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Sebastian Haff

Replicating Wood

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Hi, all. In previous attempts at replicating wood I have started with a light tan base, and then used thinned burnt umber oil and, a broad brush to replicate the grain. This worked well for a small areas like a prop, or 1/35 guns/tools, but not so well for a larger area like the Fokker interior I'm doing. I'm interested in hearing what you guys do.

Thanks, and happy modeling!

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Well, Sebastian, I build in 72-scale, and to replicate wood, I put-down an undercoat of gloss white. Then I take a brush with stiff, short (@ 7mm), coarse bristles, dip the tips in Citadel Miniatures Snakebite Leather (brown) paint (I dunno it's new name), then drag it over the white. This gives me a woodgrain finish. Knots I replicate with a dot of white glue / Krystal Kleer. The bristles move around it, and I remove it later (and replace with a dot of a darker brown). For darker wood, I drag-on a second coat of brown. In a larger scale/s, I suppose other colours could be used.

I thought that I'd already answered this thread.

Good luck with your wood-work. George, out.............

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Sebastian, here're some really good articles on replicating wood grain. And apart from the oils you can also use decals and photoetched stencils to replicate the grain. Hope it helps

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I use oils over a brown base coat of acrylic paint. One really helpful bit was getting one of those fan brushes (it is flat and splayed out like an old bamboo and paper fan).

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