Weathering Studio

Mick Bonwick has extensive experience in the field of model railway weathering. He teaches at Missenden Abbey Railway Modellers’ weekends, at The Airbrush Company and at Pendon Museum workshops. He also gives hands-on  demonstrations at the annual Great Electric Train Show at the British Motor Museum.

The equipment can be used to teach participants the basics of weathering railway models using airbrushing and various other techniques to produce realistically weathered subjects. The tuition is delivered through a mixture of demonstration and hands-on processes to practice the techniques. The session runs for a recommended 6 hours – 10:00 to 16:00 for example.

A typical session would cover the following topics:

  • Choice of equipment
  • Selection of materials and tools
  • Preparation of models and reference material
  • Suitability of techniques
  • Demonstrations of application processes
  • Finishing and detailing
  • Cleaning and maintenance of equipment

Spray booths, airbrushes, compressors and a basic set of tools and materials are provided. Participants may bring their own tools to use during the session if preferred. Tables and chairs are not included in the service.