The Airbrush Company presents a Weathering Techniques for Railway Modellers training course with Mick Bonwick.
Mick Bonwick has been modelling railways for over 20 years and has been using an airbrush for the last 5 of those. Using skills learned at Missenden Abbey Railway Modellers weekends, which have subsequently been taught at Pendon Museum workshops, he has developed techniques for the realistic weathering of all aspects of railway modelling – rolling stock, buildings, track, road vehicles and scenery. He regularly demonstrates weathering, with hands-on opportunities for visitors, at the Great Electric Train Show each October at the British Motor Museum.
This course covers many aspects of using an airbrush for weathering model railways, from choosing appropriate equipment to applying the correct materials with relevant techniques.
This one-day Weathering course follows on well from Robin Carpenter's Modeller's Beginning Airbrushing Training Course (Step 1), which covers the basics of general airbrushing. Weathering Techniques for Railway Modellers 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 techniques. For the airbrushing component of this class, we recommend you already have experience with the basic control of an airbrush.
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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.
If this date is not suitable, please contact us to register your interest in the next course.
Dates: Wednesday 23rd October 2019
Times: 09:30 am - 4:30 pm
Duration: 1 day (7 hours)
Tutor: Mick Bonwick
Class size: 6 to 8
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Location: The Airbrush Company Ltd, Marlborough Road, Lancing Business Park, Lancing, West Sussex
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- Choice of equipment
- Selection of materials
- Appropriate tools
- Preparation of models
- Suitability of techniques
- Demonstrations of application processes
- Finishing and detailing
- Cleaning and maintenance of equipment
- Health and safety considerations
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 wagons will be provided for students to practice on but students will need to provide some models of their own on which to practice the skills. (see below for details)
- Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served during the course
You will also need:
- Models to work on – To obtain the best experience from this course, Mick recommends you bring a wagon, a coach and a small locomotive, preferably cleaned and ready for painting. For large-scale modellers ('O' gauge and above), please don’t bring anything too big, as there will be limited workspace. Students are also welcome to bring along road vehicles and/or buildings if they so desire.
Once you have booked on this course we can forward you Mick's email address so that you can check the 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.