How to Model Aged Wood on Styrene

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

Waterfront Wood
Waterfront Wood
Aged Shed
Aged Shed
Waterfront Wood
Waterfront Wood
Aged Shed
Aged Shed
Aged Wood
Aged Wood

Materials

  • 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

Index

  • 00:15 The Real World
  • 00:32 Method
  • 09:42 Final Result
  • 10:28 Mini Kathys

All the modelling structure videos can be found by clicking here.

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