Painting plastic to look like wood?

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  1. 2-8-2

    2-8-2 Member

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    It's your friendly neighborhood newbie again...

    My N scale Interstate Fuel & Oil structure has a wood loading dock, and I'm not sure how to make the plastic look like wood. Does anyone have suggestions as far as colors, and/or technique?

    Since we all like pictures, those would be appreciated too!
  2. hminky

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    Wow! Very nice work, Harold!

    Looks like I'm off to get some dye...thanks!
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    OK Harold...!!!

    You managed to make that plastic look more like aged wood than aged wood...!!! And I thought I had a done pretty good on my lumber yard...:cry:
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    Very impressed, Harold! I like how you got inventive with materials to weather with. I may have to try this on something!
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    WOW!jawdrop
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    richard cormier New Member

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    Pretty good job of making styrene look like wood. I do a lot of scratch/bash work, and that bit of knowledge will surely come in handy.

    Rich
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    Thanks everyone, the technique also can be used for other effects.

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    An HO IHC plastic old time water tank under construction

    Harold
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    That little guy is lying on his back...Thought he'd take a crack at that ol' lumber for some firewood...and it was PLASTIC...!!! Too much to take...