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Old chariot painting
soldatino
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Posted: Monday, February 02, 2009 - 11:26 PM UTC
Well as you can see this is my first post. It says you all.
Yes I'm new to the hobby.
My son introduced me to it. (he is a fan of warhammer gaming). I helped him to built some basic terrain.
I read a lot on this forum and now I have few question for you experts.
I recently made a primitive chariot, what is the best way to paint/weather it ?
How do I had some "fake" nails over the dowels ?
Guys pardon me for my english !






Franky

P.S.: hope you can see pictures!!
BROCKUPPERCUT
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Posted: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 - 03:05 AM UTC
depending on the scale i think small pins would look like nails, just cut the pin head off after you stick the pin in the wood .
as for paint .... i have 30 or so models still waiting for paint , so i cant help you there
soldatino
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Posted: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 - 03:57 AM UTC
Brock, thank you for the tip.
The pin head should be the right scale for me.

Frank
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Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 10:07 AM UTC
I really like your cart. It looks great. Did you have plans that you followed or did you just make it up as you went? I really like and would like to build one for myself.

As for nails....possibly some scale rivets?


HARV
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Posted: Friday, February 27, 2009 - 06:14 AM UTC
First off, welcome to the site. Your English is fine, don't apologize for it. As for your cart, it looks real good. One question though. What time period are you trying to depict? I'm not exactly sure when nails came into use, probably the 1800's. Before that wooden pegs would have been used.

As for painting, since you used real wood, why not use wood stain. It would bring out the grain of the wood while paint would cover it up. Or just put a coat of varnish over the unfinished wood. I think the varnish method would be my choice.
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Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2009 - 02:21 PM UTC
Great work on the cart. I agree with the use of pegs instead of nails. Check it out, and preserve the look of that beautiful wood.
Welcome; my grandfather came to U.S. in 1898 from Sicily. Nice to hear from you. Also, model ship maker use miniature nails (www.micromark.com). Check out shipbuilding supplies in your hobby shop where they sell wooden ship midels.

Matt
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2009 - 12:25 AM UTC
You can also experiment with bits of wire for nails.

Painting it - you can try to experiment with household wood stains. I would go with thinner oils or stains. This will retain the wood grain more than a thicker paint.
soldatino
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Posted: Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 03:38 AM UTC
I know this is an old post, but if somebody is still interested I finished my project and I want to share with you the result.
Let me know what you think about it.

Franky






























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