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Painting wood deck on standard plastic deck

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Painting wood deck on standard plastic deck
Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, January 17, 2021 9:30 AM

today I'm back looking for some advice. I'm hoping a few of you could share your advice and experience on making a plastic deck look good. Take a look and let me know what you think i can do to make it look great 

Here's what you're looking at and critiqing(funny is that a word?). I have a coat of deck tan and khaki mix down as the base color. Then i added flory model wash in brown. the bow section has a sand color florywash on it, done last which lightens it all up i think.

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, January 17, 2021 2:16 PM

Youn can get a really good wood effect usingraw and burnt umber artists oils over Tamiya wood or tan paint.

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, January 17, 2021 6:25 PM

I hope you won't get upset.

          Why are your decks Green? Leastwise that's what color they look to me. I would sand down to the base color with 1,200 grit wet, Gently. When the lighter color begins to show, then Stop. Obviously looking for heavy weathering. But, remember except where they were painted, decks weathered from a Holystoned Greyish Tan to weathered Silvery Green.

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    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, January 17, 2021 7:21 PM

plasticjunkie i had some similar advice on the oils before the wash. I'm trying out burnt sienna to start with.

tankerbuilder no worries as I asked for a critique :-) so good on you. I can't see the green but when my wife gave me that is the shoe pink  test online i was the only one in the family that didn't see it lol check out this shot and tell me if it still looks green? I'll put a coat of gray wash over it to your point on weathering once this color stuff gets sorted. 

this is with a light drybrush of burnt sienna oil

i was looking at the original shot again and i think i see what tankerbuikder is talking about. I see it most in the far right pic.

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, January 18, 2021 8:32 AM

Aha!

    That is better. Now I would lighten it up a little overall. Are you doing the ship as launched or after being in service for a while? This too can and will affect colors of a wooden decked ship in real life so your model should reflect what you want and the time or era you are portraying.

    Finally as a wise modeler once said." It's your model, build it like you wish too!"For many years, all my models got their decks painted with Humbrol "Deck Bleached Teak" Why? Because I liked the mild contrast with all the greys used.

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Posted by TheDemiGod on Monday, January 18, 2021 10:20 AM
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    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Monday, January 18, 2021 1:39 PM

Yep going to be in service with chipped paint on the hull and all. Once this droes for a few days i will clear coat it and do a gray wash or two :-)

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:59 AM

Tanker-Builder

....

    Finally as a wise modeler once said." It's your model, build it like you wish too!"For many years, all my models got their decks painted with Humbrol "Deck Bleached Teak" Why? Because I liked the mild contrast with all the greys used.

 

It is amazing how good the human eye on detecting shades and tints of gray.  We can detect just a little over 2% difference in reflectivity and I forget the color sensitivity but it was equally good.  As a military camera and display designer, I had to learn those details.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, February 14, 2021 9:23 AM

Well here is the final result. I'm going to keep practicing. On This one I've reached the point of diminishing returns. Have an idea of what works and what doesn't now. The final choice was different oils over the base coat, then satin clear, then multiple gray washes. 

In the pattern: a dual build of my KittyHawk F-5's.

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