I'm one of those guys that can't paint plastic/resin to even remotely resemble wood.
I've read lots of tutorials on "quick and easy" ways to simulate wood,
but even the good ones, always seem to end up with silver-grey wood effects.
I'm doing desert-type scenery.
I've lived in the desert now for twenty years and I don't remember ever seeing a piece of silver-grey wood
(although some of the really-long-abandoned--100+ years; wood comes close).
I'm looking for a browner solution more like driftwood stain on basswood.
To me, it looks weathered but still serviceable.
The colors in the "Realistic Weathering Project - Bachmann On30 Boxcars" is very close to what I am after,
I just may need to go a tint or so lighter.
Sadly, the links to Dallas' site where the main tutorial that Rich used as his base, are long since gone.
Can anyone point me to a similar tutorial or maybe have the text from Dallas' tutorial?
I don't need a step by step, but every "solution" I have tried is horrible and the silver-grey look is just not what I'm after.
I've just totally botched up two more doors that I'm going to have to try to salvage.