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Posted: Friday, September 18, 2009 - 09:14 PM UTC


Terri Werner explains her quick and easy technique for depicting wood grain using acrylic paints.

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Thanks!
guitarlute101
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Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 01:42 AM UTC


Terri,

Very nice tutorial! This will be a very nice reference thread. Great work!

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 02:51 AM UTC
Hey Terri,

Very useful techniques yuo've written up. Your method will easily span across the entire KitMaker network.

Well done!

Mike
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Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 05:41 PM UTC
Thanks Mark and Mike !
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Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 10:13 PM UTC
Many thanks Terri!

though I had expected a bit more (tongue firmly in cheek ) ... sort of a "Wunderwaffe for Wood graining" This is basically a combination of drybrushing and filters .. but perfect for Dummies (like myself)

all the best

Steffen
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Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 11:32 PM UTC
"Keep things simple" - good job Terri!
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2009 - 01:24 AM UTC
Well done

this will help me a lot when I fionally get through my stack of modern fighters and start building WWI
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2009 - 01:38 AM UTC
Thanks guy's , glad that it will help out the people who have a hard time with wood graining .

I keep it simple so any one who wants to try it will have an easy go at it with out it being all complicated and causing discouargment .

It took longer to type it all out and snapping pic's with the up loading then it did to actually do the wood graining !
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Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 09:17 AM UTC
Nice write up Terri, use much the same method with one twist worth mentioning. Wood propellors are almost always laminated from planks of wood and often different woods are used in each layer. Once carved these often give stripes along the propellor.
These stripes become wider along the prop as the pitch angle of the blades reduces towards the tip. I used the same technique as Terri before using a fine brush almost dry to add the "laminations". One this prop I used Tamiya paints, buff, dry brushed hull red and flat earth, laminations in NATO brown, dry brush buff, top coat, clear orange.
thegirl
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Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 02:11 AM UTC
Thanks Andrew . I will be covering prop and sturts in part 2 .

Nice job on your props , but the strutter doesn't have any rigging
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Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 11:12 AM UTC
Hi Terri, it didn't when that pic was taken, it does now, I've finally regained some momentum and should finish it in the next few days
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Posted: Monday, September 28, 2009 - 07:24 AM UTC
Nicely done Terri, thanks for sharing
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Posted: Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 11:33 AM UTC
Nice tutorial. I will have to try this ASAP. Thanks for the lesson!!