How to Model Weathered Wood

How to Model Weathered Wood

Wood is a really common building material through out the world and it normally weathers to a lovely pale silvery grey.  There is a slight sheen to it plus it stains easily where rust or bolts are affected by rain and damp.  Over time it rots away to nothing but until then it becomes rougher and more coarse.

It is therefore a delight and challenge to model as it passes through these stages.

This video looks at a really simple and effective way to achieve that silvery grey effect if you are using wood as your modelling material.

The Real World

Weathered Wood
Weathered Wood
Weathered Wood
Weathered Wood
Weathered Wood
Weathered Wood with creosote treatment

Materials

  • Isopropyl Alcohol (I buy 100% but you can use rubbing alcohol instead)
  • Black india ink

Optional:

  • Pigments such as Mig, Ammo or AK
  • LifeColor Liquid Pigments – LPW 21 Smoke or LPW 22 Carriage Grime

Recipe for weathering solutions:

Light – 1 teaspoon of india ink to 1 pint of isopropyl alcohol
Medium – 2 teaspoons of india ink to 1 pint of isopropyl alcohol
Dark – 3 teaspoons of india ink to 1 pint of isopropyl alcohol


Index

  • 00:17 The Real World
  • 00:30 Method
  • 08:35 Final Result
  • 09:05 Mini Kathys

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