George Dent - Airbrushing for Railway Modellers

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George Dent - Airbrushing for Railway Modellers

Author: George Dent
Published by: Crowood Press
Format: Paper back
Number of Pages: 224
Number of colour photographs: 496
Dimensions: 246 x 189mm

The airbrush is an essential tool for modellers striving for professional-looking results. It can greatly enhance the quality of your modelling output, whether applying a full livery scheme or simply blending in areas of new paintwork. A good airbrush will offer unparalleled levels of finish and consistency, as well as the chance to create unique effects such as weathering and stencilling.

This book reveals how anyone can use an airbrush effectively, provided that a few basic rules are followed. All of the necessary techniques are described, along with a wealth of practical guidance and detailed advice on choosing a spraying set-up to match your own needs and budget.

You will learn:

  • Paint formulas and colour matching
  • Cleaning and maintaining the airbrush
  • 'Tricks of the trade'
  • Techniques suitable for a range of subjects, across each of the popular scales
  • And more! (See contents list below)

This volume will be an essential one-step reference source for all airbrush users, from the complete novice to the experienced model painter. It is lavishly illustrated with 496 colour photographs, with practical demonstrations and project ideas.

George Dent is an acclaimed professional model-maker and has been the in-house modeller for Model Rail magazine since 2004. In that time, he has produced countless articles and instructional DVD’s on all aspects of model railways, as well as teaching courses on airbrushing and weathering.

Book Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Choosing the right airbrush
  • Assembling a spraying kit
  • Paint
  • Getting Started
  • Surface Preparation
  • Priming and painting
  • Cleaning and routine maintenance
  • Masking up
  • Colour matching and blending with factory finishes
  • Clear coats
  • Metallic finishes
  • An introduction to weathering
  • Scenic work
  • Advanced techniques