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 Posted: Sun Oct 13th, 2013 01:02 am
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I have a Ixion Models 0n30 Coffee Pot, the coach section is finished a horrible plastic colour (which I just can not describe), the real deal had polished oak coach work (photo's can be seen on the Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society web site).Does anybody have an experience in wood grain finishing on models or at least point me in the right direction.
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Wayne, if you can get hold of Model Railway Journal back issues, # 57, 90 and 176 have articles on creating teak finish.

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If you are a member of that other forum, there is this ; http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/75178-reproducing-varnished-teak-improving-latest-hornby-thompsons/

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Wayne, here is a teak finish I applied to a 7mm scale coach:




This is achieved by painting the lighter base colour first.  When it is completely dry, apply the top coat and immediately take it off again using a stiff brush.  This has the effect of 'streaking' the top coat and allowing the base coat to show through, giving the desired effect.  You would have to decide on the best colours to suit your needs.  I used enamel paints in the example above.  Also, whilst you can completely cover the model with the base coat and allow it to dry, you can only apply the top coat to cover small areas each time, as you have to brush it off again whilst it is still wet.  I suggest some experimentation to decide on the correct colours and to get the hang of it.

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Thanks for all the tips fella's, I shall post up the result when I have plucked up the courage to give it a go.
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Wayne, extract the digit, do it today & bring it tonight to Kanunda & Emu Flat Op session !!



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Sorry Ron, couldn't make the operating session because I was varnishing my Coffee Pot!!!!     If you believe that, you will believe anything! actually, I was busy changing all my wheels to AMRA standard  LOL.  Catch you there next time.


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