- Sep 20, 2017
Hi Jaime,Good morning Donnie and John, you could find the wood dye in any craftshop or hardware store. They are water based and you can adapt the deep of the color adding water to them.
For instance, I use the red for the inner parts of the hull, some details of the deck as well as the carriages of the cannons, but the red is very impacting so I apply a glaze of very dissolved wengé dye to make this parts dirty due to the use.
Other very useful product (for me of course) is the "bitumen". Soaking the standing rigging in it you can achieve a very realistic color and also a convenient rigidness.
Hope this could be of any help
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Just a clarification: Judea bitumen can be diluted with turpentine for softer shades on scupltures or ropes.
Thanks, Jimsky. I am not the best on working on this site, but as I know Soly for some Years now, I ask for help. Do to reason I do not build - now 4 Years now- but has built up a database with more than 2000 images and 1500 drawings, but there are more to be added. have made ut by Sections:1: Before building starts, like info, drawings, Sails and its rigning (running Rig(tools etc. 2: then making the false keel, keel bulkheads. 3: Planking. 4: Decks and what is added to the decks. 5: gun carriage, pipes and the hole Gun. 6: Making Masts and yards. T (Standing riggen. ) 7: mish tech details etc. poul erik andersen