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41 Ford Woody- Swap-N-Build CBP project

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Excellent work.

Thanks for the encouragement. I took my first shot at woodgraining. I think that it turned out good but it may be too light for what I want. This is R/C Candy Gold paint with three shades of craft paint brushed over it.

http://IMG_20171110_084102379.jpg

More practice is needed.

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Moving along. Began painting the rack.

http://IMG_20171110_111355694.jpg

Got the seats installed.

http://IMG_20171110_111516854_HDR.jpg

Got the exhaust painted and installed with the suspension parts. Just need to detail paint the chassis.

http://IMG_20171110_111415118_HDR.jpg

http://IMG_20171110_111445952.jpg

I'm taking this home for the weekend to, hopefully, get to work on it a bit more.

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Looks good Tom! I like the wood you did, we need more info on what you did.

Jon

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Here is what I used for this wood.

http://IMG_20171110_134837115_HDR.jpg

Left to Right is: Duratrax R/C paint "Candy Yellow", Ceramcoat satin Craft paint "Bamboo", "Cinnamon Sugar" and "Autumn Brown".

I started with brushing a coat of the Candy Yellow and then a coat of the Bamboo. After that I dry brushed the Cinnamon Sugar and Autumn Brown a bit. At that point it didn't look right so I went back and dry brushed the Bamboo a bit more. It took about three rounds like that then finishing it up with a final light dry brushing of the Bamboo.

I have to say that it really didn't look right to me until I taped off around the finished area. That's when it looked right to me because I wasn't seeing the unpainted white plastic around the painted area. What I mean is that the tape helped with tricking my mind into seeing the finished product.

I hope this helps. I have to say that this is too light for what I want. I may try painting over the entire thing with a bit of clear orange to try to make it darker. If that works then I think I'll go with it.

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Is the woodgraining done on wood? If so, was there not enough grain that just doing a stain wouldn't suffice?

Or is this practice for the framing? (It looks like a panel that you are working on)

Edited by #1 model citizen

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The example above is just a piece of flat sheet plastic that I was practicing on. This is intended for the framing. I was going to do real wood in the panels but I am beginning to think that it might be too much of a contrast in textures that the stained wood would make the painted "wood" look too much like painted plastic. I may go back and glue plastic sheeting in the openings to paint them. That way I can get a light and dark "wood" contrast but no contrast in the textures.

I'll do some more practicing over the next week and then make a determination as to whether I can make it work using real wood or not.

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I think you should consider using the wood grain as you have it; it is a very attractive not-so-light tone! Sometimes a bit of unexpected contrast can be visually stimulating. I wouldn't discard it just yet, maybe do some more testing with your other colors next to the light wood grain... remember how your eyes were tricked by the white plastic vs. the taped-off appearance? You really need to place your colors against each other to see HOW they affect each other. I think you might surprise yourself! Looking nice so far...

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If it is the wood grain on the plastic that is causing the contrast concern, perhaps you could sand the wood grain on the plastic to lessen or eliminate the texture & then do your wood graining technique as it looks very realistic. When I saw your practice piece I thought you had done it on balsa wood,

Also, keep in mind that there would be some contrast in the grains as the framing wood is a different type of wood than the panels.

Also if the wood has a new coat of vanish, that would have an effect  on the  appearance of the grain. 

You have probably taken all this into consideration, but I know sometimes I tend forget about the forest when looking at a tree. (just trying to maintain the same "timber" with that last remark  :D )

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Thanks for the input guys.

I sat down tonight and tried a paint pattern for the panels. Here we're the results using Tamiya X-26 Clear Orange, XF-78 Wooden Deck Tan and XF-68 NATO Brown. 

http://IMG_20171111_195916248.jpg

I think the shade is what I'm looking for but I will definitely have to go with a smaller grain pattern.

I also painted the base of Candy Yellow on the framework. 

http://IMG_20171111_200013414.jpg

http://IMG_20171111_200029986.jpg

I will probably use the same Wooden Deck Tan and NATO Brown over this for a lighter color than the panels. I think the difference between the Candy Yellow and the Clear Orange will be enough of a difference. If not, I'll put more Tan over the frame than the panels.

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I finally finished the paint on the framework. Next is to paint the panels and install.

http://IMG_20171117_080201782.jpg

http://IMG_20171117_080238967_HDR.jpg

http://IMG_20171117_080223954_HDR.jpg

http://IMG_20171117_080141776_HDR.jpg

Slow progress, but it is progress.

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The wood grain looks good! Are you going with wood or plastic for the panels?

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Looking good. Mine is in final assembly.

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Thanks fellas. I think that I am going with plastic panels. I am going to do that for two reasons. The first is that I think it will match the look of the painted frame better. The second is because I am actually having fun painting the wood grain and I'd like to get more practice at doing it.

Kim, do you have a post for your build yet? Looking forward to seeing it.

Later-

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Nice job!

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Great looking wood graining.  

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Got the interior door panels completed. Not as nice of painting but it will work for something that won't get a lot of viewing.

http://IMG_20171118_222732908.jpg

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