Weathering Techniques for Model Railway Rolling Stock Training Course - George Dent (TBA)

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Weathering Techniques for Model Railway Rolling Stock Training Course - George Dent (TBA)

The Airbrush Company presents a Weathering Techniques for Model Railway Rolling Stock training course with George Dent.

George Dent

George Dent has been an active modeller for over 30 years and is the resident model-maker and Deputy Editor at Model Rail magazine. As well as working for one of Britain's best-selling hobby magazines, George has also published a number of widely acclaimed books and instructional DVDs on various aspects of railway modelling, including airbrushing.

Weathering Techniques for Model Railway Rolling Stock is a hands-on study of how to create ultra-realistic models using an airbrush, paints and a variety of other media. George’s practical demonstrations will reveal a range of special techniques for creating anything from a lightly weathered carriage to a rust-encrusted wagon.

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This one-day Weathering course follows on from George's Airbrushing for Railway Modellers course, which covers the basics of general airbrushing. Weathering Techniques for Model Railway Rolling Stock can be attended as a class on its own and is aimed at modellers who want to advance their existing airbrushing skills and apply weathering to railway wagons and carriages. For the airbrushing component of this class, we recommend you already have experience with the basic control of an airbrush, or have attended George’s Airbrushing for Railway Modellers course.

This one-day Weathering Techniques for Model Railway Rolling Stock is immediately followed by George's one-day Weathering Techniques for Model Railway Locomotives course. Those attending both this course and Weathering Techniques for Model Railway Locomotives, are entitled to a discount if both days are booked at the same time (£300 for both, saving £20). Click here to book both days together.

This is your opportunity to learn how to achieve the perfect finish with an airbrush. The training room is fully equipped with the highest quality equipment available on the market - Iwata airbrushes and compressors.

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If this date is not suitable, please contact us to register your interest in the next course.

Dates: TBA
(Book early to avoid disapointment)
Times: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Duration: 1 day (7 hours)
Tutor: George Dent
Class size: 8 students max ( Click here to view our Training Room )
Location: The Airbrush Company Ltd, Marlborough Road, Lancing Business Park, Lancing, West Sussex
BN15 8UF. Click here for how to Find Us

Course content:

  • Choosing the best airbrushes and equipment for weathering
  • Working with acrylic and enamel paints
  • Surface preparation
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  • Techniques for carriages and freight wagons
  • Working with pigments, powders, washes
  • Special techniques such as buffing, distressing and rust effects
  • Airbrush cleaning and maintenance

What is provided:

  • Students will be supplied with an airbrush, equipment and paint for the duration of the course
  • Students will have the opportunity to buy airbrush equipment and paint on the day
  • Some scrap models will be provided for students to practice basic techniques on but students are required to provide a few models themselves (see below for details)
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served during the course

You will also need:

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  • Models to work on – To obtain the best experience from this course, George recommends you bring 4 or 5 scrap models for practicing on (wagons and carriages), preferably cleaned and dismantled.
  • For large-scale modellers ('O' gauge and above), please don’t bring anything too big, as there will be limited workspace.
  • You may email George on to check on suitability of your models in advance.
  • Accommodation - A list of local hotels and B&Bs will be sent with your booking confirmation.
  • Lunch - Bring a packed lunch or pre-order sandwiches by returning the form provided with your booking confirmation. Please bring cash with you on the day for pre-ordered sandwiches.

Please click here to read the terms and conditions regarding course cancellations and postponements.
A printed copy of these terms will be sent with your booking confirmation.

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