George Dent - Weathering for Railway Modellers Volume 2

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George Dent - Weathering for Railway Modellers Volume 2

Author: George Dent
Published by: The Crowood Press
Format: Paper back
Number of pages: 176
Number of colour photographs: 438
Dimensions: 246 x 189mm

Weathering for Railway Modellers Volume 2 - Buildings, Scenery and the Lineside.

Weathering is not just about making something look dirty. Rather, it should be seen as an artistic endeavour, with the aim of making a model appear as lifelike as possible. It also helps to blend a range of separate structures into a cohesive scene. Careful weathering brings out the best in even the most mundane model, drawing attention to moulded relief and enhancing surface textures. In this latest volume, expert modeller George Dent shares his theories and practices on the art of weathering buildings, motor vehicles, ships and all manner of scenic features.

Topics include:

  • A guide to paints, washes, dry powders and other weathering media
  • Simple techniques for maximizing realism on all types of buildings and structures
  • Effective methods for weathering road vehicles, machinery and ships
  • Innovative techniques for reproducing peeling paint, corrosion and bare timber effects
  • Using an airbrush effectively as part of the weathering process
  • Simple approaches to making authentic muddy tracks, road surfaces, platforms, railway track and infrastructure
  • Guidance on treating smaller scenic items, including figures and animals

George Dent is Deputy Editor and all-round expert at Model Rail magazine, one of the best-selling railway modelling titles on the market. Having developed a reputation as one of the UK's finest model makers, he also runs a popular series of practical modelling courses and produces a range of instructional DVDs.

This is his eighth book for Crowood and is the follow up to Weathering for Railway Modellers Volume 1 - Locomotives and Rolling Stock. Click here for other titles available.

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