2 Day Weathering Techniques Training course (combining Weathering Rolling Stock & Locomotives) - George Dent (TBA)

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2 Day Weathering Techniques Training course (combining  Weathering Rolling Stock & Locomotives) - George Dent (TBA)

The Airbrush Company presents a Two-Day Weathering Techniques training course with George Dent.

This Two-day class combines Weathering Techniques for Model Railway Rolling Stock and Weathering Techniques for Model Railway Locomotives. By booking these two days at the same time you will save £20.

George Dent

This course is a hands-on study of how to create ultra-realistic models using an airbrush, paints and a variety of other media.

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.

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.

Model by George Dent

Day 1: Weathering Techniques for Model Railway Rolling Stock. George’s practical demonstrations will reveal a range of special techniques for creating anything from a lightly weathered carriage to a rust-encrusted wagon.

Day 2: Weathering Techniques for Model Railway Locomotives. A range of practical demonstrations are given, showing how to create a range of weathered finishes for steam and diesel subjects.

This two-day Weathering course follows on from George's Airbrushing for Railway Modellers course, which covers the basics of general airbrushing. For the airbrushing component of both weathering classes/days, we recommend you already have experience with the basic control of an airbrush, or have attended George’s Airbrushing for Railway Modellers course.

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

George Dent

Dates: TBA
(Book early to avoid disappointment)
Times: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Duration: 2 days (14 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
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Course content - Day 1:

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

Model by George Dent

Course content - Day 2:

  • Choosing the best airbrushes and equipment for weathering
  • Surface preparation
  • 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
Model by George Dent

You will also need:

  • 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 dentmodelmaker@yahoo.co.uk 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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