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PostPosted: Mon 07 Mar 2011 01:06 am 
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Hi,

I am making a Vietnam War Dio http://airfixtributeforum.myfastforum.org/about24871.html and was wondering how to paint my Jungle Outpost as regards the bamboo hut.

What colours should it be overall and how can I make it look it look more realistic?

Please help, I don't want it to look factory plastic fresh in the jungle!  :lol:

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So really you want to know the colour of bamboo  :shrug:

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Yeah i suppose!  :oops:

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Its bamboo colored!


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It would really depend on how fresh the bamboo is. If it is old and weathered then a light sandy colour should do it. If it is a new hut then it would be the sandy colour but with a bit of a green hue to it, possibly with some dashes of green for remaining leaves. - of course t should then be given a few dark washes - which should bring out the nice bamboo detail on the hut.

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shorty:307354 wrote:
It would really depend on how fresh the bamboo is. If it is old and weathered then a light sandy colour should do it. If it is a new hut then it would be the sandy colour but with a bit of a green hue to it, possibly with some dashes of green for remaining leaves. - of course t should then be given a few dark washes - which should bring out the nice bamboo detail on the hut.

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now that makes a change an informative answer rather than a sarcastic one , well done Shorty :thumb:

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Sometimes the answer seems so obvious you wonder why the question was asked  :o  Can folk only follow the instructions  :?:  Can they not see the subject and think that looks like Hu:287 Matt Philipino Yellow  :idea:
For the bamboo hut I'd be looking to use
    Hu: 7 Gloss Light Buff
    Hu: 9 Gloss Tan
    Hu: 41 Gloss Ivory
    Hu: 71 Satin Oak
    Hu: 72 Matt Khaki Drill
    Hu: 83 Matt Ochre
    Hu: 84 Matt Mid Stone
    Hu: 90 Matt Beige Green
    Hu: 93 Matt Desert Yellow
    Hu: 110 Matt Natural Wood
    Hu: 118 Matt US Tan
    Hu: 119 Matt Light Earth
    Hu: 120 Matt Light Green
    Hu: 121 Matt Pale Stone
    Hu: 142 Matt Field Drab
    Hu: 148 Matt Radome Tan
    Hu: 150 Matt Forest Green
    Hu: 168 Hemp
    Hu: 187 Matt Dark Stone
    Hu: 225 Matt Middle Stone
    Hu: 250 Matt Desert Sand
    Mc: 6 Authentic British Napoleonics Brown Bess

Not all mixed together, but in variation over the hut  :P

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so which one is the colour of bamboo ???

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Which ever one you like  :!:

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Ratch, with all due respect some of us on here may need a little help when it comes to getting colours correct, personally i dont have an artistic bone in my body which is why i am on this forum, to help my modelling skills, to say "its bamboo coloured" etc etc doesnt help.

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Take a look at some real bamboo - its not just one colour  :idea:

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well wasnt that what Spitfire873 was asking in the first place?????

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Bamboo is quite a lovely plant really - tall, quite a few leaves and with a green outer husk/bark  :?:   Shorty and Ratch are quite right.  A sand colour or light browns and some darker washes so the colour isn't even all over.  And perhaps just a hint of light green blended in here and there, but not too much!  I haven't a clue about colour numbers, but Ratch has given a pretty comprhensive list of the kind of colours you want. but yes, definitely sand/buff and light browns!  

All the best with the build and I look forward to seeing the finished diorama! :thumb:

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BAMBOO any colour   green/ tan/browns  the raised line around the trunk is useally a darker color than the trunk, hope tha helps baz

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Bamboo do not have a uniform colour.
So take a look at any action movie from the jungle. Rambo, Missing in action, Bridge over the river Kwai, Tropic thunder....  You name it.

When it comes to painting, figure out what base colour you want, make this layer uniform and wash / drybrush the other colours on until you get he result you want. If you don't want to mess with the model right away, then start on a piece of cardboard or wood to get the hang of it.

It is not that hard and can be really fun, if you dare try.

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