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Wood Grain Decals by HGW
Posted by StephenLawson on Sunday, November 13, 2011 7:21 PM

Greetings all,

Jan Bobek of HGW has been releasing beau coup detail parts for aviation subjects for over a year and a half.   I picked up some of his Wood Grain Decals and had a go.  The sets I tried first were for the Eduard or Blue Max 1:48 Austro - Hungarian Albatros D.III (Oeffag).  While good decals overall I highly suggest a clear coat before using them.

Wood grain decal review here.

The 1:48 Austro-Hungarian Sworl Camouflage is by Piotr at Mirage.  Very decent decals too by the way.

Sworl Decal review here.

 

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Posted by StephenLawson on Saturday, November 19, 2011 7:32 PM

Almost finished with the Alb. D.III Oeffag wood grain application.  Crosses & Datum then a touch up.

 

 

 

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Posted by StephenLawson on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 6:47 AM

Here is is without any dulling down.  From the factory floor lets do the roll out.
 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Hans von Hammer on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 7:16 AM

You building this or are the pics from ads for Aeroscale?

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Posted by StephenLawson on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 11:17 AM

Hans von Hammer

You building this or are the pics from ads for Aeroscale?

Hansel, you didn't even read the first post?  Thats ok, here it is again just  for you.

StephenLawson

Greetings all,

Jan Bobek of HGW has been releasing beau coup detail parts for aviation subjects for over a year and a half.   I picked up some of his Wood Grain Decals and had a go.  The sets I tried first were for the Eduard or Blue Max 1:48 Austro - Hungarian Albatros D.III (Oeffag).  While good decals overall I highly suggest a clear coat before using them.

http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/photos/review/6231/84150.044.jpg

Wood grain decal review here.

The 1:48 Austro-Hungarian Sworl Camouflage is by Piotr at Mirage.  Very decent decals too by the way.

Sworl Decal review here.

 

Stachel...unconfirmed by Armee means unconfirmed!!!!

Dre
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Posted by Dre on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 11:52 AM

Stephen, those do look the part of plywood.   In your opinion, how do they stack up against doing a traditionally tedious paint job of wood tone and then streaking it with a darker paint?

That's a beautiful D.III at any rate.

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Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 12:27 PM

Those decals really do look good.  I noticed on their site you can choose between clear and solid decals, so which did you use here?  I imagine at a very close inspection you can see a dot pattern from the printing process, so wondering if on the solid ones is the background colour made up of dots or is it a solid hue?

regards,

Jack

 

 

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Posted by StephenLawson on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 1:40 PM

Thanks for the kind words.  As to the application elements I like trying new things.  I have a whole thread dedicated to wood grain replication.  The HGW decals are an easy way for even a novice to get a good look to their build. 

As to the types I used both the translucent and the white to get a typical variation one sees in the original airframes.  Though if I were to do it again I would try go more blonde in the tint. I encouraged Jan Bobek of HGW to do the Oeffag decals in a lighter tint.

When I cut these sections out and used them I kept the paper backing and numbered them when they were dry.  That way I have a ready to use set of patterns for the next build even if Jan does not follow my recommendations.  As to the dots I used the Detail Masters wood grain on the interior because the dots show up too easily.  The HGW types seem to stand up to inspection pretty good.

 

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Posted by StephenLawson on Friday, November 25, 2011 9:00 PM

One bit of good news from HGW.   They want to use my images on their website.

 

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, November 27, 2011 9:45 AM

Great  job Stephen. Those decals cut down a very tedious process. Are they also available in 1/32 scale?

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Posted by StephenLawson on Sunday, November 27, 2011 2:31 PM

Yes on a limited basis for now. Most generic stuff starts on page 2.

http://www.battlefield.eshop-zdarma.cz/index.php?category_id=45

 

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Posted by StephenLawson on Thursday, December 15, 2011 12:39 AM


HGW has given us a new selection of water slide wood grain decals. Some sheets come in generic panel sections others come in a layout that is designed for specific aircraft.  Here I will add the decal sheet panels for the Eduard 1:48 Alb. D.V/Va. Not bad for an over all effect. The only short fall is there are no lower wing root panels offered.

 

 

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Posted by StephenLawson on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 5:25 PM

Here is the Albatros D.V wood grain on an 80xx series Eduard 1:48 kit.
 

 

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Posted by StephenLawson on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 5:48 PM

HGW decals on an Eduard 1:48 Alb. D.III (OAW).

 

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Posted by StephenLawson on Friday, December 23, 2011 6:53 AM

Here the HGW wood grain decals are on an Eduard 1:48 Alb. D.III (OAW) kit.
 

 

 

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Posted by StephenLawson on Thursday, December 29, 2011 7:55 PM

Here is the finished build using the HGW wood grain decal for the Eduard 1:48 Albatros D.V / Va kit.

 

 

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Posted by ruddratt on Thursday, December 29, 2011 8:10 PM

Gorgeous work, Stephen. I really like the look of those! Yes

Mike

 "We have our own ammunition. It's filled with paint. When we fire it, it makes pretty pictures....scares the hell outta people."

"It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that s(econd)wing." Benny Goodman (sorta)

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Posted by StephenLawson on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 7:39 AM

The following are recent releases from HGW I will review in the near future.

 

 

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Posted by StephenLawson on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 7:41 AM

A couple of light wood sheets transparent and with white backing.

 

 

 

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Posted by StephenLawson on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 7:43 AM

Here a couple of cookie cutter woodgrain sets for the Alb. D.III (Oef.)

 

 

 

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Posted by waikong on Thursday, October 18, 2012 3:37 PM

thanks for the update, going to have to try one of these sheets.

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Posted by constructor on Thursday, October 18, 2012 4:33 PM

Maybe I can use it for the P-51 wooden flooring.

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