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 guids to creating the most realistic locomotives and rolling stock in any scale.
- 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.
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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