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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. Drybrush first? View Thread - Alan Bessler on Mar 2, 10:40 AM
    1. That's whayt I will do ! - Philip Jan van Sandwijk on Mar 2, 1:32 PM
     
  2. repost of manus' panther View Thread - Talino Bruno on Mar 2, 5:34 AM
    1. Track painting method - M. Gallagher on Mar 3, 10:23 AM
      1. Should be schokaladenbraun, not schokalenbraun (n/t) - M. Gallagher on Mar 3, 10:24 AM
     
  3. Future Thinning? View Thread - Brandon Hopkins on Mar 1, 5:06 PM
    1. No thinner needed - Steve Kubik on Mar 2, 6:37 AM
     
  4. Which primer? View Thread - Paul C. Anagnostopoulos on Mar 1, 1:21 PM
    1. Good stuff to try.... - Ron Glass on Mar 1, 5:05 PM
      1. PS - Ron Glass on Mar 1, 5:08 PM
      2. Mr. Surfacer - Paul C. Anagnostopoulos on Mar 2, 11:30 AM
        1. Not sure... - Ron Glass on Mar 2, 9:56 PM
        2. it is..... - Ron Smith on Mar 3, 1:18 AM
        3. it is..... - Ron Smith on Mar 3, 1:19 AM
    2. Try automotive spray primer - Sam Dwyer on Mar 1, 5:37 PM
    3. Alclad - Ron Smith on Mar 2, 1:25 AM
    4. Floquil - Eric McClure on Mar 2, 6:32 PM
    5. Model Master - Matt Grzybinski on Mar 3, 9:31 AM
    6. Plasti-kote Automotive Sandable Primer - Ken Hartlen on Mar 7, 12:27 PM
     
  5. manus's panther View Thread - talino on Mar 1, 3:41 AM
    1. OK, but... - M. Gallagher on Mar 1, 5:45 PM
     
  6. Tamiya acrylics airbrushing help!!!!!!!! View Thread - Neilson on Feb 28, 7:07 PM
    1. Re: Tamiya acrylics airbrushing help!!!!!!!! - Keith Petersen on Feb 28, 7:21 PM
    2. Re: Tamiya acrylics airbrushing help!!!!!!!! - Nicolas Dross on Mar 1, 2:31 PM
      1. Re: Re: Tamiya acrylics airbrushing help!!!!!!!! - Nicolas Dross on Mar 1, 2:32 PM
     
  7. Choosing the right Vallejo paints View Thread - Juha Uusikartano on Feb 28, 11:42 AM
    1. ...contiued - Juha Uuiskartano on Feb 28, 12:50 PM
      1. vallejo conversion chart - pascal bastiaens on Feb 28, 5:04 PM
        1. OK, thanks - Juha Uusikartano on Mar 1, 9:29 AM
     
  8. Fruil Tips? View Thread - Dan Fisher on Feb 27, 4:55 PM
    1. Don't Use the Wire - Try Pins Instead - David Gilliand on Feb 27, 8:37 PM
    2. re. Friul Tips - Mike Land on Feb 27, 8:43 PM
    3. the way i do it....... - chad perkins on Feb 28, 7:56 AM
      1. Was there a different system at one time? - Ian Stapley on Feb 28, 12:08 PM
        1. The old way - John Lam on Feb 28, 12:54 PM
    4. I did mine like this... easy.... - Brandon Hopkins on Feb 28, 7:49 PM
      1. Me Too - Michael Humphries on Mar 3, 12:21 AM
    5. Fruils? Use staples - D. McKeever on Mar 1, 3:48 AM
     
  9. The colour under the fenders View Thread - Emre Bayramli on Feb 27, 4:23 PM
    1. Emre, I've simply... - Dave O'Hara on Feb 27, 10:44 PM
    2. Emre, I got notification of... - Dave O'Hara on Feb 28, 12:14 PM
     
  10. The colour under the fenders View Thread - Emre Bayramli on Feb 27, 4:22 PM
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  12. Applying decals..... View Thread - Travis Bailey on Feb 27, 2:04 PM
    1. Re: Applying decals..... - Dan Fisher on Feb 27, 4:47 PM
     
  13. My Airbrush...my friend....my foe!!! View Thread - Brian N. Stanley on Feb 27, 10:38 AM
    1. Clean Clean Clean - David Nickels on Feb 27, 11:33 AM
    2. Re: My Airbrush...my friend....my foe!!! - Keith Petersen on Feb 27, 2:39 PM
    3. Don't over maintanence your brush though!!! - Ron Hetherington on Feb 28, 1:16 AM
    4. Airbrush cleaning - martin chapman on Mar 2, 4:58 PM
     
  14. Vallejo model color/air View Thread - Martin Wilson on Feb 27, 7:01 AM
    1. Check your mail! (n/t) - Jos van Hooff on Feb 27, 2:49 PM
      1. Jos.......AV software kicked your mail....... - Martin Wilson on Feb 27, 5:48 PM
      2. Re: Check your mail! (n/t) - Crunchy on Feb 27, 7:10 PM
     
  15. creating winter wash and rust View Thread - luke stuart on Feb 26, 11:51 PM
    1. Well...... - Martin Wilson on Feb 27, 6:51 AM
      1. Sorry meant to add.... - Martin Wilson on Feb 27, 7:22 AM
    2. white and rust - franck edet on Feb 27, 8:28 AM
    3. Rust - Mike James on Feb 28, 1:22 PM
     
  16. Anyone use Mona Lisa Thinner for washes?? View Thread - Richard Grosshans on Feb 26, 4:32 PM
    1. Mona Lisa thinner - Steve Kubik on Feb 27, 4:18 AM
    2. Moi aussi! - Richard Sharpe on Feb 27, 9:15 AM
    3. Excellent... - Richard Grosshans on Feb 27, 11:14 AM
     
  17. Thinner for enemal paints ? View Thread - Tim C on Feb 26, 1:57 PM
    1. Enamel thinners - Rick James on Feb 26, 5:21 PM
      1. Re: Enamel thinners - TIM c on Feb 27, 12:15 AM
        1. Mineral vs enamel thinners - Rick James on Feb 27, 9:11 AM
          1. Thanx - Tim C on Feb 27, 3:43 PM
     
  18. looking for ice... View Thread - Allen White on Feb 26, 9:56 AM
    1. Here is a link - Martin Wilson on Feb 27, 6:55 AM
    2. Re: looking for ice... - ronny noben on Feb 27, 9:14 AM
     
  19. Using Mr Surfacer for zimmerit View Thread - Gary Cunningham on Feb 25, 7:47 PM
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  21. Aber instructions View Thread - Paul C. Anagnostopoulos on Feb 25, 1:05 PM
    1. Aber instructions... - Hugo Luyten on Feb 25, 6:28 PM
      1. Well, duh! - Paul C. Anagnostopoulos on Feb 25, 6:48 PM
     
  22. Glue for photo etch...*!#¤%&+½½!!! View Thread - jan abrahamsson on Feb 25, 12:28 PM
    1. thick CA glue - David Nickels on Feb 25, 4:28 PM
      1. i second that....... - chad perkins on Feb 25, 6:42 PM
    2. Wal Mart??? - Bruce Barber on Feb 26, 1:17 PM
    3. super glues - roy chow on Feb 26, 1:55 PM
    4. Thanks guys, Ive found it on... - jan abrahamsson on Feb 27, 5:52 AM
     
  23. airbrush problem View Thread - Nezar AL Abbas on Feb 24, 10:20 AM
    1. Time for surgery - Rick James on Feb 24, 4:40 PM
    2. Check the tube... - Frank michaels on Feb 25, 5:51 AM
      1. Thank's n/t - Nezar AL Abbas on Feb 26, 5:15 PM
     
  24. How to do the dish detergent paint chipping? View Thread - Steve MacMaster on Feb 23, 9:23 PM
    1. Anyone know what I'm talking about...? NTXT - Steve M on Feb 25, 6:40 PM
    2. huh? - John B on Feb 25, 7:17 PM
      1. Thanks, I really want an... - Steve on Feb 26, 12:39 PM
      2. Look at Constructive comments - J.Sterbacek on Feb 26, 12:46 PM
    3. Here is another way - Martin Wilson on Feb 27, 7:11 AM
      1. Thanks Martin! - Steve on Feb 28, 11:20 AM
    4. Detergent Wash - Anders Ryberg on Feb 28, 3:08 PM
     
  25. Birds/Russian Front 1943 View Thread - James Guld on Feb 23, 9:01 PM
    1. A crow!! Attention, unlike in Western Europe, - Alexei on Feb 24, 2:58 AM
    2. A crow!! Attention, unlike in Western Europe, - Alexei on Feb 24, 3:00 AM
    3. A crow!! Attention, unlike in Western Europe, - Alexei on Feb 24, 3:00 AM
    4. A crow!! Attention, unlike in Western Europe, - Alexei on Feb 24, 3:01 AM
    5. A crow!! Attention, unlike in Western Europe, - Alexei on Feb 24, 3:01 AM
    6. Bird droppings - Robert Lockie on Feb 24, 8:40 AM
      1. Re:Bird droppings - James Guld on Feb 24, 9:30 AM
        1. More than you wanted to know about bird droppings - george allen on Feb 24, 9:32 PM
    7. Does anyone remember the old diorama... - David Nickels on Feb 25, 9:20 AM
      1. I still have the Magazine... - Brian N. Stanley on Feb 25, 12:48 PM
        1. "Patriotic Pigeon" - Tom Nelson on Feb 26, 8:30 PM
     
  26. making cammo nets for modern brit armour View Thread - mike drysdale on Feb 23, 12:27 PM
    1. camo nets - jack fisher on Feb 26, 10:59 PM
      1. Re: camo nets - Robert Peters on Mar 10, 8:27 PM
     
  27. One piece carrier film decals??? View Thread - Clint Shepherd on Feb 23, 12:06 PM
    1. I would think.... - Scott Dimmick on Feb 23, 6:58 PM
    2. Continous Film Decals - Dana J Nield on Feb 23, 10:31 PM
    3. Thanks guys, and one more... - Clint Shepherd on Feb 25, 7:01 PM
      1. Application - Dana J Nield on Feb 26, 8:52 AM
        1. Thanks Dana!! n/t - Clint Shepherd on Feb 26, 2:32 PM
     
  28. punch & die View Thread - theovandepeppel on Feb 23, 10:40 AM
    1. Depends... - Robert Lockie on Feb 24, 8:37 AM
     
  29. Removing chrome from plastic parts. View Thread - Pat Couch on Feb 22, 5:29 PM
    1. Chrome?? - Richard Tellejohn on Feb 22, 6:51 PM
    2. chrome removal- - Don Campbell on Feb 22, 8:04 PM
      1. Thanks - Pat Couch on Feb 27, 5:26 PM
     
  30. Which Air Compressor? View Thread - David Kazanjian on Feb 21, 1:27 AM
    1. Compressor/airbrush help - James Guld on Feb 23, 9:13 PM
      1. Thanks! - a further question, please - David E. Kazanjian on Feb 23, 10:59 PM
     
  31. How much do I have to thin Tamiya X22 Clear? Any other (better) products? View Thread - Lukas Friedli on Feb 20, 5:26 PM
    1. I like Model Master Acryl - Ken Hartlen on Feb 20, 8:36 PM
     
  32. Workable hinges View Thread - D. McKeever on Feb 20, 1:52 PM
    1. PE bender not necessary - Ken Hartlen on Feb 20, 3:14 PM
     
  33. Weathering with artists oils View Thread - Andrew Ottaway on Feb 20, 9:52 AM
    1. Look at it like enamel colors, just better. - Lukas Friedli on Feb 20, 5:11 PM
      1. Set the "rules" aside. - Ulf Andersson on Feb 22, 7:38 AM
        1. Thanks - Andrew Ottaway on Feb 23, 7:18 PM
     
  34. How to??? ... Worn Out Color on AFV View Thread - Jirka Skarka on Feb 20, 9:22 AM
    1. Well, normaly through drybrushing but a simpel method it - Lukas Friedli on Feb 20, 5:17 PM
     
  35. Which first? View Thread - Alan Bessler on Feb 19, 4:46 PM
    1. Re: Which first? - Richard Tellejohn on Feb 19, 6:25 PM
    2. future - dirk lehaen on Feb 20, 4:35 AM
      1. Re: future - Richard Tellejohn on Feb 20, 7:01 AM
        1. Johnson's 'Kleer' in Europe methinks...n/t - gordon cobban on Feb 20, 8:02 AM
          1. sorry, 'Klear'........n/t - gordon cobban on Feb 20, 2:48 PM
      2. Johnsons klear - martin chapman on Feb 20, 4:50 PM
        1. Klear - Richard Alsop on Feb 24, 8:09 AM
        2. Klear - Richard Alsop on Feb 24, 8:11 AM
     
  36. Where to get "Railweathering Solution" or how's the name of the subsitut? (Friul Tracks) View Thread - Lukas Friedli on Feb 19, 2:19 PM
    1. rail weathering solution? - Greg H on Feb 19, 7:58 PM
      1. Re: rail weathering solution? - chad perkins on Feb 20, 7:52 AM
        1. THIS IS IT!!!! thanks sooo much! n/t - Lukas Friedli on Feb 20, 5:05 PM
     
  37. Help??? View Thread - Mike Majoris on Feb 18, 11:14 PM
    1. Answers - Art Jackson on Feb 19, 5:12 PM
    2. There's always 1 smarta$$ in every crowd! - Greg H on Feb 19, 8:08 PM
    3. assuming you don't plan on ingesting it - G Creager on Feb 21, 5:21 AM
     
  38. FS paint color cross reference View Thread - pat clark on Feb 18, 4:50 PM
    1. FS crossreference - john on Feb 19, 1:05 PM
     
  39. gunze sangyo compressor View Thread - Brian pedersen on Feb 18, 2:10 PM
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  41. How do you use Tamiya Polyester putty? (Japanese instr) View Thread - roy chow on Feb 17, 10:15 PM
    1. Also, what do you thin it with? - roy chow on Feb 17, 10:17 PM
    2. polyester putties - Ron Smith on Feb 18, 11:24 AM
    3. I used it once... - Dana J Nield on Feb 18, 2:12 PM
      1. polyester putty uses - Ron Smith on Feb 18, 11:49 PM
     
  42. Painting mirrors on softskins View Thread - Gord STEWART on Feb 17, 3:19 PM
    1. Bare Metal Foil... - Chuck McNeese on Feb 17, 3:28 PM
     
  43. Tamiya Flat White: Airbrush Problems View Thread - Alex Gates on Feb 17, 2:07 PM
    1. email n/t - Alex Gates on Feb 17, 7:10 PM
    2. I recognise the problem - Marko Mäkinen on Feb 21, 3:45 AM
     
  44. GAST compressors? View Thread - Gordon Cobban on Feb 16, 12:33 PM
    1. Gast compressor - Jim Hockett on Feb 16, 7:45 PM
      1. Thanks Jim - I'll go for it...................n/t - gordon cobban on Feb 17, 1:49 PM
     
  45. couple of painting color questions........... View Thread - chad perkins on Feb 16, 8:51 AM
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  47. gun color View Thread - Roy Raharjo on Feb 16, 2:24 AM
    1. Gun metal. - Mike James on Feb 17, 12:31 PM
      1. Great tip, one question - Butch on Feb 21, 6:22 AM
        1. I wouldn't... - Rob McCune on Feb 23, 10:26 AM
    2. Gun metal - Lee on Mar 11, 3:23 PM
     
  48. oil paints...... View Thread - gordon cobban on Feb 14, 11:28 AM
    1. thinning oils ... - Brian Wildfong on Feb 14, 7:58 PM
      1. Thanks Brian - white spirit for me then.......n/t - gordon cobban on Feb 15, 5:36 AM
     
  49. How do I fill the mug?.....mmmm coffee. View Thread - Chris Cahill on Feb 14, 11:18 AM
    1. what we drink - mike drysdale on Feb 14, 7:03 PM
      1. Thanks. What do you suggest as far as tea goes? - Chris Cahill on Feb 15, 11:57 AM
        1. Tea - Dana J Nield on Feb 15, 2:22 PM
    2. A hot cuppa ... - Brian Wildfong on Feb 14, 8:05 PM
    3. coffee - Ron Smith on Feb 14, 11:54 PM
      1. Thanks guys... - Anonymous on Feb 15, 11:52 AM
      2. Thanks Ron and Brian...n/t - Chris Cahill on Feb 15, 11:58 AM
     
  50. Iwata Custmo Micron Clean up View Thread - andre sousa on Feb 14, 7:17 AM
    1. Re: Iwata Custmo Micron Clean up - John B on Feb 22, 2:19 PM
     
  51. Paasche H info needed,... View Thread - Rob McArthur on Feb 13, 10:39 PM
    1. Paasche H or VL? - Gary Cunningham on Feb 14, 6:44 AM
      1. Thanks chief,... - Rob on Feb 14, 4:37 PM
     
  52. Starting over View Thread - Aidan Duddy on Feb 13, 9:09 AM
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  54. Tracks and scratches View Thread - Tommy Andersson on Feb 12, 1:18 PM
    1. be more specific ... - franck edet on Feb 13, 11:33 AM
      1. Tracks - Tommy Andersson on Feb 14, 1:01 PM
        1. I reposted this from an old ML post recently, but here it is again.... - Robert Lockie on Feb 20, 8:09 AM
     
  55. drybrushing paints........ring in your views View Thread - chad perkins on Feb 12, 12:52 PM
    1. Drybrushing - Chris Salak on Feb 13, 11:00 AM
    2. oils oils oils ... and humbrol - franck edet on Feb 13, 11:30 AM
     
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