Painting a wooden effect for WW1 Biplane prop!

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Painting a wooden effect for WW1 Biplane prop!

Postby Vengeance » Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:20 pm

Hi Guys, new to this forum and back into modeling after 15 year hiatus,

I'm attempting an old WW1 biplane and it has a wooden propeller, rather than painting it black or brown I would like to attempt a wood grain effect, does anyone know how this is done, I've seen a few examples and they look great when done properly however I've never seen a tutorial or explanation as to HOW this effect is created. Anyone here got any ideas?
Thanks in advance!
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Re: Painting a wooden effect for WW1 Biplane prop!

Postby TiG » Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:51 pm

Hi Vengeance. Welcome to the forum. I've never tried to do wood grain effect, but there are tonnes of tutorials out there. Here are a couple I found earlier that look alright;
http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&page=1&artid=3009
http://www.ww1aircraftmodels.com/page10.html
Let us know how you get on.
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Re: Painting a wooden effect for WW1 Biplane prop!

Postby Vengeance » Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:03 pm

Thanks for the links TiG, gonna be tricky as the prop is only small but I might try the technique on the inside of the fuselage for the practice if nothing else!
Will let you know how it works out,
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Re: Painting a wooden effect for WW1 Biplane prop!

Postby pacificmustang » Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:02 pm

I though Eric's on his pancake at Expo looked quite realistic too, heres a link
http://www.aussiemodeller.com.au/forum/ ... f=8&t=7878

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