Airbrushing for Railway Modellers – George Dent

Airbrushing for railway modellers is a first class guide for anyone starting out with an airbrush or wanting to improve their results. George Dent helps the modeller to get to grips with airbrush techniques. The book covers all the pros and cons of the equipment and gives the aspiring modeller a great sense of achievability. I like the detailed advice about setting up and preparation and the selection of brushes. So many books seem to miss this part and it is crucial to good airbrushing. I would highly recommend Airbrushing for Railway modellers if you are starting out – and there’s probably a good few tips if you are already airbrushing.

Airbrushing for railway modellers covers the subject thoroughly in 14 informative chapters and over 200 well illustrated pages;

  • Choosing the right airbrush
  • Assembling a spraying kit
  • Paint
  • Getting started
  • Surface preparation
  • Priming and painting
  • Cleaning and routine maintenance
  • Masking up
  • Colour matching and blending with factory finishes
  • Clear coats
  • Metallic finishes
  • An introduction to weathering
  • Scenic work
  • Advanced techniques


George Dent is an acclaimed professional model-maker, and has been the in-house modeller for Model Rail magazine since 2004. In that time, he has produced countless articles and instructional DVDs on all aspects of model railways, as well as teaching courses on airbrushing and weathering. This is his third title for Crowood.

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