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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. 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
     
  2. 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
     
  3. 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
     
  4. 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
     
  5. 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
     
  6. Source for hex nut and bolts View Thread - Håvard Haugen on Mar 21, 2003, 3:45 PM
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  8. 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
     
  9. 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
     
  10. 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
     
  11. 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
     
  12. Mixture and air pressure for thin German camoflage?? View Thread - Jan Abrahamsson on Mar 18, 2003, 3:36 PM
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  14. 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
     
  15. Careful with that compressor!! View Thread - Chris Townend on Mar 18, 2003, 11:57 AM
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  17. 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
     
  18. 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
     
  19. 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
     
  20. 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
     
  21. 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
     
  22. 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
     
  23. 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
     
  24. Help! View Thread - Bill Dwyer on Mar 14, 2003, 10:12 PM
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  26. 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
     
  27. 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
     
  28. where to buy UHU super glue in USA? View Thread - Mark Krueger on Mar 14, 2003, 2:35 PM
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  30. 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
     
  31. 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
     
  32. 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
     
  33. 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
     
  34. 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
     
  35. 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
     
  36. 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
     
  37. 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
     
  38. FINISHING ABRASIVE SET View Thread - Victor Lee on Mar 10, 2003, 1:24 PM
    1. get it, it's absolutely fantactic - Wouter Siepman on Mar 18, 2003, 11:14 AM
      1. For sanding????? - Victor Lee on Mar 19, 2003, 11:41 AM
        1. reply - Wouter Siepman on Mar 21, 2003, 6:48 AM
     
  39. FriulModel Tracks View Thread - Frank Froment on Mar 9, 2003, 7:11 PM
    1. re. FriulModel Tracks - Mike Land on Mar 9, 2003, 10:09 PM
    2. Re: FriulModel Tracks - al jorgensen on Mar 10, 2003, 5:29 PM
    3. use the wire - franck edet on Mar 11, 2003, 4:16 PM
    4. prepping track - Bob Morales on Mar 14, 2003, 2:14 PM
    5. re. FriulModel Tracks - John Teklinsky on Mar 18, 2003, 7:01 PM
     
  40. help with aber photo-etch View Thread - D. McKeever on Mar 9, 2003, 5:07 PM
    1. Tricky - David Parker on Mar 10, 2003, 4:40 AM
      1. Re: Tricky - D. McKeever on Mar 10, 2003, 11:10 AM
        1. Re: Tricky - David Parker on Mar 11, 2003, 6:57 AM
    2. Clasps - Terry Ashley on Mar 11, 2003, 7:23 AM
    3. Photo-etch help - Tom Herling on Mar 11, 2003, 8:11 AM
    4. Update - D. McKeever on Mar 11, 2003, 11:37 AM
    5. I was just fighting with these last night - Richard Grosshans on Mar 11, 2003, 12:46 PM
     
  41. How would you fill in these knockout holes (pic incl.) View Thread - Mark Pieters on Mar 9, 2003, 4:28 PM
    1. Try this - Lee Dobson on Mar 9, 2003, 5:37 PM
    2. Another suggestion - Barry Biediger on Mar 9, 2003, 6:27 PM
      1. Barry has the right idea - Dana J Nield on Mar 9, 2003, 6:58 PM
    3. I would... - Ron Smith on Mar 9, 2003, 11:12 PM
      1. a punch & die set will give you great service here - G Creager on Mar 10, 2003, 3:56 AM
    4. And finally....correction fluid. - Andrew Hall on Mar 10, 2003, 8:37 AM
    5. I would use Mr Surfacer #500 - Gary Cunningham on Mar 10, 2003, 8:24 PM
      1. Great Idea's everyone..Thanks - Mark Pieters on Mar 11, 2003, 2:51 PM
        1. Re: Great Idea's everyone..Thanks - Paul Roberts on Mar 13, 2003, 12:59 PM
     
  42. Help ,removing tape residue View Thread - John Franklin on Mar 9, 2003, 10:50 AM
    1. Lighter fuel - David Parker on Mar 10, 2003, 4:42 AM
     
  43. Rustall View Thread - Tom Terblanche on Mar 9, 2003, 9:25 AM
    1. Check Your mail !! N/T - Philip Jan van Sandwijk on Mar 9, 2003, 10:11 AM
    2. The Real Deal Works - Paul Quattro on Mar 12, 2003, 6:29 PM
      1. Thanks - Tom Terblanche on Mar 14, 2003, 3:01 PM
     
  44. What is this part? View Thread - Paul C. Anagnostopoulos on Mar 9, 2003, 9:15 AM
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  46. mudguards damage View Thread - Jeroen Bonenkamp on Mar 9, 2003, 5:49 AM
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  48. Blacken It or Rail Weathering Solution for Fruils View Thread - David McKeever on Mar 8, 2003, 9:46 PM
    1. Yes! - Will Pecoul on Mar 8, 2003, 11:23 PM
      1. what do you clean your trax with? - chad perkins on Mar 9, 2003, 9:24 AM
        1. anything with a 'kick' - Will Pecoul on Mar 10, 2003, 9:08 PM
    2. RWS - Torsten Becker on Mar 9, 2003, 5:28 AM
    3. Blacken It - Frank Froment on Mar 9, 2003, 7:53 PM
      1. Model Expo has it--nt - D. McKeever on Mar 10, 2003, 12:53 PM
      2. MicroMark as well (n/t) - Will Pecoul on Mar 10, 2003, 9:10 PM
    4. Blacken it replacement - Bryan Barnes on Mar 10, 2003, 10:32 AM
     
  49. Tips on making canves tarps View Thread - Dan Reed on Mar 8, 2003, 10:54 AM
    1. Thin Foil - John Boyton on Mar 8, 2003, 11:38 AM
    2. Milliput? - Rick James on Mar 8, 2003, 5:34 PM
    3. Another Technique - Rob Bridges on Mar 9, 2003, 12:27 AM
      1. Re: Another Technique - Dan Reed on Mar 9, 2003, 10:59 AM
     
  50. Buying an airbrush.....need some help!!! View Thread - Mick Hill on Mar 8, 2003, 4:11 AM
    1. Re: Buying an airbrush.....need some help!!! - chad perkins on Mar 8, 2003, 8:16 AM
    2. re. Buying an airbrush - Mike Land on Mar 8, 2003, 9:39 AM
    3. Re: Buying an airbrush.....need some help!!! - Mick Hill on Mar 8, 2003, 1:54 PM
     
  51. Help with weathering and washes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! View Thread - Neilson Eznack on Mar 7, 2003, 8:47 PM
    1. Here's what I do. - Steve Kubik on Mar 8, 2003, 12:46 AM
     
  52. Thomas Lin View Thread - Tommy Andersson on Mar 7, 2003, 1:24 PM
    1. Also, Thomas... - Rob Bilinski on Mar 7, 2003, 2:48 PM
      1. I am not Thomas Lin - Tommy Andersson on Mar 7, 2003, 2:57 PM
        1. I realize that..... - Rob Bilinski on Mar 7, 2003, 3:49 PM
     
  53. Fuse wire? View Thread - Gary Cunningham on Mar 6, 2003, 1:35 PM
    1. fuse wire - Alex Hodges on Mar 6, 2003, 3:12 PM
      1. A different meaning of Fuse. - Paul Quattro on Mar 9, 2003, 8:22 AM
    2. fuse wire - Gary Cunningham on Mar 6, 2003, 3:28 PM
    3. more info - Gary Cunningham on Mar 6, 2003, 3:33 PM
      1. fuse wire - Alex Hodges on Mar 6, 2003, 4:09 PM
    4. In days of yore....... - clive harman on Mar 6, 2003, 4:26 PM
      1. telephone extension cord - Alex Hodges on Mar 6, 2003, 5:08 PM
        1. Maybe the UK uses a different grade..... (n/t) - clive harman on Mar 6, 2003, 6:11 PM
    5. It might be Fuselink wire - Edward Bernardo on Mar 6, 2003, 5:13 PM
    6. Why not ask him ??? - clive harman on Mar 6, 2003, 6:29 PM
      1. What Gauge? - Chris Benson on Mar 7, 2003, 8:03 AM
    7. Fly tieing lead wire - Ted Paone on Mar 7, 2003, 9:16 AM
      1. Fly tieing wire - Martin Mickleburgh on Mar 8, 2003, 6:50 AM
        1. To tie your fly.... - Ted Paone on Mar 10, 2003, 10:42 AM
        2. Fly tying wire in UK - John Tapsell on Mar 13, 2003, 8:33 AM
          1. Addendum - John Tapsell on Mar 13, 2003, 8:34 AM
    8. Solder Wire - kirk guinee on Mar 7, 2003, 12:36 PM
      1. Ribbon Cable - Tom Terblanche on Mar 9, 2003, 9:22 AM
    9. Fuse wire = bus wire or USB cable wire - Myles Grady on Mar 9, 2003, 2:05 PM
    10. In the UK - John Harris on Mar 17, 2003, 2:46 AM
     
  54. humbrol thinners View Thread - chad perkins on Mar 6, 2003, 12:35 PM
    1. humbrol thinners - Rick James on Mar 7, 2003, 5:16 PM
    2. Humbrol thinner and Tamiya putty - jamesmorgan on Mar 7, 2003, 8:52 PM
     
  55. Tying camoflage color together? View Thread - jan abrahamsson on Mar 6, 2003, 3:01 AM
    1. Toning down 3-colour camo - Paul Wright on Mar 6, 2003, 12:20 PM
      1. Thanks...sounds - jan abrahamsson on Mar 6, 2003, 2:26 PM
     
  56. Untitled View Thread - TIM C on Mar 6, 2003, 12:59 AM
    1. NEED HELP ON PUTTY !! - TIM C on Mar 6, 2003, 1:01 AM
      1. And your full name and email adress - Rob Plas on Mar 6, 2003, 2:23 AM
        1. Tricks on using Putty - TIM GAN on Mar 6, 2003, 9:49 AM
          1. Better stop using green putty - Rob Plas on Mar 6, 2003, 5:10 PM
    2. Filling - Rick James on Mar 7, 2003, 5:37 PM
      1. acetone - Ron Smith on Mar 8, 2003, 3:40 AM
     
  57. xtracolour enamel paint View Thread - Victor Lee on Mar 4, 2003, 11:47 AM
    1. xtracolour - martin chapman on Mar 4, 2003, 4:40 PM
      1. cheap cellulose thinners? - phil mann on Mar 5, 2003, 4:27 AM
        1. thinners - martin chapman on Mar 5, 2003, 4:32 PM
          1. Thanks. - philip mann on Mar 6, 2003, 4:59 AM
     
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