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ActionMan
02-25-2011, 23:56
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

http://imgur.com/eYivhI4

The starting point:
https://i.imgur.com/eYivhI4.jpg

Step 1
Paint with Tamiya XF-59 Desert Yellow acrylic paint
https://i.imgur.com/VyU0Li8.jpg

Step 2
Once dry, stroke from front to back with a hard wire brush
https://i.imgur.com/R0s6zAV.jpg

Step 3
Rub with dark brown pastel (chalk-type, not oil) to bring out the 'grain'. Rub in with your finger
https://i.imgur.com/fEJEKxS.jpg

Step
Paint over with Tamiya X-26 Clear Orange mixed with a smear of Tamiya X-21 Flat Base and a little water (or another satin varnish) and that's it done!
https://i.imgur.com/NrmiuXZ.jpg

1:1 Reference
https://i.imgur.com/oMgnM2r.jpg

Mine
https://i.imgur.com/lllEiTE.jpg

More repaints
https://i.imgur.com/SXSBJcD.jpg

I painted these G33/40 rifles using the same process, but changed the colour added to the final varnish coat
https://i.imgur.com/fZvL6fi.jpg

L42A1 repaints - an original on the top, my repaint on the bottom
https://i.imgur.com/YwBhdJP.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/azALxlv.jpg

L42A1 repaints with 3 different finishes
https://i.imgur.com/tbTYEHa.jpg


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

steve74
02-26-2011, 00:30
wow great info, thx

zebraten
02-26-2011, 00:49
awesome.

DrJackManson
02-26-2011, 00:55
Thank you so much for making this tutorial sir!:clap

Randaethyr
02-26-2011, 00:56
Definitely going to use this info thanks.

knights1952
02-26-2011, 01:59
Thanks

Broadshore
02-26-2011, 02:01
Awesome Tutorial. thank you!

gaiagear
02-26-2011, 02:22
Awesome tut, thanks man.

SSGStank
02-26-2011, 02:46
Looks good

MK-23
02-26-2011, 03:37
Thanks so much for this!

itchybitz
02-26-2011, 03:53
Very, very cool.
It looks brilliant:)

SSG Felder
02-26-2011, 03:59
WOW...this is a great tutorial....simply BUT effective....the good thing is that there is NO oil paint involved!!!

flanela
02-26-2011, 04:31
nicely done, great result :bravo, thanks for sharing..:thumb

u333
02-26-2011, 04:32
Thanks. Excellent tutorial.

Tiger
02-26-2011, 05:11
Thanks!! Might give that a try!

Niels.

Von Luger
02-26-2011, 05:24
Simple but brilliant.

uramegak
02-26-2011, 06:25
Great tut! Thanks for sharing!

ActionMan
02-26-2011, 10:12
Thanks very much, guys.

Artoo
02-26-2011, 10:28
I've been waiting for a wood grain tutorial, thanks!!!!! :hifive

Ivan1GFP
02-26-2011, 10:28
Looks like you replaced a Walnut stock with a Birch stock....

Interesting!
- Ivan.

ActionMan
02-27-2011, 23:09
Looks like you replaced a Walnut stock with a Birch stock....

Interesting!
- Ivan.

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

coolfne
03-02-2011, 04:32
Cool!

Ivan1GFP
03-02-2011, 07:24
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.

- Ivan.

DJCummings
06-18-2011, 13:58
Also for added wear and tear feel free to use a sewing needle and poke a few holes and gouge some light scratches

ActionMan
06-24-2011, 00:21
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):

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l49/davidcoates/1-6th%20Scale/IMG_6015.jpg

Mine:
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l49/davidcoates/1-6th%20Scale/IMG_6015-1.jpg

Reference:
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l49/davidcoates/Military%20Refs/no9RHS.jpg

THAW
09-02-2011, 12:52
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


https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=92576&stc=1&d=1314982198

https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=92577&stc=1&d=1314982198

JIN-ROH
03-19-2012, 00:51
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!

http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q601/johnandriella/Image4.jpg

plasticboy
03-30-2012, 21:14
Great tutorial!!!!!!

Sixth Scale
03-31-2012, 11:26
Superb, just a superb tutorial!!!! :woohoo:woohoo:woohoo

ActionMan
08-03-2017, 00:52
Photobucket pictures replaced.