George Dent - The Weathering Expert (DVD)
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George Dent - The Weathering Expert (DVD)

Application: Scale Models
Classification: E - Educational
Running time: 90 minutes
Format: DVD Region 0

This new DVD by George Dent (writer for Model Rail Magazine) is a superb in-depth guide to helping you achieve the very best bespoke weathering job possible. A variety of different techniques are demonstrated in this latest DVD in the Model rail ‘Expert’ series.

Screen shot taken from Model Rail DVD

Although most models are supplied ‘ex works’ from the box it’s easy to forget that railways are a naturally dirty environment. They operate within urban, industrial and rural areas, running through all weathers and, down the years, have carried all manner of materials.

Although factory-applied weathering has been offered on a number of ready-to-run models in recent years and, while this offers the customer more choice, the effect can often look one-dimensional. They are, after all, merely sprayed with a misting of brown and black paint as they pass along the production line.

Screen shot taken from Model Rail DVD

With the expert help of George Dent a variety of different techniques are demonstrated including easy weathering with Tamiya weathering Master pigments, applying faded shades of the EWS finish, aiming for a tired paint job but generally clean. Weathering track with an airbrush. Using Scenic Rust and Tensocrom Glazes on buildings. Producing a dirty loco, but weathered using paints and powders. Producing the look of a working but well cleaned loco, using metalcote enamels buffed-up to give an oily shine. The end of steam neglected look using a combination of techniques.

Also Featuring:

Selected highlights:

  • Light weathering with Tamiya pigments
  • Distressed EWS livery on a class 37
  • Heavy weathering with windscreen wiper marks
  • Track weathering with an airbrush
  • Scenic rust and Tensocrom glazes on buildings
  • The battered and rusted look of a 16 ton mineral wagon
  • Realistic cleaned, oily sheen on an A4
  • Real coal and ash grease and grime on a neglected 8F