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This might have been covered here before, but I couldn't find it in the first several pages of this topic. I posted this in Car Kit Reviews in reference to the new kit thread on the '49 Mercury woody wagon, but I thought it would have wider application here.

A DIY suggestion -- If you download wood pattern samples from wood supplier websites, you can use them as is, or put them into a graphics program and adjust the color, sharpness, size, etc. any way you want and print out on paper or decal paper.

Here's how I find what I'm looking for:


Just a few examples.




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Super idea. :)

For Photoshop users you can create or aquire seamless patterns that will repeat across whatever layers you want to fill with them. Here's a Google seartch I did for such patterns: an entire page of free wood patterns of various sorts for Photoshop: http://www.google.com/search?q=photoshop+wood+grain+patterns&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1. As an example of what's out there here's just the very first result on the page: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/28-high-resolution-wood-textures-for-designers/. And an example from that page:


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