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    False's guide to painting faux wood

    False
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    Post  False Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:30 am

    A couple people had asked me how I did that wooden effect on my M-bow (Marshmallow Crossbow), so here is a little write-up. Also, it was pretty dark and the photos were taken on my iPod, so the quality of the pictures isn't that great, but hopefully you'll get the general idea.

    What you'll need:
    - Blaster for painting (herpderp)
    - White spray paint
    - 'Raw umber' acrylic hand paint
    - 'Burnt umber' acrylic hand paint
    - Wood varnish
    - A couple brushes that you wouldn't mind cutting up a bit.

    Paints:
    False's guide to painting faux wood Img1901ja
    By false_ at 2012-03-10

    Firstly, lay down a coat of white (you can still see the last paintjob on mine because I ran out of paint, haha. Also, disregard already-painted bits)
    False's guide to painting faux wood Img1897d
    By false_ at 2012-03-10

    Secondly, paint 4-6 layers (depending on how dark you want the 'wood' to be- more layers= darker 'wood') of raw umber, doing each layer either with vertical or horizontal strokes (If you do horizontal one layer, do vertical the next, and so on). Try and leave the brush strokes visible because it serves to create a layered effect.
    False's guide to painting faux wood Img1900qy
    By false_ at 2012-03-10

    Then cut up a couple of brushes so that that the bristles are sort of like this: /|/|/| - points on the brush with space between them. For example, these are some that I use:
    False's guide to painting faux wood Img1902z
    By false_ at 2012-03-10

    Using those brushes, dab the ends lightly in some burnt umber and press lightly along the painted parts of your blaster and drag them along. This creates the 'grain'. It is important not to overdo this bit.
    False's guide to painting faux wood Img1903oh
    By false_ at 2012-03-10

    Now, don't worry if you think that the colours are to blended. That is what the varnish is for. So take some of the varnish and coat the 'wooden' parts in it. It should contrast the colours and make it look like polished 'wood'. If you don't want it to be shiny, just spray a clear, protective coat over it and it will appear still contrasted, but more dull and matte.
    False's guide to painting faux wood Img1904r
    By false_ at 2012-03-10
    False's guide to painting faux wood Img1907dz
    By false_ at 2012-03-10

    (This is what my finished blaster ended up looking like:)
    False's guide to painting faux wood Img1909yz
    By false_ at 2012-03-10

    Enjoy

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    Post  camo1010 Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:58 am

    Although I'm not a fan of timber on guns, that paint job is awesome.

    Nice work
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    Post  False Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:55 am

    Thanks, man, appreciated.
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    Post  camo1010 Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:48 pm

    I might use this technique for other stuff though. We are going to re-paint our house soon and I reckon using this on a feature wall in the pool room is a possibility..
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    Post  Sairex Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:07 pm

    that is one sexy paint job my friend. you do good work =)
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    Post  False Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:54 am

    camo1010 wrote:I reckon using this on a feature wall in the pool room is a possibility..

    That would actually look pretty sweet. Good luck!


    Sairex wrote:that is one sexy paint job my friend. you do good work =)

    Thanks a lot, I appreciate it
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    Post  sniperdude49 Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:14 am

    You are amazing ^_^ keep it up!

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