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Realistic Wood Grain, Update.

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Realistic Wood Grain, Update.
Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 11:47 PM

Thought that I would share this technique that I just stumbled across today.

It seemed to work pretty well & some of you might find it helpful.

 

I started by adding a small amount of red to some #1135 Testors brown enamel to warm the color a bit, & then brushed it on.

Next, I dry brushed a bit of Model Master "Wood" over the top for some light highlights.

After the paint was dry, I scribed some fine lines in a "wood like" pattern into the paint with a fine pointed dental pick.

Finally, a thin black acrylic wash was was added to bring out the grain.

I'm thinking that a coat of clear might bring out the color a bit, but overall I think it worked quite well.

 

 

Steve

 

 

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Posted by nottheband on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 7:38 PM

That looks pretty good, Steve, thanx for the tip.  Cheers.

Steve

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Posted by mini man on Friday, November 03, 2017 12:40 PM

2nd ed.Big Smile

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

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Posted by Goofy62 on Friday, November 03, 2017 11:39 PM

Here are a couple more shots after some detailing.

Still needs a little more work, but you get the idea.

 

Steve

 

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Posted by big-e-models on Saturday, November 04, 2017 7:38 AM

Yeah nice you knows your wood lol

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Posted by RudyOnWheels on Saturday, November 04, 2017 6:04 PM

Came out super realistic! I will try this on my next build w/wood!

-Rudy

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Posted by oldcarguy on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:56 AM

Very Nice !

 I like what you've done . What car does that fit ? Kin me have it ? LOL.LOL. I believe that will be the high point of the model . O.C.G.

gjgeracci
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Posted by Goofy62 on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 7:40 PM

oldcarguy

Very Nice !

 I like what you've done . What car does that fit ? Kin me have it ? LOL.LOL. I believe that will be the high point of the model . O.C.G.

 

It's for an MPC '67 Bonneville build that I'm working on.

 

Steve

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Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 7:44 PM

Very nice effect, Steve. Looks very authentic. Thanks for the tip.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

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Posted by Overtake on Friday, November 17, 2017 11:20 AM
Wonderful idea! When doing 1/43 wheels, I paint it 'wood' (a clear beige, ocher - can tint it a bit red) then cover it in Tamiya yellow transparent to make the part of varnish. The result is great. But for larger scales, surely your idea is better. Just try the yellow transparent on top.
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Posted by Overtake on Friday, November 17, 2017 11:44 AM

 

Here the method I mentioned on my woody. I dont like the wood texture (wish I had read your idea before!), but it shows the 'varnish' with Tamiya transparent yellow.

 

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Posted by Goofy62 on Friday, November 17, 2017 4:35 PM

Overtake

 

Here the method I mentioned on my woody. I dont like the wood texture (wish I had read your idea before!), but it shows the 'varnish' with Tamiya transparent yellow.

 

 

Looks good for a woody body, but I think it's too yellow for interior wood grain.

Interior wood is usually much darker & more in the brown tones than your photo.

 

Steve

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