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ether823

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wood coloured paint
« on: November 26, 2019, 02:58:28 PM »

Hi, I am in the process of building a Model Slipway Assurance tug (civillian) and i`m wondering how to make a styrene wheel house look like it is made of wood. I`ve got some tamiya wood paint but it doesnt look convincing, it would be too fiddly to clad in wood. Any ideas please. Peter
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Re: wood coloured paint
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2019, 03:24:23 PM »

Still searching around for an answer but, in the meantime, here's another possible alternative
https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,11028.msg109791.html#msg109791

(reply no. 18 on page 1)

Regards,
Ray.
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Re: wood coloured paint
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2019, 04:15:18 PM »

This is the first of a set of three video tutorials, on how to paint wood effect on models. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IbGvKSwK4g
Hope this helps.
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Re: wood coloured paint
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2019, 04:17:34 PM »

Rub the styrene surface with some fairly coarse sandpaper and then dust and brush the surface with oil base wood stain to a colour of your choice. For weathered wood surface I choose a mahogany stain.  Gives a pretty good imitation. Looks like wood that has been around a bit and got knocked and worn
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Re: wood coloured paint
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2019, 04:44:47 PM »

I had this issue with a Deans Medea kit. With a bit of lateral thinking I used Fablon wood effect sticky back plastic in two shades and applied satin varnish over the result. 11 years later it still looks fine.  I think there are other manufacturers too.

Some examples here, you can buy it in Wilko as well.

https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/brand/fablon

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Re: wood coloured paint
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2019, 05:35:53 PM »

Thanks very much guys, food for thought, Peter
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