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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. Seeking "quick" technique for painting tracks w/Tamiya acrylics View Thread - Tim Lingle on Feb 4, 2011, 5:16 PM
    1. Track painting - Dave Foster on Feb 4, 2011, 10:09 PM
    2. Floquil... - Frank Michaels on Feb 5, 2011, 9:06 AM
      1. Floquil - MIke Carroll on Feb 5, 2011, 11:55 AM
      2. Floquil is perfect for the job - Adam Kuller on Feb 11, 2011, 4:44 AM
      3. Formula has changed - Aidrian Bridgeman-Sutton on Feb 11, 2011, 11:57 AM
    3. Here is a "quickie" that I use... BTW this is using nothing but Tamiya paints - wes brooner on Mar 27, 2011, 2:34 AM
     
  2. Hexagon punch and die sets View Thread - Paul R. Miles on Jan 29, 2011, 8:57 PM
    1. Roll Models, USA - bobCollignon on Jan 30, 2011, 2:52 PM
      1. Try - Joe Bevans on Feb 4, 2011, 5:48 PM
     
  3. Oil paint washes question View Thread - Walter Schneider on Jan 24, 2011, 8:19 PM
    1. Easy fix - Michael Kirchoff on Jan 24, 2011, 10:56 PM
    2. Thank you Michael, I appreciate the advice. - Walter Schneider on Jan 25, 2011, 8:36 AM
    3. another thing.... - chad perkins on Feb 15, 2011, 1:23 PM
     
  4. Photo etched View Thread - Luc Harvey on Jan 24, 2011, 6:37 AM
    1. Re: Photo etched - Antonio Caserta on Jan 24, 2011, 11:58 AM
    2. Is it a silver/grey colour? - Jon Greenwood on Jan 24, 2011, 6:54 PM
    3. I always... - Paul Kirchner on Jan 24, 2011, 9:50 PM
    4. try this stuff - Aaron Smischney on Jan 25, 2011, 1:23 PM
    5. tank's - Luc Harvey on Jan 25, 2011, 4:24 PM
     
  5. Magic sculpt View Thread - Chris Jerrett on Jan 21, 2011, 10:49 AM
    1. Re: Magic sculpt - Thomas Jefferis on Jan 21, 2011, 11:04 AM
    2. Magic Sculpt - Grahame Bredbere on Jan 21, 2011, 11:42 AM
    3. Re: Magic sculpt - Chris on Jan 21, 2011, 2:16 PM
      1. try Petroleum Jelly... - bobCollignon on Jan 21, 2011, 4:31 PM
        1. Re: try Petroleum Jelly... - Glen Burns on Jan 23, 2011, 11:38 PM
          1. Thanks Glen - Chris Jerrett on Jan 24, 2011, 8:23 AM
            1. Re: Thanks Glen - Glen Burns on Jan 24, 2011, 3:49 PM
        2. Thanks Bob - Chris Jerrett on Jan 24, 2011, 8:23 AM
     
  6. airbrushing pigment powder View Thread - chris bryan on Jan 19, 2011, 8:49 PM
    1. Let's see now..... - Mark Rethoret on Mar 11, 2011, 1:21 PM
     
  7. MIG's Modelling FAQ Book Republished!!! View Thread - Nezar Al-Abbas on Jan 19, 2011, 11:59 AM
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  9. Frost? View Thread - Tony Bell on Jan 17, 2011, 7:25 PM
    1. How about.... - Eric Szczesniak on Jan 17, 2011, 8:04 PM
    2. Frost - Harald Hartwig on Jan 17, 2011, 11:25 PM
    3. This Works.... - Joseph R. Zrodlowski on Jan 23, 2011, 4:50 PM
     
  10. DUMB QUESTION - PHOTO ETCHED PARTS View Thread - NIALL HALL on Jan 17, 2011, 6:48 PM
    1. Dry fit - Ted Paone on Jan 29, 2011, 4:44 PM
      1. Re: Dry fit - Anonymous on Jan 30, 2011, 3:53 PM
     
  11. Mig Products ? View Thread - RFL on Jan 11, 2011, 9:48 PM
    1. Re: Mig Products ? - John Murcutt on Jan 13, 2011, 7:25 PM
      1. Thank You John ! - RFL on Jan 15, 2011, 10:10 AM
     
  12. Indy track painting help needed. View Thread - Walter Schneider on Jan 4, 2011, 9:03 AM
    1. Tracks - Andy Taylor on Jan 4, 2011, 2:23 PM
      1. Thank you Andy - Walter Schneider on Jan 4, 2011, 9:22 PM
        1. Re: Thank you Andy - Glen Burns on Jan 5, 2011, 5:34 PM
          1. Thank you Glen! - Walter Schneider on Jan 5, 2011, 10:30 PM
            1. Re: Thank you Glen! - Glen Burns on Jan 6, 2011, 4:29 PM
      2. Here's my .02 cents - wes brooner on Jan 16, 2011, 1:14 PM
        1. Thank you Wes - Walter Schneider on Jan 24, 2011, 8:13 PM
     
  13. stripping paint, specific situation..... View Thread - chad perkins on Jan 3, 2011, 3:08 PM
    1. follow up..... - chad perkins on Jan 3, 2011, 4:38 PM
      1. Re: follow up..... - Glen Burns on Jan 4, 2011, 3:14 AM
     
  14. Tamiya Paint Colors for Panzers View Thread - RFL on Dec 29, 2010, 12:00 PM
    1. Tamiya paints - Kevin Kenny on Dec 31, 2010, 8:55 PM
      1. Re: Tamiya paints - RFL on Jan 2, 2011, 8:46 AM
     
  15. what is the best way to proceed with this Dragon M-7 View Thread - F Crenshaw on Dec 21, 2010, 3:52 AM
    1. Go for it! - Iain Hamilton on Dec 21, 2010, 2:53 PM
     
  16. White Wash Practice View Thread - Iain Hamilton on Dec 20, 2010, 9:13 PM
    1. Re: White Wash Practice - Glen Burns on Dec 22, 2010, 6:16 PM
     
  17. Mixing of Acrylic gloss and flat paint View Thread - Alex Chee on Dec 19, 2010, 12:56 AM
    1. Re: Mixing of Acrylic gloss and flat paint - Glen Burns on Dec 19, 2010, 5:01 PM
      1. Of course! - Iain Hamilton on Dec 20, 2010, 9:13 PM
     
  18. Clear parts cement View Thread - Doug Bauer on Dec 10, 2010, 2:48 PM
    1. Cement... - bobCollignon on Dec 12, 2010, 4:53 PM
    2. Future is a good choice - Glen Martin on Dec 25, 2010, 7:12 AM
     
  19. Help with Hairspray method (refinement of techniques) View Thread - weekiong, yeo on Dec 10, 2010, 9:32 AM
    1. Thread - Steven Brown on Dec 12, 2010, 4:07 PM
     
  20. prime or not to prime View Thread - Mike Cain on Dec 7, 2010, 11:18 AM
    1. Re: prime or not to prime - Mike Gardella on Dec 7, 2010, 2:20 PM
    2. Priming - Dave Foster on Dec 7, 2010, 2:51 PM
      1. thanks for your input - Mike Cain on Dec 7, 2010, 9:11 PM
        1. One for the negative, - Glen Burns on Dec 12, 2010, 10:10 PM
     
  21. When doing a wet / rainy vehicle... View Thread - Dennis Braendle on Dec 1, 2010, 4:49 AM
    1. Re: When doing a wet/rainy vehicle - Richard Nicoletti on Dec 1, 2010, 1:31 PM
      1. I've finished the model - Dennis Braendle on Dec 3, 2010, 2:27 PM
     
  22. Citadel colour purity seal vs artist grade turpentine? View Thread - Benjamin de Groot on Nov 30, 2010, 4:13 PM
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  24. Just sprayed with Tamiya Lacquer Thinner... View Thread - Brian N. Stanley on Nov 28, 2010, 10:51 AM
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  26. Grandt Line questions View Thread - Tracy Hancock on Nov 27, 2010, 4:15 PM
    1. I'd recommend Tichy Train.... - bobCollignon on Nov 27, 2010, 9:08 PM
      1. recommended sizes? - Tracy Hancock on Nov 29, 2010, 3:28 PM
        1. Tracy........... - Dan Rosecrans on Nov 29, 2010, 7:50 PM
          1. Thanks Dan - Tracy Hancock on Nov 30, 2010, 11:28 AM
            1. Sizes - bobCollignon on Nov 30, 2010, 9:07 PM
              1. Thanks Bob and all - Tracy Hancock on Dec 2, 2010, 3:42 AM
     
  27. Airbrushing Camo View Thread - Jeff Houchins on Nov 24, 2010, 7:49 PM
    1. Re: Airbrushing Camo - Glen Burns on Nov 26, 2010, 3:55 AM
      1. Re: Airbrushing Camo - Andy Fettes on Nov 27, 2010, 11:07 AM
      2. Get away from the Alcohol - Glen Martin on Dec 25, 2010, 7:57 AM
    2. Not Always Perfect - Iain Hamilton on Dec 1, 2010, 10:06 PM
     
  28. solder tips View Thread - Cliff Leverette on Nov 18, 2010, 2:45 PM
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  30. Multi-layered chipping View Thread - Dennis Braendle on Nov 18, 2010, 7:30 AM
    1. Re: Multi-layered chipping - Joseph R. Zrodlowski on Nov 19, 2010, 10:57 AM
      1. Re: Multi-layered chipping - Glen Burns on Nov 26, 2010, 3:57 AM
        1. Thanks you - Dennis Braendle on Dec 1, 2010, 4:46 AM
          1. hairspray and salt , - jamie sumner on Dec 1, 2010, 9:53 AM
     
  31. Full model paint strip View Thread - Rob James on Nov 14, 2010, 11:39 PM
    1. Re: Full model paint strip - Joseph R. Zrodlowski on Nov 15, 2010, 4:17 PM
      1. Re: Full model paint strip - Glen Burns on Nov 17, 2010, 5:00 AM
        1. Mr. Muscle has no 'muscle' any more - Mike Starmer on Dec 18, 2010, 10:54 AM
     
  32. Iwata HP-C to smaller needle question View Thread - rob galassi on Nov 14, 2010, 8:11 AM
    1. A new needle and nozzle is all you need. - Dave OMeara on Nov 14, 2010, 11:37 AM
      1. Depends.... - Magnus Berggren on Feb 13, 2011, 10:40 AM
     
  33. Archer Fine Transfers Weld Line help View Thread - Scott Dimmick on Nov 3, 2010, 9:32 PM
    1. Hot water - Harald Hartwig on Nov 12, 2010, 12:43 PM
    2. Glue it - Danny Egan on Nov 27, 2010, 9:35 AM
    3. try using - Dan feldman on Jun 5, 2011, 9:00 PM
     
  34. Badger 100 advice View Thread - Mike Gardella on Nov 3, 2010, 1:42 PM
    1. If would be nice to know - Dave OMeara on Nov 3, 2010, 7:55 PM
      1. Thank you - Mike Gardella on Nov 4, 2010, 10:05 AM
     
  35. doing "Hard edge" camouflage patterns View Thread - Dennis Braendle on Nov 2, 2010, 11:56 AM
    1. tamiya tape works a treat - jamie sumner on Nov 2, 2010, 9:15 PM
      1. Its too late - Mirko Bayerl on Nov 3, 2010, 6:07 AM
    2. doing "Hard edge" camouflage patterns - Alberto Flores on Feb 12, 2011, 8:51 AM
     
  36. Help with resin Kit! View Thread - Adam O'Hara on Oct 27, 2010, 10:53 AM
    1. Re: Help with resin Kit! - Adam O'Hara on Oct 27, 2010, 11:02 AM
      1. Resin casting blocks - Chris Grove on Oct 27, 2010, 4:30 PM
        1. Re: Resin casting blocks - Adam on Nov 1, 2010, 6:23 AM
    2. Re: Help with resin Kit! - Pascal Hut on Oct 28, 2010, 4:23 AM
      1. Re: Help with resin Kit! - Adam on Nov 1, 2010, 6:23 AM
     
  37. RAL Nos .Paints to use Tiger 1 1:16 View Thread - john rayner on Oct 26, 2010, 7:31 PM
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  39. 503 Tiger I 332, Need help with Fading Panzer grey down. View Thread - LyleKitchiner on Oct 21, 2010, 6:23 AM
    1. Lighter grey - Steve Kubik on Oct 21, 2010, 7:58 PM
    2. Re: 503 Tiger I 332, Need help with Fading Panzer grey down. - Iain Hamilton on Oct 23, 2010, 9:42 AM
    3. Thanks for the feed back - LyleKitchiner on Oct 24, 2010, 9:24 AM
      1. Paint it like you would want it to be. - Chaz Spaulding on Oct 25, 2010, 2:37 PM
    4. Where these earlier Tigers not all painted panzergrau ? - Stewart Roy on Nov 28, 2010, 12:11 PM
     
  40. Your experiences "mixing" up Vallejo paint bottles View Thread - Tim Lingle on Oct 2, 2010, 5:46 PM
    1. Pop the top... - bobCollignon on Oct 2, 2010, 7:57 PM
      1. wow, that's awesome!! thanks for the tip! - Tim Lingle on Oct 3, 2010, 11:30 AM
    2. Re: Your experiences "mixing" up Vallejo paint bottles - John Murcutt on Oct 8, 2010, 4:35 PM
      1. Vallejo... - Iain Hamilton on Oct 14, 2010, 1:41 AM
    3. Mixing it up - Dave Parks on Oct 10, 2010, 1:24 AM
      1. Just make sure it is a coated BB - Scott Millican on Oct 10, 2010, 10:38 PM
        1. Stainless steel ball bearings...... - Rex Ross on Oct 25, 2010, 12:37 PM
     
  41. Solder and CA glue View Thread - Kevin Weiler on Sep 28, 2010, 12:56 PM
    1. Re: Solder and CA glue - Glen Burns on Sep 28, 2010, 6:02 PM
      1. Re: Solder and CA glue - Kevin Weiler on Sep 28, 2010, 7:15 PM
        1. Re: Solder and CA glue - Glen Burns on Sep 28, 2010, 7:21 PM
          1. Re: Solder and CA glue - Kevin Weiler on Sep 28, 2010, 9:50 PM
    2. Soldering PE - Jose Lourenco on Oct 1, 2010, 5:19 PM
      1. Re: Soldering PE - Kevin Weiler on Oct 4, 2010, 3:17 PM
     
  42. Are Turn tables quite neccessary for spray brushing? View Thread - Alex Chee on Sep 28, 2010, 10:11 AM
    1. Necessary? Probably not - Scott Millican on Sep 28, 2010, 10:57 AM
    2. Turn Table - Iain Hamilton on Sep 28, 2010, 11:46 AM
    3. Turntable - Dave Foster on Sep 28, 2010, 3:53 PM
      1. Thanks Guys! n/t - Alex Chee on Sep 28, 2010, 8:27 PM
      2. Other uses - - Andrew Tomlinson on Oct 4, 2010, 5:02 PM
     
  43. Kleer View Thread - greg on Sep 22, 2010, 10:24 PM
    1. Johnson's Kleer? - Iain Hamilton on Sep 23, 2010, 10:05 PM
     
  44. wingnuts View Thread - greg on Sep 22, 2010, 10:13 PM
    1. German Wingnuts - Miran Flores on Sep 22, 2010, 11:34 PM
     
  45. Cloudy Varnish View Thread - Mike Skinner on Sep 18, 2010, 8:09 PM
    1. It will be milky in the bottle - Scott Millican on Sep 18, 2010, 11:30 PM
      1. Re: It will be milky in the bottle - Mike Skinner on Sep 18, 2010, 11:49 PM
        1. Re: It will be milky in the bottle - Phil Ho on Sep 19, 2010, 6:44 AM
          1. Running Out Of Ideas! - Mike Skinner on Sep 19, 2010, 7:31 PM
     
  46. Modelmaster enamel + Humbrol thinner View Thread - Jeroen Visschers on Sep 17, 2010, 5:58 PM
    1. Tamiya thinner - Clayton Sokoll on Sep 18, 2010, 5:33 AM
    2. Re: Modelmaster enamel + Humbrol thinner - Phil Ho on Sep 18, 2010, 8:01 AM
      1. Re: Modelmaster enamel + Humbrol thinner - Jeroen Visschers on Sep 19, 2010, 2:25 PM
        1. No, not Tamiya acrylic thinner - Phil Ho on Sep 19, 2010, 8:01 PM
     
  47. As anyone ever used regular model glue to attach resin Zimmerit? View Thread - Ian MacAulay on Sep 6, 2010, 8:23 PM
    1. Re: As anyone ever used regular model glue to attach resin Zimmerit? - Mike Dougherty on Sep 6, 2010, 9:16 PM
    2. glue and resin - Pat McGrath on Sep 28, 2010, 3:39 PM
     
  48. "Cast a coat", where to buy? View Thread - Rolando Raffaut on Sep 6, 2010, 2:12 AM
    1. Cammett Ltd - John Murcutt on Sep 6, 2010, 3:20 PM
      1. Re: Cammett Ltd - Rolando Raffaut on Sep 7, 2010, 10:58 PM
        1. toolbox - Chuck Willis on Sep 8, 2010, 10:51 AM
          1. Re: toolbox - Glen Burns on Sep 9, 2010, 8:07 PM
            1. Check Out - Joe Bevans on Sep 18, 2010, 7:28 PM
     
  49. a soldering technique that worked for me View Thread - Tim Rupnow on Aug 25, 2010, 3:47 PM
    1. Thank you - Claude Joachim on Aug 26, 2010, 1:37 AM
    2. Thanks - Marc Mercier on Aug 31, 2010, 9:03 AM
     
  50. Removing Leaf Spring Mold Lines? View Thread - Mark Groth on Aug 24, 2010, 2:49 PM
    1. Leaf Springs - Miran Flores on Aug 25, 2010, 12:29 PM
      1. Me, too. Good results - Cliff Leverette on Aug 26, 2010, 3:12 PM
    2. Thanks for the hints! (nt) - Mark Groth on Aug 28, 2010, 3:22 PM
    3. Leaf Spring mold lines - Iain Hamilton on Sep 18, 2010, 9:41 AM
     
  51. "Poly" Rod for handles and grab bars View Thread - Kevin J. McNichols on Aug 24, 2010, 8:47 AM
    1. Has to be... - bobCollignon on Aug 24, 2010, 1:34 PM
    2. Recommend copper wire - Mike Canaday on Aug 24, 2010, 10:34 PM
    3. Home Made - Iain Hamilton on Aug 30, 2010, 10:51 AM
    4. Grab handles - George Moore on Sep 26, 2010, 4:26 AM
     
  52. Weathering with oils... View Thread - Matthew Mifsud on Aug 23, 2010, 7:09 PM
    1. How long are you leaving the first layer to dry? - Aidrian Bridgeman-Sutton on Aug 24, 2010, 12:13 AM
     
  53. Mig Oils - how long to dry typically? View Thread - Nicholas Mayhew on Aug 21, 2010, 3:55 AM
    1. Drying time, MIg Oil Paints - John Murcutt on Aug 21, 2010, 8:24 PM
      1. thank you John - Nicholas Mayhew on Aug 22, 2010, 8:33 AM
        1. Re: thank you John - John Murcutt on Aug 22, 2010, 9:19 AM
     
  54. Best wood for jack blocks View Thread - David McKeever on Aug 15, 2010, 10:12 AM
    1. Re: Best wood for jack blocks - David McKeever on Aug 15, 2010, 12:28 PM
    2. Mitter Cut - Iain Hamilton on Sep 13, 2010, 9:02 PM
     
  55. Washes for Friuls View Thread - David McKeever on Aug 7, 2010, 11:49 AM
    1. Sounds good - Michael Kirchoff on Aug 9, 2010, 8:28 PM
      1. Thanks for confirming - David McKeever on Aug 10, 2010, 11:53 AM
    2. What I do ..... - Michael Kirchoff on Aug 10, 2010, 12:02 PM
     
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