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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. does anyone really prime red under basecoat? View Thread - Glenn Ryder on Oct 11, 12:17 PM
    1. I doubt it.. - Steve Youschak on Oct 12, 2:02 AM
    2. I do...... - Edward Bernardo on Oct 12, 9:51 PM
      1. What did it look like with a white primer base? - Steve Youschak on Oct 12, 11:30 PM
      2. nver tried White as.... - Edward Bernardo on Oct 13, 8:03 AM
    3. Red Primer Why Not ??? - Ross Ferro on Oct 14, 11:02 PM
     
  2. piggy question ? View Thread - Glenn Ryder on Oct 11, 11:50 AM
    1. I use alcohol - James Duncan on Oct 13, 3:46 PM
      1. pigments + alcohol or turpentine etc - Glenn Ryder on Oct 13, 5:59 PM
        1. It does help to add a solvent - Will Pecoul on Oct 15, 9:52 PM
     
  3. Winter painting article missing??? View Thread - Bootroop on Oct 9, 10:26 PM
    1. I think this is the one you're thinking of? - Simon Crockford on Oct 10, 4:51 AM
      1. Oh BTW! - Simon Crockford on Oct 10, 4:54 AM
        1. Thanks!! - Paul Y.W.Pok on Oct 10, 5:20 AM
    2. -- Please use your full name when posting -- - MISSING-LYNX.COM TEAM on Oct 16, 8:57 AM
     
  4. Easy way to discolour copper wire ?? View Thread - Lee Dobson on Oct 8, 8:20 PM
    1. Flame - Robert Skipper on Oct 8, 8:57 PM
      1. Many thanks Robert..............n/t - Lee Dobson on Oct 9, 1:46 PM
     
  5. Sdkfz 251/22 pak 40, half track integration View Thread - Henry Wang on Oct 5, 10:35 PM
    1. Sdkfz 251/22 - roy chow on Oct 6, 10:57 AM
    2. SdKfz 251/22 conversion kit - Georg Eyerman on Oct 10, 1:11 PM
     
  6. Resin? View Thread - Matt Genawese on Oct 5, 6:32 PM
    1. Resin repair - Paul Roberts on Oct 6, 12:19 PM
    2. Resin repair - Doug Bauer on Oct 6, 10:32 PM
     
  7. t-34 track painting questions View Thread - mike drysdale on Oct 5, 11:10 AM
    1. just rust? - bryan kennedy on Oct 8, 12:59 PM
    2. One more thing... - Peter Nissinen on Oct 8, 3:06 PM
     
  8. question about "The Chopper" View Thread - Stefan Müller-Herdemertens on Oct 4, 4:39 PM
    1. Hallo Meister :-) - Harry Steen on Oct 4, 5:06 PM
    2. Worth every penny - Dana J Nield on Oct 4, 9:29 PM
    3. Terrific Tool - A.J. Madison on Oct 6, 12:37 PM
    4. Chopper - Dusty Burman on Oct 6, 3:13 PM
      1. Thank you all for your input, ... - Stefan Müller-Herdemertens on Oct 7, 12:15 PM
     
  9. message for Bob Collignon View Thread - ramon_wallace on Oct 3, 8:14 AM
    1. for him or whoever knows.. - ramon wallace on Oct 6, 4:07 AM
      1. What can I do for you?... - Bob Collignon on Oct 7, 4:28 PM
     
  10. Substitute for Future View Thread - miguel on Oct 2, 1:01 AM
    1. The fine folks of Missing links - Greg H on Oct 2, 7:14 AM
    2. Bissell, "One Step Mop & Shine" ntxt - Steve Youschak on Oct 2, 10:30 PM
    3. Johnson's Wipe and Shine - Bing Betita on Oct 19, 12:20 PM
     
  11. Just a few questions View Thread - miguel on Oct 1, 12:17 PM
    1. HG Superfine - Andrew Albrehct on Oct 1, 1:28 PM
    2. I agree - Rob Riviezzo on Oct 1, 11:57 PM
     
  12. Warped Resin View Thread - Mario Navas on Sep 30, 9:30 PM
    1. Straighthening the resin - Piotr Wypiór on Oct 1, 4:10 AM
     
  13. painting "spider" camo View Thread - talino bruno on Sep 30, 6:29 PM
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  15. Need advise on removing resin View Thread - Carl Walter on Sep 30, 5:14 PM
    1. Resin poblems - ian sadler on Oct 1, 12:05 PM
      1. Re: Resin poblems - Paul Roberts on Oct 2, 12:49 PM
        1. Reply to Paul - Anonymous on Oct 8, 10:15 AM
      2. Reply to Ian - Anonymous on Oct 8, 10:08 AM
     
  16. Starting With Vallejo Paints View Thread - Peter Hicks on Sep 30, 2:22 PM
    1. Peter... - Martin Von Bargen on Sep 30, 6:13 PM
      1. Peter - Martin Von Bargen on Sep 30, 6:14 PM
      2. Thanks. Followup Question. - Peter Hicks on Oct 1, 9:09 AM
        1. Peter - Martin Von Bargen on Oct 2, 11:42 AM
    2. I love Vallejo. - Rob Riviezzo on Oct 2, 12:05 AM
    3. Do not tint using Tamiya acrylics - Luis Casanueva on Oct 2, 9:14 AM
    4. article at the Vallejo site - Pekka Nieminen on Oct 3, 3:37 AM
      1. Thanks! - Peter Hicks on Oct 3, 2:38 PM
     
  17. Soldering iron for photo etch View Thread - Grahame Bredbere on Sep 30, 9:55 AM
    1. Resistance Soldering - Robert Skipper on Sep 30, 11:33 AM
      1. Soldering PE - ian sadler on Sep 30, 2:00 PM
     
  18. Oil paints for Modellers View Thread - Callum Dwyer on Sep 30, 6:32 AM
    1. callum - Martin Von Bargen on Sep 30, 6:17 PM
     
  19. Cutting Sheets of Photo Etch View Thread - JK Benson on Sep 29, 3:11 PM
    1. Use a ruler and you X-acto... - Rick Hahn on Sep 30, 9:48 AM
     
  20. humbrol enamels with humbrol thinner wash...??? View Thread - chad perkins on Sep 28, 11:39 PM
    1. re : Humbrol thinner - John Morrey on Sep 29, 5:03 AM
    2. what'd I'd do - mike drysdale on Sep 30, 5:47 PM
    3. Washing over Humbrol Enamels - Peter Nissinen on Oct 7, 3:18 AM
    4. Washes - Ross Ferro on Oct 14, 10:06 PM
     
  21. still more airbrush/compressor questions... View Thread - Michael Phipps on Sep 27, 11:07 PM
    1. Needle size - Fred Ng on Sep 28, 9:40 AM
      1. correction - Fred Ng on Sep 28, 9:41 AM
     
  22. TMD Turrets ?? View Thread - Alan Bessler on Sep 27, 7:55 AM
    1. Tmd turrets - Kirk Kirkland on Sep 27, 9:05 PM
      1. Too Late!! - Alan Bessler on Sep 28, 8:20 AM
     
  23. King Tiger Tracks View Thread - John Morrey on Sep 26, 4:45 AM
    1. Track sag - Jakko Westerbeke on Sep 26, 6:15 AM
      1. re: Track sag - John Morrey on Sep 26, 7:01 AM
        1. Re: re: Track sag - Jakko Westerbeke on Sep 27, 6:07 AM
      2. I think its working !!! - John Morrey on Sep 30, 4:15 AM
        1. Looks good to me (n/t) - Jakko Westerbeke on Sep 30, 8:07 AM
    2. track sag probs - Bob johnston on Sep 27, 8:06 AM
     
  24. hard edged camo......... View Thread - chad perkins on Sep 25, 11:14 AM
    1. this was done with silly putty - Brett Barrow on Sep 25, 6:31 PM
     
  25. 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
     
  26. 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
     
  27. 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
     
  28. 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
     
  29. 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
     
  30. 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
     
  31. 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
     
  32. 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
     
  33. 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
     
  34. 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
     
  35. White cross decals View Thread - Theo Baptiste on Sep 13, 10:43 AM
    1. White Cross - Robert Skipper on Sep 14, 10:06 PM
     
  36. 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
     
  37. 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
     
  38. 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
     
  39. 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
     
  40. 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
     
  41. 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
     
  42. 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
     
  43. 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
     
  44. 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
     
  45. 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
     
  46. 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
     
  47. 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
     
  48. 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
     
  49. 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
     
  50. 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
     
  51. 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
     
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