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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. Olympos airbrush problem View Thread - Marko Milosevic on Nov 19, 2003, 10:43 AM
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  3. Do I need two airbrushes? View Thread - Mark Richardson on Nov 18, 2003, 7:14 PM
    1. No, one should suffice - Steve Eslinger on Nov 19, 2003, 9:07 AM
    2. Two Airbrushes - Gary Barling on Nov 19, 2003, 3:52 PM
     
  4. Eduard Typo or am I Stupid? View Thread - Matt Clemente on Nov 18, 2003, 7:13 PM
    1. Eduard typo - Petr Bednarik on Nov 19, 2003, 3:20 AM
     
  5. What's your favorite Brass paint? View Thread - Eric McClure on Nov 17, 2003, 9:33 PM
    1. Several methods for brass - Ted Paone on Nov 21, 2003, 12:36 PM
     
  6. paintchips;do or don't?? View Thread - christophe van wonterghem on Nov 17, 2003, 11:04 AM
    1. tough question - bryan kennedy on Nov 17, 2003, 3:47 PM
      1. I Agree - Robert Skipper on Nov 17, 2003, 6:31 PM
        1. paint quality? - christophe van wonterghem on Nov 18, 2003, 2:52 AM
          1. yes - bryan kennedy on Nov 18, 2003, 8:45 AM
            1. I thought I was the only one who thought there was way to much PC. - Ron Hetherington on Nov 18, 2003, 12:12 PM
              1. Paint Chipping - Bob Collignon on Nov 18, 2003, 6:07 PM
    2. Paintchips?? - Ron Perry on Nov 18, 2003, 6:00 PM
      1. my inspiration - christophe van wonterghem on Nov 19, 2003, 3:20 AM
    3. THX TO ALL WHO RESPONDED - christophe van wonterghem on Nov 19, 2003, 3:24 AM
     
  7. Ideas on how to represent chipped paint and rust streaks View Thread - jonathan Stetson on Nov 17, 2003, 1:48 AM
    1. Re: Ideas on how to represent chipped paint and rust streaks - Ian Barraclough on Nov 17, 2003, 6:11 AM
      1. Chipped paint technique - Jonathan Stetson on Nov 17, 2003, 10:15 AM
     
  8. Canvas tarps for Tamiya Famo View Thread - Jonathan Stetson on Nov 17, 2003, 1:32 AM
    1. Re: Canvas tarps for Tamiya Famo - Ian Barraclough on Nov 17, 2003, 5:37 PM
    2. About putty - Dinos Ikon on Nov 25, 2003, 9:25 AM
     
  9. Ugh! Camo spraying woes! View Thread - Jeb Taylor on Nov 15, 2003, 11:18 AM
    1. Easy fix - Robert Skipper on Nov 15, 2003, 10:22 PM
    2. Jeb try this... - Scott Gentry on Nov 16, 2003, 2:26 AM
    3. Thinning - Jim Cichy on Nov 16, 2003, 8:43 AM
     
  10. replicating anti-skid coating View Thread - bill kiernan on Nov 15, 2003, 8:58 AM
    1. Stipple with liquid cement or Mr Surfacer? - Robert Lockie on Nov 15, 2003, 3:01 PM
    2. Try auto body filler - Mark Minnis on Nov 19, 2003, 9:11 AM
     
  11. Questions about Floquil Primer. View Thread - Jeff Andrews on Nov 14, 2003, 3:44 PM
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  13. Modelkasten Track Article View Thread - Brian N. Stanley on Nov 13, 2003, 4:16 PM
    1. Hints - James Duncan on Nov 14, 2003, 9:19 AM
    2. Oops- I told about Fruil tracks-See text - James Duncan on Nov 14, 2003, 9:25 AM
      1. Thanks James...How about the workable MK's? - Brian N. Stanley on Nov 14, 2003, 12:07 PM
    3. Found the Article...Thanks Guys. - Brian N. Stanley on Nov 14, 2003, 4:15 PM
      1. Could you... - Tom Herling on Nov 15, 2003, 8:16 AM
        1. MK Article - Brian N. Stanley on Nov 17, 2003, 1:05 PM
     
  14. Workbench paint "storage" question..... View Thread - Travis Bailey on Nov 11, 2003, 9:39 PM
    1. Re Paint Storage - Matt Leese on Nov 12, 2003, 7:40 AM
    2. storage containers - Glenn Ryder on Nov 12, 2003, 8:38 PM
    3. I use double decker "Lazy Susans" for my paints - Scott Gentry on Nov 13, 2003, 10:33 PM
    4. Paint storage - tom herling on Nov 14, 2003, 6:53 AM
    5. I use... - James Duncan on Nov 14, 2003, 9:31 AM
    6. paint storage - Kevin J. McNichols on Nov 18, 2003, 9:01 PM
     
  15. Oil pant, and pastel Q View Thread - Ben Stevenson on Nov 11, 2003, 4:02 AM
    1. Should be fine... - Andrew Albrecht on Nov 11, 2003, 12:43 PM
    2. I agree- - James Duncan on Nov 11, 2003, 3:36 PM
      1. Thanks guys (n/t) - Ben Stevenson on Nov 12, 2003, 12:59 AM
     
  16. DURABLE FLAT PROTECTANT!? View Thread - Matt Clemente on Nov 10, 2003, 9:15 PM
    1. Protectant - James Duncan on Nov 11, 2003, 3:33 PM
    2. Bike protectant... - Tim Whistler on Nov 12, 2003, 9:00 AM
     
  17. Tracks View Thread - Boyd Brown on Nov 10, 2003, 3:13 PM
    1. Boyd - Von Bargen Martin on Nov 10, 2003, 4:24 PM
      1. Thank You - Anonymous on Nov 10, 2003, 5:59 PM
    2. See above about tracks - Anonymous on Nov 14, 2003, 9:34 AM
     
  18. Weathering questions from a real novice... View Thread - Walter Schneider on Nov 10, 2003, 9:28 AM
    1. weathering try this - ian sadler on Nov 10, 2003, 10:02 AM
    2. Hi Walter.. - Tim Whistler on Nov 10, 2003, 12:23 PM
    3. Hey there - James Duncan on Nov 11, 2003, 3:41 PM
    4. I found - bryan kennedy on Nov 11, 2003, 5:29 PM
     
  19. Vinyl Tyres View Thread - Stuart Dalgarno on Nov 10, 2003, 5:43 AM
    1. vinyl tyres - ian sadler on Nov 10, 2003, 5:59 AM
      1. Re: vinyl tyres - Stuart Dalgarno on Nov 10, 2003, 8:25 AM
      2. Motor Tool - James Duncan on Nov 11, 2003, 3:42 PM
     
  20. Panther A late PE Screens??? View Thread - Scott Gentry on Nov 9, 2003, 9:56 AM
    1. Thanks for the info! - Scott Gentry on Nov 9, 2003, 10:04 AM
    2. Try the Eduard 'zoom' set for the PAnther A (nt) - Sam Dwyer on Nov 9, 2003, 3:40 PM
     
  21. Polishing steel View Thread - Robert Lockie on Nov 9, 2003, 8:02 AM
    1. Try here...it IS poss - Alasdair Johnston on Nov 9, 2003, 11:20 AM
      1. Thanks n/t - Robert Lockie on Nov 12, 2003, 9:24 AM
     
  22. Help with spraying fine lines/camo? View Thread - Jeb Taylor on Nov 8, 2003, 5:33 PM
    1. Jeb, I know how you feel... - Scott Gentry on Nov 9, 2003, 3:49 PM
      1. Vallejo paints - Andrew Macdonald on Nov 10, 2003, 7:13 AM
    2. Enamels are the ticket - James Duncan on Nov 11, 2003, 3:47 PM
     
  23. Weathering with oils question. View Thread - Mike Land on Nov 8, 2003, 3:06 PM
    1. Wet with thinner - James Duncan on Nov 11, 2003, 3:48 PM
      1. Thanks James n/t - Mike Land on Nov 11, 2003, 4:25 PM
     
  24. What's up with Aber View Thread - bill kiernan on Nov 8, 2003, 2:56 PM
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  26. Tamiya replacement parts View Thread - Anthony Knight on Nov 8, 2003, 2:34 PM
    1. Answer - Jay Galbierz on Nov 8, 2003, 8:09 PM
      1. thanks - Anthony Knight on Nov 8, 2003, 8:34 PM
    2. Rainbow 10... - Alex Dutt on Nov 9, 2003, 6:21 AM
     
  27. Woops a Little More Photo Etch View Thread - Jon Johnson on Nov 8, 2003, 1:45 AM
    1. Jon... - Martin Von Bargen on Nov 8, 2003, 7:54 AM
    2. Also..., - MJBannerman on Nov 8, 2003, 8:49 AM
    3. Smoothing PE Edges - Carl Walter on Nov 8, 2003, 10:24 AM
    4. Scalpel and glass plate - Dave Dean on Nov 8, 2003, 7:13 PM
    5. Exacto Blade - James Duncan on Nov 11, 2003, 3:52 PM
     
  28. Photo Etch Novice View Thread - Jon Johnson on Nov 6, 2003, 11:42 PM
    1. Photoetch Painting - James Duncan on Nov 7, 2003, 9:25 AM
    2. I like the TAMIYA fine primer.. - Tim Whistler on Nov 7, 2003, 9:58 AM
    3. Try ultra fine auto primer - J.L. Segundo Jr. on Nov 7, 2003, 3:59 PM
     
  29. humbrol View Thread - bryan kennedy on Nov 6, 2003, 8:34 AM
    1. Humbrol Blues - James Duncan on Nov 6, 2003, 9:11 AM
    2. Electric mixer for hobby paints - Tom Herling on Nov 19, 2003, 6:54 AM
     
  30. Mig Pigments in America? View Thread - Ben Polio on Nov 6, 2003, 1:05 AM
    1. Mission Models - Edward Bernardo on Nov 6, 2003, 8:54 AM
    2. Yes-Try Mission - James Duncan on Nov 6, 2003, 9:12 AM
    3. Also Victory Models... - Mike Land on Nov 6, 2003, 11:53 AM
    4. http://www.rjproducts.com/ also carries n/t - Ron Hetherington on Nov 6, 2003, 3:04 PM
     
  31. home made PE folding set-up View Thread - mike drysdale on Nov 5, 2003, 4:45 PM
    1. Brass Bender - Reidar Morten Syvertsen on Nov 8, 2003, 11:44 PM
     
  32. Decal Film View Thread - Miguel Marroquin on Nov 4, 2003, 9:40 PM
    1. Experts-Choice - Robert Skipper on Nov 5, 2003, 11:36 PM
      1. Great Idea - James Duncan on Nov 6, 2003, 9:20 AM
        1. An Israeli Sherman - Robert Skipper on Nov 6, 2003, 2:23 PM
     
  33. weathering decals View Thread - Gordon Bown on Nov 4, 2003, 8:44 PM
    1. Re: weathering decals - Matt Clemente on Nov 4, 2003, 9:40 PM
    2. Decals wethering - Hartmut von Holdt on Nov 5, 2003, 12:21 AM
     
  34. weathering decals View Thread - Gordon Bown on Nov 4, 2003, 8:43 PM
    1. Decals - James Duncan on Nov 5, 2003, 10:12 AM
     
  35. Etch Mates and Window "Glass" View Thread - Matt Clemente on Nov 4, 2003, 6:46 PM
    1. Re: Etch Mates and Window &quote;Glass&quote; - Jakko Westerbeke on Nov 5, 2003, 6:22 AM
    2. Etch mate - James Duncan on Nov 5, 2003, 10:08 AM
    3. Etch Mate - James Duncan on Nov 5, 2003, 10:09 AM
    4. To answer your other question... - Darren Thompson on Nov 6, 2003, 5:16 PM
     
  36. Cutting Torch Edges View Thread - James Duncan on Nov 4, 2003, 8:58 AM
    1. Torch edges - ian sadler on Nov 4, 2003, 10:47 AM
      1. Safer way - Bob Collignon on Nov 4, 2003, 4:14 PM
        1. Thanks- - James Duncan on Nov 5, 2003, 10:14 AM
          1. Modellers' needle files - roy chow on Nov 5, 2003, 10:54 AM
            1. Excellent - James Duncan on Nov 6, 2003, 9:17 AM
     
  37. Airbrush Recomendations View Thread - David Hale on Nov 3, 2003, 4:22 PM
    1. Paasche H - Rick James on Nov 3, 2003, 6:05 PM
    2. Re: Airbrush Recomendations - Paul Seabrook on Nov 4, 2003, 7:00 AM
    3. Re Airbrush - matt Leese on Nov 4, 2003, 8:52 AM
    4. I use 2 - James Duncan on Nov 4, 2003, 9:04 AM
    5. Thanks! - David Hale on Nov 6, 2003, 5:05 AM
    6. Do I need two airbrushes? - Mark Richardson on Nov 17, 2003, 7:54 PM
     
  38. Pastels application ??? View Thread - Karsten Richatrz on Nov 3, 2003, 4:00 PM
    1. Pastels Fix - James Duncan on Nov 4, 2003, 8:46 AM
     
  39. Testors mattlack #1560 View Thread - Oleg Lukyanov on Nov 3, 2003, 1:36 AM
    1. Did you stirr it? - Rick Hahn on Nov 3, 2003, 11:39 AM
      1. Yes, I read instruction on the bottle - Oleg Lukyanov on Nov 4, 2003, 12:51 AM
     
  40. German Helmet Decals View Thread - Ken Neil on Nov 1, 2003, 8:40 AM
    1. Decals - James Duncan on Nov 4, 2003, 8:48 AM
     
  41. Very fine chain available ? View Thread - Peter Jak on Oct 31, 2003, 9:00 AM
    1. Chain by the foot - Brian Dumas on Oct 31, 2003, 11:41 AM
    2. Very Fine Chains - Joe Brzuszkiewicz on Nov 14, 2003, 4:40 PM
     
  42. Ardennes Panther SW View Thread - Greg Brinsdon on Oct 30, 2003, 2:35 AM
    1. Have you tried... - roy chow on Oct 30, 2003, 1:11 PM
     
  43. weathering a 1/35 scale tank muffler View Thread - Gordon Bown on Oct 29, 2003, 4:48 PM
    1. Mix some baking powder with your next... - Dave O'Hara on Oct 29, 2003, 4:51 PM
    2. watch out for the powder - jack fisher on Oct 30, 2003, 12:20 AM
    3. Real Rust - Chris Bolick on Oct 30, 2003, 3:53 PM
      1. rust the easy way - Richard Craig on Nov 2, 2003, 2:00 PM
     
  44. tough one! View Thread - marios kotsonis on Oct 29, 2003, 6:19 AM
    1. Have you tried a tire, or an air tank? - Dave O'Hara on Oct 29, 2003, 4:49 PM
      1. Re: Have you tried a tire, or an air tank? - marios kotsonis on Nov 3, 2003, 7:24 AM
      2. Re: Have you tried a tire, or an air tank? - marios kotsonis on Nov 3, 2003, 7:31 AM
    2. many possible solutions - klauz on Oct 31, 2003, 7:49 AM
      1. Re: many possible solutions - marios kotsonis on Nov 3, 2003, 7:20 AM
     
  45. cleaning before assy View Thread - Pat Clark on Oct 28, 2003, 11:23 PM
    1. "lazy" - bryan kennedy on Oct 29, 2003, 8:59 AM
      1. What works for me - Tom Ferris on Oct 29, 2003, 10:03 AM
     
  46. Silver Printers Ink View Thread - Wesley van de Ven on Oct 27, 2003, 7:34 AM
    1. Printers Ink - Bob Collignon on Oct 27, 2003, 10:34 AM
      1. Thanks!! - Wesley van de Ven on Oct 27, 2003, 11:13 AM
      2. printers ink tip - ian sadler on Oct 28, 2003, 4:42 AM
     
  47. Oil stains on AFV engines. View Thread - Nathan J Martella on Oct 26, 2003, 6:00 AM
    1. ancient technique - bryan kennedy on Oct 27, 2003, 9:52 AM
     
  48. How can I get decals off paper? View Thread - Jon Nikitas on Oct 25, 2003, 2:34 PM
    1. I believe Microscale - Eric McClure on Oct 25, 2003, 6:06 PM
     
  49. Vallejo Acrylics...which type? View Thread - Glenn Ryder on Oct 24, 2003, 6:52 PM
    1. re. Vallejo acrylics - Mike Land on Oct 24, 2003, 10:38 PM
    2. Model Air - James Duncan on Oct 25, 2003, 8:46 AM
     
  50. Painting wood convincingly-HELP!!! View Thread - James Duncan on Oct 24, 2003, 10:02 AM
    1. yikes! - bryan kennedy on Oct 24, 2003, 11:05 AM
      1. Thanks - Anonymous on Oct 24, 2003, 5:58 PM
        1. Shep Paine - bryan kennedy on Oct 27, 2003, 9:55 AM
    2. Wood Grain Article in Latest FSM - Roger Sams on Oct 25, 2003, 12:06 PM
     
  51. Air hose Interchangability View Thread - Pat Clark on Oct 24, 2003, 9:47 AM
    1. Quick disconnect fittings... - Jeremy Moore on Oct 26, 2003, 8:35 PM
     
  52. Which resins you use for casting? View Thread - Timo Nyyssönen on Oct 23, 2003, 4:48 PM
    1. resin - Paul Krylowski on Oct 24, 2003, 3:09 PM
    2. Resins - James Duncan on Oct 25, 2003, 9:02 AM
    3. Resins - James Duncan on Oct 25, 2003, 9:03 AM
    4. Mix was off - Timo Nyyssönen on Oct 26, 2003, 8:11 AM
     
  53. 'Scenic Rust' removal? View Thread - Ian Barraclough on Oct 22, 2003, 4:55 PM
    1. Oven Cleaner? - James Duncan on Oct 25, 2003, 8:50 AM
    2. Oven Cleaner? - James Duncan on Oct 25, 2003, 8:51 AM
     
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