfacer?? - Lee Owens on Apr 12, 2004, 11:53 AM
        1. That's what we are going for... - Rob McCune on Apr 12, 2004, 8:16 PM
     
  3. How to make chipped paint ? View Thread - domagoj slijepcevic on Apr 5, 2004, 6:06 AM
    1. Try here... - Darren Thompson on Apr 5, 2004, 11:10 AM
    2. Re: How to make chipped paint ? - Zatsepin Igor on Apr 6, 2004, 5:27 AM
    3. Bok! - Mario Jugo on Apr 8, 2004, 3:28 PM
     
  4. Nylon Tow Cables? View Thread - Alex Dutt on Apr 4, 2004, 3:23 AM
    1. nylon tow cables try here - ian sadler on Apr 5, 2004, 2:50 PM
    2. RE: Nylon Tow Cables? - Darren Thompson on Apr 5, 2004, 7:23 PM
      1. Thanks Guys... - Alex Dutt on Apr 6, 2004, 5:34 AM
     
  5. Puma smoke shell gun View Thread - Jaffe Lam on Apr 4, 2004, 1:10 AM
    1. Re: Puma smoke shell gun - Jakko Westerbeke on Apr 4, 2004, 5:49 AM
      1. Thanks Jakko! - Jaffe Lam on Apr 5, 2004, 1:55 AM
     
  6. Making tracks... View Thread - Florent Bonnefoi on Apr 3, 2004, 5:08 AM
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  8. What's the secret to making superglue last? View Thread - Danny Egan on Apr 2, 2004, 5:25 PM
    1. Keep it refrigerated,... - Dennis Sheehan on Apr 2, 2004, 7:26 PM
    2. Dennis is right. - pete lindstrom on Apr 3, 2004, 12:43 PM
    3. Re CA Glue - Matt Leese on Apr 4, 2004, 7:22 AM
     
  9. Humbrol Matt 33 View Thread - Alex Chappell on Apr 2, 2004, 1:31 PM
    1. Humbrol black - Mike Starmer on Apr 2, 2004, 3:51 PM
      1. Humbrol Matt 33 - Alex Chappell on Apr 2, 2004, 5:09 PM
    2. matt 33 - David Chu on Apr 2, 2004, 4:41 PM
    3. Matt 33 - Dave Foster on Apr 2, 2004, 11:56 PM
    4. A tip... - Darren Thompson on Apr 3, 2004, 1:42 PM
      1. Agree - Jaffe Lam on Apr 4, 2004, 3:47 AM
    5. Matt 33 - Guenther Antonio on Apr 29, 2004, 4:43 PM
     
  10. weapons and tools View Thread - steve w. on Mar 29, 2004, 4:58 PM
    1. Please use your full name and a valid email address when posting - missing-lynx team on Mar 30, 2004, 3:42 AM
    2. Doesn't Tamiya... - roy chow on Mar 31, 2004, 11:13 PM
    3. WW II German Small Arms - Paul Gibson on Apr 6, 2004, 8:44 PM
      1. thanks - steve wedgner on Apr 7, 2004, 5:57 PM
     
  11. "Johnsons Klear[Future]" View Thread - Andy Taylor on Mar 29, 2004, 1:35 PM
    1. drying time - Larry Bates on Mar 31, 2004, 2:37 AM
     
  12. seats kubel,horch,swimm... (most softskins) View Thread - MAHAU FRANCIES on Mar 27, 2004, 6:40 AM
    1. seat coverings based on - ian sadler on Mar 27, 2004, 2:33 PM
     
  13. Making Zimmerit View Thread - Steve Kubik on Mar 26, 2004, 7:27 PM
    1. Zim putty - Greg H on Mar 26, 2004, 9:43 PM
      1. Orange cap - Steve Kubik on Mar 26, 2004, 10:02 PM
        1. Putty... - Michael Fredriksen on Mar 27, 2004, 2:30 AM
          1. Thanks - Steve Kubik on Mar 27, 2004, 4:58 AM
        2. basic Tamiya putty - Greg H on Mar 27, 2004, 5:18 PM
     
  14. What's the pinwashed technique?? View Thread - Ron Dombroski on Mar 25, 2004, 12:27 PM
    1. My pinwash technique - Eric McClure on Mar 25, 2004, 11:29 PM
      1. The name is great!! - Mig Jimenez on Mar 26, 2004, 12:36 PM
        1. pinwash - steve wedgner on Mar 26, 2004, 4:46 PM
        2. Believe it was... - Jim Carswell on Mar 26, 2004, 10:46 PM
          1. I'm PINWASH !! - Alasdair K Johnston on Mar 27, 2004, 8:00 AM
          2. older term than that i think - G Creager on Mar 29, 2004, 4:42 AM
     
  15. aztek airbrush nozzels? View Thread - karl broom on Mar 24, 2004, 3:23 PM
    1. Yes.... - Matt Clemente on Mar 24, 2004, 4:18 PM
    2. Karl - Von Bargen Martin on Mar 25, 2004, 12:01 PM
    3. or you could check this site - Niels Koster on Mar 26, 2004, 3:34 AM
     
  16. Clear/Transparent painting? View Thread - Matt Lee on Mar 24, 2004, 2:26 PM
    1. Transparent Paint - Matt Leese on Mar 24, 2004, 2:54 PM
     
  17. thinning poly scale View Thread - Talino Bruno on Mar 24, 2004, 3:49 AM
    1. I've use polly scale airbrush thinner. - Eric McClure on Mar 25, 2004, 11:33 PM
     
  18. removing paint View Thread - Frank Flierman on Mar 23, 2004, 12:58 PM
    1. I have just had some recent experience in this area - Dan Hay on Mar 23, 2004, 1:28 PM
    2. mr muscle - steve wedgner on Mar 23, 2004, 7:44 PM
    3. Try Easy Off Oven Spray works very well..... - Kevin Krueger on Mar 23, 2004, 10:01 PM
    4. about the mr Muscle-stuff - Frank Flierman on Mar 25, 2004, 4:50 AM
      1. Re: about the mr Muscle-stuff - Jakko Westerbeke on Mar 25, 2004, 5:22 AM
        1. muscle - Frank Flierman on Mar 25, 2004, 6:12 AM
    5. About the oven cleaners... - Michael Fredriksen on Mar 26, 2004, 2:10 AM
    6. Mr Muscle or Brake Fluid - Leighton Littlewood on Mar 26, 2004, 5:50 AM
    7. Wash Away and ELO - Jeff Andrews on Mar 26, 2004, 4:24 PM
      1. Oven Cleaner and Scale Away - Randy Riley on Apr 8, 2004, 11:55 AM
     
  19. Rusted exhaust pipe question View Thread - Mattias Linde on Mar 23, 2004, 11:12 AM
    1. You could try; - Martin Wilson on Mar 23, 2004, 2:11 PM
    2. Baking Soda - Ian Barraclough on Mar 23, 2004, 5:01 PM
      1. Ahhh not baking soda.... - Les Smith on Apr 1, 2004, 6:00 AM
    3. Use Mr. Surfacer 500 1st - James Duncan on Mar 25, 2004, 11:25 AM
    4. Thanks for the tips... - Mattias Linde on Mar 26, 2004, 9:40 AM
      1. rust - Steve Garnett on Apr 1, 2004, 7:08 PM
    5. These are all good suggestions, but..... - Reidar Morten Syvertsen on Apr 4, 2004, 4:19 AM
     
  20. Order of Finish...A Multiple Choice Poll View Thread - Alan Covey on Mar 22, 2004, 8:09 PM
    1. My answer is c - Eric McClure on Mar 22, 2004, 9:36 PM
    2. C, señor - Jakko Westerbeke on Mar 23, 2004, 5:44 AM
    3. Mark me down under "C" - HervĂ© Charbonneau on Mar 23, 2004, 9:54 AM
      1. Charby, why semi-gloss black? - Chris Salak on Mar 24, 2004, 10:37 AM
        1. Flat is to "fragile" - HervĂ© Charbonneau on Mar 25, 2004, 9:10 AM
    4. My process - Mig Jimenez on Mar 23, 2004, 11:17 AM
    5. Lean towards C perhaps.... - Reidar Morten Syvertsen on Mar 23, 2004, 12:31 PM
    6. C Type - Rick Purdy on Mar 23, 2004, 11:57 PM
    7. Ok- I... - James Duncan on Mar 25, 2004, 11:29 AM
    8. "C" this week - Leighton Littlewood on Mar 26, 2004, 5:30 AM
    9. I think I'm a c girl - colleen rogers on Apr 6, 2004, 9:21 PM
     
  21. Powder Pigment Questions View Thread - Ron Dombroski on Mar 22, 2004, 7:45 PM
    1. Some tips! - Mig Jimenez on Mar 23, 2004, 5:35 AM
     
  22. Tamiya Polyester Putty Question... View Thread - Alex Dutt on Mar 22, 2004, 4:26 AM
    1. You should be fine without it... - Steve Kansa on Mar 23, 2004, 4:15 PM
      1. Makes perfect sense! - Thanks Steve (n/t) - Alex Dutt on Mar 24, 2004, 2:03 AM
     
  23. A question about filter colors View Thread - Chuck McCauley on Mar 21, 2004, 11:00 PM
    1. One last question I forgot! - Chuck McCauley on Mar 21, 2004, 11:06 PM
    2. Questions and suggestions! - Mig Jimenez on Mar 23, 2004, 6:52 AM
      1. Mig, just what I was looking for. - Chuck McCauley on Mar 23, 2004, 9:16 PM
     
  24. attaching bolts, rivets, etc. (small parts) what to use? View Thread - chad perkins on Mar 21, 2004, 9:17 PM
    1. clear acrylic varnish - alberto martelli on Mar 22, 2004, 2:25 AM
      1. are you referring to the x-22? n/t - chad perkins on Mar 22, 2004, 8:29 AM
        1. yes - alberto martelli on Mar 23, 2004, 11:49 AM
     
  25. self making testors decalpaper ; how to...?? View Thread - bob hop on Mar 21, 2004, 6:44 PM
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  27. Airbrush cleaning View Thread - Magnus Skjoelsvold on Mar 20, 2004, 11:18 AM
    1. cleaner - jack fisher on Mar 20, 2004, 6:26 PM
      1. windex - Magnus Skjoelsvold on Mar 21, 2004, 1:08 AM
    2. I add a little isopropal alcohol with the windex,works great!! - Alan R Bessler on Mar 21, 2004, 8:27 AM
      1. Thanks guys - Magnus Skjoelsvold on Mar 21, 2004, 2:02 PM
        1. Re: Thanks guys - neilson eznack on Mar 30, 2004, 10:44 PM
     
  28. Best acrylic paint for white wash View Thread - Chris Negron on Mar 19, 2004, 5:48 PM
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  30. what paint company makes a realistic rust color? does anyone have a formula for mixing.... View Thread - todd moore on Mar 18, 2004, 12:52 PM
    1. Depends really... - James Richardson on Mar 19, 2004, 3:15 AM
    2. Re: what paint company makes a realistic rust color? does anyone have a formula for mixing.... - Jakko Westerbeke on Mar 19, 2004, 5:30 AM
    3. Rust colors - Bill Thacker on Mar 21, 2004, 1:25 AM
    4. Ever tried the Gunze Sangyo rust?? - Steve Kansa on Mar 23, 2004, 4:20 PM
    5. try the real thing - robert ferreira on Mar 25, 2004, 6:11 PM
     
  31. How do great drybrushing View Thread - neilson on Mar 18, 2004, 12:39 PM
    1. posting guidelines - missing-lynx team on Mar 19, 2004, 5:12 AM
    2. Art in it's self... - James Richardson on Mar 19, 2004, 10:40 PM
      1. thanks. - neilson eznack on Mar 30, 2004, 10:39 PM
     
  32. How do I make a good acrylic and/or enamel wash? View Thread - Brian Kidwell on Mar 17, 2004, 5:17 PM
    1. Washes - Dave Foster on Mar 18, 2004, 1:38 PM
      1. Thanks Dave - Brian Kidwell on Mar 18, 2004, 6:24 PM
        1. Wash - Dave Foster on Mar 18, 2004, 7:42 PM
     
  33. airbrush comparison View Thread - ROMAN on Mar 17, 2004, 3:18 PM
    1. posting guidelines - missing-lynx team on Mar 18, 2004, 5:02 AM
    2. Re: airbrush comparison - Steven Holubeck on Mar 21, 2004, 4:19 AM
    3. Airbrushes - Phil Novak on Mar 25, 2004, 3:10 PM
     
  34. Humbrol paint ? View Thread - Ron Dombroski on Mar 17, 2004, 7:52 AM
    1. Humbrol - Dave Foster on Mar 18, 2004, 3:34 PM
    2. humbrol - steve wedgner on Mar 27, 2004, 4:22 PM
    3. Humbrol paints - Greg Jacobson on Mar 30, 2004, 9:14 PM
      1. Humbrol Matt 33 - Alex Chappell on Apr 1, 2004, 1:54 PM
     
  35. How to model zimmerit in 1/72? View Thread - Erwin Macalalad on Mar 17, 2004, 2:10 AM
    1. site - Bas Slaats on Apr 11, 2004, 6:22 AM
     
  36. question for robert ferreira View Thread - steve wedgner on Mar 16, 2004, 7:17 PM
    1. Having problems - robert ferreira on Mar 18, 2004, 1:05 PM
      1. address - steve wedgner on Mar 21, 2004, 2:45 PM
        1. They are in your mail Steve - robert ferreira on Mar 22, 2004, 5:38 AM
        2. Email didn't go through - robert ferreira on Mar 22, 2004, 2:56 PM
          1. big thanks - steve wedgner on Mar 23, 2004, 7:27 PM
     
  37. Substitute for MEK? View Thread - Kenneth Dauterive on Mar 16, 2004, 10:46 AM
    1. Re: Substitute for MEK? - Jakko Westerbeke on Mar 17, 2004, 5:23 AM
    2. Ordinary liquid cement will do the job (n/t) - David Maynard on Mar 18, 2004, 7:04 AM
      1. Re: Ordinary liquid cement will do the job (n/t) - Jakko Westerbeke on Mar 19, 2004, 5:25 AM
        1. Ordinary cement... - Randall Smith on Apr 7, 2004, 6:28 AM
     
  38. thinning varnish View Thread - wilf roles on Mar 15, 2004, 6:38 PM
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  40. Painting very fragile aftermarket treads View Thread - Larry Dunn on Mar 14, 2004, 6:22 PM
    1. What I did... - James Richardson on Mar 18, 2004, 2:54 AM
     
  41. panzerfausts View Thread - steve wedgner on Mar 14, 2004, 4:59 PM
    1. decals... - Greg H on Mar 14, 2004, 11:50 PM
      1. cheer's - steve wedgner on Mar 15, 2004, 5:37 PM
        1. VLS in the states has Hudson and Allen markings nt - Mike Duguay on Mar 18, 2004, 10:32 AM
     
  42. Any thougts on Tamiya spray paint? View Thread - Simon Einfeldt on Mar 14, 2004, 11:04 AM
    1. Good - Jeff Andrews on Mar 14, 2004, 2:57 PM
     
  43. Does anyone know how to do the James Blackwell technique well? View Thread - neilson eznack on Mar 14, 2004, 8:43 AM
    1. anyone done this technique with great results? - neilson on Mar 16, 2004, 10:35 AM
     
  44. Micro Sol left a milky stain!!!! View Thread - Chris Cahill on Mar 13, 2004, 1:53 PM
    1. It went away after about 20 minutes.... - Chris Cahill on Mar 13, 2004, 3:50 PM
     
  45. Badger fine needle/need help? View Thread - karl broom on Mar 13, 2004, 3:38 AM
    1. Simple answer - yes - Andrew Hall on Mar 14, 2004, 6:35 PM
    2. fine needle - Andy Taylor on Mar 15, 2004, 1:40 PM
     
  46. Anyone make 1/35 locomotive spoked wheels? View Thread - rob johnson on Mar 13, 2004, 3:02 AM
    1. locomotive wheels - karl schurg on Mar 13, 2004, 4:17 PM
      1. thanks karl - rob johnson on Mar 13, 2004, 9:01 PM
      2. thanks karl - rob johnson on Mar 13, 2004, 9:04 PM
     
  47. Need advice/help w/ finishing, please. View Thread - Kevin Cummins on Mar 12, 2004, 7:11 PM
    1. Building armour - Dave Foster on Mar 12, 2004, 10:49 PM
    2. Armor finishing... - Mike Land on Mar 13, 2004, 3:25 PM
     
  48. Removing Humbrol Maskol Masking Fluid. View Thread - Ian Barraclough on Mar 12, 2004, 4:59 PM
    1. Masking fluid removal - Tom Herling on Mar 13, 2004, 6:41 AM
     
  49. I need help with dry brushing. View Thread - neilson eznack on Mar 11, 2004, 12:51 AM
    1. The look you want... - Frank Michaels on Mar 11, 2004, 5:46 AM
      1. actually i would love to know how to james blackwells techniques - neilson on Mar 11, 2004, 11:44 AM
        1. How dry does the brush need to be before drybrushing? - neilson on Mar 16, 2004, 10:34 AM
     
  50. Wash (Weathering) Question View Thread - Brian Burmeister on Mar 9, 2004, 8:58 PM
    1. Re: Wash (Weathering) Question - Jakko Westerbeke on Mar 10, 2004, 5:28 AM
      1. Wash (Weathering) Question - Brian Burmeister on Mar 13, 2004, 11:32 AM
     
  51. varnish question View Thread - wilf roles on Mar 9, 2004, 7:29 PM
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  53. How to make dents and holes left in armor from fired rounds? View Thread - Denis Wagner on Mar 9, 2004, 3:59 PM
    1. Re: How to make dents and holes left in armor from fired rounds? - Ian Barraclough on Mar 9, 2004, 5:56 PM
      1. How to emboss lead foil - Denis Wagner on Mar 9, 2004, 6:26 PM
        1. Foil - roy chow on Mar 10, 2004, 11:59 AM
          1. Thanks for the tips. - Denis Wagner on Mar 10, 2004, 1:09 PM
            1. Thinning the plastic works too - Ken Slamka on Mar 12, 2004, 1:12 AM
     
  54. Ammo Box paint ? View Thread - Ron Dombroski on Mar 9, 2004, 11:17 AM
    1. Bare wood, I think - Robert Lockie on Mar 9, 2004, 12:13 PM
     
  55. Making vinyl tracks life like, Making its in armor? View Thread - Denis Wagner on Mar 9, 2004, 12:04 AM
    1. Track sag - Jakko Westerbeke on Mar 9, 2004, 5:36 AM
    2. Track sag - no problem - Reidar Morten Syvertsen on Mar 15, 2004, 7:54 PM
     
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