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Jerry Spires (no login) from IP address 18.104.22.168
I've been modeling for about a year now and am still perplexed at the actual color of the cute little ration and supply boxes. The instructions call for buff, but to me that is unrealistic. I don't know about you, but I haven't seen any buff-colored crates in all the documentaries or model photos EVER. So, my question is what color do you paint your wood stuff? Is is a simple unmixed stock color? I recently purchased some Testors Wood Cote, but it looks the same in the bottle as buff. Thus, in my apprehension of ruining another load of crates, I haven't exactly seen it dry yet.
First I scribe wood grain in the plastic either with a dental pick or very rough sandpaper. Next I use a basecoat of Tamiya Desert Yellow and allow to dry. Next I start a series of oil washes, darker to lighter using Burtn Umber, Burnt Sienna, etc. Let dry and drybrush. Finish up with pastels to "fade" the wood color slightly.