Making Styrene Look Like Wood

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    I've been working on some wtructures for the layout, & needed something to represent wooden doors...
    I use this same technique to make loading platforms, porches, & walls...anything that needs to look like planking.
    This piece will be cut into 2 N scale doors, so my apologies for it being a bit small...I must also apologize for a couple of the photos being a bit blurred
    The 1st photo shows the piece of plain white styrene I started with...

    (btw...this is the 1st of 6 photos)

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    First I take a razor saw, & saw parrallel grooves in the piece, roughly 6-12 scale inches apart...

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    Next, I drag the teeth of the saw blade sideways to form a "grain" in the "planks"

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    Next, I take the point of a hobby knife, & just randomly scribe some of the grooves a little deeper...

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    Now I paint with flat black spray paint...

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    After the spray paint drues, I dry-brush with Polly Scale Dirt, Mud, Earth, & Aged White, then I give it a wash of India Ink & alcohol...

    And the result (hopefully) looks like some weathered planking...

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