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Weathering for Railway Modellers Vol 1 – George Dent

Weathering is a subject that comes up frequently in the club and in the Facebook group. We’ve got some very talented people in our ranks, and the lesser mortals among us are often left in awe of their skills. Don’t despair, George Dent has produced the ultimate weathering “how to” guide.

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 finishes. The weathering process beings 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 to look at home within a scenic setting. Aimed at modellers of all abilities and eras, this book is an essential guide to creating the most realistic locomotives and rolling stock in any scale.

George Dent is Deputy Editor and in-house model maker at Model Rail magazine, one of the UK’s best-selling railways modelling titles. He has built up a well-earned reputation as an expert in weathering techniques, producing a number of instructional DVDs and running practical courses on the subject. This is his seventh book for Crowood.

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About The Author


A DCC and computer control enthusiast and a modeller of things in the English Borders ECML and Waverley Route. He models in OO LNER and N gauge BR blue diesels.

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