How to Model Aged Wood on Styrene
Following on from the last couple of weeks, we’re looking at how to model aged wood if you are starting with a styrene sheet rather than a piece of wood. It’s a very different method because if you are starting with smooth styrene, the grain needs to be added first. If you are using a kit with moulded wood texture then you skip the earlier stages and go straight to the painting.
Step 1: Add grain and wood details to the sheet styrene
Step 2: Prime with basic grey car primer such as Halfords or model primer such as Tamiya.
Step 3: Paint wood colours using acrylic paints
Step 4: Add a wash to bring out the texture
Step 5: Clean up the wash with white spirit or enamel thinners
The Real World
- Styrene Sheet
- X-acto knife
- X-acto saw blade
- Sandpaper – medium grit
- Ponce wheel – used for adding nail holes
- Halfords or Tamiya primer – must be grey – any spray can primer will do
- Mixture of grey acrylic paints – I used the AK interactive Old & Weathered Wood series which include a number of acrylic paints in either warm or cooler greys
- Dark enamel wash – I used Mig but Ammo or AK interactive make similar products
- White spirit or enamel thinners
- 00:15 The Real World
- 00:32 Method
- 09:42 Final Result
- 10:28 Mini Kathys
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