Colors Good 4 Wood

No matter if you use decals or prefer a hand painted wood grain, as long as you work with translucent effects (decal/oil color glaze) you need a proper basecoat. Ideally,a basecoat includes preshading effects like brightened panel centers and/or light and shadow effects. In the following you find the products that I use the most. I have many more  Browns and Yellow tones, but they collect pretty much dust. The colors in the following are the ones that have proven their effectiveness on a regular base.

 

Please check the examples of use on the bottom of this page.

Gunze Sangyo Uschi van der Rosten

Multi-Color-Basecoat System, using various yellow and orange tones, preshading, tinting and zenithal light effects.

Hansa Brandenburg W.12 Wingnut Wings

1.) Basecoat Sandy Brown
2.)
Sandy Brown + White in the centers
3.) Shades of Black, blended in with another layer of
Sandy Brown
4.) White+
Sandy Brown as a filter (by Airbrush)
5.) Decal
6.) Accentuating with clear Orange


More examples of how to create an effective basecoat. Click to enlarge.

WNW Hansa Brandenburg W.12

"Concerto Brandenburgese". All them bits together. Click to enlarge.

Base Colors

Hobby Color Radome H318, 10ml (25,00€/100ml)

A standard tone when it comes to basecoats for Uschi´s wood grain decals. Brush the entire panel with this color, and bright up the center of the panel with Radome+white. Apply the decal. Perfect. Thats what I use all the time. Radome is a glossy color.

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Hobby Color Sail Color H85 10ml (25,00€/100ml)

One of the toning/tinting colors for Radome. If you wanna have a little bit variation on the basecoat, mix Radome with Sail Color and break the monotony of the panel layout with that new mix. Its also a great postshading or preshading color for Radome. Should be part of your collection for wood colors. Just great. Sail Color is a flat color.

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Mr Color Sandy Brown 10ml (25,00€/100ml)

One of the toning/tinting colors for Radome. If you wanna have a little bit variation on the basecoat, mix Radome with Sandy Brown and break the monotony of the panel layout with that new mix. Its also a great postshading or preshading color for Radome. Should be part of your collection for wood colors. Just great. Sail Color is a semi gloss color.

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Hobby Color Flesh H44 10ml (25,00€/100ml)

One of the toning/tinting colors for Radome. If you wanna have a little bit variation on the basecoat, mix Radome with Flesh and break the monotony of the panel layout with that new mix. Its also a great postshading or preshading color for Radome, delivery very subtile effects. Mix it with black and white+yellow to bright it up or tone it down. Flesh is a Semi-Gloss Color.

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Hobby Color Cream Yellow H34 10ml (25,00€/100ml)

One of the toning/tinting colors for Radome. If you wanna have a little bit variation on the basecoat, mix Radome with Cream Yellow and break the monotony of the panel layout with that new mix. Mix it with Radome + white for more variation on your basecoat. Cream Yellow is a glossy color.

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Hobby Color Orange Yellow H24 10ml (25,00€/100ml)

One of the toning/tinting colors for radome. Its also a great color for preshading if you mix it with Tire Black or Black (see below). If you wanna have a little bit variation on the basecoat, mix Radome with Orange Yellow and break the monotony of the panel layout with that new mix. Mix it with Radome + white for more variation on your basecoat. It provides a great variation in tone when mixed with yellow. Orange Yellow is a glossy color.

2,50 €
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Transparent Finishing Colors

Hobby Color Transparent Yellow H91 10ml (25,00€/100ml)

Clear colors are a neccessary asset in the color rack of many modelers. These colors work as acrylic filters and/or postshading colors. One can break up any monotony of almost any color by applying a thin coat of these. For the wood sets these colors represent a finishing product, allowing you to set light and shadow, depth and/or variation. Clear Yellow is one of the most important clear colors to me. This is a glossy color.

2,50 €
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Hobby Color Transparent Orange H92 10ml (25,00€/100ml)

Clear colors are a neccessary asset in the color rack of many modelers. These colors work as acrylic filters and/or postshading colors. One can break up any monotony of almost any color by applying a thin coat of these. For the wood sets these colors represent a finishing product, allowing you to set light and shadow, depth and/or variation. Clear Orange is one of the most important clear colors to me. This is a glossy color.

2,50 €
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Hobby Color Smoke Grey H95 10ml (25,00€/100ml)

THE clear color in my collection. Smoothest edges, subtile changes in tone, zenithal light effects, postshading. Smoke (Clear Black actually to follow the logic) is one of the most effective acrylic finishing colors with myriades of possible application. This is a glossy color.

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Hobby Color Flat Black H12 10ml (25,00€/100ml)

Toning color for blackening and preshading. This is...surprise, surprise...a flat color.

2,50 €
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Hobby Color Tire Black H77 10ml (25,00€/100ml)

Its name reflects its programme: It great for tires because its like a "broken Black" or "off Black". Another major benefit of this stuff is when it´s used for preshading. Its more easy to make smooth and soft color gradiation compared to "Dead Black". This is a flat color.

2,50 €
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Hobby Color Flat White H11 10ml (25,00€/100ml)

Toning color for brightening. Its a flat color as mentioned in the header already.

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Hobby Color Off White H21 10ml (25,00€/100ml)

Off white is something like a very, very bright grey. It is pretty handy for toning and brighten up colors when a standard White would be "too White". I use this color to brighten up panel centers and for zenithal light effects. One can actually say that this color is already "broken" i.e. faded and weathered. This is a glossy color.

2,50 €
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Test Hull created using the products above

Here we see a little color guide, giving us an indication on the effects to be expected while using the product listed above.

Radome+Yellow+White
Radome+Yellow+White
Oil colors+Clear Yellow+Clear Orange
Oil colors+Clear Yellow+Clear Orange
Clear Orange+Smoke on Cream Yellow
Clear Orange+Smoke on Cream Yellow
Radome+Yellow+White
Radome+Yellow+White
Oil colors+Clear Yellow+Clear Orange
Oil colors+Clear Yellow+Clear Orange
Smoke at its best
Smoke at its best

Gunze Sangyo Uschi van der Rosten