How to Turn Plastic into Wood
This video shows how to paint a styrene kit so that it looks like realistic wood. Turning plastic into wood is a key skill in modelling.
The key is not just to paint realistic colours but also to add a little texture to bring out the detail. Most plastic kits represent wood with flat smooth surfaces which are not very realistic. It is key to remember the scale you are modelling in and how battered the wood is. Really distressed wood is clearly seen but most wood just needs a light texture to enable us to bring out the detail.
Also, many kits do not add breaks between wood planks so adding these in can bring a sense of realism. Wood planks are not 20′ long!
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00:08 The Real World
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