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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 anybody have and hints for assembling L to L tracks that are made from resin?? View Thread - Ian MacAulay on Apr 13, 2003, 3:51 PM
    1. Hair dryer - Alan Bessler on Apr 13, 2003, 6:03 PM
     
  2. paint chipping View Thread - Roy Raharjo on Apr 13, 2003, 2:02 AM
    1. Yes, in Missing links!!! - Mig Jimenez on Apr 13, 2003, 6:20 PM
    2. I had good succes with Rubbercement lately... - Robert Blokker on Apr 14, 2003, 10:40 AM
    3. Thanks a lot, guys !! n/t - Roy Raharjo on Apr 14, 2003, 11:54 PM
      1. my article - Martin Wilson on Apr 19, 2003, 9:24 AM
     
  3. Does anyone here use the Tamiya side cutter? Is it any good? View Thread - Mark Pieters on Apr 12, 2003, 11:29 PM
    1. What I use... - Tom Terblanche on Apr 13, 2003, 1:47 PM
    2. My spruce cutter - Eric McClure on Apr 13, 2003, 6:47 PM
      1. cutters - Barry Friesen on Apr 15, 2003, 9:11 PM
    3. Tamiya all the way - Graeme Davidson on Apr 25, 2003, 7:42 PM
     
  4. Airbrush cleaning fluids ?? View Thread - Alan Bessler on Apr 12, 2003, 7:03 AM
    1. If your using acrylics, here is what I use.. - Walter Schneider on Apr 12, 2003, 11:22 AM
      1. Thanks very much.. - Alan Bessler on Apr 12, 2003, 10:15 PM
    2. I use Lacquer thinner - neilson eznack on Apr 14, 2003, 12:11 PM
    3. Forget Ammonia, Windex or lacquer thinner - Ricardo Rueda on Apr 15, 2003, 1:10 PM
     
  5. Gluing Clear Plastic Parts...The Best Method? View Thread - Chris Johnson on Apr 11, 2003, 12:25 PM
    1. Use white glue ..... - Yu-Chi Liu on Apr 11, 2003, 4:53 PM
    2. Gluing clear parts... - Greg H on Apr 11, 2003, 4:53 PM
    3. Future+CA = No problems! - Dana J Nield on Apr 11, 2003, 8:03 PM
     
  6. What is the best way to indicate grain on jack blocks? View Thread - Jorge Alvear on Apr 10, 2003, 1:59 PM
    1. Wood Grain - Matt Grzybinski on Apr 11, 2003, 8:30 AM
    2. Jorge... - John Mooney on Apr 14, 2003, 7:20 AM
     
  7. Mixing olive drab in acrylics? View Thread - Phil Fisher on Apr 10, 2003, 1:47 AM
    1. Re: Mixing olive drab in acrylics? - Jakko Westerbeke on Apr 10, 2003, 6:11 AM
      1. and what about this? - Ricardo Haddad on Apr 10, 2003, 12:35 PM
      2. Thanks heaps - Phil Fisher on Apr 14, 2003, 12:41 AM
     
  8. Camo View Thread - Kris lane on Apr 9, 2003, 5:24 PM
    1. Kris, I use... - Dave O'Hara on Apr 9, 2003, 5:41 PM
      1. Time for Pizza! - Ricardo Haddad on Apr 10, 2003, 12:41 PM
        1. Re: Time for Pizza! - Kris on Apr 10, 2003, 1:48 PM
     
  9. Info about Mig's pigments View Thread - Dan Fisher on Apr 8, 2003, 4:13 PM
    1. Get it at.. - Alan Bessler on Apr 8, 2003, 6:37 PM
     
  10. M3 Stuart Individual Links View Thread - Charles Harrison on Apr 8, 2003, 8:44 AM
    1. Move the sprocket - David Nickels on Apr 8, 2003, 8:49 AM
      1. Thanks for the suggestion n/t. - Charles Harrison on Apr 10, 2003, 8:37 AM
     
  11. Tubing/Conduit help needed View Thread - Kevin Weiler on Apr 7, 2003, 7:24 PM
    1. What I use. - Jordan Baker on Apr 7, 2003, 11:12 PM
    2. Re: Tubing/Conduit help needed - Jakko Westerbeke on Apr 8, 2003, 6:12 AM
      1. fuel lines are at - ian sadler on Apr 8, 2003, 9:21 AM
      2. Re: Re: Tubing/Conduit help needed - Kevin Weiler on Apr 8, 2003, 1:42 PM
     
  12. Sanding Weathered Fruils View Thread - D. McKeever on Apr 7, 2003, 3:49 PM
    1. Sanding - Tony Perrotta on Apr 8, 2003, 4:07 PM
    2. Pads - David Nickels on Apr 9, 2003, 12:20 PM
     
  13. Dragon Steel Wheels on Tamiya PzIV (new kit) View Thread - James Hodkinson on Apr 6, 2003, 7:55 AM
    1. Some years ago... - Dave O'Hara on Apr 6, 2003, 6:51 PM
     
  14. Applying Rust View Thread - Alberto Flores on Apr 5, 2003, 3:47 AM
    1. Re: Applying Rust - Nicolas Dross on Apr 6, 2003, 4:19 PM
      1. Applying Rust - Alberto Flores on Apr 6, 2003, 4:34 PM
    2. Use Mig pigments.. - Alan Bessler on Apr 6, 2003, 6:24 PM
      1. Use Mig pigments.. - Alberto Flores on Apr 7, 2003, 4:35 AM
     
  15. Update View Thread - Leif Martinsson on Apr 4, 2003, 12:17 PM
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  17. Applying Mig-Pigments? View Thread - Alan Bessler on Apr 3, 2003, 7:09 PM
    1. Finally I have a long article 95% finish... - Mig Jimenez on Apr 4, 2003, 3:30 PM
      1. Looking forward to it.... - Stuke Sowle on Apr 4, 2003, 5:08 PM
      2. I'll Wait - Alan Bessler on Apr 4, 2003, 5:57 PM
      3. Thanks Mig - Alan Bessler on Apr 4, 2003, 6:14 PM
      4. MiG: Is the article ready? - Vince Pugliese on Apr 16, 2003, 3:47 PM
     
  18. vallejo liquid mask vs. rubber cement masking View Thread - Jeff Hedwink on Apr 3, 2003, 12:09 PM
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  20. just came up with great way to do washes.... View Thread - todd moore on Apr 2, 2003, 3:59 PM
    1. Washes - Jeff Andrews on Apr 2, 2003, 7:24 PM
      1. looks like the same technique! 'cept he uses a "sludge". - todd moore on Apr 3, 2003, 10:40 AM
     
  21. how awesome are eduard barrels! View Thread - chad perkins on Apr 2, 2003, 9:42 AM
    1. Take a look at the T-72 barrel... - Rob Gronovius on Apr 3, 2003, 10:00 AM
      1. The Firefly one is excellent too........n/t - Lee Dobson on Apr 4, 2003, 11:32 AM
     
  22. Fruilmodel Tracks View Thread - Clayton Sokoll on Apr 2, 2003, 6:31 AM
    1. maybe slightly out of scale? - Michael Rinaldi on Apr 6, 2003, 9:57 PM
     
  23. Praise for MIG Productions... View Thread - jan abrahamsson on Apr 2, 2003, 4:18 AM
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  25. Acrylic Display Case View Thread - Ahmad Zaidi on Apr 1, 2003, 11:23 PM
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  27. Pzkw Damage View Thread - Matti Kärki on Apr 1, 2003, 3:52 PM
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  29. The curse of the white! View Thread - Emre Bayramli on Apr 1, 2003, 3:40 PM
    1. White Uniforms - Ian Barraclough on Apr 1, 2003, 4:45 PM
    2. a good ook - Ron Smith on Apr 2, 2003, 12:11 AM
    3. white uniform - ron hetherington on Apr 7, 2003, 3:51 PM
     
  30. M42 greatcoat and Motorcycle coat colors View Thread - Emre Bayramli on Apr 1, 2003, 3:23 PM
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  32. Iwata HP-B troubles View Thread - Mati Raudsepp on Mar 31, 2003, 4:49 PM
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  34. 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
     
  35. 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
     
  36. 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
     
  37. 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
     
  38. 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
     
  39. 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
     
  40. 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
     
  41. 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
     
  42. 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
     
  43. Problems with decals? View Thread - Jeff Hamblen on Mar 27, 2003, 1:35 PM
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  45. 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
     
  46. 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
     
  47. 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
     
  48. 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
     
  49. Painting halftrakcs and open-top vehicles View Thread - David McKeever on Mar 26, 2003, 8:15 PM
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  51. 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
     
  52. 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
     
  53. 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
     
  54. 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
     
  55. 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
     
  56. 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
     
  57. Source for hex nut and bolts View Thread - Håvard Haugen on Mar 21, 2003, 3:45 PM
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  59. 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
     
  60. 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
     
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