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

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

The Airbrush Company presents a Weathering Techniques for Model Railway Locomotives 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 Locomotives is a hands-on study of how to create ultra-realistic models using an airbrush, paints and a variety of other media.

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A range of practical demonstrations are given, showing how to create a range of weathered finishes for steam and diesel subjects.

This one-day Weathering course follows on from George's Weathering Techniques for Model Railway Rolling Stock course. It 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 locomotives. 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.

Those attending both this course and Weathering Techniques for Model Railway Rolling Stock, 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
  • Surface preparation

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  • Working with acrylic and enamel paints, plus washes and dry pigments
  • Techniques for steam and diesel locomotives
  • Special techniques such as distressing, creating a ‘polished’ look, oil and grease effects and the use of textured coatings
  • 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

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You will also need:

  • Models to work on – Students are encouraged to bring some of their own models for weathering using the various demonstrated techniques, under George’s professional guidance. Old or scrap models are recommended or those that can be readily dismantled.
  • Models can be locomotives in any scale, although anything in ‘O’ gauge or above should be fairly small as workspace is limited.
  • 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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