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#31 harvey


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:41 AM

NOICE !!......Harv :popcorn:

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:54 AM


Terrific start on the Flexistowe - and the wood grain looks mighty convincing.


Will be following with great interest

Keep 'em coming


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 07:25 AM

Nice wood, Tony.

Need me some more :popcorn:



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#34 The Madhatter

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 11:25 AM

As others have said, your wood grain is extremely effective. What is your method? What paints do you use?

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 02:15 AM

Thanks guys, work is nuts and I'm back to rigging my Snipe so a minor delay on the Felix. No biggy since the paint has to dry.

For my wood I currently spray a base coat of light brown and light tan depending on the finished wood color. Then I apply oil paint, mostly burnt umber so far on this build. I dab it on in a few spots with a pointer brush, then start brushing across the piece with ever widening brushes. This smoothes and adds the "grain". It's very easy once you try it and since the oil paint dries slowly you have tons of time to rework it and adjust it till your happy.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 02:22 AM

Great effect with the wood and thanks for sharing your wood techniques. I'm not really a WWI fan but I do like the Felixstowe and will be following along.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 07:16 AM

Wow, Tony!  Great wood grain effect.  You're really pushing my desire to build my lone WWI fighter.



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