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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 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
     
  2. 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
     
  3. 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
     
  4. What Type of Primer/Paint for Resin Parts?? Acyrlic or Solvent Based?? View Thread - Joe Brzuszkiewicz on Mar 8, 2004, 7:52 PM
    1. Joe, I have used both... - Mike Land on Mar 8, 2004, 10:38 PM
     
  5. Modern Camo netting? View Thread - Ron Dombroski on Mar 8, 2004, 9:44 AM
    1. Re: Modern Camo netting? - Jakko Westerbeke on Mar 9, 2004, 5:31 AM
    2. Painting Camo. Netting Etc - Ron Puttee on Mar 14, 2004, 9:22 PM
    3. modern camo netting - Spencer Van Gils on Mar 24, 2004, 3:22 PM
      1. How'd it go Spencer? - colleen rogers on Apr 6, 2004, 9:29 PM
     
  6. 600mph tape (aluminum tape) View Thread - Chuck Glascock on Mar 8, 2004, 8:12 AM
    1. Tapes - Rick Purdy on Mar 8, 2004, 9:29 AM
    2. What's the name of this stuff? - Jeff Andrews on Mar 8, 2004, 4:47 PM
      1. Aluminum foil tape - Bill Thacker on Mar 8, 2004, 6:05 PM
      2. Is this stuff the same as muffler tape? - Darren Gawle on Mar 8, 2004, 10:00 PM
    3. 3m - Jeff Andrews on Mar 9, 2004, 7:03 AM
    4. In the USAF... - Kevin Cummins on Mar 12, 2004, 7:09 PM
    5. Very useful for foliage...... - clive harman on Mar 24, 2004, 11:33 AM
     
  7. Cutting Resin Parts View Thread - Rod Hayes on Mar 6, 2004, 6:25 PM
    1. Re: Cutting Resin Parts - alan tong on Mar 6, 2004, 7:43 PM
      1. hacksaw? - Rod Hayes on Mar 6, 2004, 8:31 PM
        1. Re: hacksaw? - alan tong on Mar 6, 2004, 9:01 PM
          1. Re: Re: hacksaw? - Rod Hayes on Mar 6, 2004, 9:44 PM
          2. Coping saw - Will Pecoul on Mar 6, 2004, 11:27 PM
    2. dremel tool? - Glenn Ryder on Mar 6, 2004, 10:33 PM
      1. Re: dremel tool? - Steve Arthur on Mar 7, 2004, 2:14 AM
        1. Safety first - ian sadler on Mar 7, 2004, 5:34 AM
          1. cutting resin under water - bill kiernan on Mar 7, 2004, 6:59 AM
    3. Use a razor saw.. - Alan R Bessler on Mar 7, 2004, 9:13 AM
    4. Re: Cutting Resin Parts... - Clint Shepherd on Mar 7, 2004, 10:53 AM
      1. Re: Re: Cutting Resin Parts... - Rod Hayes on Mar 7, 2004, 4:23 PM
      2. Re: Re: Cutting Resin Parts... - Rod Hayes on Mar 7, 2004, 5:56 PM
        1. Saw blades... - Clint Shepherd on Mar 7, 2004, 7:09 PM
        2. Re: Re: Re: Cutting Resin Parts... - alan tong on Mar 8, 2004, 11:41 AM
    5. Scroll Saw and Belt/Disk sander - John Franklin on Mar 12, 2004, 4:08 PM
     
  8. primer coat for tamiya kit View Thread - Brian Klimek on Mar 6, 2004, 1:43 PM
    1. OIF/OEF desert paint - Greg H on Mar 6, 2004, 6:34 PM
     
  9. Painting tea leaves on camo netting View Thread - alan tong on Mar 6, 2004, 2:08 AM
    1. Re: Painting tea leaves on camo netting - Jakko Westerbeke on Mar 9, 2004, 5:32 AM
    2. Painting Camo Netting - ron puttee on Mar 14, 2004, 9:18 PM
      1. Ron, what's a good color for the modern US camo net - Ron DOmbroski on Mar 17, 2004, 8:00 AM
     
  10. A use for scrap CDs View Thread - Robert Lockie on Mar 5, 2004, 8:38 AM
    1. join the club - ian sadler on Mar 5, 2004, 9:02 AM
      1. Use for wet-dry sanding - Keith Busch on Mar 6, 2004, 2:05 AM
        1. That's the containers, I mean - Keith Busch on Mar 6, 2004, 2:07 AM
    2. im not the only one - Niels Koster on Mar 8, 2004, 10:40 AM
     
  11. Hoe do you make chipped paint/scratches on vehicles? View Thread - Liam Anderson on Mar 4, 2004, 2:48 PM
    1. Three articles for you - roy chow on Mar 4, 2004, 4:49 PM
      1. Thanks for the tips - Liam Anderson on Mar 4, 2004, 7:33 PM
     
  12. amature needs help View Thread - Denis Wagner on Mar 4, 2004, 1:35 PM
    1. tips - steve w. on Mar 29, 2004, 4:24 PM
     
  13. amature needs help View Thread - Denis Wagner on Mar 4, 2004, 1:22 PM
    1. That was my first serious airbrush - roy chow on Mar 4, 2004, 11:13 PM
      1. Thank you, Fine Scale - Denis Wagner on Mar 5, 2004, 1:49 AM
     
  14. Russain Green View Thread - Micheal jolly on Mar 2, 2004, 8:22 PM
    1. Russian Green - Ulf Andersson on Mar 3, 2004, 3:57 AM
    2. Assuming you mean the wartime 4B0 - Robert Lockie on Mar 3, 2004, 4:34 AM
      1. Re: Assuming you mean the wartime 4B0 - micheal jolly on Mar 3, 2004, 6:32 AM
        1. my favourite - simon barnes on Mar 4, 2004, 6:48 AM
     
  15. M113 .50 armour shield in scratch... is it possible? View Thread - Marcelo Ribeiro on Mar 2, 2004, 7:53 AM
    1. Certainly possible - Robert Lockie on Mar 2, 2004, 9:23 AM
     
  16. Safety concern with Tamiya acrylic. View Thread - Phil Fisher on Mar 1, 2004, 7:44 PM
    1. great tip - Paul Krylowski on Mar 1, 2004, 9:57 PM
      1. Masking problem - Bill Thacker on Mar 3, 2004, 11:24 PM
    2. Re: Safety concern with Tamiya acrylic. - Jakko Westerbeke on Mar 2, 2004, 5:11 AM
    3. tamiya - Niels Koster on Mar 2, 2004, 6:04 AM
    4. Ok, thanks. - Phil Fisher on Mar 2, 2004, 7:22 AM
      1. Safety !! - Alan Bessler on Mar 2, 2004, 4:23 PM
    5. More concerned during cleaning - Chris Salak on Mar 2, 2004, 10:39 AM
      1. Excellent point - Alan Bessler on Mar 2, 2004, 11:39 AM
    6. I apologize Phil - Paul Krylowski on Mar 3, 2004, 12:04 AM
    7. Be careful with your health.... You just have one! - andre Sousa on Mar 3, 2004, 12:15 PM
    8. Tamiya acrylics - Alex Austin on Mar 3, 2004, 2:49 PM
     
  17. Laser-proof vision blocks View Thread - Dan Rivera on Mar 1, 2004, 3:54 PM
    1. Anthony Sheedy has the answer- - Don Campbell on Mar 1, 2004, 6:40 PM
      1. Thanks for the information - Dan Rivera on Mar 1, 2004, 8:34 PM
    2. Laserblocks - Alex Austin on Mar 3, 2004, 2:53 PM
     
  18. Aztek 4709 View Thread - zoltan Vereb on Mar 1, 2004, 5:21 AM
    1. Re: Aztek 4709 - Thomas Kusch on Mar 1, 2004, 5:51 AM
    2. Re: Aztek 4709 - Thomas Kusch on Mar 1, 2004, 5:51 AM
      1. OT: sorry for double posting! - Thomas Kusch on Mar 1, 2004, 5:52 AM
      2. Re: Re: Aztek 4709 - Zoltan Vereb on Mar 1, 2004, 7:09 AM
        1. aztek - mike drysdale on Mar 2, 2004, 3:44 AM
          1. 470's Rock - Paul Seabrook on Mar 2, 2004, 7:48 AM
            1. Aztek - Zoltan Vereb on Mar 4, 2004, 7:27 AM
              1. EEEEK....Petrol !!! - Alasdair K Johnston on Mar 4, 2004, 3:59 PM
                1. Re: EEEEK....Petrol !!! - Zoltan Vereb on Mar 6, 2004, 6:27 AM
     
  19. Who makes a good white paint? View Thread - James Wolfe on Feb 29, 2004, 11:21 PM
    1. Age old problem - David Nickels on Mar 1, 2004, 8:59 AM
    2. White Paint - Stewart Young on Mar 1, 2004, 12:26 PM
      1. Lifecolour...white primer.. - Alasdair Johnston on Mar 2, 2004, 3:49 AM
    3. White paint - Alex Austin on Mar 3, 2004, 2:57 PM
    4. White paint - Floquil - John Shimek on Mar 4, 2004, 11:08 PM
     
  20. using dry transfers as paint masks........ View Thread - chad perkins on Feb 29, 2004, 5:37 PM
    1. dry transfer as paint masks - David Waters on Mar 2, 2004, 5:25 AM
     
  21. How to attach PE parts to aluminium gun barrel? View Thread - Michal Bartusiak on Feb 29, 2004, 3:53 AM
    1. Try - Eric Euerlings on Feb 29, 2004, 5:51 AM
      1. How do you apply PE to plastic parts - Rod Hayes on Mar 1, 2004, 9:42 PM
        1. Differering CA types - roy chow on Mar 2, 2004, 7:38 AM
          1. Successfully applying PE parts - Rod Hayes on Mar 3, 2004, 8:04 PM
        2. Same problem - Alex Austin on Mar 3, 2004, 3:02 PM
    2. Try to clean both parts with thinner of some sort,,, - Fredrik Lundbeck on Mar 1, 2004, 8:59 AM
     
  22. Turps wash... now that wasn't supposed to happen. View Thread - Phil Fisher on Feb 28, 2004, 9:29 PM
    1. Maybe you should have sealed acrylic first. - Ken Neil on Feb 29, 2004, 12:40 AM
    2. White Spirits - Bob Johnston on Feb 29, 2004, 4:09 AM
    3. I highly recommend... - Stuke Sowle on Feb 29, 2004, 10:07 AM
      1. Turpenoid... - Alan Caylor on Mar 3, 2004, 10:05 AM
    4. Maybe... - Phil Fisher on Feb 29, 2004, 8:54 PM
      1. Should say... - Stuke Sowle on Feb 29, 2004, 9:48 PM
      2. Oil wash mixtures - Jim Hayes on Mar 1, 2004, 8:32 PM
    5. Many thanks n.t. - Phil Fisher on Mar 1, 2004, 10:42 PM
    6. use turpenoid - neilson on Mar 10, 2004, 3:58 PM
    7. Use a small fan and have it blow across your . N/T - Barry Beaudry on Mar 20, 2004, 2:48 PM
     
  23. weathering a afrika tiger 1 View Thread - andy inman on Feb 27, 2004, 3:26 PM
    1. Try this... - Stuke Sowle on Feb 29, 2004, 9:52 PM
     
  24. Making Tissuepaper Tarps ? View Thread - Alan R Bessler on Feb 27, 2004, 10:28 AM
    1. The basic idea... - Andrew Albrecht on Feb 27, 2004, 1:41 PM
      1. Thanks ver much - Alan Bessler on Feb 27, 2004, 2:42 PM
      2. How much water in ratio with the PVA? until its at a milky texture? n/t - Robert Langham on Feb 28, 2004, 6:39 AM
      3. ? - Alan Bessler on Feb 28, 2004, 9:29 AM
    2. My Secret for Tarps... - Murray A. Clark on Feb 29, 2004, 10:40 PM
      1. Good one! - Rick Purdy on Mar 1, 2004, 6:22 PM
      2. Why paint? - Kenneth Dauterive on Mar 13, 2004, 9:43 AM
     
  25. Painting brass rounds View Thread - Dave Mazierski on Feb 26, 2004, 11:40 PM
    1. Re: Painting brass rounds - Jakko Westerbeke on Feb 27, 2004, 5:31 AM
     
  26. I need help with painting vinyl tank tracks View Thread - Brian Kidwell on Feb 26, 2004, 12:04 PM
    1. Painting tracks - Dave Foster on Feb 26, 2004, 8:56 PM
      1. thanks - Brian Kidwell on Feb 27, 2004, 1:13 AM
     
  27. My vinyl tracks are breaking View Thread - Andrew Labun on Feb 26, 2004, 8:46 AM
    1. track breakage - george allen on Feb 26, 2004, 10:11 AM
    2. I had the same problems - manuel de jong on Feb 26, 2004, 10:13 AM
    3. track breakage after time - ian sadler on Feb 26, 2004, 1:44 PM
      1. Vinyl madness - Rick Purdy on Feb 26, 2004, 4:59 PM
        1. More madness - Rick Purdy on Feb 26, 2004, 6:43 PM
    4. Madness indeed -- thanks! - Andrew Labun on Feb 28, 2004, 5:31 PM
     
  28. Painting Vinyl Tank Tracks View Thread - Brian Kidwell on Feb 25, 2004, 10:25 PM
    1. Tracks - Alex Austin on Mar 3, 2004, 3:12 PM
      1. thanks - Brian on Mar 4, 2004, 11:49 AM
      2. rust - Brian on Mar 4, 2004, 12:19 PM
        1. more on painting tracks - Alex Austin on Mar 4, 2004, 2:46 PM
     
  29. Thin paints not sticking! View Thread - Anthony Jun Hung Ng on Feb 25, 2004, 2:35 PM
    1. It might help - Edward Bernardo on Feb 25, 2004, 5:02 PM
      1. What I normally do - Edward Bernardo on Feb 25, 2004, 8:03 PM
    2. Try lighter coat - Bill Thacker on Feb 26, 2004, 1:23 PM
     
  30. Humbrol 113 Rust? View Thread - James Richardson on Feb 25, 2004, 2:30 AM
    1. No one true colour! - Jaffe Lam on Feb 25, 2004, 1:32 PM
     
  31. Acrylic thinner airbrushing help!!!!! View Thread - Anthony Jun Hung Ng on Feb 24, 2004, 8:05 PM
    1. Aerosol oils - Rick Purdy on Feb 25, 2004, 12:10 AM
      1. Acrylic thinners - Anthony Jun Hung Ng on Feb 25, 2004, 1:28 PM
        1. Apology!! - Rick Purdy on Feb 25, 2004, 4:47 PM
    2. Tubed Acrylics ??? - Eric Euerlings on Feb 27, 2004, 5:17 PM
     
  32. Flat or varnish?please help View Thread - karl broom on Feb 24, 2004, 6:27 PM
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  34. Star antenna help needed... View Thread - Clint Shepherd on Feb 24, 2004, 3:28 PM
    1. Try Accurate Armour.. - Darren Thompson on Feb 25, 2004, 4:56 AM
      1. One small problem - Darren Gawle on Mar 8, 2004, 10:07 PM
    2. Find someone with a Tasca Luchs kit.... - Paul Alderton on Mar 5, 2004, 5:59 PM
     
  35. Corio View Thread - manuel de jong on Feb 24, 2004, 3:10 PM
  36.  
  37. Humbrol shelf-life question View Thread - Tom Herling on Feb 24, 2004, 6:53 AM
    1. In a word - Mike Starmer on Feb 24, 2004, 10:36 AM
    2. Humbrol - Rick Hahn on Feb 25, 2004, 2:34 AM
    3. Progress - Dave Foster on Feb 25, 2004, 1:26 PM
    4. some additional notes re: Humbrol - Tom Herling on Feb 28, 2004, 6:50 AM
     
  38. Can you describe the salt technique? View Thread - Phil Fisher on Feb 23, 2004, 11:04 PM
    1. Salt technique - Rick Purdy on Feb 24, 2004, 5:10 PM
     
  39. Dry transfers View Thread - Asko Karjalainen on Feb 23, 2004, 5:50 AM
    1. Well - Edward Bernardo on Feb 23, 2004, 4:52 PM
      1. Thanks, Edward n/t - Asko Karjalainen on Feb 24, 2004, 2:16 AM
     
  40. Citadel/Games Workshop paint query View Thread - Phil Fisher on Feb 22, 2004, 10:44 PM
    1. Citadel paints - Bill Thacker on Feb 23, 2004, 2:04 AM
    2. Re: Citadel/Games Workshop paint query - Jakko Westerbeke on Feb 23, 2004, 5:25 AM
    3. You can spray them - manuel de jong on Feb 24, 2004, 3:27 AM
    4. Great paints - Gary Davis on Feb 25, 2004, 8:40 AM
     
  41. Anyone Paint With Spray Cans? View Thread - Maurice Metzger on Feb 22, 2004, 1:54 PM
    1. Only for base coats... - James Richardson on Feb 22, 2004, 6:30 PM
      1. Thanks for the Info - Maurice Metzger on Feb 22, 2004, 10:48 PM
    2. Belton spraypaint will work - manuel de jong on Feb 24, 2004, 3:32 AM
     
  42. dry transfers over zimmerit View Thread - Gord STEWART on Feb 22, 2004, 9:34 AM
    1. Test in Progress - Bob Quimby on Feb 22, 2004, 7:33 PM
    2. Test --not good!! - Bob Quimby on Feb 23, 2004, 3:38 PM
    3. Markings on zimmerit - Rick Purdy on Feb 24, 2004, 4:20 PM
    4. I am trying stencils - Bob Pittenger on Feb 24, 2004, 8:38 PM
      1. where did you order the stencils from? - Won-Tai Kim on Mar 9, 2004, 1:49 PM
     
  43. Badger 150 spares View Thread - Matt Hunt on Feb 21, 2004, 11:43 AM
    1. Re: Badger 150 spares - Rick James on Feb 22, 2004, 4:55 PM
     
  44. Tracks for Ferdinand( need help). View Thread - Dias on Feb 21, 2004, 11:27 AM
  45.  
  46. ABER PE drilled plates View Thread - H.P.Mas on Feb 21, 2004, 10:13 AM
  47.  
  48. What's the best way to cut plastic tube or rod? View Thread - Jeff Andrews on Feb 20, 2004, 4:09 PM
    1. You have the tools, - John Charvat on Feb 20, 2004, 6:44 PM
    2. Tubing cutter - Eric McClure on Feb 20, 2004, 8:40 PM
    3. 2 more helpful items - Jim Carswell on Feb 20, 2004, 9:58 PM
    4. Mitre box - Robert Lockie on Feb 21, 2004, 4:50 AM
      1. Excel Aluminum Miter Box? - Jeff Andrews on Feb 21, 2004, 5:31 AM
      2. A Tip When Using the Mitre Box - Joe Brzuszkiewicz on Feb 21, 2004, 6:08 AM
    5. tip for cutting tube or rod - ian sadler on Feb 21, 2004, 7:40 AM
    6. Cutting tube with a drill. - Steve van Beveren on Feb 21, 2004, 3:35 PM
      1. Good tip thanks! n/t - Jeff Andrews on Feb 21, 2004, 3:52 PM
    7. More Discussion - best way to make a Disc? - Jeff Andrews on Feb 21, 2004, 4:29 PM
      1. Discs - Paul Roberts on Feb 24, 2004, 1:18 PM
    8. Cool site! - Jeff Andrews on Feb 21, 2004, 4:51 PM
    9. Cutting tips... - Michael Fredriksen on Feb 21, 2004, 10:06 PM
     
  49. M4 sherman ? View Thread - DanZman on Feb 19, 2004, 10:14 PM
    1. Suggestions - roy chow on Feb 20, 2004, 9:06 AM
      1. sorry.... - Daniel Burgess on Feb 20, 2004, 11:31 AM
     
  50. Tank Tools and final parts. View Thread - John McMenamin on Feb 19, 2004, 3:41 PM
    1. Re: Tank Tools and final parts. - Matt Clemente on Feb 19, 2004, 9:41 PM
      1. Different paints - John McMenamin on Feb 20, 2004, 10:50 AM
        1. Use 'em all - Bill Thacker on Feb 20, 2004, 2:09 PM
          1. my method - Ulrich Pfaff on Feb 20, 2004, 3:34 PM
        2. Paint - Mike Land on Feb 20, 2004, 5:46 PM
          1. Helpful tip - Rick Minichiello on Feb 21, 2004, 6:43 PM
     
  51. Pallets of Ammo cans View Thread - Matt Leese on Feb 19, 2004, 9:58 AM
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  53. Help painitng/weathering all white vehicle (UN) View Thread - Steve MacMaster on Feb 18, 2004, 7:18 PM
    1. What I do... - Jim Carswell on Feb 18, 2004, 9:56 PM
      1. Great - Good info - Steve M on Feb 19, 2004, 9:46 PM
     
  54. Paining bedrolls/tarps ? View Thread - alan Bessler on Feb 18, 2004, 10:59 AM
    1. colours for bed rolls etc - ian sadler on Feb 18, 2004, 1:15 PM
      1. Thanks - Alan Bessler on Feb 18, 2004, 6:42 PM
      2. Variation helps - Bill Thacker on Feb 23, 2004, 2:01 AM
     
  55. Future in Portugal View Thread - Paulo Lopes on Feb 17, 2004, 5:35 PM
    1. There is no Future for Portugal...:-) - andre sousa on Feb 18, 2004, 12:07 PM
      1. Que raio de azar..... - Paulo Lopes on Feb 18, 2004, 2:51 PM
     
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