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Another new title from Crowood Press is “Weathering for Railway Modellers Vol 1” by George Dent
Thanks to Lisa from Airbrushes.com for bringing this interesting book to our attention. 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.

Contents include:
-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. Click here for other titles available

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

Number of pages: 208
Number of colour photographs: 660

Please remember, when contacting retailers or manufacturers, to mention that you saw their products highlighted here - on RAILROAD MODELING
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Trains, planes, armored mobiles, these techniques will be valid for any modeler looking to smut up a machine that dwells around soot producing machines and moves through the weather.
NOV 28, 2017 - 06:41 AM

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