Lessons in the art of airbrushing and weathering
I'm pleased to announce that, in conjunction with The Airbrush Company, I’m holding three one-day courses in the art of airbrush painting and weathering for railway modellers.
Day One features 'Airbrushing for Railway Modellers', with an in-depth, practical look at how airbrushes can bring a heightened realism to your finishing work. There will also be demonstrations of air supplies, mixing and thinning paints and various airbrushing techniques.
'Weathering Techniques for Railway Modellers' is the subject of Day Two, with a hands-on study of how to create ultra-realistic models using an airbrush. Tools, paints and materials are covered, along with a range of special techniques such as distressing and buffing paintwork to create anything from a light misting of track dirt to a heavy coating of filth! Rolling stock, buildings and scenery will be covered.
Day Three's 'Advanced Weathering Techniques' is a new course designed to develop a modeller's existing airbrushing skills in terms of detail work and weathering. Advice is given on special paint formulas, techniques, tools and materials and the advanced nature of this course follows a more hands-on approach. The day covers a range of topics, including how to blend areas of new paint with factory finishes and 'zero priming' techniques, along with pre- and post-shading, highlighting, pin washes and distressing.
The courses run on weekdays and are based at The Airbrush Company's premises in Lancing, West Sussex. Running from 10am to 5pm, students will have access to a wide range of high quality airbrushes, paints and equipment. A maximum of 8 places are available for each day (5 for the Advanced Airbrushing class), so book early to avoid disappointment!
For prices and course dates, call Lisa Munro on 01903 767800, or go to www.airbrushes.com
Maybe see you there!