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Robin Carpenter - Airbrushing Scale Model Aircraft

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Robin Carpenter - Airbrushing Scale Model Aircraft

Author: Robin Carpenter
Published by: The Crowood Press
Format: Paper back
Number of pages: 192
Number of colour photographs: 270
Dimensions: 246 x 189mm

Airbrushing Scale Model Aircraft is a practical guide to the application and techniques of painting aircraft in any scale. It provides guidance on buying airbrushing equipment, setting it up and operating it safely, and offers detailed explanations of how airbrushes and compressors work, alongside their various components. The reader is taken through basic exercises to learn how to control airbrushing equipment before moving on to more advanced paint application techniques. This book also includes guides to preparation, information on the use of primers, and a handy troubleshooting guide to help identify and resolve common faults.

Richly illustrated and filled with step-by-step guides to paint application for model aircraft, this book covers:

  • Masking techniques
  • Painting wood effects
  • Bare metal finishes
  • Camouflage patterns
  • Chipping techniques
  • Clear coats
  • Weathering

Robin Carpenter has professionally painted full size aircraft for over twenty years, from vintage WWII to modern passenger jets, including fixed and rotary wing military aircraft. He has applied his technical knowledge to making models for pleasure, winning several awards for his work in local and national model exhibitions. Robin has turned this hobby into a profession – he now runs Scalewarship Ltd, a modelling supply company specialising in airbrushes and finishing products.

Robin Carpenter also runs Airbrushing Courses for Scale Modelling here at The Airbrush Company in West Sussex.

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