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False's guide to painting faux wood

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False's guide to painting faux wood

Post by False on Sun 11 Mar 2012, 8:08 am

A couple people had asked me how I did that wooden effect on my M-bow (Marshmallow Crossbow), so here is a little write-up. Also, it was pretty dark and the photos were taken on my iPod, so the quality of the pictures isn't that great, but hopefully you'll get the general idea.

What you'll need:
- Blaster for painting (herpderp)
- White spray paint
- 'Raw umber' acrylic hand paint
- 'Burnt umber' acrylic hand paint
- Wood varnish
- A couple brushes that you wouldn't mind cutting up a bit.

Paints:

By false_ at 2012-03-10

Firstly, lay down a coat of white (you can still see the last paintjob on mine because I ran out of paint, haha. Also, disregard already-painted bits)

By false_ at 2012-03-10

Secondly, paint 4-6 layers (depending on how dark you want the 'wood' to be- more layers= darker 'wood') of raw umber, doing each layer either with vertical or horizontal strokes (If you do horizontal one layer, do vertical the next, and so on). Try and leave the brush strokes visible because it serves to create a layered effect.

By false_ at 2012-03-10

Then cut up a couple of brushes so that that the bristles are sort of like this: /|/|/| - points on the brush with space between them. For example, these are some that I use:

By false_ at 2012-03-10

Using those brushes, dab the ends lightly in some burnt umber and press lightly along the painted parts of your blaster and drag them along. This creates the 'grain'. It is important not to overdo this bit.

By false_ at 2012-03-10

Now, don't worry if you think that the colours are to blended. That is what the varnish is for. So take some of the varnish and coat the 'wooden' parts in it. It should contrast the colours and make it look like polished 'wood'. If you don't want it to be shiny, just spray a clear, protective coat over it and it will appear still contrasted, but more dull and matte.

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By false_ at 2012-03-10

(This is what my finished blaster ended up looking like:)

By false_ at 2012-03-10

Enjoy Smile

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Re: False's guide to painting faux wood

Post by Akimbo Assassin on Sun 11 Mar 2012, 9:56 am

Very nicely done, False. You do have prior experience in painting plastic models?
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Re: False's guide to painting faux wood

Post by False on Sun 11 Mar 2012, 12:55 pm

Ah thanks, your quite skilled in painting, yourself, so any praise from you is appreciated especially so!

Painting plastic models? No, I can't say I have or do. Although I do enjoy art, so you can connect the dots there, haha.

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