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.
Having grown up on a diet of Airfix and Matchbox plastic kits, George Dent is now editor and in-house model maker at Model Rail magazine, one of the UK’s most popular hobby titles. He has built a well-earned reputation as an expert in detailing, painting and weathering models and has a long-standing passion for model cars and trucks. He has writte nine books for Crowood, including Airbrushing for Railway Modellers, Building Coaches, Kit Building for Railway Modellers, Weathering for Railway Modellers and Building Model Trucks.