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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.
    Last edited by ActionMan; 10-28-2011 at 20:01.

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    Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

    wow great info, thx

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    Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

    awesome.

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    Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

    Thank you so much for making this tutorial sir!

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    Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

    Definitely going to use this info thanks.

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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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    Awesome tut, thanks man.

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    Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

    Looks good

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    Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

    Thanks so much for this!
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    Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

    Very, very cool.
    It looks brilliant

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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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    Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

    Thanks. Excellent tutorial.

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    Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

    Thanks!! Might give that a try!

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    Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

    Simple but brilliant.

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    Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

    Great tut! Thanks for sharing!

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    Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

    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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan1GFP View Post
    Looks like you replaced a Walnut stock with a Birch stock....

    Interesting!
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    I'll take your word for it - I have NO idea about different types of wood!

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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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    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!
    Thanks again


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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!

    [IMG][/IMG]

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    Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

    Great tutorial!!!!!!

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    Re: Easy 4-Step Wood Tutorial

    Superb, just a superb tutorial!!!!
    It's a fabulous time to be collecting in 1/6th scale!

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