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Wood Grain Decals and Methods 101
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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2011 - 01:39 PM UTC
I think for the next set I'll do the Eduard 1:48 Alb. D.III (German), D.V & Va fuselages. But HGW has the mid colour for the D.V / Va fuselages. I may want something more blonde like Mr. Miller's skin on MvR's D.V.

Almost finished with the Alb. D.III Oeffag application. Crosses & Datum then a touch up.





Eduard 1:48 Alb.D.III Oeffag
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Posted: Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 02:02 PM UTC
While I have the time I wanted to use some of the HGW sheets on an Eduard 1:48 Alb.D.III and a D.Va fuselage.

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Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 11:23 AM UTC
Here is the Albatros D.V wood grain on an 80xx series Eduard 1:48 kit.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 11:45 AM UTC
HGW decals on an Eduard 1:48 Alb. D.III (OAW).
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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2011 - 12:50 AM UTC
Here with the Eduard 1:48 #84150 Albatros D.III (Oef) I use the Hecker & Goros Austrian standing Officer in dress uniform.


Here is the Eduard 1:48 Albatros D.III (OAW) with the Hecker & Goros sitting German pilot (Pre-1918).
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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2011 - 01:18 AM UTC
Hi Stephen:

I like the wood grain decals. I am not confident with my wood grain techniques at this stage to try and do an entire fuselage, so the decals are a nice alternative. I like the different effects the modeler can achieve by mixing, sheets, subtle shading and the direction of the grain. Very nice and convincing.

Best
Mark
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Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 02:31 PM UTC
Here is the finished build using the HGW wood grain decal for the Eduard 1:48 Albatros D.V / Va kit.



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Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 03:38 PM UTC
Stephen,

Very nice, and striking color scheme to boot! The wood grain looks great in this scale.

Cheers,
Lance
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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 08:07 PM UTC
The following are recent releases from HGW I will review in the near future.

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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2012 - 11:13 PM UTC
During these coming year I will get to the reviews &applications of the previously mention HGW sheets.
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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 - 11:11 AM UTC
Recently there was a Feature on inks and templates for applying wood grain here.



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Posted: Saturday, June 08, 2013 - 06:33 AM UTC
"Uschi" has just released some new sets.

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Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2013 - 08:28 AM UTC
Thanks so much, Stephen. Thats very much appreciated.
May I take the liberty of adding some "Uschi In Action" pics here?


I also tested my new product and came out like that:



Again, thank you so much.
All the best.

Alex & Uschi
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Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2013 - 08:33 AM UTC

This one is made by my dear friend James Hatch/UK, a really gifted and extremely talented modeler.
And great chap!


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Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2013 - 08:37 AM UTC
The last image might be better posted in the WWII forum. So they can see it.
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2013 - 01:46 PM UTC

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Meikraft Models also sold a very brunette version of their product. Using the same method of application I hope that I have enough for a 1:32 SSW D.III. If they appear muted its because they are in a clear plastic bag and I don't want to remove them until I am about to use them. They are sooooooo thin that I won't risk further damaging them by too much handling.







You all will remember this post. Well I have started separating the two sheets by soaking them in airbrush thinner and gently pushing them apart.



Below shows the paper with the gum removed by soaking the wood in the thinner.


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Posted: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 07:56 PM UTC
Wood grain veneer interior.


Here is the finished build using the HGW dark wood decal.


The other side.
JackFlash
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Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2015 - 02:01 AM UTC
My build of 8349/17 from Eduard's new mold #8256. The national & personal markings are from Eduard's first issue #8001 (back in 1994). The lozenge is the fine set from Aviattic. The wood grain for the fuselage is a decal set from HGW. I deleted the "new" Eduard engine for an OOP resin item.





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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2015 - 05:11 AM UTC
Concerning propellers, overcoating and laminations. Here is a bit of fun. Remember that for single or dual seat propellers they usually had 5-6 laminations. The laminations tend to wrap around the leading edges of the prop blade or paddle and travel in parallel to each other to the prop hub. The Allies & Central powers used two methods for overcoating. 1. Translucent / clear (or tinted) varnish or 2. Opaque shellac. British and French used the second method on most of their aircraft in a red brown color. Oh, and if anybody snivels about you knowing the way laminations fall on a wood propeller and call you a "rivet counter", wear it with pride. They are just too lazy to do it right.
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Posted: Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 12:22 AM UTC
Maybe HGW rivet and nail decals might be worth trying with a natural wood fuselage?

Here.

I may have to add an Alb. D.Va to the EOW diorama.

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Posted: Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 04:36 AM UTC
Hello!
Has anybody tried thin ceder(?)wood sheets used in aluminium cigar tubes? They are really thin, and after quick soak in warm water can be straightened. I used to be a cigar smoker, and smoked several WNW-OOPs through my lungs, at least I saved most of the containers, after seeing that not only a good cigar, it had also other interesting stuff inside.
These are from "the Good Stuff", mostly Cubans, but also from other Caribbeans have these, although not cheap either. So check your friends who smoke cigars, local gentlemen´s club, tobacco store etc.
I had planned to try to use these long time ago, but when I saw this thread, I thought let´s go! Here is a series of images what to expect. First batch is drying under weight and between plastic sheet and tissue paper.

Give it a try if you find these for free, but don´t start smoking, better buy something healthier.
First try with images here, let´s see how it goes..


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Posted: Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 04:44 AM UTC


These are straight out of tube, very curved and fragile.


Against the work light.

Here soaking, actually even few seconds are enough, second batch I let sit in water overnight.



First batch streched to flat surface, sheet of clear plastic(was the closest)

Left under pressure of retrieving tanks.



Several hundred euros I could have spent a bit wiser..
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Posted: Sunday, July 03, 2016 - 04:49 AM UTC
I measured one straight from the tube, it has 0,29mm thickness. I think it can be carefully thinned with fine sandpaper.
Also noted that after soaking they come very pliable, maybe able force them to conform of the aircraft hull with rubber band or string?