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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. Which Flat Clear? View Thread - Andy Miller on Feb 17, 2004, 9:24 AM
    1. flat clears - Greg H on Feb 18, 2004, 4:57 PM
    2. Testors Dullcote - Bill Thacker on Feb 23, 2004, 1:53 AM
     
  2. what color pastels are best for weathering ? View Thread - t moore on Feb 17, 2004, 2:24 AM
    1. Earth tones n/m - Tony Frey on Feb 19, 2004, 10:34 PM
     
  3. Plastic sheet quickie View Thread - Dan Fisher on Feb 16, 2004, 5:49 PM
    1. quickie answer - ian sadler on Feb 17, 2004, 4:40 AM
      1. scratch building... - Jia Zijian on Feb 19, 2004, 6:57 AM
    2. Scratchbuilding - Stephen Tegner on Feb 21, 2004, 6:23 PM
     
  4. How can I remove decals? View Thread - Bob Pittenger on Feb 16, 2004, 3:36 PM
    1. wanna keep them? no, use tape (paint must be comletely dry!!) n/t - Niels Henkemans on Feb 16, 2004, 5:40 PM
      1. ELO (If You wanna Go Insane) - Matt Clemente on Feb 19, 2004, 9:44 PM
     
  5. to prime, or not to prime... That's the... View Thread - yves blavier on Feb 16, 2004, 7:05 AM
    1. Always prime but use... - James Duncan on Feb 16, 2004, 10:17 AM
      1. Is Citadel Primer Only Available in Spray Cans?? - Joe Brzuszkiewicz on Feb 16, 2004, 1:14 PM
        1. Citadel Primer - Andy Miller on Feb 17, 2004, 9:37 AM
    2. Floquil primer - Eric McClure on Feb 16, 2004, 9:45 PM
     
  6. Placing Grandt Line Nuts and Bolts View Thread - Tom Herling on Feb 16, 2004, 6:19 AM
    1. Or - James Duncan on Feb 16, 2004, 10:18 AM
    2. Not being funny, - Martin Wilson on Feb 16, 2004, 3:46 PM
    3. Guess I'm a bit slow but... - Tom Herling on Feb 17, 2004, 7:09 AM
     
  7. Small-scale washers and bolts View Thread - Steve on Feb 16, 2004, 4:35 AM
    1. Nuts and Bolts - Lee Lloyd on Feb 16, 2004, 6:29 AM
    2. Try a punch and die - James Duncan on Feb 16, 2004, 10:20 AM
      1. If you go for a P&D set - Robert Lockie on Feb 16, 2004, 11:15 AM
        1. where can you buy? - mitch davis on Feb 17, 2004, 6:01 PM
          1. Hex Rod - Ted Nichols on Feb 18, 2004, 1:47 AM
          2. P&D sets and hex rod in the USA - Robert Lockie on Feb 18, 2004, 9:24 AM
    3. posting guidelines - missing-lynx team on Feb 18, 2004, 4:47 AM
     
  8. how to paint a hit...... View Thread - Niels Henkemans on Feb 15, 2004, 8:30 AM
    1. hits colours - matt hunt on Feb 17, 2004, 5:40 AM
     
  9. How To Build Roads? View Thread - Audi Asri on Feb 15, 2004, 7:41 AM
    1. Roads! - Mig Jimenez on Feb 15, 2004, 8:01 AM
      1. I neVer ThouGht oF thaT!! - Audi Asri on Feb 16, 2004, 4:37 AM
      2. Great Idea - James Duncan on Feb 16, 2004, 10:21 AM
    2. Hudson Allen Asphalt - Bob Pittenger on Feb 18, 2004, 8:57 PM
     
  10. Where can I find.... View Thread - James Button on Feb 15, 2004, 6:19 AM
    1. Zimmit - Rick Purdy on Feb 15, 2004, 5:08 PM
    2. Milliput is better - James Duncan on Feb 16, 2004, 10:23 AM
     
  11. holes in a cilindric stretched plastic View Thread - carlos Pitteri on Feb 13, 2004, 12:06 PM
    1. Karaya has some in 1/48 and 1/35 - roy chow on Feb 13, 2004, 1:38 PM
      1. Thanks - Carlos Pitteri on Feb 16, 2004, 9:59 AM
     
  12. Matt varnish problem ( with Vallejo ) View Thread - Rick Minichiello on Feb 12, 2004, 10:19 PM
    1. Maybe I can help... - Gary Millias on Feb 13, 2004, 11:30 AM
      1. A question... - Rick Minichiello on Feb 13, 2004, 2:38 PM
        1. Re: A question - Gary Millias on Feb 13, 2004, 8:03 PM
     
  13. Painting leather... View Thread - Nicolas Dross on Feb 11, 2004, 4:13 PM
    1. Painting leather - James Duncan on Feb 11, 2004, 4:22 PM
      1. Re: Painting leather - Nicolas Dross on Feb 11, 2004, 5:21 PM
    2. Try oils - Bill Thacker on Feb 12, 2004, 1:49 AM
    3. Try seat covers! - Rick Linkous on Feb 17, 2004, 12:21 AM
     
  14. Best silver paint for drybrushing? View Thread - Phil Fisher on Feb 10, 2004, 10:50 PM
    1. You need fine pigment - James Duncan on Feb 11, 2004, 9:37 AM
      1. Re: You need fine pigment - Phil Fisher on Feb 11, 2004, 5:48 PM
    2. Best silver paint for drybrushing? - Kevin Wheeler on Feb 12, 2004, 1:25 AM
    3. Tamiya Marker - Mig Jimenez on Feb 12, 2004, 2:28 PM
      1. Clarification please. - Phil Fisher on Feb 13, 2004, 1:13 AM
        1. Paint Marker. - Darren Thompson on Feb 13, 2004, 12:38 PM
    4. Model Masters Aluminum - Bruce on Feb 21, 2004, 11:54 AM
    5. Re: Best silver paint for drybrushing? - Jim on Dec 28, 2004, 12:42 PM
     
  15. Painting Tank Wheels? View Thread - Pat Weber on Feb 10, 2004, 6:34 PM
    1. Circle template - Andrew Albrecht on Feb 10, 2004, 7:10 PM
    2. Also circle scriber - Bill Thacker on Feb 11, 2004, 1:06 AM
    3. I like hand painting - James Duncan on Feb 11, 2004, 9:38 AM
    4. Thanks for the help guys. - Pat Weber on Feb 11, 2004, 6:21 PM
     
  16. Which airbrush? View Thread - Steve Smith on Feb 10, 2004, 5:41 PM
    1. I use... - Andrew Albrecht on Feb 10, 2004, 7:24 PM
      1. My Conclusion...... - Steve Ankin on Feb 11, 2004, 3:09 AM
    2. I would go Iwata - James Duncan on Feb 11, 2004, 9:39 AM
      1. What I use - Paul Seabrook on Feb 11, 2004, 11:45 AM
      2. not just the logo - Andrew Albrecht on Feb 11, 2004, 12:31 PM
        1. Small niggling correction - Steve Eslinger on Feb 11, 2004, 1:03 PM
          1. Re: Small niggling correction - Fred Ng on Feb 11, 2004, 1:18 PM
            1. Iwata HP - James Duncan on Feb 11, 2004, 4:24 PM
    3. Aztek - Bill Thacker on Feb 12, 2004, 7:25 AM
      1. Try one and youll notice the difference... - James Duncan on Feb 16, 2004, 10:27 AM
     
  17. 3 colour painting for vehicles - how? View Thread - James Button on Feb 9, 2004, 2:04 PM
    1. sorry but..... - Martin Wilson on Feb 9, 2004, 2:40 PM
    2. Options - roy chow on Feb 9, 2004, 10:00 PM
      1. Re: Options - Rick Purdy on Feb 15, 2004, 5:36 PM
      2. Re: Options - Rick Purdy on Feb 15, 2004, 5:36 PM
    3. Re: 3 colour painting for vehicles - how? - Stuart Dalgarno on Feb 10, 2004, 7:12 AM
    4. Re: 3 colour painting for vehicles - how? - Stuart Dalgarno on Feb 10, 2004, 7:19 AM
      1. Just one further query - James Button on Feb 10, 2004, 5:05 PM
    5. could also try this - rob galassi on Feb 11, 2004, 1:03 PM
    6. cotton Wool - Matt Hunt on Feb 17, 2004, 5:45 AM
     
  18. problem: decal silvering View Thread - yves blavier on Feb 9, 2004, 8:54 AM
    1. What decals did you use? n/t - Jeff Andrews on Feb 9, 2004, 1:56 PM
      1. I used - yves blavier on Feb 10, 2004, 6:32 AM
    2. Well, it's not a sure-fire solution, but... - James Button on Feb 9, 2004, 2:03 PM
      1. do you mean - yves blavier on Feb 10, 2004, 6:34 AM
        1. Re: do you mean - Jame Button on Feb 10, 2004, 5:01 PM
    3. From an ex-aircraft guy... - roy chow on Feb 9, 2004, 10:21 PM
      1. one more question - yves blavier on Feb 10, 2004, 6:42 AM
        1. Products - roy chow on Feb 10, 2004, 10:50 PM
          1. microsol and microset - Hans Haase on Feb 18, 2004, 7:30 PM
    4. Follow these steps - James Duncan on Feb 11, 2004, 9:41 AM
    5. Future - Bruce on Feb 21, 2004, 11:58 AM
     
  19. Tamiya OD question View Thread - Eric McClure on Feb 8, 2004, 5:41 PM
    1. clear coats' effect on paint - roy chow on Feb 8, 2004, 10:51 PM
    2. Why the gloss - James Duncan on Feb 11, 2004, 9:43 AM
     
  20. Fruili treads are curling View Thread - Larry Dunn on Feb 7, 2004, 1:20 PM
    1. I've Had This... - Matt Clemente on Feb 8, 2004, 2:07 AM
      1. No, it's definitely going all the way through. - Larry Dunn on Feb 8, 2004, 11:09 AM
    2. Brass rod@pinvise.. - Alan Bessler on Feb 8, 2004, 10:15 AM
      1. Yeah, I know how to assemble them. - Larry Dunn on Feb 8, 2004, 11:06 AM
        1. I've found.... - Clint Shepherd on Feb 8, 2004, 7:29 PM
        2. What ever - Alan Bessler on Feb 8, 2004, 10:53 PM
          1. Sorry just trying to help you - Alan Bessler on Feb 8, 2004, 10:54 PM
    3. Re: Fruili treads are curling - chad perkins on Feb 8, 2004, 8:52 PM
    4. The always curl - James Duncan on Feb 11, 2004, 9:45 AM
     
  21. Paint Question View Thread - Nacho Gonzales on Feb 6, 2004, 1:16 PM
    1. No harm whatsoever - Steve Eslinger on Feb 6, 2004, 1:42 PM
     
  22. construction + painting question View Thread - yves blavier on Feb 5, 2004, 6:59 AM
    1. Re: construction + painting question - Matthew Hunt on Feb 5, 2004, 9:40 AM
    2. Re: construction + painting question - Jakko Westerbeke on Feb 6, 2004, 5:42 AM
      1. ok, next time.... - yves blavier on Feb 6, 2004, 6:45 AM
        1. Re: ok, next time.... - Jakko Westerbeke on Feb 7, 2004, 2:12 PM
    3. construction? painting? - Tom Herling on Feb 6, 2004, 6:57 AM
    4. Like Tony Greenland Says... - James Duncan on Feb 11, 2004, 9:48 AM
     
  23. Gunze Sangyo Weathering color set help View Thread - Anthony on Feb 4, 2004, 7:17 AM
    1. -- Please use your full name when posting, Anthony. -- - the ML team on Feb 5, 2004, 5:02 AM
     
  24. Mr. Color Super Metallic help View Thread - Anthony on Feb 4, 2004, 7:16 AM
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  26. Free timber strips View Thread - Chris Townend on Feb 3, 2004, 9:06 AM
    1. hmmm - Bill Leger on Feb 3, 2004, 10:41 PM
     
  27. battle damage View Thread - Glenn Ryder on Feb 2, 2004, 10:48 PM
    1. damage - Jeff Andrews on Feb 2, 2004, 11:52 PM
     
  28. lost post View Thread - Chris Townend on Feb 2, 2004, 4:12 PM
    1. Future in England - Keith Busch on Feb 2, 2004, 11:46 PM
    2. Future in England - Keith Busch on Feb 2, 2004, 11:46 PM
    3. Future in England - Keith Busch on Feb 2, 2004, 11:46 PM
    4. Future in England - Keith Busch on Feb 2, 2004, 11:46 PM
    5. Johnsons Klear mate - Lee Dobson on Feb 4, 2004, 12:01 AM
      1. My article in FSM - Martin Wilson on Feb 9, 2004, 2:41 PM
     
  29. An alternative for Future?? View Thread - Audi Asri on Feb 1, 2004, 8:45 PM
    1. Bissell One Step Mop & Shine is one... - Steve Youschak on Feb 2, 2004, 12:05 AM
    2. Future in Singapore - Keith Busch on Feb 2, 2004, 11:50 PM
     
  30. Oil Paints View Thread - Jeff Kelemen on Jan 31, 2004, 12:31 PM
    1. Drying times - Bill Thacker on Feb 10, 2004, 6:44 AM
     
  31. Mr. Surfacer questions.............. View Thread - chad perkins on Jan 29, 2004, 11:34 PM
    1. Sanding Mr. Surfacer - JK Benson on Jan 30, 2004, 9:35 AM
     
  32. I am wondering how... View Thread - Robert Gonzalez on Jan 29, 2004, 10:10 PM
    1. Re: I am wondering how... - Matt Clemente on Feb 1, 2004, 12:04 AM
    2. Re: I am wondering how... - Matt Clemente on Feb 1, 2004, 12:04 AM
    3. Thanks but that brings another question - Robert Gonzalez on Feb 1, 2004, 2:53 AM
    4. I saw the original post - James Duncan on Feb 2, 2004, 6:03 PM
     
  33. Untitled View Thread - wilf roles on Jan 29, 2004, 4:13 PM
    1. It all Comes Down to the Individual Jar.. - Matt Clemente on Jan 29, 2004, 8:10 PM
     
  34. Which punch & die set to get? View Thread - peter abe on Jan 29, 2004, 3:22 PM
    1. Historex - James Duncan on Feb 2, 2004, 6:05 PM
      1. where can you buy? - mitch davis on Feb 14, 2004, 10:24 AM
        1. Historex direct - Martin Wilson on Feb 15, 2004, 8:23 PM
          1. how about in the U.S.? - mitch davis on Feb 16, 2004, 11:25 AM
    2. Thx for your input, Mr Duncan. (N/T) - peter abe on Feb 15, 2004, 2:33 PM
     
  35. Tutorial on Painting Medical Crosses View Thread - Mark Fergel on Jan 29, 2004, 8:25 AM
    1. Neat idea, Mark! - Dave O'Hara on Jan 29, 2004, 1:55 PM
     
  36. weathering fuel drums View Thread - robert ferreira on Jan 29, 2004, 7:09 AM
    1. They look great! - Chris Benson on Jan 30, 2004, 7:17 AM
    2. outstanding - bill kiernan on Jan 30, 2004, 9:38 AM
    3. Excellent!! - Joe Brzuszkiewicz on Jan 31, 2004, 6:20 AM
    4. Worthy of an article - Jeff Andrews on Jan 31, 2004, 10:44 PM
    5. Thank you.. - robert ferreira on Feb 2, 2004, 9:45 AM
      1. pictures? - steve wedgner on Mar 6, 2004, 8:20 PM
    6. Fantastic!!!!!!!! - Jeff Riedesel on Feb 3, 2004, 8:55 PM
    7. Re: weathering fuel drums - Tony Strongman on Feb 9, 2004, 12:00 PM
     
  37. Need advice on drybrushing... View Thread - Walter Schneider on Jan 28, 2004, 4:25 PM
    1. The Ol' Dry Brush - Matt Clemente on Jan 28, 2004, 4:58 PM
     
  38. seem checking methods? and checking sanded parts etc..... View Thread - chad perkins on Jan 27, 2004, 8:34 PM
    1. Seam and sanding check - Marko Mäkinen on Jan 28, 2004, 7:05 AM
     
  39. The Way of The Airbrush (Beginners take note) View Thread - Audi on Jan 27, 2004, 6:27 AM
    1. Some suggestions- - James Duncan on Jan 27, 2004, 9:27 AM
    2. Here's a link - Steve Eslinger on Jan 27, 2004, 5:03 PM
      1. Nice Site!! - Joe Brzuszkiewicz on Jan 28, 2004, 1:19 PM
    3. posting guidelines - missing-lynx team on Jan 28, 2004, 4:53 AM
    4. Re: The Way of The Airbrush (Beginners take note) - Matt Hunt on Jan 28, 2004, 11:15 AM
    5. Air Brush painting - Dinesh Ned on Feb 3, 2004, 8:05 PM
     
  40. Which compressor to use? View Thread - William Randall on Jan 26, 2004, 8:47 AM
    1. The Iwata is great - James Duncan on Jan 26, 2004, 9:33 AM
    2. What i got - Jeff Andrews on Jan 26, 2004, 8:20 PM
      1. Thanks guys... - William Randall on Jan 26, 2004, 8:34 PM
    3. Which compressor... - Mike Land on Jan 27, 2004, 10:02 PM
    4. If your architecture allows.... - Bill Thacker on Feb 10, 2004, 7:02 AM
     
  41. question for pat johnston View Thread - steve wedgner on Jan 25, 2004, 3:59 PM
    1. Re: question for pat johnston - Pat Johnston on Jan 27, 2004, 8:44 PM
      1. thankyou - steve wedgner on Jan 29, 2004, 6:11 PM
     
  42. Problem airbrushing with Vallejo Model Air paint View Thread - Mati Raudsepp on Jan 25, 2004, 12:12 PM
    1. Mati - Von Bargen Martin on Jan 25, 2004, 6:33 PM
      1. Doing what you recommend... - Mati Raudsepp on Jan 25, 2004, 8:00 PM
    2. Try This.......... - Joe Brzuszkiewicz on Jan 26, 2004, 10:20 AM
    3. TAMIYA mag TMMI (this month) - Alasdair Johnston on Jan 26, 2004, 4:20 PM
      1. Is that TMMI issue 103? - Darren Morris on Jan 28, 2004, 10:53 PM
        1. Be sure to be with you soon - Alasdair Johnston on Jan 29, 2004, 5:22 AM
    4. Tried Vallejo retarder - Mati Raudsepp on Jan 26, 2004, 10:18 PM
    5. try another thinner? - James Duncan on Jan 27, 2004, 9:31 AM
      1. 235 psi? - Kevin C Hull on Jan 30, 2005, 9:37 AM
     
  43. Testors / Tamiya compatability question? View Thread - Ron Glass on Jan 24, 2004, 10:30 PM
    1. Yeah it's Fine... - Matt Clemente on Jan 24, 2004, 11:49 PM
      1. Thanks Matt ! n/t - Ron Glass on Jan 25, 2004, 12:30 AM
     
  44. airbrusing issue View Thread - Roy Osborn on Jan 24, 2004, 6:20 PM
    1. Re: airbrusing issue - Nicolas Dross on Jan 25, 2004, 5:30 AM
      1. I agree with Nico - Joe Brzuszkiewicz on Jan 25, 2004, 6:37 AM
    2. airbrushing issue - Roy Osborn on Jan 26, 2004, 1:49 PM
    3. Also- - James Duncan on Jan 27, 2004, 9:32 AM
    4. Re: airbrusing issue - Matt Hunt on Jan 28, 2004, 11:18 AM
     
  45. testors glue View Thread - Richard Milare on Jan 24, 2004, 8:02 AM
    1. RE: testors glue - karl schurg on Jan 24, 2004, 3:35 PM
      1. Stick It In The Freezer For A Couple of Days - Joe Brzuszkiewicz on Jan 24, 2004, 4:22 PM
        1. Re: Stick It In The Freezer For A Couple of Days - Richard Milare on Jan 24, 2004, 4:27 PM
          1. Re: Re: Stick It In The Freezer For A Couple of Days - Richard Milare on Jan 25, 2004, 7:29 AM
     
  46. Weathering with rust View Thread - robert ferreira on Jan 23, 2004, 6:28 PM
    1. Great job and jolly god idea!Thanks a lot for sharing it!Manuel - Manuel Della Valle on Jan 26, 2004, 2:24 PM
     
  47. Migs Pigments View Thread - Mark Minnis on Jan 22, 2004, 9:08 AM
    1. Pigments - Sean McDermott on Jan 22, 2004, 4:05 PM
    2. Pigment Soluctions!!!! - Mig Jimenez on Jan 23, 2004, 3:19 AM
      1. Thanks Guys - Mark Minnis on Jan 23, 2004, 11:54 AM
     
  48. Zimmerit View Thread - Sean McDermott on Jan 21, 2004, 8:19 PM
    1. Zimmerit putty - Greg H on Jan 22, 2004, 8:33 AM
    2. Tamiya polyester putty - Steve Eslinger on Jan 22, 2004, 9:41 AM
    3. Zim it Rite R&J Enterprises - bill kiernan on Jan 22, 2004, 10:45 AM
    4. Re: Zimmerit - Sean McDermott on Jan 22, 2004, 4:00 PM
    5. Milliput - James Duncan on Jan 23, 2004, 9:21 AM
    6. DAP IT - DAVE CUMMINGS on Jan 30, 2004, 4:07 PM
     
  49. Looking for tips on tracks View Thread - Scott Cannon on Jan 21, 2004, 10:30 AM
    1. I've found that Testor's liguid glue works well. - Steve Eslinger on Jan 21, 2004, 11:39 AM
    2. tips on seperate track links soon - ian sadler on Jan 21, 2004, 1:34 PM
    3. I have found that... - James Richardson on Jan 21, 2004, 9:40 PM
    4. I use a glue mixture - James Duncan on Jan 27, 2004, 9:35 AM
     
  50. new tip page available View Thread - ian sadler on Jan 20, 2004, 2:04 PM
    1. Why not Just put the Link on the Board and Make it Easier For us? n/t - Matt Clemente on Jan 20, 2004, 6:10 PM
      1. why i cannot link it in - ian sadler on Jan 21, 2004, 11:23 AM
        1. Posted here - Lance Whitford on Jan 21, 2004, 3:55 PM
     
  51. Styrene Stock View Thread - Brian Huyler on Jan 18, 2004, 1:04 PM
    1. styrene sizes - ian sadler on Jan 18, 2004, 1:40 PM
    2. I keep on hand- - James Duncan on Jan 20, 2004, 9:47 AM
    3. rods and tubing - Paul Krylowski on Jan 20, 2004, 7:12 PM
      1. Thanks - Brian Huyler on Jan 24, 2004, 10:28 AM
    4. Check out this book: - James Wolfe on Jan 27, 2004, 9:10 PM
     
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