Aspects Of Modelling: Weathering Locomotives
Historically, most proprietary model railway equipment has been produced in a pristine condition; however, the reality of the railway industry, particularly in the age of steam, was that the external condition of most locomotives quickly deteriorated as operation and weather took their toll. More proficient modellers, in particular those that scratch or kit-build their locomotives, took the opportunity of trying to recreate the authentic operational condition of locomotives by the judicious 'weathering' of the final finish. This practical guide offers valuable help and guidance on the very best methods to use to achieve the most realistic and authentic finishes.
"Tim Shackleton's weathering book is very comprehensive and well illustrated with alternative techniques shown and described for both air-brushing and hand brushing. Good prototype examples are shown. - Model Trains International