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Painting Wood

Discussion in 'Painting Techniques' started by stev1eran, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. stev1eran Member

    Hi all,

    I am after some advice again :)
    I am painting Stormtroopers Officer of Hussars, The Great Retreat, one of the areas that I have not yet mastered is painting wood whether it is on a rifle or in this case on the pistols.
    I have undercoated the areas in humbrol tan and I am now ready for working with the oils.
    Have any of you good fellows got any tips?

  2. John Long Active Member

    I usually use Mars Brown, Mars Yellow, and Burnt Umber. I alternate stripes of those three colors on the undercoat. Then, I blend them together slightly trying to maintain the seperate colors. Sometimes I will drag the colors in some places to simulate the waviness of the grain. If you use this technique be careful not to overblend.
  3. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Is this the 54mm figure? If so, I'm working on that figure as well, I don't use oils, but what I have done, in acrylics sounds simmilar to what you are doing, I undercoated with flesh and then did a coat (or two) of mahagony brown thin enough for the flesh to show thru, but still giving the impression of finished wood and finally a satin coat. If the figure you are working on is 120mm or their bust, it should still work.
  4. stev1eran Member

    Thanks guys,
    I will give it a go :)
    Matthew - the figure is Stormtroopers 120mm


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