George Dent - Weathering for Railway Modellers Volume 1
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George Dent - Weathering for Railway Modellers Volume 1

Author: George Dent
Published by: The Crowood Press
Format: Paper back
Number of pages: 208
Number of colour photographs: 660
Dimensions: 246 x 189mm

Once seen as a niche practice, the craft of weathering has now become firmly rooted in the railway modelling mainstream. Not simply a means of rendering models in layers of dirty paint, weathering involves a myriad of techniques aimed at improving realism, including distinctive surface textures, highlights and shading, burnishing and peeling paint surfaces.

The weathering process brings out the best in a model, making moulded relief or a lustrous livery really stand out. As well as replicating the real world more closely, weathering also helps a model look at home within a scenic setting.

Aimed at modellers of all abilities and eras, this book is an essential guide to creating the most realistic locomotives and rolling stock in any scale.

Contents include:

  • A guide to tools, paints, washes, dry pigments and other innovative media
  • The correct techniques for model preparation
  • A wide range of techniques for wagons, carriages, locomotives and multiple units in any scale
  • How to replicate authentic surface textures and effects, from polishes surfaces to corroded metal and worn timber
  • How to bring models to life with faded paintwork, peeling and chipped finishes and subtle highlights and shading
  • The secret to successful airbrushing

Providing clear step-by-step illustrations to achieve the most effective results, this invaluable book reveals innovative tricks of the trade that have never been shared before.

George Dent is Deputy Editor and in-house expert at Model Rail magazine, one of the best-selling railway modelling titles on the market.
He has built up a well-earned reputation as an expert in weathering techniques, producing a number of instructional DVD's. This is his seventh book for Crowood. Click here for other titles available

Full Book Contents:

  • Why Weather?
  • Paints, washes and dry pigments
  • Tools and preparation
  • Wagons: First forays
  • Wagons: Next steps
  • Airbrushing: The basics
  • Airbrushing in practice
  • Turning to dust: Cement and scrap wagons
  • Rust in peace: Part one
  • Rust in peace: Part two
  • Rust in peace: Part three
  • Timber works
  • Shady techniques
  • Coaching stock: Part one
  • Coaching stock: Part two
  • Multiple units
  • Diesel and electric traction: Part one
  • Diesel and electric traction: Part two
  • Diesel and electric traction: Part three
  • Steam traction: Part one
  • Steam traction: Part two
  • Steam traction: Part three
  • Steam traction: Part four
  • List of suppliers
  • Index

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