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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. Any luck with Mr. Surfacer? View Thread - Keith Busch on Oct 18, 2003, 12:48 AM
    1. Mr. Surfacer - Mark Cooper on Oct 18, 2003, 7:25 AM
    2. Re: Any luck with Mr. Surfacer? - Paul Roberts on Oct 24, 2003, 1:18 PM
     
  2. friul tracks on a tamiya rc king tiger? View Thread - Henry Wang on Oct 18, 2003, 12:22 AM
    1. They work fine!!! - Barry Davis on Oct 18, 2003, 9:03 AM
      1. Thanks Barry - Henry Wang on Oct 18, 2003, 6:53 PM
     
  3. Found great metal nut, washer and bolts... View Thread - Ryan Spindell on Oct 17, 2003, 5:44 PM
    1. product # is 439 n/t - Ryan Spindell on Oct 17, 2003, 6:29 PM
    2. This $*((# Toy Tank List - Dusty Burman on Oct 18, 2003, 1:22 PM
    3. Nuts &Bolts - Tim williams on Dec 7, 2003, 2:33 PM
     
  4. weld beads View Thread - James Surratt on Oct 17, 2003, 4:52 PM
    1. Try this site for great photos of 232 build...Weld beads - Ryan Spindell on Oct 17, 2003, 5:38 PM
    2. Re: weld beads - Christos Katselos on Oct 18, 2003, 2:26 AM
    3. Weld Beads - Darren McCready on Oct 19, 2003, 4:31 PM
    4. quick weld beads - mike drysdale on Oct 21, 2003, 3:50 AM
    5. Testors glue works fine also....... - Ron Hetherington on Oct 21, 2003, 2:26 PM
     
  5. Starting Trumpeter Rail Gun View Thread - James Duncan on Oct 17, 2003, 10:28 AM
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  7. Micro Sol/Micro Set & Future question View Thread - Michael Phipps on Oct 17, 2003, 8:45 AM
    1. Answers - James Duncan on Oct 17, 2003, 10:34 AM
     
  8. modelmaster enamel troubles.......help! View Thread - chad perkins on Oct 16, 2003, 5:03 PM
    1. Go with Acrylic - Robert Skipper on Oct 16, 2003, 6:17 PM
    2. more drying time? - Rick James on Oct 16, 2003, 6:23 PM
    3. Modelmaster is junk - James Duncan on Oct 17, 2003, 10:31 AM
     
  9. Microbrushes View Thread - simon barnes on Oct 16, 2003, 3:36 PM
    1. I don't......... - Ron Glass on Oct 16, 2003, 4:26 PM
    2. thanks fsm! - Rick James on Oct 16, 2003, 6:36 PM
      1. Hmm, I'd better try the Mircrobrush "brushes" then....... - Ron Glass on Oct 16, 2003, 9:36 PM
    3. Micro Brushes Cleaning - Dusty Burman on Oct 18, 2003, 1:02 PM
     
  10. An old trick found again.. View Thread - Gary Cunningham on Oct 13, 2003, 9:03 PM
    1. They do! - John Steinman on Oct 14, 2003, 9:50 AM
    2. Old trick - Tim williams on Dec 7, 2003, 2:36 PM
     
  11. Wash Technique View Thread - Brian on Oct 13, 2003, 6:38 PM
    1. Re: Wash Technique - Jakko Westerbeke on Oct 14, 2003, 9:00 AM
      1. Thank you - Brian Burmeister on Oct 14, 2003, 6:45 PM
        1. Washes - Ross Ferro on Oct 14, 2003, 10:15 PM
     
  12. Turret Ring Gear View Thread - John Steinman on Oct 13, 2003, 10:29 AM
    1. You're in Luck - Robert Skipper on Oct 13, 2003, 11:59 AM
    2. Another way... - Jason Lachmanetz on Oct 13, 2003, 1:05 PM
    3. THANKS! - John Steinman on Oct 13, 2003, 1:20 PM
     
  13. Oil paints View Thread - miguel dela rama on Oct 11, 2003, 8:15 PM
    1. turpentine is OK - tim whistler on Oct 11, 2003, 11:17 PM
      1. Turpentine..... - Ken Neil on Oct 12, 2003, 9:58 PM
    2. Turpenoid Blues - Chris Johnson on Oct 13, 2003, 9:04 AM
      1. Did you use a coat of Future before the wash?? - Alan Bessler on Oct 13, 2003, 2:55 PM
        1. Clear Coats Are What I'm Trying To Avoid - Chris Johnson on Oct 14, 2003, 8:15 PM
          1. Turpenoid problems... - Mike Land on Oct 14, 2003, 9:40 PM
            1. That Must Be The Problem - Chris Johnson on Oct 15, 2003, 7:40 PM
            2. A tale of two turpenoids - Chris Salak on Oct 17, 2003, 10:50 AM
    3. Oil Paint Thinner - Ross Ferro on Oct 14, 2003, 10:13 PM
    4. Floquil Air Brush Thinner with oils - Dusty Burman on Oct 15, 2003, 1:44 PM
     
  14. does anyone really prime red under basecoat? View Thread - Glenn Ryder on Oct 11, 2003, 12:17 PM
    1. I doubt it.. - Steve Youschak on Oct 12, 2003, 2:02 AM
    2. I do...... - Edward Bernardo on Oct 12, 2003, 9:51 PM
      1. What did it look like with a white primer base? - Steve Youschak on Oct 12, 2003, 11:30 PM
      2. nver tried White as.... - Edward Bernardo on Oct 13, 2003, 8:03 AM
    3. Red Primer Why Not ??? - Ross Ferro on Oct 14, 2003, 11:02 PM
     
  15. piggy question ? View Thread - Glenn Ryder on Oct 11, 2003, 11:50 AM
    1. I use alcohol - James Duncan on Oct 13, 2003, 3:46 PM
      1. pigments + alcohol or turpentine etc - Glenn Ryder on Oct 13, 2003, 5:59 PM
        1. It does help to add a solvent - Will Pecoul on Oct 15, 2003, 9:52 PM
     
  16. Winter painting article missing??? View Thread - Bootroop on Oct 9, 2003, 10:26 PM
    1. I think this is the one you're thinking of? - Simon Crockford on Oct 10, 2003, 4:51 AM
      1. Oh BTW! - Simon Crockford on Oct 10, 2003, 4:54 AM
        1. Thanks!! - Paul Y.W.Pok on Oct 10, 2003, 5:20 AM
    2. -- Please use your full name when posting -- - MISSING-LYNX.COM TEAM on Oct 16, 2003, 8:57 AM
     
  17. Easy way to discolour copper wire ?? View Thread - Lee Dobson on Oct 8, 2003, 8:20 PM
    1. Flame - Robert Skipper on Oct 8, 2003, 8:57 PM
      1. Many thanks Robert..............n/t - Lee Dobson on Oct 9, 2003, 1:46 PM
     
  18. Sdkfz 251/22 pak 40, half track integration View Thread - Henry Wang on Oct 5, 2003, 10:35 PM
    1. Sdkfz 251/22 - roy chow on Oct 6, 2003, 10:57 AM
    2. SdKfz 251/22 conversion kit - Georg Eyerman on Oct 10, 2003, 1:11 PM
     
  19. Resin? View Thread - Matt Genawese on Oct 5, 2003, 6:32 PM
    1. Resin repair - Paul Roberts on Oct 6, 2003, 12:19 PM
    2. Resin repair - Doug Bauer on Oct 6, 2003, 10:32 PM
     
  20. t-34 track painting questions View Thread - mike drysdale on Oct 5, 2003, 11:10 AM
    1. just rust? - bryan kennedy on Oct 8, 2003, 12:59 PM
    2. One more thing... - Peter Nissinen on Oct 8, 2003, 3:06 PM
     
  21. question about "The Chopper" View Thread - Stefan Müller-Herdemertens on Oct 4, 2003, 4:39 PM
    1. Hallo Meister :-) - Harry Steen on Oct 4, 2003, 5:06 PM
    2. Worth every penny - Dana J Nield on Oct 4, 2003, 9:29 PM
    3. Terrific Tool - A.J. Madison on Oct 6, 2003, 12:37 PM
    4. Chopper - Dusty Burman on Oct 6, 2003, 3:13 PM
      1. Thank you all for your input, ... - Stefan Müller-Herdemertens on Oct 7, 2003, 12:15 PM
     
  22. message for Bob Collignon View Thread - ramon_wallace on Oct 3, 2003, 8:14 AM
    1. for him or whoever knows.. - ramon wallace on Oct 6, 2003, 4:07 AM
      1. What can I do for you?... - Bob Collignon on Oct 7, 2003, 4:28 PM
     
  23. Substitute for Future View Thread - miguel on Oct 2, 2003, 1:01 AM
    1. The fine folks of Missing links - Greg H on Oct 2, 2003, 7:14 AM
    2. Bissell, "One Step Mop & Shine" ntxt - Steve Youschak on Oct 2, 2003, 10:30 PM
    3. Johnson's Wipe and Shine - Bing Betita on Oct 19, 2003, 12:20 PM
     
  24. Just a few questions View Thread - miguel on Oct 1, 2003, 12:17 PM
    1. HG Superfine - Andrew Albrehct on Oct 1, 2003, 1:28 PM
    2. I agree - Rob Riviezzo on Oct 1, 2003, 11:57 PM
     
  25. Warped Resin View Thread - Mario Navas on Sep 30, 2003, 9:30 PM
    1. Straighthening the resin - Piotr Wypiór on Oct 1, 2003, 4:10 AM
     
  26. painting "spider" camo View Thread - talino bruno on Sep 30, 2003, 6:29 PM
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  28. Need advise on removing resin View Thread - Carl Walter on Sep 30, 2003, 5:14 PM
    1. Resin poblems - ian sadler on Oct 1, 2003, 12:05 PM
      1. Re: Resin poblems - Paul Roberts on Oct 2, 2003, 12:49 PM
        1. Reply to Paul - Anonymous on Oct 8, 2003, 10:15 AM
      2. Reply to Ian - Anonymous on Oct 8, 2003, 10:08 AM
     
  29. Starting With Vallejo Paints View Thread - Peter Hicks on Sep 30, 2003, 2:22 PM
    1. Peter... - Martin Von Bargen on Sep 30, 2003, 6:13 PM
      1. Peter - Martin Von Bargen on Sep 30, 2003, 6:14 PM
      2. Thanks. Followup Question. - Peter Hicks on Oct 1, 2003, 9:09 AM
        1. Peter - Martin Von Bargen on Oct 2, 2003, 11:42 AM
    2. I love Vallejo. - Rob Riviezzo on Oct 2, 2003, 12:05 AM
    3. Do not tint using Tamiya acrylics - Luis Casanueva on Oct 2, 2003, 9:14 AM
    4. article at the Vallejo site - Pekka Nieminen on Oct 3, 2003, 3:37 AM
      1. Thanks! - Peter Hicks on Oct 3, 2003, 2:38 PM
     
  30. Soldering iron for photo etch View Thread - Grahame Bredbere on Sep 30, 2003, 9:55 AM
    1. Resistance Soldering - Robert Skipper on Sep 30, 2003, 11:33 AM
      1. Soldering PE - ian sadler on Sep 30, 2003, 2:00 PM
     
  31. Oil paints for Modellers View Thread - Callum Dwyer on Sep 30, 2003, 6:32 AM
    1. callum - Martin Von Bargen on Sep 30, 2003, 6:17 PM
     
  32. Cutting Sheets of Photo Etch View Thread - JK Benson on Sep 29, 2003, 3:11 PM
    1. Use a ruler and you X-acto... - Rick Hahn on Sep 30, 2003, 9:48 AM
     
  33. humbrol enamels with humbrol thinner wash...??? View Thread - chad perkins on Sep 28, 2003, 11:39 PM
    1. re : Humbrol thinner - John Morrey on Sep 29, 2003, 5:03 AM
    2. what'd I'd do - mike drysdale on Sep 30, 2003, 5:47 PM
    3. Washing over Humbrol Enamels - Peter Nissinen on Oct 7, 2003, 3:18 AM
    4. Washes - Ross Ferro on Oct 14, 2003, 10:06 PM
     
  34. still more airbrush/compressor questions... View Thread - Michael Phipps on Sep 27, 2003, 11:07 PM
    1. Needle size - Fred Ng on Sep 28, 2003, 9:40 AM
      1. correction - Fred Ng on Sep 28, 2003, 9:41 AM
     
  35. TMD Turrets ?? View Thread - Alan Bessler on Sep 27, 2003, 7:55 AM
    1. Tmd turrets - Kirk Kirkland on Sep 27, 2003, 9:05 PM
      1. Too Late!! - Alan Bessler on Sep 28, 2003, 8:20 AM
     
  36. King Tiger Tracks View Thread - John Morrey on Sep 26, 2003, 4:45 AM
    1. Track sag - Jakko Westerbeke on Sep 26, 2003, 6:15 AM
      1. re: Track sag - John Morrey on Sep 26, 2003, 7:01 AM
        1. Re: re: Track sag - Jakko Westerbeke on Sep 27, 2003, 6:07 AM
      2. I think its working !!! - John Morrey on Sep 30, 2003, 4:15 AM
        1. Looks good to me (n/t) - Jakko Westerbeke on Sep 30, 2003, 8:07 AM
    2. track sag probs - Bob johnston on Sep 27, 2003, 8:06 AM
     
  37. hard edged camo......... View Thread - chad perkins on Sep 25, 2003, 11:14 AM
    1. this was done with silly putty - Brett Barrow on Sep 25, 2003, 6:31 PM
     
  38. Air compressor View Thread - Stuart Dalgarno on Sep 23, 2003, 9:46 AM
    1. Go for it - Bob on Sep 24, 2003, 7:53 AM
      1. posting guidelines - missing-lynx team on Sep 25, 2003, 4:35 AM
      2. Re: Go for it - Stuart Dalgarno on Sep 26, 2003, 4:02 AM
        1. well done - Bob Johnston on Sep 27, 2003, 7:59 AM
     
  39. Some newbie questions View Thread - Mark Corey on Sep 22, 2003, 8:20 PM
    1. Some answers that may be useful........ - Will Cawthra on Sep 24, 2003, 10:07 PM
      1. Crown works OK - Fred Ng on Sep 29, 2003, 11:09 AM
        1. Crown - Fred Ng on Sep 29, 2003, 11:19 AM
     
  40. Workable tracks for SU-100 View Thread - Ron on Sep 22, 2003, 11:59 AM
    1. posting guidelines - missing-lynx team on Sep 23, 2003, 5:10 AM
    2. Friumodel... - Alasdair Johnston on Sep 23, 2003, 11:04 AM
    3. Or try Marquette - Jeff Nolan on Oct 19, 2003, 8:22 AM
     
  41. My First Etched Brass Detail Set View Thread - Callum Dwyer on Sep 19, 2003, 5:21 AM
    1. BASIC how to - Alasdair Johnston (From The Small Shop EU) on Sep 19, 2003, 5:28 AM
    2. Sand it - Jakko Westerbeke on Sep 19, 2003, 6:13 AM
    3. PE help - Mike Land on Sep 19, 2003, 4:16 PM
    4. Thank you everyone! n/t - Callum Dwyer on Sep 20, 2003, 5:30 AM
     
  42. how do you clean testors clear cote from airbrush View Thread - omar rico on Sep 18, 2003, 9:31 PM
    1. You might try this - Eric McClure on Sep 25, 2003, 9:10 PM
    2. Modelmaster Dried Paint Solvent - Jay Fallon on Oct 2, 2003, 9:22 AM
     
  43. Sanding Resin Underwater? View Thread - Mike Pabis on Sep 18, 2003, 12:48 AM
    1. Re: Sanding Resin Underwater? - Jakko Westerbeke on Sep 18, 2003, 5:53 AM
      1. Re: Re: Sanding Resin Underwater? - Paul Roberts on Sep 18, 2003, 10:59 AM
    2. One more Suggestion - J.L.Segundo Jr. on Sep 19, 2003, 1:15 PM
     
  44. Inexpensive plastic cement View Thread - Dan Hay on Sep 16, 2003, 3:12 PM
    1. Cheers Dan - Lee Dobson on Sep 17, 2003, 2:34 PM
      1. CAUTION - HEALTH RISK - mark hazzard on Sep 17, 2003, 7:46 PM
        1. According to MSDS's it's not carcinogenic *- but - Brett Barrow on Sep 17, 2003, 8:15 PM
        2. plus I meant to add... - Brett Barrow on Sep 17, 2003, 8:20 PM
    2. Methyl Ethyl DEATH! - Alan Covey on Sep 21, 2003, 1:32 PM
      1. A little research on the subject of MEK - Dan Hay on Sep 21, 2003, 10:12 PM
        1. I don't get it ... - David A Levy on Sep 26, 2003, 10:44 AM
     
  45. dissolve plastic with nitrocellulose? View Thread - Jeremy Colby on Sep 16, 2003, 2:21 PM
    1. When I was a kid..... - Simon Crockford on Sep 17, 2003, 5:36 AM
    2. In the US it's known as..... - Brett Barrow on Sep 17, 2003, 8:25 PM
      1. Humbrol liquid poly will do the same.............n/t - Lee Dobson on Sep 18, 2003, 1:16 AM
     
  46. help with metal tracks!!!!!! View Thread - Yves Laliberté on Sep 15, 2003, 6:49 PM
    1. tips - bryan kennedy on Sep 16, 2003, 8:40 AM
      1. Tracks - john memoli on Sep 18, 2003, 3:24 PM
     
  47. compressor problems View Thread - Michael Lee on Sep 15, 2003, 1:33 AM
    1. Water Trap - Eric McClure on Sep 15, 2003, 9:54 PM
    2. Re: compressor problems - Brandon Hopkins on Oct 8, 2003, 2:38 AM
     
  48. White cross decals View Thread - Theo Baptiste on Sep 13, 2003, 10:43 AM
    1. White Cross - Robert Skipper on Sep 14, 2003, 10:06 PM
     
  49. What's Your Favorite Way to Paint Tracks? View Thread - Brent Theobald on Sep 12, 2003, 11:02 AM
    1. Not exactly painting them but it works well. - Mike Land on Sep 12, 2003, 11:52 PM
     
  50. Thinning putty View Thread - Theo Baptiste on Sep 11, 2003, 4:47 AM
    1. Re: Thinning putty - Jakko Westerbeke on Sep 11, 2003, 5:58 AM
      1. Replacement for Milliput.- - Enzo Valentini on Sep 11, 2003, 6:22 AM
        1. Starting point for Sylmasta A+B - Simon Crockford on Sep 11, 2003, 10:31 AM
    2. Thinning putty - Jerry Gustafson on Sep 11, 2003, 12:24 PM
    3. Well, I still like milliput! - tim whistler on Sep 13, 2003, 9:02 AM
      1. Thanks to all! n/t - theo Baptiste on Sep 13, 2003, 9:34 AM
      2. Long-Life Milliput?? - Jeremy Witt on Sep 19, 2003, 2:53 AM
        1. Long-Life Milliput - Kev Brenton on Sep 19, 2003, 8:07 AM
        2. milliputtery... - tim whistler on Sep 30, 2003, 12:14 AM
     
  51. Which pencils are the best to use for weathering? View Thread - Kirk Kirkland on Sep 10, 2003, 10:51 PM
    1. Art Store - Bob Collignon on Sep 11, 2003, 12:26 PM
    2. pencils for weathering - Kev Brenton on Sep 12, 2003, 7:31 PM
    3. Pencils - ralph persico on Sep 14, 2003, 12:04 PM
     
  52. RTV/Resin moulding View Thread - Ian Barraclough on Sep 9, 2003, 3:47 PM
    1. Not tried this, but.... - Robert Lockie on Sep 9, 2003, 4:03 PM
      1. Talcum is a must - Jari Lievonen on Sep 10, 2003, 7:03 AM
    2. a few suggestions - Andrew Albrecht on Sep 10, 2003, 3:43 PM
      1. RTV mold suggestions - Doug Bauer on Oct 6, 2003, 10:47 PM
     
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