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Old 11th March 2010, 23:48   #11
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Young of mind also here!!
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Old 12th March 2010, 05:23   #12
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Hi Ben, try you local wilko store, they usually carry a good selection of wood stain, thats what I used on my trees, regards Ray.
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Old 13th March 2010, 15:25   #13
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Old 13th March 2010, 16:32   #14
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I don't think I would have thought of wood stain as my first source. There would have probably been many attempts at watering down craft paint and being very angry.

I'm a median age American with a goatee (which needs a good shave) Being 31 I'm not really old enough or young enough to "play with trains" and get a lot of strange looks when I tell people I'm into trains. It seems the general expectation is that my age group should be excited about their career, family, and working hard so they can retire early.
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Old 13th March 2010, 16:38   #15
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I don't think I would have thought of wood stain as my first source. There would have probably been many attempts at watering down craft paint and being very angry.
Actually, I was able to find wood stain in the craft paint section at Michael's craft store.
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Old 20th March 2010, 11:58   #16
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Hi Ben, and belated welcome from me.
I have very many of Paul's big trees on my On30 layout. Shamus was a prolific tree maker and he made it seem far less diffuicult than some are making out.
He used ordinary wood dye of the colour he liked (sorry I can't recall but "Cedar" does come close), diluted with a bit of white spirit. He applied it quickly with a large brush then wiped it off fast with a rag. That way you can build up coulour and that is why the crevices also look darker than the surface. I guess when you have made your first 100 trees it comes easy - I have used exactly same method Paul showed me..it works.
There is no dry brushing involved the way he did it - although you could try that. Paul was always trying out new ways himself so why not give it a whirl.

anyhow show us some pics when you have done them.

BTW I am british and beardless. Its the ozzies who have the coolest beards on this site.
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Old 20th March 2010, 17:48   #17
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thanks simon!
also LoudMusic, i didnt mean it in i bad way, just an observation. I may be young but i know how you feel. Dont worry about it mate, ignore it and if they dont like you for it, they're obviously not very good friends
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Old 30th April 2010, 22:36   #18
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Well I'm American, old and have a beard too

One thing you young un's have to look forward to is: when you're older and that little tiny detail pops out of your tweezers and lands on your multi colored carpet. It's the last one on the sprue and to get another set will take months ('cuz I live in England) - so you just gotta find it!

Yep. you are on your hands and knees with a flashlight (torch) and magnifying glass, plus your butt is sticking up in the air - when your teenage daughter and three of her friends walk into the room......
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- when your teenage daughter and three of her friends walk into the room......

One time I was working on my models at the dining room table, wearing my binocular magnifiers - you know the ones with the head strap that you can lift up - and my teenage daughter came home with some friends - and with great exasperation said, "Dad! You look like such a geek - take it off!"
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You can probably make this colour yourself with some burnt sienna acrylic. Maybe a light grey wash over top. Wood stain is expensive. Acrylic is cheap.
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