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The Mighty Boosh
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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) to bring out the 'grain'. 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 (or another satin varnish) and that's it done!



1:1 Reference



Mine


More repaints


I painted these G33/40 rifles using the same process, but changed the colour added to the final varnish coat



L42A1 repaints - an original on the top, my repaint on the bottom





L42A1 repaints with 3 different finishes



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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Space Monkey
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I've been waiting for a wood grain tutorial, thanks!!!!! :hifive
 
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