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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. M42 greatcoat and Motorcycle coat colors View Thread - Emre Bayramli on Apr 1, 2003, 3:23 PM
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  3. Iwata HP-B troubles View Thread - Mati Raudsepp on Mar 31, 2003, 4:49 PM
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  5. what's the best way to perform a wash? what materials are best? View Thread - todd moore on Mar 30, 2003, 9:29 PM
    1. I prefer soap and water, usually warm. :) - Dana J Nield on Mar 30, 2003, 10:53 PM
      1. Washes - darren on Apr 7, 2003, 11:58 PM
     
  6. FriulModel Tracks ATL-22 for Tiger II View Thread - Frank Froment on Mar 30, 2003, 7:23 PM
    1. hell tracks - Bruce Barber on Apr 1, 2003, 9:03 AM
    2. Which Tiger II - Peter Anderson on Apr 3, 2003, 10:49 AM
    3. use .020 brass rod to join links - Michael Rinaldi on Apr 6, 2003, 9:51 PM
     
  7. Linseed Oil -- HELP! View Thread - Andrew Ottaway on Mar 30, 2003, 5:02 PM
    1. Wait - Dana J Nield on Mar 30, 2003, 10:54 PM
      1. Thanks.... - Andrew Ottaway on Mar 31, 2003, 9:52 AM
    2. Linseed oil - traskos on Oct 3, 2003, 11:42 AM
     
  8. Burnt out vehicles View Thread - Rick Hahn on Mar 30, 2003, 10:47 AM
    1. Uf....you are walking in a difficult terrain - Mig Jimenez on Apr 4, 2003, 3:35 PM
     
  9. Help - I need ideas to make bolts and washers View Thread - Hal Davey on Mar 29, 2003, 5:49 PM
    1. punch & die sets - G Creager on Mar 29, 2003, 6:20 PM
      1. Bolt heads - Hal Davey on Mar 29, 2003, 10:55 PM
        1. Hex rod... - Dany Mc donald on Mar 30, 2003, 1:00 PM
      2. Where do u get Historex punch and die sets... - Alan Sim on Jun 30, 2003, 3:35 PM
    2. an expensive (but good-looking) alternative -- real brass - roy chow on Mar 30, 2003, 4:44 PM
      1. and yet another method i neglected to mention - G Creager on Mar 30, 2003, 9:03 PM
     
  10. Help needed with dusty models!!! View Thread - Ian Barraclough on Mar 28, 2003, 5:33 PM
    1. Soft brush. - Dany Mc Donald on Mar 29, 2003, 9:38 AM
      1. Dust buster - Glenn Gerson on Apr 1, 2003, 6:30 PM
     
  11. Help! Problem with matt varnish View Thread - Joe Ford on Mar 28, 2003, 7:29 AM
    1. Matt varnish - Koenraad Cracco on Mar 30, 2003, 12:45 AM
      1. thanks! - Joe Ford on Mar 30, 2003, 11:43 AM
    2. Help! Problem with matt varnish - Alberto Flores on Mar 30, 2003, 3:11 PM
      1. Thank you - Joe Ford on Apr 4, 2003, 4:46 AM
     
  12. Anybody ever try weathering using powdered oil paint pigments? View Thread - Tom Herling on Mar 28, 2003, 7:05 AM
    1. Pigment - Steve Zaloga on Mar 28, 2003, 9:23 AM
     
  13. Interior Desert HMMWV View Thread - B. Csenteri on Mar 28, 2003, 1:41 AM
    1. Originally HMMWV interiors - Rob Gronovius on Apr 1, 2003, 10:11 AM
    2. Re: Interior Desert HMMWV - johnny on Apr 2, 2003, 12:13 PM
    3. Thanks :) - B. Csenteri on Apr 3, 2003, 12:32 AM
     
  14. Problems with decals? View Thread - Jeff Hamblen on Mar 27, 2003, 1:35 PM
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  16. Plastic Cutter View Thread - Ricardo Haddad on Mar 27, 2003, 1:06 PM
    1. Re: Plastic Cutter - Jakko Westerbeke on Mar 28, 2003, 6:17 AM
      1. Thank you very much - Ricardo Haddad on Mar 28, 2003, 6:33 AM
        1. Xuron cutters - Tom Herling on Mar 28, 2003, 6:58 AM
        2. Hang on... - Jakko Westerbeke on Mar 31, 2003, 5:11 AM
    2. Tamiya and Xuron - David Nickels on Mar 28, 2003, 9:15 AM
      1. Thank you very much! - Ricardo Haddad on Mar 28, 2003, 9:33 AM
     
  17. Painting a fully assembled AFV View Thread - Pascal on Mar 27, 2003, 9:44 AM
    1. Not too hard to do - David Nickels on Mar 27, 2003, 10:53 AM
      1. Not sure you understood my question - D. McKeever on Mar 27, 2003, 12:31 PM
        1. Re: Not sure you understood my question - Pascal on Mar 27, 2003, 1:45 PM
        2. A little thought... - Jakko Westerbeke on Mar 28, 2003, 6:16 AM
      2. Re: Not too hard to do - Pascal on Mar 27, 2003, 1:47 PM
        1. Common sense - David Nickels on Mar 29, 2003, 11:02 AM
     
  18. latest gulf war colour View Thread - stuart on Mar 27, 2003, 8:55 AM
    1. Many are in the NATO colors - David Nickels on Mar 27, 2003, 10:55 AM
     
  19. spray painting camo-question View Thread - luke stuart on Mar 27, 2003, 5:49 AM
    1. camo - Mark Clark on Apr 1, 2003, 1:09 PM
     
  20. Painting halftrakcs and open-top vehicles View Thread - David McKeever on Mar 26, 2003, 8:15 PM
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  22. What things can I add to make a model look "lived in"? View Thread - Chris Cahill on Mar 26, 2003, 2:24 PM
    1. Dioart... - MJBannerman on Mar 26, 2003, 3:19 PM
    2. Get a hold of Dana Nield... - P Ranta on Mar 26, 2003, 3:58 PM
      1. Quartermaster's Depot - Dana J Nield on Mar 26, 2003, 5:09 PM
        1. Check? I thought you said Stock... and I distinctly remember the letters DRIP. N/T - P Ranta on Mar 27, 2003, 12:12 AM
    3. Lived in - Ian Barraclough on Mar 28, 2003, 5:40 PM
     
  23. Chipped Paint, Rusted Paint View Thread - zach fox on Mar 25, 2003, 5:49 PM
    1. Try Maskol - Ian Barraclough on Apr 1, 2003, 5:01 PM
     
  24. Rivets View Thread - simon barnes on Mar 25, 2003, 12:31 PM
    1. Straight Rivets - John Boyton on Mar 25, 2003, 1:48 PM
      1. Thanks John - simon barnes on Mar 25, 2003, 5:34 PM
     
  25. Colors for wheels? View Thread - Jan Abrahamsson on Mar 23, 2003, 7:48 PM
    1. re Colors for wheels. - Jerry Ben on Mar 24, 2003, 12:15 PM
      1. Thanks Jerry.. - jan abrahamsson on Mar 25, 2003, 12:18 AM
     
  26. Iwata Revolution airbrush "WOW View Thread - Alan Bessler on Mar 23, 2003, 2:29 PM
    1. Which one? - Paul Quattro on Mar 23, 2003, 10:32 PM
      1. The CR - Alan Bessler on Mar 24, 2003, 8:13 AM
    2. How do you like your HP-C? - Neilson on Mar 24, 2003, 9:04 AM
      1. HP-C - Alan Bessler on Mar 24, 2003, 3:33 PM
        1. hpc - neilson on Mar 24, 2003, 3:47 PM
          1. HP-C - Alan Bessler on Mar 24, 2003, 10:06 PM
    3. Iwata Revolution - Gary Barling on May 6, 2003, 10:05 PM
     
  27. anyone tried cavalier zimmerit on the new DML panthers? View Thread - chad perkins on Mar 23, 2003, 9:40 AM
    1. Have you tried Atak zimmerit? - Jeremy Moore on Mar 23, 2003, 8:04 PM
      1. Have ATAK... looks great, now I am looking for application help... - P Ranta on Mar 24, 2003, 2:26 PM
        1. Zimmerit adhesive - Jeremy Moore on Mar 28, 2003, 7:21 AM
          1. Thanks... I've been using 5-15 sec CA... - Paul Ranta on Mar 29, 2003, 11:11 AM
     
  28. Source for hex nut and bolts View Thread - Håvard Haugen on Mar 21, 2003, 3:45 PM
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  30. How to work with length and link tracks View Thread - Rob Scott on Mar 19, 2003, 7:59 AM
    1. I meant to place "please help" before the message - Rob Scott on Mar 19, 2003, 8:00 AM
    2. Re: How to work with length and link tracks - Jakko Westerbeke on Mar 20, 2003, 6:10 AM
     
  31. Tow Cables View Thread - Omar Rico on Mar 19, 2003, 12:10 AM
    1. Re: Tow Cables - D. McKeever on Mar 19, 2003, 1:41 AM
    2. Tow cables - Ulf Andersson on Mar 19, 2003, 3:02 AM
    3. Tow Rope - Stewart Young on Mar 19, 2003, 7:54 AM
      1. Re: Tow Rope - Omar Rico on Mar 19, 2003, 11:03 AM
        1. removing fuzz - Barry Gazso on Mar 19, 2003, 12:24 PM
      2. i second that........ - chad perkins on Mar 21, 2003, 8:12 AM
    4. Tow Ropes - Paul Roberts on Mar 19, 2003, 1:13 PM
    5. Veyr cheap tow ropes. - Jordan Baker on Mar 19, 2003, 3:54 PM
    6. Extremely cheap cables... - Christian Ankerstjerne on Mar 22, 2003, 6:13 PM
      1. Re: Extremely cheap cables... - Zxcv7895 on Mar 23, 2003, 2:51 PM
     
  32. Help Please... Which Tamiya Airbrush? View Thread - Paul Baxter on Mar 18, 2003, 7:12 PM
    1. Re: Help Please... Which Tamiya Airbrush? - chad perkins on Mar 18, 2003, 8:27 PM
      1. I second that. ! - Jerry Ben on Mar 19, 2003, 5:41 PM
    2. Thanks! and one more question - Paul Baxter on Mar 19, 2003, 10:32 PM
      1. reply to question - Jerry B. on Mar 20, 2003, 2:01 PM
        1. Thanks again! n/t - Paul Baxter on Mar 21, 2003, 5:58 PM
     
  33. Aztec Airbrushes and acylics View Thread - Mick Hill on Mar 18, 2003, 4:55 PM
    1. Jamming - Marko Mäkinen on Mar 19, 2003, 7:50 AM
      1. Re: Jamming - Mick Hill on Mar 19, 2003, 4:56 PM
    2. Re: Aztec Airbrushes and acylics - Steve Kansa on Mar 19, 2003, 7:34 PM
     
  34. Mixture and air pressure for thin German camoflage?? View Thread - Jan Abrahamsson on Mar 18, 2003, 3:36 PM
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  36. Acryllic car filler and static grass to model mud View Thread - D. McKeever on Mar 18, 2003, 12:52 PM
    1. "Bondo" is probably the best known brand but...... - Ian MacAulay on Mar 21, 2003, 9:17 AM
     
  37. Careful with that compressor!! View Thread - Chris Townend on Mar 18, 2003, 11:57 AM
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  39. What are some good chipped paint methods for AFV's? View Thread - Steve Kansa on Mar 17, 2003, 7:22 PM
    1. Re: What are some good chipped paint methods for AFV's? - Scott Cannon on Mar 19, 2003, 11:11 PM
      1. Check out some old issues of Tamiya Modeling International. - Ian MacAulay on Mar 21, 2003, 9:24 AM
     
  40. Replacement Tracks View Thread - TomS on Mar 17, 2003, 6:22 PM
    1. Re: Replacement Tracks - Jakko Westerbeke on Mar 18, 2003, 6:23 AM
    2. Re: Replacement Tracks - Jason Lachmanetz on Mar 23, 2003, 1:32 AM
     
  41. Q for David Parker on gouache View Thread - Andrew Hall on Mar 17, 2003, 5:13 PM
    1. Re Gouache - David Parker on Mar 19, 2003, 6:23 AM
      1. Should've been clearer.. - Andrew Hall on Mar 19, 2003, 1:00 PM
        1. Mmmmm - David Parker on Mar 20, 2003, 4:47 AM
     
  42. Making brass handels ? View Thread - Alan Bessler on Mar 17, 2003, 10:45 AM
    1. One quick way - Andrew Hall on Mar 17, 2003, 4:25 PM
    2. Excellent - Alan Bessler on Mar 18, 2003, 9:48 AM
    3. Brass grabs and tie downs - Jim Hockett on Mar 18, 2003, 1:08 PM
      1. Thanks - Alan Bessler on Mar 18, 2003, 4:32 PM
     
  43. Brush painting with Tamiya acrylics View Thread - Chris on Mar 17, 2003, 6:41 AM
    1. Re: Brush painting with Tamiya acrylics - Niels Koster on Mar 17, 2003, 9:37 AM
    2. same problem, trying something new - Christophe Van Wonterghem on Mar 17, 2003, 9:51 AM
    3. My 2 cents - Alan Bessler on Mar 17, 2003, 10:40 AM
    4. SLOP IT ON - Fred A. Robinson on Mar 17, 2003, 11:10 AM
    5. Thanks - Chris Townend on Mar 17, 2003, 11:24 AM
      1. Vallajo - Alan Bessler on Mar 18, 2003, 9:56 AM
    6. Using Tamiya acrylics with a brush - Simon Beard on Mar 24, 2003, 12:45 PM
     
  44. Bent needle, paint to thinner ratio or my skill? View Thread - Anthony Yu on Mar 15, 2003, 6:14 PM
    1. Thin paint. - Alan Bessler on Mar 16, 2003, 10:20 AM
     
  45. Humbrol super hobby Acrylics !! View Thread - simon barnes on Mar 15, 2003, 6:25 AM
    1. Screenwash - Andrew Hall on Mar 15, 2003, 9:53 AM
      1. thanks i have some in the shed< BOGOF :-) - simon barnes on Mar 15, 2003, 11:32 AM
    2. thinner by Humbrol - Jeroen De Vleesschauwer on Dec 4, 2003, 3:03 PM
     
  46. Help! View Thread - Bill Dwyer on Mar 14, 2003, 10:12 PM
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  48. Gluing PE? View Thread - Alan Bessler on Mar 14, 2003, 10:09 PM
    1. Re: Gluing PE? - Alex Hodges on Mar 14, 2003, 10:27 PM
    2. Re: Gluing PE? - Jakko Westerbeke on Mar 15, 2003, 6:16 AM
      1. Thank You.. - Alan Bessler on Mar 15, 2003, 8:03 AM
     
  49. Is there a plastic glew that isn't toxic? (I use Tamiya at the moment) View Thread - Lukas Friedli on Mar 14, 2003, 4:05 PM
    1. Re: Is there a plastic glew that isn't toxic? (I use Tamiya at the moment) - Alex Hodges on Mar 14, 2003, 10:31 PM
    2. Spray Booth - Leif Martinsson on Mar 15, 2003, 12:22 AM
    3. Re: Is there a plastic glew that isn't toxic? (I use Tamiya at the moment) - Charles Nelson on Mar 15, 2003, 11:48 AM
      1. Thanx. Charles: that sounds interesting. Also because it doesn't dry so fast! - Lukas Friedli on Mar 15, 2003, 3:09 PM
    4. Non-smell is not non-toxic - Pekka Kerttula on Mar 17, 2003, 6:22 AM
     
  50. where to buy UHU super glue in USA? View Thread - Mark Krueger on Mar 14, 2003, 2:35 PM
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  52. Which Punch&Die set View Thread - Eran Kaufman on Mar 14, 2003, 12:20 PM
    1. Re: Which Punch&Die set - Paul Roberts on Mar 14, 2003, 12:58 PM
      1. What others? - J.L. Segundo Jr. on Mar 14, 2003, 3:55 PM
        1. Don't EVER listen to Paul Roberts! ;-) - Bob Clifton on Mar 14, 2003, 4:51 PM
    2. So, is the historex set Recommended? - Eran Kaufman on Mar 16, 2003, 5:59 PM
      1. The Historex is a lot cheaper in the UK... - Robert Lockie on Mar 18, 2003, 6:59 AM
     
  53. Badger Airbrushes, wich is the best? View Thread - Márcio Ferreira on Mar 14, 2003, 5:36 AM
    1. The Badger 200 is pretty good... - David Nickels on Mar 14, 2003, 11:02 AM
      1. The needle/noose set i have is ... - Márcio Ferreira on Mar 14, 2003, 11:23 AM
     
  54. photo etch help View Thread - yasu on Mar 13, 2003, 12:56 AM
    1. Eduard... - Gunnar Baeumer on Mar 13, 2003, 6:54 AM
      1. Re: Eduard... - yasu on Mar 13, 2003, 3:41 PM
     
  55. Painting lower parts of an AFV without an airbrush View Thread - Emre Bayramli on Mar 12, 2003, 5:58 PM
    1. Re: Painting lower parts of an AFV without an airbrush - Jakko Westerbeke on Mar 13, 2003, 6:32 AM
      1. Thanks - Emre Bayramli on Mar 14, 2003, 4:51 AM
    2. Painting w/o Airbrush - James Naveira on Mar 13, 2003, 1:07 PM
      1. Thanks - Emre Bayramli on Mar 14, 2003, 4:54 AM
     
  56. Rusty-red primer View Thread - Paul C. Anagnostopoulos on Mar 12, 2003, 9:51 AM
    1. Re: Rusty-red primer - Richard Tellejohn on Mar 12, 2003, 5:09 PM
    2. Rusty Red & other colors... - Ted Wells on Mar 16, 2003, 12:41 PM
     
  57. Eduard and Part PE Question View Thread - Scott Dimmick on Mar 12, 2003, 8:03 AM
    1. p/e finish... - tim whistler on Mar 17, 2003, 9:37 AM
     
  58. Italieri M998 (Hummer) View Thread - Green on Mar 12, 2003, 7:05 AM
    1. my complete name ... - B. Csenteri on Mar 12, 2003, 9:15 AM
    2. Re: Italieri M998 (Hummer) - Rod Crisman on Mar 12, 2003, 12:15 PM
     
  59. Great sandpaper.. View Thread - Mark Pieters on Mar 11, 2003, 2:23 PM
    1. Ooops this was in response to Mr Lee's question below - Mark Pieters on Mar 11, 2003, 2:58 PM
    2. Sandpaper - Tom Herling on Mar 12, 2003, 7:05 AM
     
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