This new DVD is a superb in-depth guide to helping you achieve the very best bespoke weathering job possible. 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.
– 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. 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