Dave J Posted February 13, 2014 Share Posted February 13, 2014 Just cleaning my office at Work and just found my Roland that I started back in 2011... Its near done so I thought I would copy my posting of my WIP from the defunct Aerodrome Model section, and finish it off! So here is the cut and paste of my postings from 2011... Here is my next WW1 subject that I will build online, an Roland D.VIa freshly plucked from the WnW Warehouse.Hopefully I will be able to share some tips and techniques I use, and will help out some of the new comers to WW1 modelling scene.I am also a new comer to this era of aviation as my preferred subjects normally are from the Second World War.... This is my sixth WW1 painted & Rigged build, so if I can do it... I am sure that everyone else can!My chosen scheme for the Roland will be Otto Kissenberth black machine with the Edelweiss painted on the fuselage sidesNow I'm off to cut some plastic off the sprues! I finally got a few spare moments to cut out the interior parts and prep them so they can receive their base colours for the wooden components.I leave the parts attached to parts of the sprue for easier handing of the parts during the paint process. Normally I try to leave them attached to areas that will be covered up during the assembly. If this can't be done, I will just go back and touch up the areas later on in the build process. My technique for wood graining is pretty simple and very easy to do. Its very similar to a technique that armour modellers use for weathering.I start off spraying the base colour to the part/s, this case I have used Tamiya's XF-59 Desert Yellow.Next I thin down the oil colour with some turpentine to a very watery thinned mixture.I apply the watery mixture the to the part to tint the base colour.Then I apply dots of the oil paint onto random areas of the part and brush them back and forth to get the grain look onto the part. You can add different colour dots of oil paint to achieve dark grains.It should look something like this one you have finished.Since the oil colours have been thinned drying time is a lot quicker. Normally I find that it is tacky dry in 15-30 minutes and 24-48 hours dry to handle. You can also cheat and use a hairdryer to speed up the drying time. I normally do this method and will spray a clear varnish over the parts to seal them in around 4 hours after using the hairdryer. 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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