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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. Air compressor View Thread - Stuart Dalgarno on Sep 23, 9:46 AM
    1. Go for it - Bob on Sep 24, 7:53 AM
      1. posting guidelines - missing-lynx team on Sep 25, 4:35 AM
      2. Re: Go for it - Stuart Dalgarno on Sep 26, 4:02 AM
        1. well done - Bob Johnston on Sep 27, 7:59 AM
     
  2. Some newbie questions View Thread - Mark Corey on Sep 22, 8:20 PM
    1. Some answers that may be useful........ - Will Cawthra on Sep 24, 10:07 PM
      1. Crown works OK - Fred Ng on Sep 29, 11:09 AM
        1. Crown - Fred Ng on Sep 29, 11:19 AM
     
  3. Workable tracks for SU-100 View Thread - Ron on Sep 22, 11:59 AM
    1. posting guidelines - missing-lynx team on Sep 23, 5:10 AM
    2. Friumodel... - Alasdair Johnston on Sep 23, 11:04 AM
    3. Or try Marquette - Jeff Nolan on Oct 19, 8:22 AM
     
  4. My First Etched Brass Detail Set View Thread - Callum Dwyer on Sep 19, 5:21 AM
    1. BASIC how to - Alasdair Johnston (From The Small Shop EU) on Sep 19, 5:28 AM
    2. Sand it - Jakko Westerbeke on Sep 19, 6:13 AM
    3. PE help - Mike Land on Sep 19, 4:16 PM
    4. Thank you everyone! n/t - Callum Dwyer on Sep 20, 5:30 AM
     
  5. how do you clean testors clear cote from airbrush View Thread - omar rico on Sep 18, 9:31 PM
    1. You might try this - Eric McClure on Sep 25, 9:10 PM
    2. Modelmaster Dried Paint Solvent - Jay Fallon on Oct 2, 9:22 AM
     
  6. Sanding Resin Underwater? View Thread - Mike Pabis on Sep 18, 12:48 AM
    1. Re: Sanding Resin Underwater? - Jakko Westerbeke on Sep 18, 5:53 AM
      1. Re: Re: Sanding Resin Underwater? - Paul Roberts on Sep 18, 10:59 AM
    2. One more Suggestion - J.L.Segundo Jr. on Sep 19, 1:15 PM
     
  7. Inexpensive plastic cement View Thread - Dan Hay on Sep 16, 3:12 PM
    1. Cheers Dan - Lee Dobson on Sep 17, 2:34 PM
      1. CAUTION - HEALTH RISK - mark hazzard on Sep 17, 7:46 PM
        1. According to MSDS's it's not carcinogenic *- but - Brett Barrow on Sep 17, 8:15 PM
        2. plus I meant to add... - Brett Barrow on Sep 17, 8:20 PM
    2. Methyl Ethyl DEATH! - Alan Covey on Sep 21, 1:32 PM
      1. A little research on the subject of MEK - Dan Hay on Sep 21, 10:12 PM
        1. I don't get it ... - David A Levy on Sep 26, 10:44 AM
     
  8. dissolve plastic with nitrocellulose? View Thread - Jeremy Colby on Sep 16, 2:21 PM
    1. When I was a kid..... - Simon Crockford on Sep 17, 5:36 AM
    2. In the US it's known as..... - Brett Barrow on Sep 17, 8:25 PM
      1. Humbrol liquid poly will do the same.............n/t - Lee Dobson on Sep 18, 1:16 AM
     
  9. help with metal tracks!!!!!! View Thread - Yves Laliberté on Sep 15, 6:49 PM
    1. tips - bryan kennedy on Sep 16, 8:40 AM
      1. Tracks - john memoli on Sep 18, 3:24 PM
     
  10. compressor problems View Thread - Michael Lee on Sep 15, 1:33 AM
    1. Water Trap - Eric McClure on Sep 15, 9:54 PM
    2. Re: compressor problems - Brandon Hopkins on Oct 8, 2:38 AM
     
  11. White cross decals View Thread - Theo Baptiste on Sep 13, 10:43 AM
    1. White Cross - Robert Skipper on Sep 14, 10:06 PM
     
  12. What's Your Favorite Way to Paint Tracks? View Thread - Brent Theobald on Sep 12, 11:02 AM
    1. Not exactly painting them but it works well. - Mike Land on Sep 12, 11:52 PM
     
  13. Thinning putty View Thread - Theo Baptiste on Sep 11, 4:47 AM
    1. Re: Thinning putty - Jakko Westerbeke on Sep 11, 5:58 AM
      1. Replacement for Milliput.- - Enzo Valentini on Sep 11, 6:22 AM
        1. Starting point for Sylmasta A+B - Simon Crockford on Sep 11, 10:31 AM
    2. Thinning putty - Jerry Gustafson on Sep 11, 12:24 PM
    3. Well, I still like milliput! - tim whistler on Sep 13, 9:02 AM
      1. Thanks to all! n/t - theo Baptiste on Sep 13, 9:34 AM
      2. Long-Life Milliput?? - Jeremy Witt on Sep 19, 2:53 AM
        1. Long-Life Milliput - Kev Brenton on Sep 19, 8:07 AM
        2. milliputtery... - tim whistler on Sep 30, 12:14 AM
     
  14. Which pencils are the best to use for weathering? View Thread - Kirk Kirkland on Sep 10, 10:51 PM
    1. Art Store - Bob Collignon on Sep 11, 12:26 PM
    2. pencils for weathering - Kev Brenton on Sep 12, 7:31 PM
    3. Pencils - ralph persico on Sep 14, 12:04 PM
     
  15. RTV/Resin moulding View Thread - Ian Barraclough on Sep 9, 3:47 PM
    1. Not tried this, but.... - Robert Lockie on Sep 9, 4:03 PM
      1. Talcum is a must - Jari Lievonen on Sep 10, 7:03 AM
    2. a few suggestions - Andrew Albrecht on Sep 10, 3:43 PM
      1. RTV mold suggestions - Doug Bauer on Oct 6, 10:47 PM
     
  16. Need advice with airbrushing Polly Scale paints View Thread - Reinhard P Borchardt on Sep 7, 9:57 PM
    1. sounds familiar - bryan kennedy on Sep 8, 12:49 PM
      1. It happens with either distilled water or 91% alcohol - Reinhard P. Borchardt on Sep 8, 1:30 PM
    2. Sounds like the same problem I had - Eric McClure on Sep 8, 10:24 PM
    3. Here's what to do... - DougT on Sep 10, 11:49 AM
    4. Thanks, mates! - Reinhard P. Borchardt on Sep 10, 1:16 PM
    5. This may sound stupid.... - Kevin Wheeler on Sep 11, 12:47 AM
    6. Wow - I thought it was just me! - Randy Riley on Sep 29, 2:32 PM
     
  17. Oven Cleaner View Thread - pat clark on Sep 7, 4:12 PM
    1. hold off! - Glenn Ryder on Sep 7, 8:17 PM
    2. Cleaning. - shaun berry on Sep 8, 7:32 AM
      1. Chrome............ - Lee Dobson on Sep 10, 6:22 PM
     
  18. How does one...... View Thread - Jon Nikitas on Sep 6, 7:25 PM
    1. ...write informative titles? - Jakko Westerbeke on Sep 7, 6:22 AM
    2. I recently made the same thing.... - Simon Crockford on Sep 7, 6:49 AM
      1. Thanks guys the reason I write cryptic titles is that people get curious and read it!(n/t) - Jon Nikitas on Sep 7, 7:53 AM
        1. But some might ignore it... - Robert Lockie on Sep 7, 12:26 PM
          1. And posting... - Greg H on Sep 8, 10:14 AM
            1. For Gods sake !! - Alasdair Johnston on Sep 8, 4:57 PM
              1. Like Robert Lockie did !! - Alasdair Johnston on Sep 8, 4:59 PM
                1. OK OK FINE FINE I WILL BE PERSNICKETYLOL JUST DOING WHAT MY ENGLISH TEACHER TAUGHT US SRY! - Jon Nikitas on Sep 9, 6:33 PM
                  1. Its OK with me - Alasdair Johnston on Sep 10, 6:02 AM
     
  19. Primers View Thread - Terry Reed on Sep 4, 5:31 PM
    1. Games workshop/Citadel acrylic spray works for me - Simon Crockford on Sep 4, 6:00 PM
      1. OK, decided to get off my virtual backside! - Simon Crockford on Sep 4, 6:08 PM
        1. Re: OK, decided to get off my virtual backside! - Terry Reed on Sep 4, 8:51 PM
          1. Hi Terry - Simon Crockford on Sep 5, 4:19 AM
            1. Just a thought......... - Simon Crockford on Sep 5, 10:35 AM
              1. ABSOLUTELY - Terry Reed on Sep 5, 5:41 PM
                1. No idea on that one! - Simon Crockford on Sep 5, 5:58 PM
                  1. water spots - jack fisher on Sep 5, 10:04 PM
                    1. 409? - Terry Reed on Sep 6, 1:45 PM
                      1. water spots - jack fisher on Sep 7, 3:40 PM
     
  20. British WWII Airplane colors with Vallejo colors View Thread - Chris Kohler on Sep 4, 1:54 PM
    1. Pioneers, what sort? - Mike Starmer on Sep 6, 1:19 PM
      1. Small picture of Pioneers - Chris Kohler on Sep 6, 1:30 PM
        1. You fooled me! - Mike Starmer on Sep 7, 4:40 PM
    2. How does one.. - Jon Nikitas on Sep 6, 3:49 PM
     
  21. Need some help on winter camo? View Thread - Alan Bessler on Sep 2, 7:05 PM
    1. Found some info on it.. - Alan Bessler on Sep 2, 10:19 PM
    2. Havent you heard of my method? :) - Alberto Elizondo on Sep 3, 9:41 PM
      1. Re: Havent you heard of my method? :) - Alberto Elizondo on Sep 3, 10:00 PM
      2. Icouldn't get that link to work but...... - Simon Crockford on Sep 4, 11:37 AM
     
  22. Wash disaster View Thread - Brian Finlayson on Sep 2, 10:28 AM
    1. Brian, try... - Dave O'Hara on Sep 2, 5:23 PM
    2. Are you - stephen brezinski on Sep 4, 10:39 AM
    3. Even wash - Michael Campbell on Sep 11, 6:08 AM
      1. dirt - john memoli on Sep 12, 4:39 PM
     
  23. Has Tamiya changed its putty reciepe? View Thread - Brad Cocks on Sep 2, 1:41 AM
    1. i think they have - ian sadler on Sep 2, 7:47 AM
    2. 2 Types - Simon Yang on Sep 2, 12:01 PM
      1. Does it matter? - Bob Clifton on Sep 2, 11:26 PM
    3. So there is two different types! - Brad Cocks on Sep 2, 8:32 PM
      1. Mr Surfacer wannabe? - Simon Yang on Sep 3, 10:18 PM
        1. I think it is just "bad" - Bob Clifton on Sep 4, 3:11 PM
          1. These were new batches not old - Brad Cocks on Sep 4, 10:11 PM
            1. Did you try.... - Bob Clifton on Sep 5, 11:24 AM
              1. Ill give it a go - Brad Cocks on Sep 6, 7:51 AM
     
  24. the what technique???? View Thread - Andres Garlando on Sep 1, 3:51 AM
    1. Salt - Pat McGrath on Sep 1, 12:22 PM
    2. Kosher Salt is the key - bill kiernan on Sep 2, 1:30 PM
      1. Kosher salt works best on... - stephen brezinski on Sep 4, 10:43 AM
     
  25. Help! Model Air Matt Making White Specks View Thread - Kyle Novak on Aug 30, 5:59 PM
    1. It's a moisture problem... - Rick Hahn on Aug 31, 10:40 AM
    2. Thin them just a little.. - Alan Bessler on Aug 31, 6:43 PM
    3. Thanks, and... - Kyle Novak on Sep 2, 1:16 PM
      1. Let me know how you make out. - Alan Bessler on Sep 2, 6:07 PM
    4. Turn out to be a NIGHTMARE! - Kyle Novak on Sep 4, 9:53 AM
      1. Use Tamiya paints. - Alan Bessler on Sep 11, 12:56 PM
      2. I would have to agree - Brian Speerly on Sep 16, 8:26 PM
     
  26. Dont do this after painting warning!! View Thread - Matt Carlson on Aug 28, 8:30 PM
    1. And this is why..... - Kevin Wheeler on Aug 28, 10:18 PM
      1. ok thanks - Matt Carlson on Aug 28, 11:59 PM
    2. masking metalizer - Gary Cunningham on Aug 29, 7:07 AM
    3. Metallic you _can_ mask - Paul Roberts on Sep 15, 3:13 PM
     
  27. Duro blue+yellow= green epoxy? View Thread - Gary Cunningham on Aug 28, 5:00 PM
    1. Try Home Depot/Lowe's - Brett Barrow on Aug 28, 6:58 PM
    2. I've been... - Gary Cunningham on Aug 28, 8:36 PM
      1. They used to.. - Brett Barrow on Aug 29, 12:10 AM
    3. Look for Kneadatite - Barry Biediger on Aug 31, 3:39 PM
    4. Games Workshop carries Duro - Staffan Blomqvist on Aug 31, 8:01 PM
    5. email from Loctite... - Gary Cunningham on Sep 2, 4:57 PM
     
  28. burnishing aluminum View Thread - Don Klepacki on Aug 27, 7:57 PM
    1. burnishing aluminium - ian sadler on Aug 28, 4:26 AM
      1. see below - Don Klepacki on Aug 28, 12:30 PM
      2. burnishing ally see web site - ian sadler on Aug 28, 2:21 PM
     
  29. Decals on Metal Cote? View Thread - Peter Nissinen on Aug 27, 1:43 AM
  30.  
  31. Cavalier Zimmerit View Thread - Darren Gilbert on Aug 26, 9:56 PM
    1. I guess it depends... - roy chow on Aug 26, 11:07 PM
    2. Sand both surfaces. - Alan Bessler on Aug 27, 7:28 AM
    3. CA - chad perkins on Sep 2, 11:03 AM
     
  32. Advice needed for working with lead foil View Thread - Ron Glass on Aug 25, 10:32 PM
    1. PS, I've got the foil from Techstar...... - Ron Glass on Aug 25, 10:43 PM
    2. I'd use aluminum... - Rick Hahn on Aug 26, 1:21 AM
      1. Thanks Rick - Ron Glass on Aug 26, 4:27 PM
    3. Brass Sheet - Kirk Guinee on Aug 27, 1:44 PM
     
  33. 1:72 scale building templates needed for my 1944-45 WWII dio View Thread - Russell Smitheram on Aug 25, 8:07 PM
    1. Re: 1:72 scale building templates needed for my 1944-45 WWII dio - theovandepeppel on Aug 26, 6:46 PM
    2. buildings - Jeremy Colby on Sep 16, 2:55 PM
     
  34. ? easy way to remove RTV from resin part View Thread - Paul Truhe on Aug 25, 1:04 PM
    1. RTV types - Paul Roberts on Sep 15, 3:18 PM
     
  35. colors View Thread - Chris on Aug 23, 4:56 PM
    1. paints - Jeff Andrews on Aug 23, 6:26 PM
      1. Thanks - Chris on Aug 24, 7:08 AM
     
  36. What brand of glue should i use to glue painted part together? View Thread - Jeff Andrews on Aug 22, 3:58 PM
    1. That should read "parts" :) - Jeff Andrews on Aug 22, 4:05 PM
    2. Glue - Loren Pike on Aug 22, 6:01 PM
      1. Gluing Painted Parts - Paul Roberts on Sep 15, 3:25 PM
     
  37. Pre-shading Olive Brab View Thread - Dave Lesko on Aug 22, 10:54 AM
    1. Preshading is.... - Dave O'Hara on Aug 24, 2:06 PM
     
  38. Cartridge paper and palm trees View Thread - andre sousa on Aug 21, 4:57 PM
    1. also known as - Martin Von Bargen on Aug 21, 5:53 PM
     
  39. photoetch cleanup View Thread - mitch davis on Aug 21, 10:15 AM
    1. Re: photoetch cleanup - Kevin (bluey) Brenton on Aug 21, 10:34 AM
     
  40. Dry transfers .... help! View Thread - John K. Ross on Aug 20, 5:11 PM
    1. Dry transfers - Ian Stuart on Aug 21, 5:13 PM
      1. Thanx .... - John K. Ross on Aug 24, 2:30 PM
        1. printing white on a printer... - Randy Riley on Sep 29, 3:54 PM
     
  41. Binks Wren Airbrush View Thread - JC on Aug 20, 3:06 PM
    1. Please use your full name when posting - ML team on Aug 22, 7:29 AM
    2. Binks Wren - Gary Barling on Aug 22, 5:25 PM
    3. Binks Wren - Tom Herling on Aug 25, 7:23 AM
     
  42. Blue Tac?? View Thread - Gary Hoyt on Aug 20, 12:53 PM
    1. were to buy blue tac - mike drysdale on Aug 20, 2:25 PM
    2. Re: Blue Tac?? - Jakko Westerbeke on Aug 20, 2:53 PM
    3. Try audio stores - Rick James on Aug 21, 9:32 AM
    4. Blue tack - Gary Cunningham on Aug 22, 4:49 PM
    5. I get it at ... - Adam N. P. Wilder on Sep 5, 4:28 PM
     
  43. PhotoEtch Tool... View Thread - Jason Brown on Aug 19, 6:55 PM
    1. Hold & Fold - J.L. Segundo Jr. on Aug 19, 8:07 PM
    2. the Etch Mate is a real plus - franck edet on Aug 19, 10:05 PM
    3. Hold and Fold - Darren Gilbert on Aug 31, 2:19 PM
      1. Here are a couple of places to try to get the hold fold tool - Jason Brown on Aug 31, 6:30 PM
     
  44. Air brush Paint choice View Thread - Paul Seabrook on Aug 19, 9:10 AM
    1. Tamiya is my choice.. - Alan Bessler on Aug 19, 7:33 PM
     
  45. M4 applique armor in 1/76 View Thread - Tom Lavrakas on Aug 19, 8:55 AM
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  47. t-34 steel wheels View Thread - mike drysdale on Aug 19, 3:07 AM
    1. T-34 wheels - Duarte Monteiro on Aug 20, 4:08 PM
      1. And also... - Danny Egan on Aug 21, 10:02 PM
     
  48. filter help View Thread - mike drysdale on Aug 18, 6:45 PM
    1. filters - bryan kennedy on Aug 24, 2:35 PM
     
  49. How to preserve natural stuff View Thread - Herman Luyendijk on Aug 18, 1:57 PM
    1. Preserving "natural stuff" - Peter Nissinen on Aug 19, 1:49 PM
    2. glycerine - andre sousa on Aug 21, 5:43 PM
      1. Where can one buy glycerine? - Tom Herling on Aug 31, 7:06 AM
     
  50. Mirko Bayerl technique View Thread - Lars Fehse on Aug 18, 2:31 AM
    1. Mirko magic - Ulf Andersson on Aug 22, 12:39 AM
     
  51. Where can i get MIG pastels? View Thread - Matt Carlson on Aug 16, 11:43 PM
    1. mig's pastels - Chris Katselos on Aug 17, 2:52 AM
      1. Try Hornet Hobbies in Canada - Hornet Hobbies Inc. on Sep 12, 12:03 AM
    2. A US dealer if possible - Matt Carlson on Aug 17, 3:52 AM
      1. Yes, see here, please - Mig Jimenez on Aug 17, 5:03 AM
    3. Mission Models - Edward Bernardo on Aug 17, 6:40 AM
    4. Re: Where can i get MIG pastels? - Paulo Lopes on Aug 17, 5:41 PM
     
  52. Lamp for modeling - recommendations? View Thread - Adam Boladz on Aug 16, 10:46 PM
    1. Dazor Lamps - Will Cawthra on Aug 17, 9:08 AM
     
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