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White Wood
White Wood
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]

RailRoad Modeling

Lifecolor, a division of Astromodel of Italy, enhances their huge selection of acrylic paint with White Wood, set CS38. These paints allow model railroaders to weather and enhance rolling stock or structures of any country and in any era.
    Use this set of six colours to paint weathered or new white wood effects. They contain high pigment colours to paint wooden sleepers, carriages, buildings, bridges, structures, floors, naval decks, masts, sea defences, wooden furniture on weapons, flat-bed trucks, telegraph poles, fences, farm wagons, aircraft propellers, wooden airframes and any other wooden parts of scale models. - Lifecolor.

White Wood Set
This set of six 3/4 fl oz (22 ml) screw top bottles is packed in a good looking flip-top box. English and Italian text on the back of the box generally explains how to use these paints.

This set includes:
    UA 774 Old Peeled Deck
    UA 775 Old Lightened Wood
    UA 776 Rough Light Grey
    UA 777 Rough Light Brown
    UA 778 Stripped Wood
    UA 779 Wooden Grey Umber

A set cost $23 American (17.99 including VAT) while individual pots of paint can be purchased.

In this review I applied these paints to untreated wood models. Mainly I applied these paints with brushes although I used an airbrush to spray the base coat upon the roof. Airbrushing did not require thinning. LifeColor paints demonstrated in previous reviews have performed very well through my airbrush. (For another review of these paints, please see White Wood on Aeroscale, below.)

I shot two sets of photos of the large wooden shed. (See Click here for additional images for this review, below, for its review.) Those with a blue background were shot under sunlight-corrected light while those shoot with a natural background were shot in sunlight.

These are printed on the back of the box. The English and Italian text is very fine and challenging to read.

White Wood set is a versatile set that affords railway modelers another set of tools for painting distressed wood.

These paints are easy to use and perform very well when applied by brush and sponge.

I am happy with the results I achieved with them. I will recommend this set for modelers of white wooden structures who do not want them to look lily white.

Please remember, when contacting retailers or manufacturers, to mention that you saw their products highlighted here - on RAILROAD MODELING.

Click here for additional images for this review.

Highs: Liquid Pigments are easy to use and perform very well. They are easy to manipulate and blend. Both Remover and water work well as thinner.
Lows: Nothing yet.
Verdict: WHITE WOOD is a versatile set that affords railway modelers another set of tools for painting distressed wood. These paints are easy to use and perform very well.
  Scale: N/A
  Mfg. ID: CS38
  Suggested Retail: $23.25, 17.99
  Related Link: White Wood on Aeroscale
  PUBLISHED: Jul 01, 2017

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

Copyright 2020 text by Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of Historicus Forma or Silver Star Enterprises. All rights reserved.


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