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Old 02-25-2011, 22:56
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Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

If I can do it, anyone can!

You will need:
  • Tamiya XF-59 Desert Yellow acrylic paint
  • Tamiya X-26 Clear Orange
  • Tamiya X-21 Flat Base
  • Dark brown chalk pastel
  • Wire brush
  • A little water


The starting point:


Step 1
Paint with Tamiya XF-59 Desert Yellow acrylic paint


Step 2
Once dry, stroke from front to back with a hard wire brush


Step 3
Rub with dark brown pastel (chalk-type, not oil). Rub in with your finger


Step
Paint over with Tamiya X-26 Clear Orange mixed with a smear of Tamiya X-21 Flat Base and a little water and that's it done!


I painted the middle one using the same process - a Tamiya XF-59 Desert Yellow undercoat, brown pastel BUT with a Tamiya X-24 Clear Yellow varnish (mixed with a little matt varnish):



Mine:


A 1:1reference


Variables
Vary the finish by changing the Step-1 paint colour, the Step-3 pastel colour and the Step-4 Clear coat colour.

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Old 02-25-2011, 23:30
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Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

wow great info, thx
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Old 02-25-2011, 23:49
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Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

awesome.
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Old 02-25-2011, 23:55
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Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

Thank you so much for making this tutorial sir!
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Old 02-25-2011, 23:56
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Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

Definitely going to use this info thanks.
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Old 02-26-2011, 00:59
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Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

Thanks
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Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

Awesome Tutorial. thank you!
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Old 02-26-2011, 01:22
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Awesome tut, thanks man.
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Old 02-26-2011, 01:46
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Looks good
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:37
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Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

Thanks so much for this!
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:53
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Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

Very, very cool.
It looks brilliant
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:59
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Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

WOW...this is a great tutorial....simply BUT effective....the good thing is that there is NO oil paint involved!!!
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Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

nicely done, great result , thanks for sharing..
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Thanks. Excellent tutorial.
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Old 02-26-2011, 04:11
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Thanks!! Might give that a try!

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Old 02-26-2011, 04:24
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Simple but brilliant.
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Old 02-26-2011, 05:25
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Great tut! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:12
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Thanks very much, guys.
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Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

I've been waiting for a wood grain tutorial, thanks!!!!!
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Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

Looks like you replaced a Walnut stock with a Birch stock....

Interesting!
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Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

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Looks like you replaced a Walnut stock with a Birch stock....

Interesting!
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Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

Cool!
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Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

Duplicating post here because it is a good explanation:

Walnut stocks tend to be a medium to dark brown colour. (Yes, I know there are variations, highlights, figure, etc.) Birch tends to be fairly light colour like coffee with cream and not have much in the way of grain or figure that is visible from a distance. The Rifle No.4 that you are painting came with both kinds of stocks, though the ones I have seen that were WW2 manufacture tended to be Walnut or darker looking. The actual finish on the metal parts of a WW2 era No.4 is most likely black drippy looking semi-gloss paint over dark gray matte phosphate. Australian No.1 Mk.III* rifles tend to have a lot of Birch looking light coloured stocks (very much like the 1:1 gun in your picture). BTW, that 1:1 gun is interesting in that the front action screw looks like it belongs on a No.4T Sniper gun. Looking at the other side of the body (receiver) would show if it really is a sniper (T for Target) gun.

The US military tended to stain their Birch stocks dark brown. Birch has a very dense grain and doesn't take stain very well, so when folks sand the military stock to clean up dings and take off the finish, they generally have trouble re-staining to match the original colour.

A bit off topic, but hope that helps to explain my comment.

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Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

Also for added wear and tear feel free to use a sewing needle and poke a few holes and gouge some light scratches
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Old 06-23-2011, 23:21
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Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

I painted the middle one using the same process - a Tamiya XF-59 Desert Yellow undercoat, brown pastel BUT with a Tamiya X-24 Clear Yellow varnish (mixed with a little matt varnish):



Mine:


Reference:
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Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

Thanks. Excellent tutorial !!!
...I took a $2. 21st Century MG34 I had from years ago (WalMart) and gave this a shot...WOW! What a change...
Its amazing what a little silver on a barrel and this "wood" trick will do to a hunk of plastic!
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Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

I gave Private Mc LEOD 's tutorial a try. I inquired about his tutorial on metal but never heard back, so here's my attempt at woodgrain. It's a standard DML K98.

Sorry for poor pic quality, iPhone shot!

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Great tutorial!!!!!!
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Superb, just a superb tutorial!!!!
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