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Woodgrain technique by Eric Larson
« on: April 28, 2012, 07:57:43 PM »
Here is Eric Larson's technique for applying a woodgrain.





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Re: Woodgrain technique by Eric Larson
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Re: Woodgrain technique by Eric Larson
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Re: Woodgrain technique by Eric Larson
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2012, 08:10:12 PM »
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Many thanks to Eric for allowing me to post his article here, I hope his woodgrain technique will help many modelers.

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Re: Woodgrain technique by Eric Larson
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2012, 10:18:50 PM »
And who say that there isn't a major element of fine art in this hobby? The days of "stick it together and paint it up" have long departed. Weathering, highlighting, filters, pin washes...all go well beyond the standard build process. Thanks for this thread, Des, and for all of your others on this website!  :D
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Re: Woodgrain technique by Eric Larson
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2012, 10:25:17 PM »
Hear! Hear! I second that!!

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Re: Woodgrain technique by Eric Larson
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2012, 09:29:58 AM »
My very first "woodgrain technique"!!!! :) :) ... and the one that I still use, although with some slight changes to the original procedures.
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Re: Woodgrain technique by Eric Larson
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2012, 11:18:32 AM »
This is the go to method for me.

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Re: Woodgrain technique by Eric Larson
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2012, 11:48:57 PM »
This is exactly what I have been looking for.

Great - thanks!

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« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2012, 02:30:24 PM »
Thank you!

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Re: Woodgrain technique by Eric Larson
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2012, 11:33:42 AM »
Thanks for that Des. One question: I don't have oils but do have artists acrylics. Would they work as well? I have experimented on an Albatros I'm building and didn't have any problems, but maybe I was lucky....

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Re: Woodgrain technique by Eric Larson
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2012, 12:10:27 AM »
Eric,

I really like your method!  It has really become one of the favorite parts of my builds.  Hopefully I will be able to post some photos one of these days.  Thanks for sharing your skills!

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Re: Woodgrain technique by Eric Larson
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2012, 12:15:51 PM »
I have never used artist acrylics for replicating wood grain but I have seen and heard of many that do, as far as I know they have a lot of success, I think it is a matter of "what works for you".

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Re: Woodgrain technique by Eric Larson
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2012, 05:07:14 PM »
Thanks for that Des. One question: I don't have oils but do have artists acrylics. Would they work as well? I have experimented on an Albatros I'm building and didn't have any problems, but maybe I was lucky....

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Hi Ian - I think any paint type will work, so your acrylics ought to be fine.  The advantage with oil paint is th elong grying time which allows the woodgrain to be reworked until you are satisfied.  I have sometimes used regular enamel straight from the pot which works too.