[WWI] FW: Wood Fuselage Finishes

C.Patsaros angelcos at otenet.gr
Tue Jan 25 11:36:50 EST 2005


I will tell u my technigue,is easy and u can use it for dark or light wood 
examples u can see in my page in wwi site.
first i hand brush a coat of humbrol  matt 63 then with prismalo water 
soluble colour pencils i make the grain, that is for dark wood,
for light wood again a coat of humbrol 63 and then a coat of common varnich 
for furniture, old oak or similar ,again hand brush,
when the varnich start to cure with a 000 brush a create the craine,my 
english are far from perfect so if u want further explanations
send e mail.

is very importand to be hand brush otherwise the pencils are not working
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Shannon" <shingend at ix.netcom.com>
To: "World War I Modeling Mailing List" <wwi at wwi-models.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2005 1:46 AM
Subject: Re: [WWI] FW: Wood Fuselage Finishes

> My wood finishing technique is long and drawn out.  What I do is spray a
> base of Testor's Wood, Humbrol #110 Natural Wood, #71 Oak, or the like,
> then spray a thin random pattern of a lightly contrasting 'woody' tone.  I
> then mask off individual panels and dry-brush with two or three wood 
> tones.
> One of these I do lightly at a steep angle to the rest, as it gives the
> fine structure in most wood grains, the others then give the general
> lengthwise direction of the grain.  When these are done, I tend to smooth
> out everything with a Detail Master 3600 - 4000 grit polishing cloth, then
> 'varnish' the works with a thin coat of the clear colors - about six parts
> clear yellow, two parts red, and one green.  Be careful of the green, it
> seems overpowering in one-to one covering power comparison.  The mix gives
> a honey yellow tone and makes the 'grain' effect very prominent.  Future
> then gives a tough topcoat.
> I do a similar thing with propellers, but for laminations I start with a
> light color and freehand brush in the 'bands' for the contrast.  I dry
> brush the first color separately before painting in the contrasting
> laminations.
> I have been experimenting, too.  The tricks mentioned with color pencils,
> or the simple base coat, oil paint or ink tinting and wipe down method are
> on my to do list for speed and ease.
> .Mark.

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