Painting plastic to look like wood?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by 2-8-2, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. 2-8-2

    2-8-2 Member

    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

    hminky Member

  3. 2-8-2

    2-8-2 Member


    Wow! Very nice work, Harold!

    Looks like I'm off to get some dye...thanks!
  4. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

  5. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    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:
  6. kitsune

    kitsune Member

    Very impressed, Harold! I like how you got inventive with materials to weather with. I may have to try this on something!
  7. MadModeler

    MadModeler Member

  8. richard cormier

    richard cormier New Member

    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.

  9. hminky

    hminky Member

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


    An HO IHC plastic old time water tank under construction

  10. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    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...

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