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« on: May 01, 2011, 02:30:43 PM »

Ohoy from Isla Sartosa!

I am wondering if anyone have a good tutorial for creating the look of distressed wood, the grey kind. Any help with this would me much appreciated! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2011, 04:08:16 PM »

Rough it up with some course sandpaper along the grain, then paint it grey and really go to town on the weathering  Smiley

Try different paints (craft paints being the best for this) and different weathering techniques ; inks, pastels etc.

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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2011, 05:02:58 PM »

I usually drydrush mine in several shades of grey (VGC Cold Grey, VCG Stonewall Grey, VGC Wolf Grey, occasionally mixed with a bit of VMC Pale Sand), and then apply a few brown and green washes over it. No real tutorial (or even detail shots), but you can see it in a few pictures of my derelict industrial board:









As James said, paint it grey and go to town on the weathering Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2011, 05:07:36 PM »

Ah, well this is what I had in mind, but the results I have got so far was just not to my liking, or satisfaction really. But I will try out some new techniques and see what I can come up with. Thanks for the suggestions! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2011, 05:18:04 PM »

I've always meant to try this product...

http://www.micromark.com/Weather-It-4-fl-oz,7266.html

...but ordering it from Micro-Mark US is a bit prohibitive. Does anyone know what it is? Some kind of acid or sulphide?
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2011, 05:27:37 PM »

Then there's of course this article: http://www.militarymodelling.com/news/article.asp?a=4083

A bit hard to navigate (there are links to more pictures under the pictures, which I discovered only quite a while after first reading the article), but well worth the time.
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2011, 05:34:04 PM »

I've always meant to try this product...

http://www.micromark.com/Weather-It-4-fl-oz,7266.html

...but ordering it from Micro-Mark US is a bit prohibitive. Does anyone know what it is? Some kind of acid or sulphide?

I believe it's some sort of weak acid and I used to know (many years ago) someone who tried a similar sort of thing, the problem he found was that you have to be extremely careful when gluing the wood as, with stains, the glue marks will show up.

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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2011, 06:07:08 PM »

I believe it's some sort of weak acid and I used to know (many years ago) someone who tried a similar sort of thing, the problem he found was that you have to be extremely careful when gluing the wood as, with stains, the glue marks will show up.

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Same problem as with stains. I stain things before I glue them.
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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2011, 06:19:10 PM »

I generally do a mid grey then a black wash then dry-brushed white to all the hard edges.

I then follow this up with a greeny brown runny mix in the areas that would be affected by run-off, for a 'damp/mouldy' stain (suggested to me by JB many moons ago and works rather effectively).
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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2011, 06:28:52 PM »

I make this fence a few days ago:


I use balsa wood, cutted whit my hands for a distressed look and painted whit black + bone white and some washes in english uniform (all from Vallejo).

The nails are just carved sunking the metal head from a mechanical pencil into the wood.
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« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2011, 06:37:30 PM »

Very nice, Doctor...
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« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2011, 07:26:19 PM »

Military Modelling magazine's website has some nice terrain making articles. This one below has some tips on wood.
http://www.militarymodelling.com/news/article.asp?a=4084
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« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2011, 08:53:31 PM »

Thank you very much guys, this is very helpful, and I am sure I will find some way to get this to work! Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2011, 08:55:08 PM »

Do show us what you come up with  Smiley

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« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2011, 10:27:49 PM »

Hehe, I will. I am working on several buildings and some jettys for our pirate table, and run in to some issues. But I think I got it to where I want it now.

Wood frames for the framed buildings, where I wanted tar painted wood going slightly gray, and they turned out fine. But I first ruined it by using brown ink on black painted wood. It looked like utter crap, sort of a orange diarrhea shine. Very disturbing.
I then gave the black wood a wash with a Valejo dark brown instead, and drybrushed with grey, much better result.
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