Looking for some advice on wooden decks...

Joined: March 1st, 2005, 9:23 pm

June 1st, 2018, 2:06 am #1

Hi there,
I was wondering if you might be able to give me some advice?
I'm going to tackle the 1/350 Konig and was wondering if a wood deck was a worthwhile investment.
Are they worth it, and if they are can you suggest which of the brands out there is a good one?
Thank you for your time and help,

Joined: November 17th, 2006, 1:18 pm

June 6th, 2018, 6:51 am #2

I think they look kinda good, are nice, nice tech (oh look we have an $$$ CNC laser cutter AND of course we gotta pay for it), but even if VERY fine grained, even for a lg scale (350th+) build, prob way outta scale. Your build, your call in the end of course. AND, the ones I've seen, not cheap!

Check HLJ in Japan to see what's available. HobbyEasy or Lucky in Hong Kong too. You'll see some of what's out there. Check for www reviews of the items that catch your eye, then comparison shop (other WWWs, eBay, Amazon, etc) to get the best 'to your door' price.

Like over weathering, deep/wide panel lines, giant rivets, etc, on a/c builds. Esp < 32nd. Scale effect is a big deal w/ me, and my builds. I try to find good, clear, big, well reproduced photos and try to match that photo as far as color tone, weathering, details, etc, are concerned. Many of those over weathered builds out there are not my cuppa.

For my 700ths, I paint the deck (wood, steel, linoleum) and then lightly fine 'steak' w/ different colors added to the base deck color paint. Very thinned and lightly hand brushed lengthwise. Sure, w/ a 700th, viewed from say a foot away (prob a couple football fields plus in 1:1!), you'd prob in 'real life' not be able to make out the planking, let alone the grain (!!) of the wood deck. But, for me at least, in these cases, the base wood coat alone looks pretty boring w/o some goosing to give it some eye appeal.