Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:43 PM
Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:47 PM
I then put a thinned out black wash over that, and wipe it off.
Hope this helps
Posted 12 April 2011 - 02:13 AM
There are good wood decals out there....or can you use real wood??
Posted 17 April 2011 - 09:34 AM
Use two or more colours, put some drops on a mixing surface side by side and apply a broad, flat brush, picking up the paint across the end and mixing ever so slightly.
Apply the paint in a single (if possible) brush stroke. The 'wood-grain' will magically appear! A bit of experimenting with colours and technique should give you the end result that you are looking for.
If the surface has a 'wood' texture then I would start with a medium colour followed by a darker wash and then a lighter dry-brushing, or reverse, depending on the darkness of the surface grain desired.
Printed doll's house flooring may also be an option or printing something off the interweb and making your own sheet or even a decal.
Posted 17 April 2011 - 02:49 PM
If I'm looking for varnished wood, I'll do the above and lastly brush on some Tamiya clear orange. It's glossy so I may spritz on a bit of flat after that.
Sometimes it helps to first increase the grain or add grain altogether. I usually use my saw blade and drag it haphazardly across the "wood" surface. If this is the case I'll thin the oil paint and wash it into the pattern.
Real wood though, is the best................
Posted 27 April 2011 - 06:48 PM
Posted 28 April 2011 - 04:28 AM
Mahogany is about the easiest wood grain ta replicate. Ya need some red oxide primer, burnt sienna, and burnt umber acrylic artist paint. Give whatever ya want a coat of red oxide and let it dry.
Next give it a good wet coat of burnt sienna and don't worry about gettin it even.
Now take some burnt sienna and burnt umber mixed and fairly wet add some dark areas and take your finger and smear it in one direction.
Now let that dry and take more burnt umber and sorta dry drag it across it. If ya get a little to much on, wipe it with yet finger.
Do this until ya get it the way ya want. Now give it a couple coats of clear and yer done.
Makin Oak is very similar. Use a tanish base coat and Raw Sienna and burnt umber. The grain pattern on oak is a little different but can be done in the same way.
It's just that easy my friends.
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Posted 28 April 2011 - 07:36 AM
Posted 28 April 2011 - 01:51 PM
I just asked on the diorama section about 1/25 plywood grain...
Hey Ron W, Those surfboards are beggin' to be wood grained.
Posted 06 May 2011 - 04:41 PM