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. Weathering for Railway Modellers, Volume 2 offers a guide to paints, washes, dry powders and other weathering media; simple techniques for maximizing realism on all types of buildings and structures, and effective methods for weathering road vehicles, machinery and ships.
About the Author
George Dent is Deputy Editor and in-house model maker at Model Rail magazine, one of the UK's best-selling railway modelling titles. He has built up a well-earned reputation as an expert in railway modelling, producing a number of instructional DVDs and running practical courses on the subject. His books for Crowood include Weathering for Railway Modellers Volume 1: Locomotives and Rolling Stock and Weathering for Railway Modellers: Volume 2 - Buildings, Scenery and the Lineside.