Weathered Wood can change things….

The Model Railways of Oly Turner and Chris Matthews

Creating a realistic effect to represent old, unpainted wood has been something I have struggled with throughout my modelling life. The majority of wagons I’ve built with exposed wooden areas, particularly bolsters, plates and the like, have always grated on me with wood finished in a colour which has felt to warm or carried far to much colour in comparison to what I feel the prototype should be.

Now I have been aware of the ‘Weathered Wood’ packs of acrylic paints available from AK Interactive for some time, but not being a massive fan of pre made packs, have shied away. However, I recently decided to take the plunge and invested in a set, feeling it worth a go – the cold coloured set looked ideal for the effects I wanted to create and it was priced reasonably…

Wood is, I think, almost unique in terms of the materials we…

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