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ship's wooden deck
Posted by recce009 on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 2:45 PM

any hints on painting a deck with a realistis wooded finish. Thanks in advancePirate

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 5:50 PM

Yes. And it depends on the scale. Start with a good light overall base color. Gull Gray is a good warm gray, other choices could be Tamiya(?) Deck Tan, or MM Radome tan.

Grab all of the tans you have and put a little of each on a palette or piece of glass, along with a bunch of your base color.

Take a fine brush and grab something to use as a short straightedge, like a little wood block. 

Starting at the far edge, make uniform little board length dashes of a mix of base and tan. Far apart from each other.

Do it again and again with three or four colors.

Thinned paint is best, I like acrylics for this kind of thing so spit gets involved.

If you decide it got a little too crazy, hit it with a thinned over coat of the base color.

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Posted by Marcus McBean on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 8:23 PM

Go to youtube there are several videos on doing decks.  I use a method by Guido Hopp.  Its a lot of work but I like the results.  I prefer to paint the decks than use a wood deck product.  I found them to thick and hard to work with. 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 9:17 AM

I use a very thin grey wash if I am intending to show weathered, unpainted deck.

 

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    July, 2014
Posted by Nino on Thursday, May 04, 2017 6:15 PM

     Any suggestions for real wood decks?   I know Acrylics will warp'em. Are different techniques required?  Is it worth trying to weather them or is pristine the way to go?
     I have a few Revell 1/570 kits and I got some wood decks from FreeTime.      Thanks.

   Nino.

 

    

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, May 07, 2017 11:26 AM

I paint or stain mine after they are glued to the plastic deck. I think that makes them a bit more resistant to warping.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    September, 2005
  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Monday, May 08, 2017 7:09 AM

Vallejo Paints have a set of paints for painting different wood effects. It is terrific!  I have used this set several times when painting ship decks.

Bill Morrison

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    July, 2014
Posted by Nino on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 8:22 AM

Thanks Don, Thank Bill.

     Thanks for the suggestion to stain once stuck in place. I had been leaning on stain/paint first then apply the deck so that I don't mess up anything I already painted on the model.

     I will put Vallejo Paints on my shopping list as I have read many positive Posts about them.

     Jim.

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 9:26 AM

Nino

Thanks Don, Thank Bill.

     Thanks for the suggestion to stain once stuck in place. I had been leaning on stain/paint first then apply the deck so that I don't mess up anything I already painted on the model.

     I will put Vallejo Paints on my shopping list as I have read many positive Posts about them.

     Jim.

 

 

I applied the wood overlay to the deck and stained it before I put it on the model.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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