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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. photo etch help View Thread - yasu on Mar 13, 12:56 AM
    1. Eduard... - Gunnar Baeumer on Mar 13, 6:54 AM
      1. Re: Eduard... - yasu on Mar 13, 3:41 PM
     
  2. Painting lower parts of an AFV without an airbrush View Thread - Emre Bayramli on Mar 12, 5:58 PM
    1. Re: Painting lower parts of an AFV without an airbrush - Jakko Westerbeke on Mar 13, 6:32 AM
      1. Thanks - Emre Bayramli on Mar 14, 4:51 AM
    2. Painting w/o Airbrush - James Naveira on Mar 13, 1:07 PM
      1. Thanks - Emre Bayramli on Mar 14, 4:54 AM
     
  3. Rusty-red primer View Thread - Paul C. Anagnostopoulos on Mar 12, 9:51 AM
    1. Re: Rusty-red primer - Richard Tellejohn on Mar 12, 5:09 PM
    2. Rusty Red & other colors... - Ted Wells on Mar 16, 12:41 PM
     
  4. Eduard and Part PE Question View Thread - Scott Dimmick on Mar 12, 8:03 AM
    1. p/e finish... - tim whistler on Mar 17, 9:37 AM
     
  5. Italieri M998 (Hummer) View Thread - Green on Mar 12, 7:05 AM
    1. my complete name ... - B. Csenteri on Mar 12, 9:15 AM
    2. Re: Italieri M998 (Hummer) - Rod Crisman on Mar 12, 12:15 PM
     
  6. Great sandpaper.. View Thread - Mark Pieters on Mar 11, 2:23 PM
    1. Ooops this was in response to Mr Lee's question below - Mark Pieters on Mar 11, 2:58 PM
    2. Sandpaper - Tom Herling on Mar 12, 7:05 AM
     
  7. FINISHING ABRASIVE SET View Thread - Victor Lee on Mar 10, 1:24 PM
    1. get it, it's absolutely fantactic - Wouter Siepman on Mar 18, 11:14 AM
      1. For sanding????? - Victor Lee on Mar 19, 11:41 AM
        1. reply - Wouter Siepman on Mar 21, 6:48 AM
     
  8. FriulModel Tracks View Thread - Frank Froment on Mar 9, 7:11 PM
    1. re. FriulModel Tracks - Mike Land on Mar 9, 10:09 PM
    2. Re: FriulModel Tracks - al jorgensen on Mar 10, 5:29 PM
    3. use the wire - franck edet on Mar 11, 4:16 PM
    4. prepping track - Bob Morales on Mar 14, 2:14 PM
    5. re. FriulModel Tracks - John Teklinsky on Mar 18, 7:01 PM
     
  9. help with aber photo-etch View Thread - D. McKeever on Mar 9, 5:07 PM
    1. Tricky - David Parker on Mar 10, 4:40 AM
      1. Re: Tricky - D. McKeever on Mar 10, 11:10 AM
        1. Re: Tricky - David Parker on Mar 11, 6:57 AM
    2. Clasps - Terry Ashley on Mar 11, 7:23 AM
    3. Photo-etch help - Tom Herling on Mar 11, 8:11 AM
    4. Update - D. McKeever on Mar 11, 11:37 AM
    5. I was just fighting with these last night - Richard Grosshans on Mar 11, 12:46 PM
     
  10. How would you fill in these knockout holes (pic incl.) View Thread - Mark Pieters on Mar 9, 4:28 PM
    1. Try this - Lee Dobson on Mar 9, 5:37 PM
    2. Another suggestion - Barry Biediger on Mar 9, 6:27 PM
      1. Barry has the right idea - Dana J Nield on Mar 9, 6:58 PM
    3. I would... - Ron Smith on Mar 9, 11:12 PM
      1. a punch & die set will give you great service here - G Creager on Mar 10, 3:56 AM
    4. And finally....correction fluid. - Andrew Hall on Mar 10, 8:37 AM
    5. I would use Mr Surfacer #500 - Gary Cunningham on Mar 10, 8:24 PM
      1. Great Idea's everyone..Thanks - Mark Pieters on Mar 11, 2:51 PM
        1. Re: Great Idea's everyone..Thanks - Paul Roberts on Mar 13, 12:59 PM
     
  11. Help ,removing tape residue View Thread - John Franklin on Mar 9, 10:50 AM
    1. Lighter fuel - David Parker on Mar 10, 4:42 AM
     
  12. Rustall View Thread - Tom Terblanche on Mar 9, 9:25 AM
    1. Check Your mail !! N/T - Philip Jan van Sandwijk on Mar 9, 10:11 AM
    2. The Real Deal Works - Paul Quattro on Mar 12, 6:29 PM
      1. Thanks - Tom Terblanche on Mar 14, 3:01 PM
     
  13. What is this part? View Thread - Paul C. Anagnostopoulos on Mar 9, 9:15 AM
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  15. mudguards damage View Thread - Jeroen Bonenkamp on Mar 9, 5:49 AM
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  17. Blacken It or Rail Weathering Solution for Fruils View Thread - David McKeever on Mar 8, 9:46 PM
    1. Yes! - Will Pecoul on Mar 8, 11:23 PM
      1. what do you clean your trax with? - chad perkins on Mar 9, 9:24 AM
        1. anything with a 'kick' - Will Pecoul on Mar 10, 9:08 PM
    2. RWS - Torsten Becker on Mar 9, 5:28 AM
    3. Blacken It - Frank Froment on Mar 9, 7:53 PM
      1. Model Expo has it--nt - D. McKeever on Mar 10, 12:53 PM
      2. MicroMark as well (n/t) - Will Pecoul on Mar 10, 9:10 PM
    4. Blacken it replacement - Bryan Barnes on Mar 10, 10:32 AM
     
  18. Tips on making canves tarps View Thread - Dan Reed on Mar 8, 10:54 AM
    1. Thin Foil - John Boyton on Mar 8, 11:38 AM
    2. Milliput? - Rick James on Mar 8, 5:34 PM
    3. Another Technique - Rob Bridges on Mar 9, 12:27 AM
      1. Re: Another Technique - Dan Reed on Mar 9, 10:59 AM
     
  19. Buying an airbrush.....need some help!!! View Thread - Mick Hill on Mar 8, 4:11 AM
    1. Re: Buying an airbrush.....need some help!!! - chad perkins on Mar 8, 8:16 AM
    2. re. Buying an airbrush - Mike Land on Mar 8, 9:39 AM
    3. Re: Buying an airbrush.....need some help!!! - Mick Hill on Mar 8, 1:54 PM
     
  20. Help with weathering and washes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! View Thread - Neilson Eznack on Mar 7, 8:47 PM
    1. Here's what I do. - Steve Kubik on Mar 8, 12:46 AM
     
  21. Thomas Lin View Thread - Tommy Andersson on Mar 7, 1:24 PM
    1. Also, Thomas... - Rob Bilinski on Mar 7, 2:48 PM
      1. I am not Thomas Lin - Tommy Andersson on Mar 7, 2:57 PM
        1. I realize that..... - Rob Bilinski on Mar 7, 3:49 PM
     
  22. Fuse wire? View Thread - Gary Cunningham on Mar 6, 1:35 PM
    1. fuse wire - Alex Hodges on Mar 6, 3:12 PM
      1. A different meaning of Fuse. - Paul Quattro on Mar 9, 8:22 AM
    2. fuse wire - Gary Cunningham on Mar 6, 3:28 PM
    3. more info - Gary Cunningham on Mar 6, 3:33 PM
      1. fuse wire - Alex Hodges on Mar 6, 4:09 PM
    4. In days of yore....... - clive harman on Mar 6, 4:26 PM
      1. telephone extension cord - Alex Hodges on Mar 6, 5:08 PM
        1. Maybe the UK uses a different grade..... (n/t) - clive harman on Mar 6, 6:11 PM
    5. It might be Fuselink wire - Edward Bernardo on Mar 6, 5:13 PM
    6. Why not ask him ??? - clive harman on Mar 6, 6:29 PM
      1. What Gauge? - Chris Benson on Mar 7, 8:03 AM
    7. Fly tieing lead wire - Ted Paone on Mar 7, 9:16 AM
      1. Fly tieing wire - Martin Mickleburgh on Mar 8, 6:50 AM
        1. To tie your fly.... - Ted Paone on Mar 10, 10:42 AM
        2. Fly tying wire in UK - John Tapsell on Mar 13, 8:33 AM
          1. Addendum - John Tapsell on Mar 13, 8:34 AM
    8. Solder Wire - kirk guinee on Mar 7, 12:36 PM
      1. Ribbon Cable - Tom Terblanche on Mar 9, 9:22 AM
    9. Fuse wire = bus wire or USB cable wire - Myles Grady on Mar 9, 2:05 PM
    10. In the UK - John Harris on Mar 17, 2:46 AM
     
  23. humbrol thinners View Thread - chad perkins on Mar 6, 12:35 PM
    1. humbrol thinners - Rick James on Mar 7, 5:16 PM
    2. Humbrol thinner and Tamiya putty - jamesmorgan on Mar 7, 8:52 PM
     
  24. Tying camoflage color together? View Thread - jan abrahamsson on Mar 6, 3:01 AM
    1. Toning down 3-colour camo - Paul Wright on Mar 6, 12:20 PM
      1. Thanks...sounds - jan abrahamsson on Mar 6, 2:26 PM
     
  25. Untitled View Thread - TIM C on Mar 6, 12:59 AM
    1. NEED HELP ON PUTTY !! - TIM C on Mar 6, 1:01 AM
      1. And your full name and email adress - Rob Plas on Mar 6, 2:23 AM
        1. Tricks on using Putty - TIM GAN on Mar 6, 9:49 AM
          1. Better stop using green putty - Rob Plas on Mar 6, 5:10 PM
    2. Filling - Rick James on Mar 7, 5:37 PM
      1. acetone - Ron Smith on Mar 8, 3:40 AM
     
  26. xtracolour enamel paint View Thread - Victor Lee on Mar 4, 11:47 AM
    1. xtracolour - martin chapman on Mar 4, 4:40 PM
      1. cheap cellulose thinners? - phil mann on Mar 5, 4:27 AM
        1. thinners - martin chapman on Mar 5, 4:32 PM
          1. Thanks. - philip mann on Mar 6, 4:59 AM
     
  27. M8 Warped mudguard, HELP ! View Thread - Robert Lamos on Mar 3, 5:00 PM
    1. You can... - Rob Bridges on Mar 3, 8:59 PM
      1. I'd try... - Robert Lamos on Mar 4, 1:31 PM
     
  28. Oil paint ? View Thread - Alan Bessler on Mar 2, 3:31 PM
    1. My 2 cents on OD - Steve Kubik on Mar 3, 7:48 AM
      1. Thanks Steve.. - Alan Bessler on Mar 3, 8:45 AM
     
  29. Acrylics for Figure painting View Thread - Tom Moon on Mar 2, 12:25 PM
    1. Tom, try... - Dave O'Hara on Mar 2, 3:04 PM
      1. Re: Tom, try... - alex hodges on Mar 3, 1:12 PM
        1. I don't know, Alex; but... - Dave O'Hara on Mar 3, 7:08 PM
          1. Same source of paints - David Nickels on Mar 4, 7:55 AM
            1. Hmmm...so I guess we'll have to... - Dave O'Hara on Mar 4, 8:30 PM
    2. I've been using... - Ron Smith on Mar 3, 1:17 AM
    3. Tom, go with the best.............. - Jody kelm on Mar 6, 9:51 AM
     
  30. 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
     
  31. 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
     
  32. Future Thinning? View Thread - Brandon Hopkins on Mar 1, 5:06 PM
    1. No thinner needed - Steve Kubik on Mar 2, 6:37 AM
     
  33. 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
     
  34. manus's panther View Thread - talino on Mar 1, 3:41 AM
    1. OK, but... - M. Gallagher on Mar 1, 5:45 PM
     
  35. 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
     
  36. 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
     
  37. 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
     
  38. 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
     
  39. The colour under the fenders View Thread - Emre Bayramli on Feb 27, 4:22 PM
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  41. Applying decals..... View Thread - Travis Bailey on Feb 27, 2:04 PM
    1. Re: Applying decals..... - Dan Fisher on Feb 27, 4:47 PM
     
  42. 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
     
  43. 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
     
  44. 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
     
  45. 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
     
  46. 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
     
  47. 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
     
  48. Using Mr Surfacer for zimmerit View Thread - Gary Cunningham on Feb 25, 7:47 PM
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  50. 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
     
  51. 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
     
  52. 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
     
  53. 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
     
  54. 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
     
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