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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. Help How or what do I use to simulate water?? View Thread - Jon Nikitas on Jan 17, 2004, 1:02 PM
    1. water - karl schurg on Jan 18, 2004, 12:35 PM
    2. Re: Help How or what do I use to simulate water?? - Matt Clemente on Jan 18, 2004, 5:22 PM
    3. Better Yet- - James Duncan on Jan 20, 2004, 9:49 AM
     
  2. gun straps View Thread - Paul Seabrook on Jan 17, 2004, 12:32 PM
    1. Well you can use... - Max Fischer on Jan 17, 2004, 12:34 PM
      1. gun straps - john morgan on Jan 18, 2004, 9:15 AM
    2. Gun Slings - Eric Dobkin on Jan 18, 2004, 2:45 PM
    3. Try XMas Garland - Rick Linkous on Jan 20, 2004, 1:02 AM
      1. Thanks guys - Paul Seabrook on Jan 20, 2004, 6:57 AM
    4. Lead Foil - James Duncan on Jan 20, 2004, 9:50 AM
    5. Straps - mikelche on Jan 28, 2004, 7:37 PM
    6. Slings & Straps - Paul Gibson on Jan 29, 2004, 5:40 AM
     
  3. Air Brush problem View Thread - Edward Rodriguez on Jan 17, 2004, 12:08 PM
    1. Edward - Von Bargen Martin on Jan 17, 2004, 4:29 PM
    2. Install a "T" trap... - Gary Cunningham on Jan 18, 2004, 4:22 PM
     
  4. spray booth View Thread - dave on Jan 17, 2004, 8:57 AM
    1. posting guidelines - missing-lynx team on Jan 17, 2004, 1:29 PM
     
  5. Help On Decanting Canned Spray Paints to Use in Airbrush View Thread - Chris Child on Jan 16, 2004, 6:15 PM
    1. I do this with primers- - James Duncan on Jan 20, 2004, 9:53 AM
    2. Here is how I do it... - Ken Hartlen on Jan 20, 2004, 4:33 PM
     
  6. Modelling Magazine View Thread - Jerry Spires on Jan 16, 2004, 5:49 PM
    1. Military Modeling Magazines... - Edward Behun on Jan 16, 2004, 6:24 PM
    2. Ed's got it covered - roy chow on Jan 17, 2004, 1:28 AM
    3. MMIR is tops - James Duncan on Jan 20, 2004, 9:54 AM
      1. mag's - steve wedgner on Jan 26, 2004, 7:17 PM
     
  7. Homemade sanding stick View Thread - Eric McClure on Jan 15, 2004, 8:44 PM
    1. sanding sticks - Tom Herling on Jan 16, 2004, 5:19 AM
    2. Popsicle Sticks - Fred A. Robinson on Jan 16, 2004, 4:14 PM
     
  8. More Stupid Questions from a Novice View Thread - Matt Clemente on Jan 14, 2004, 8:34 PM
    1. I'm not sure what you mean by "stay in place" - Chris Cahill on Jan 14, 2004, 10:57 PM
      1. Re: I'm not sure what you mean by &quote;stay in place&quote; - Matt Clemente on Jan 15, 2004, 10:00 PM
    2. Sling - Evan August on Jan 16, 2004, 12:25 AM
    3. sling - Tony Perrotta on Jan 16, 2004, 6:41 AM
     
  9. Another US newbie...50 Caliber - how to paint? View Thread - Jan Abrahamsson on Jan 14, 2004, 10:46 AM
    1. I use... - James Duncan on Jan 14, 2004, 12:23 PM
    2. .50 cal MG.... - Michael Fredriksen on Jan 14, 2004, 12:27 PM
    3. thanks guys - Jan Abrahamsson on Jan 15, 2004, 3:04 AM
    4. Re: Another US newbie...50 Caliber - how to paint? - Ron Smith on Jan 15, 2004, 2:35 PM
    5. Gunmetal, gunmetal, gunmetal.... - Kevin J. McNichols on Jan 15, 2004, 6:41 PM
      1. Now thats a real - jan abrahamsson on Jan 16, 2004, 3:34 AM
    6. Re: Another US newbie...50 Caliber - how to paint? - Fred A. Robinson on Jan 16, 2004, 4:35 PM
     
  10. Cloud Pattern View Thread - Paul Seabrook on Jan 14, 2004, 10:17 AM
    1. Cloud pattern - James Duncan on Jan 14, 2004, 10:21 AM
    2. Re: Cloud Pattern - chad perkins on Jan 15, 2004, 9:25 PM
    3. Cloud pattern - Peter Anderson on Jan 19, 2004, 12:35 PM
     
  11. Which Valleyo colour numbers for which Humbrol colour numbers? View Thread - Thomas Wirsching on Jan 14, 2004, 7:41 AM
    1. A very good colour cross index is found at IPMS Stockholms website.. - Fredrik Lundbeck on Jan 14, 2004, 10:16 AM
    2. Vallejo paint conversions - Mike Land on Jan 14, 2004, 4:39 PM
     
  12. Brass ignorance View Thread - Robert Gonzalez on Jan 14, 2004, 5:24 AM
    1. Photo etch - James Duncan on Jan 14, 2004, 10:23 AM
    2. Metal .50s and ammo - Robert Lockie on Jan 14, 2004, 11:17 AM
    3. 50 cal rounds - James Duncan on Jan 14, 2004, 12:26 PM
    4. Thanks for the help and advice - Roberto Gonzalez on Jan 15, 2004, 4:01 AM
     
  13. New to the Aztec 470 View Thread - Kevin J. McNichols on Jan 13, 2004, 8:34 PM
    1. tips and tricks - karl schurg on Jan 13, 2004, 10:47 PM
    2. Couple of Tips... - A.J. Madison on Jan 22, 2004, 1:02 PM
     
  14. Mig Pigments View Thread - Josh on Jan 13, 2004, 4:08 AM
    1. posting guidelines - missing-lynx team on Jan 13, 2004, 5:36 AM
      1. thanks - Josh Gray on Jan 13, 2004, 4:58 PM
    2. MIG pigments - karl schurg on Jan 13, 2004, 10:52 PM
     
  15. Woodland's water View Thread - David Simon on Jan 12, 2004, 5:59 PM
    1. EZ water - Matt Leese on Jan 13, 2004, 7:47 AM
    2. You can tint E-Z water to....... - Brian Fendley on Jan 14, 2004, 12:55 AM
    3. An alternative - Randall Whiddon on Jan 27, 2004, 3:33 PM
     
  16. Fading US Olive Drab by airbrush - help! View Thread - Jan Abrahamsson on Jan 12, 2004, 3:52 PM
    1. You might try... - Chris Cahill on Jan 12, 2004, 10:06 PM
      1. Thanks Chris, - Jan Abrahamsson on Jan 14, 2004, 10:43 AM
     
  17. How do I "strip off" Acrylic paint? View Thread - John French on Jan 12, 2004, 2:54 PM
    1. oven cleaner - David Simon on Jan 12, 2004, 5:52 PM
      1. Re: oven cleaner - Jakko Westerbeke on Jan 13, 2004, 5:42 AM
    2. windex window cleaner will eat it up pretty good n/t - chad perkins on Jan 12, 2004, 11:45 PM
    3. Floquil paint stripper... - Chris Cahill on Jan 14, 2004, 11:03 PM
     
  18. Molding and casting techniques and materials View Thread - arlette stas on Jan 12, 2004, 5:55 AM
    1. RE:Molding and casting - Eran Kaufman on Jan 12, 2004, 11:26 AM
    2. MA Mori site - Andrew Albrecht on Jan 12, 2004, 1:05 PM
      1. great site full of usefull tips - arlette stas on Jan 13, 2004, 3:35 AM
     
  19. removing resin from latex mould? View Thread - Timo Nyyssönen on Jan 12, 2004, 1:36 AM
    1. try - jason mcdougall on Jan 23, 2004, 9:46 AM
     
  20. Hair-Coat? View Thread - Matt Clemente on Jan 11, 2004, 10:42 AM
    1. Out of scale - Alex Moreno on Jan 11, 2004, 2:52 PM
      1. On that note, - Martin Wilson on Jan 12, 2004, 12:13 PM
    2. here are some shots - Von Bargen Martin on Jan 11, 2004, 6:37 PM
      1. one more... - Von Bargen Martin on Jan 11, 2004, 6:41 PM
        1. worked for me... - Von Bargen Martin on Jan 11, 2004, 7:25 PM
          1. Nice one Martin - Martin Wilson on Jan 12, 2004, 11:47 AM
        2. It's rubbish. - Cornelius Jones on Jan 13, 2004, 6:03 PM
          1. You mean hirsuitism NOT hypertrichosis.........n/t - Martin Wilson on Jan 13, 2004, 7:13 PM
          2. Perfect!!! - Roddy McSprue on Jan 14, 2004, 11:03 PM
            1. Nice one!!! LOL...BUT I wonder................... - Martin Wilson on Jan 15, 2004, 8:27 PM
     
  21. what can i do to solve this problem please! View Thread - andy inman on Jan 10, 2004, 4:17 PM
    1. Re: what can i do to solve this problem please! - Jakko Westerbeke on Jan 11, 2004, 6:24 AM
    2. Additional weight won't work - Chris Salak on Jan 12, 2004, 10:34 AM
     
  22. Weathering US interiors??? View Thread - jan abrahamsson on Jan 10, 2004, 12:51 PM
    1. Don't do it! - Robert Skipper on Jan 10, 2004, 7:55 PM
      1. Robert, thats - jan abrahamsson on Jan 11, 2004, 4:24 AM
        1. Mud for sure - Graeme Davidson on Jan 11, 2004, 4:31 PM
          1. Thanks Graeme, - jan abrahamsson on Jan 12, 2004, 2:28 AM
            1. CFB Gagetown, near Dunn's corner - Graeme Davidson on Jan 13, 2004, 4:50 PM
    2. Here's a photo - Michael Humphries on Jan 13, 2004, 1:37 AM
     
  23. kneadatite epoxy putty ???? View Thread - gilad on Jan 10, 2004, 11:36 AM
    1. Michigan Toy Soldier Co. - Andrew Albrecht on Jan 10, 2004, 5:38 PM
    2. -- Please use your full name when posting. -- - Missing-Lynx.com team on Jan 12, 2004, 6:55 AM
      1. I saw severasl packs of these at a local hobby shop... - Won-Tai Kim on Feb 11, 2004, 9:42 AM
     
  24. how-to oil painting View Thread - Ruslan on Jan 9, 2004, 2:41 PM
    1. Big difference... - Steve Eslinger on Jan 9, 2004, 4:22 PM
    2. Oil paints - James Duncan on Jan 9, 2004, 4:46 PM
      1. Re: Oil paints - Ruslan on Jan 9, 2004, 6:07 PM
        1. drying times - Steve Eslinger on Jan 10, 2004, 11:04 AM
        2. I dont like tamiya - James Duncan on Jan 15, 2004, 10:06 AM
     
  25. Cutting micro tubes -- Help View Thread - peter abe on Jan 8, 2004, 5:38 PM
    1. cutting tube - Roger Inwood on Jan 8, 2004, 10:40 PM
    2. Or you could... - Marko Mäkinen on Jan 9, 2004, 7:47 AM
    3. Re: Cutting micro tubes -- Help - Peter Abe on Jan 11, 2004, 10:21 PM
     
  26. Question on white spirits/mineral spirits View Thread - peter abe on Jan 8, 2004, 5:34 PM
    1. Mineral Turpentine? - James Richardson on Jan 8, 2004, 6:33 PM
    2. Well... - Andrew Albrecht on Jan 9, 2004, 12:05 PM
      1. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Ruslan on Jan 9, 2004, 2:32 PM
    3. Thanks... - peter abe on Jan 11, 2004, 10:19 PM
    4. Pure Turpentine - Igor on Sep 7, 2004, 10:15 AM
     
  27. question for iwata hp-c airbrush users View Thread - bill kiernan on Jan 8, 2004, 3:48 PM
    1. Re: question for iwata hp-c airbrush users - Fred Ng on Jan 8, 2004, 7:44 PM
    2. I have the same brush - James Duncan on Jan 9, 2004, 1:26 PM
    3. iwata - steve on Mar 21, 2004, 3:12 PM
     
  28. Decal Setting Agents over PolyScale Paint View Thread - Dusty Burman on Jan 8, 2004, 12:59 PM
    1. I've done it without problems N/T - James Duncan on Jan 9, 2004, 1:27 PM
     
  29. Calling Andrew dextras re: aircraft finishes View Thread - tony oliver on Jan 8, 2004, 10:57 AM
    1. Andrew's article... - Kevin Kokal on Jan 8, 2004, 1:42 PM
     
  30. The best brand of oils for washes? View Thread - Phil Fisher on Jan 8, 2004, 3:08 AM
    1. I have had great luck.... - Adam Wilder on Jan 8, 2004, 12:22 PM
      1. Re: I have had great luck.... - Phil Fisher on Jan 8, 2004, 7:10 PM
        1. I paint my base coats using acrylics - Adam Wilder on Jan 9, 2004, 12:32 PM
    2. I use the following - James Duncan on Jan 9, 2004, 1:30 PM
     
  31. Making scale sand stick to a plaster surface View Thread - Simon Einfeldt on Jan 7, 2004, 5:34 PM
    1. Re: Making scale sand stick to a plaster surface - Matt Clemente on Jan 9, 2004, 9:41 PM
     
  32. Casring parts in resin- mould design question View Thread - Eran Kaufman on Jan 7, 2004, 2:12 PM
    1. Possible idea. - Jordan Baker on Jan 8, 2004, 10:41 AM
    2. casting - Roger Inwood on Jan 8, 2004, 10:51 PM
      1. I didnt know you can have a multy part mold - Eran Kaufman on Jan 9, 2004, 7:43 AM
    3. Cost effectiveness - roy chow on Jan 17, 2004, 1:47 AM
     
  33. Problems with Different Varnishes View Thread - Ricardo Haddad on Jan 6, 2004, 4:53 PM
    1. You could... - Michael Fredriksen on Jan 7, 2004, 2:15 AM
      1. thank you very much for your prompt answer! - Ricardo Haddad on Jan 7, 2004, 12:19 PM
     
  34. Verlindens Jagdpanther Zimmerit View Thread - Steve Ankin on Jan 5, 2004, 10:40 AM
    1. Not sure but... - David Nickels on Jan 7, 2004, 2:46 PM
    2. Its not bad- - James Duncan on Jan 9, 2004, 4:47 PM
     
  35. Soldering....help needed! View Thread - Ulf Andersson on Jan 5, 2004, 6:15 AM
    1. Resistance Soldering - Robert Skipper on Jan 5, 2004, 2:42 PM
      1. Thank's for your help. n/t - Ulf Andersson on Jan 7, 2004, 1:39 AM
     
  36. New DML Firefly Vc... View Thread - Michael Fredriksen on Jan 4, 2004, 9:22 PM
    1. Sorry... - Michael Fredriksen on Jan 4, 2004, 9:27 PM
     
  37. Stickers with Acrylic paint View Thread - Rui Monteiro on Jan 4, 2004, 5:38 PM
    1. Re: Your Sturmtiger - Michael Fredriksen on Jan 4, 2004, 8:06 PM
      1. Re: Re: Your Sturmtiger - Anonymous on Jan 4, 2004, 8:34 PM
     
  38. any thoughts on fine molds barrels? View Thread - chad perkins on Jan 4, 2004, 2:45 PM
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  40. Painting clear plastic parts View Thread - Gareth Mc Gauley on Jan 4, 2004, 11:39 AM
    1. Painting windshields? - James Duncan on Jan 5, 2004, 9:52 AM
      1. Thanks - Gareth Mc Gauley on Jan 5, 2004, 1:40 PM
     
  41. Revell 1/72 View Thread - Rui Monteiro on Jan 3, 2004, 2:18 PM
    1. Track links - Jay Damschen on Jan 3, 2004, 11:40 PM
      1. Re: Track links - Anonymous on Jan 4, 2004, 5:31 PM
    2. gluing individual track links - george burrough on Jan 4, 2004, 3:14 PM
      1. Re: gluing individual track links - Anonymous on Jan 4, 2004, 5:33 PM
    3. Revell Tiger - Johan Detruyer on Jan 8, 2004, 10:52 AM
     
  42. How do I apply Soviet WWII winter camo View Thread - Rob Scott on Jan 3, 2004, 1:36 AM
    1. Whitewash - Ulf Andersson on Jan 3, 2004, 5:30 AM
    2. Re: How do I apply Soviet WWII winter camo - Jakko Westerbeke on Jan 3, 2004, 5:31 AM
    3. White Wash - Jeff Andrews on Jan 4, 2004, 10:22 AM
    4. I've used this - Shawn Ferguson on Jan 10, 2004, 8:15 PM
     
  43. Soft Camo View Thread - Paul Seabrook on Jan 2, 2004, 10:35 PM
    1. blutack - Josh on Jan 13, 2004, 4:22 AM
     
  44. Im not a cross dresser, I swear! (alternative to pigments) View Thread - charles Kelley on Jan 2, 2004, 8:28 PM
    1. Re: Im not a cross dresser, I swear! (alternative to pigments) - Rui Monteiro on Jan 4, 2004, 5:41 PM
     
  45. Mixing pastels with water and spraying View Thread - Jeroen Bonenkamp on Jan 2, 2004, 1:07 PM
    1. I don't recomend you it - Mig Jimenez on Jan 2, 2004, 3:47 PM
     
  46. Best way to make Camo netting.. View Thread - Walter Schneider on Jan 2, 2004, 11:14 AM
    1. Walter, there's an article... - Dave O'Hara on Jan 2, 2004, 12:08 PM
      1. I think the article is gone. Does anyone have it?? - Walter Schneider on Jan 2, 2004, 9:03 PM
        1. Look in Articles... - Dave O'Hara on Jan 2, 2004, 9:29 PM
    2. link - Jeff Andrews on Jan 4, 2004, 10:34 AM
     
  47. Thinning vallejo paints View Thread - Jorrian Dorlandt on Jan 2, 2004, 7:50 AM
    1. Water should do the trick... - Rick Hahn on Jan 2, 2004, 10:34 AM
    2. Re: Thinning vallejo paints - Paul Seabrook on Jan 2, 2004, 12:50 PM
    3. Thanx guys! I'll give it a try.... n/t - Jorrian Dorlandt on Jan 2, 2004, 4:00 PM
    4. Re: Thinning vallejo paints - Ron Smith on Jan 6, 2004, 2:42 AM
     
  48. All projects with movable turrets... View Thread - Michael Fredriksen on Jan 1, 2004, 11:45 PM
    1. graphite lubricant - Dan Hay on Jan 2, 2004, 2:07 PM
     
  49. anyone have any recommendations for automotive aerosol primer.....or alt... View Thread - chad perkins on Jan 1, 2004, 11:55 AM
    1. Acrylic primer in cans - ian sadler on Jan 1, 2004, 1:09 PM
    2. Spraycans - manuel de jong on Jan 1, 2004, 2:03 PM
    3. spray cans - Glenn Ryder on Jan 1, 2004, 4:59 PM
    4. Watch out! - Michael Fredriksen on Jan 1, 2004, 11:20 PM
    5. Use Wargamers Primer - James Duncan on Jan 5, 2004, 9:57 AM
    6. Auto primer - Rick Purdy on Jan 6, 2004, 9:41 AM
     
  50. How do I lower to V\W of te drill? View Thread - Ruslan Kh on Dec 30, 2003, 7:14 PM
    1. Wherre did it go? - Steve Kubik on Dec 30, 2003, 7:26 PM
      1. Yes it was. - Ruslan Kh on Dec 30, 2003, 7:50 PM
    2. Buy a Dremel - James Duncan on Jan 5, 2004, 9:59 AM
      1. dremel - karl schurg on Jan 10, 2004, 6:03 PM
     
  51. Problems with Future View Thread - Steve Kubik on Dec 30, 2003, 5:46 AM
    1. I to have this proplem!! - Alan Bessler on Dec 30, 2003, 4:54 PM
    2. Just asked the same question....... - Eric McClure on Dec 30, 2003, 9:32 PM
    3. one way - bryan kennedy on Dec 31, 2003, 10:44 AM
    4. Don"t worry, it's allright - Johan Detruyer on Jan 2, 2004, 12:37 PM
      1. Nope - Steve Kubik on Jan 3, 2004, 6:38 AM
        1. strange ? - Johan Detruyer on Jan 3, 2004, 12:38 PM
          1. Future woes - Steve Kubik on Jan 3, 2004, 2:57 PM
            1. My bottle is 2yrs. old? - Alan Bessler on Jan 4, 2004, 8:49 AM
              1. I live in Leominster... - Steve Kubik on Jan 5, 2004, 8:28 AM
     
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