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Old 9th March 2010, 11:01   #1
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Hello
My name is randomepicperson (well, its not really ) and you can probably tell that im new here.
I'm a big fan of model railroading obviously and I've been here for a while admiring the work that you guys have done
I have a question though; on the Big Tree Making page paul has used a dark oak colour for trees. Where can i get this?? (in the UK?)
Randomepicperson (ben)
p.s. ive also noticed that quite a lot of the people here are (no offence) old american men with beards. This makes me feel weird as i'm not old or american and i dont have a beard
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Old 9th March 2010, 14:54   #2
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Welcome to AMR.

(Don't worry, you aren't alone, I'm not old, or American, nor do i have a beard.)
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Old 9th March 2010, 14:59   #3
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Welcome aboard,I am 46 and have a beard but I live in Australia.
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Old 9th March 2010, 22:31   #4
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Welcome aboard Ben. I am 52, in Devon and I'm afraid that I to have a beard but we don't bite. Where in the UK are you? What are you modeling? have you any pics you could show us?

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Old 9th March 2010, 23:34   #5
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Well, now I feel weird. I'm old (57), American (but I've been to Scotland), and I've had a beard for nearly 40 years (but I keep it well trimmed).

I don't know where you would get dark oak paint in the UK, but here, I would check out a craft store for one of the water based paints that come in small plastic squeeze bottles. I've found stains as well as regular paints.
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Old 10th March 2010, 06:48   #6
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Welcome to AMR Ben, I'm 14 and am the youngest on this forum (I think).
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Old 10th March 2010, 10:31   #7
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well sorry for making u feel weird guys,
Also, jack, im 14 and have been since February so im guessing im younger
this is the picture i was referring to
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Old 10th March 2010, 15:54   #8
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Greetings, wierd young person with no beard.

Twelve years, one month and twenty days to retirement, not that I'm counting.

What scale do you plan on working in? If I remember correctly (it's an age thing) Paul modelled in O and in smaller scales that amount of detail on the trunk will be hard to capture. For colours have a root through your dads garage, shop, shed for wood stain, and a wash coat of some lighter acrylics. Look in the craft section of your favourite dept store.

One thing I've found with this hobby is I pay a lot more attention to the detail in nature. Trees are seldom brown, often having shades of grey.

Cheers for now

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Old 11th March 2010, 10:06   #9
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Well that means i'm the second youngest ( ) kidding. I turn 15 in November.
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Old 11th March 2010, 17:46   #10
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What is age anyway. I like to think that we modellers are all young at heart. Apart from the odd creak I still feel the same as I did at twenty. We are all big kids after all.

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