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  Make your own realistic wood
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2006 - 02:42 AM UTC
Ola Guys

I share my technique of making realistic wood from Styrene. A really simple technique that everybody is able to do and get very nice results with.

Special thanks to Jurjen for helping me putting it online.

I hope it is usefull for you guys

With friendly greetz

Link to Item

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
MonkeyGun
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2006 - 03:09 AM UTC
Thanks Robert

I was looking forward to your "how to" article after you mentioned it in a previous post.
Cant wait to give your method a try


Cheers

Ian
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2006 - 03:15 AM UTC
Hi Robert,
very interesting your "wood technique"...
It's a good hint!
Thanks
Enjoy modelling!

Tom

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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2006 - 03:20 AM UTC
Nice article Robert....
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2006 - 03:24 AM UTC
Ola Robert thanks
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2006 - 03:28 AM UTC
Robert, fantastic sbs! I will defintely give this a try in the future. Thanks for sharing i6t with us and thanks Jurjen for his hand in it too. cheers Kevin
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2006 - 03:34 AM UTC
Hey Robert:

Kool article, dude. Very helpful. I work w/ PlastStrucks
(sp) plastic pieces/rod all the time. But I never
thought of sanding the pieces with a really rough
sandpaper to get that woodgrain effect. Super idea,
I can't wait to try it. Thanks again, amigo
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:01 AM UTC
Thanks, Robert. Very realistic. I must try this out on my next dio.
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2006 - 02:01 PM UTC
Ola guys

Thanks for the comments on the article. You guys really should try the technique. It is terribly simple and fast, and next to that it is also very versatile. Imagine rebuilding the cargobed of a Blitz with this technique. No worries anymore with painting woodgrain on the tools of you vehicles... etc. etc. endless possibilities

Looking forward to other peoples results when they will give this a try


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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2006 - 04:03 PM UTC
Nice technique Robert. Makes me wonder what I'm going to do with all my wood?
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2006 - 07:21 PM UTC
Excellent feature article Robert.
It looks so simple and the result so good. This I have to try.
Thanks Robert.
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2006 - 07:35 PM UTC
Thanks for a great SBS.. I can't wait to give it a try. Good Job!!!

Mary (++)
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Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 12:56 AM UTC
Ola Guys and gal

Thanks for the comments.

@Scott
Isn't it cold there? and don't you have a fire place :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
No I'm kidding mate. Sure you still can use wood if you like. But try to use the technique I describe I'm sure you will like it.

And I will say it again I look forward to other peoples results with this

slodder
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Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 01:08 AM UTC
:-) :-) :-)
There you go -always a new technique for an old product - time to get warm and build a fire.

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Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 03:55 PM UTC
Hehehehehe Scott

You can also save it for the fourth of july and built a bonfire out of it :-) :-) :-)

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Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 05:21 PM UTC
Very nice article Robert, thanks for sharing