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The Spinney, Low St.
Nr Gainsborough
DN10 4PW
01427 848979



Weathering Workshop in progress

Tim Shacleton at work

Weathering with Tim Shackleton & Tony Sissons

Successful, believable weathering is at least 85% about observation; technique and the equipment used, play a very small part in the equation. Tim and Tony have been weathering models for more than 40 years and have refined their own methods down to a fine art which Tim describe as doing ‘the minimum amount of work necessary to achieve the maximum effectiveness’. Where as Tony says 'detail is everything'.

This hands-on course is designed to teach the basics of making your models look more realistic. It begins with an introductory talk and then moves on to look at images of weathering in the real world, and how these effects can be translated into model form.

Tim will airbrush-weather a model ‘before your very eyes’ before setting you off on projects of your own. It can be a locomotive, an item of rolling stock or anything you care to bring along, in whatever scale you model in. At intervals we will pause for group discussion of what we are trying to achieve, and share our thoughts on our projects.

Tony will concentrate on the more advanced weathering techniques using powders and hand-applied paints and varnishes, using all sorts of household bit and pieces. You will have a chance to begin work on fresh projects using the methods we have learned over the weekend – be sure to bring along a few models so you have something to work with at all times, as well as photographs showing the prototype in the kind of condition in which you would like to depict them.

One thing is for sure with these 2 in the house for the weekend, sparks will fly. Good friends for many years, I'm positive a good time will had by all.

Most of the paints, varnishes, powders, pigments etc will be available to buy during the weekend.

Weathered Oil Tankers by Tim Shackleton

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