Tips and techniques to realistically weather our models to enhance their appearance

Freight Car Weathering with Ammo of Mig and Pan Pastels


Many people have heard of Pan Pastels as a painting and weathering medium. Adding products from Ammo of Mig enhances and adds detail to the weathering process. Ammo of Mig is the creation of world famous military modeler Mig Jimenez. I have taken the best of his products and used them in model railroad weathering. With a little practice, the results are very realistic. No airbrush required.

Day Time Room
Friday, Aug 28 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Three Sisters

Extreme Weathering


The clinic is designed to teach some fundamental principles and rules of weathering and illustrate by showing various techniques so that a modeler can effectively age rolling stock to 'extreme' conditions. (Previously titled "Weathering - 101")

Day Time Room
Wednesday, Aug 26 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM Three Sisters
Saturday, Aug 29 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Weidler

Time saving fleet weathering


This clinic will focus on realistic weathering for those you can't or don't have the time to spend many hours per car when it comes to weathering a freight car fleet. I will be showing time-saving techniques for achieving good looking, realistic results using a variety of mediums. Some highlights to include weathering an entire 18-car, HO scale unit coal train in a handful of hours. Paint fading without an airbrush. Underbody weathering and many other miscellaneous time-saving tips.

Day Time Room
Tuesday, Aug 25 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Three Sisters
Thursday, Aug 27 10:00 PM to 11:00 PM Three Sisters

Finishing and detailing structures


This clinic addresses kit-bashing or cross-kits, super-detailing, scratch-built additions, and painting and weathering techniques with a variety of media, such as, wet-in-wet, dry-brushing, stains, the use of spray bombs, chemical reactions of alcohol and solvents, dry pigments, Prisma markers, the special treatment of windows (boarded, bricked, broken glass), brick mortar, etching metal foil, roofs, detailing, signage and the tools involved.

Day Time Room
Monday, Aug 24 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Three Sisters
Wednesday, Aug 26 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Weidler

Update on the Nickel Plate


Model Railroad Planning editor Tony Koester recently completed a lot of scenery, including various types of farm crops, and structures for his 1954-era HO railroad in preparation for the December 2014 MR feature on his railroad and a follow-up MR Video Plus shoot. He'll discuss recent enhancements such as automated interchanges with 'foreign' railroads, automated 'Interlocking in a Box,' more realistic but easy-to-use waybills, timetable and train-order operations, digital-photo backdrops, and weathering with PanPastels.

Day Time Room
Tuesday, Aug 25 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Mt. Bachelor
Thursday, Aug 27 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Mt. Saint Helens

Weathering freight cars


This is a hands on make and take clinic where James will demonstrate various techniques for weathering freight cars. Various weathering supplies will be available for use during the clinic. Each participate will be provided a freight car to weather themselves. Clinic will cover the use of paints and their applications as washes, stippling and dry brushing. Includes the use of alcohol and India ink washes and wet and dry application of weathering powders

Day Time Room
Thursday, Aug 27 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Weidler

Iwata hands-on weathering workshop

Learn basic airbrush skills. Airbrush your scenery, back drops, locomotives and rolling stock, track and structures for a natural weathered look.

This highly informative three hour "Hands-On" workshop teaches you basic and weathering airbrush techniques, what air sources to use, and what materials are compatible. The different types of paint available today and their uses, what working surfaces are suitable, their preparation, and the simple maintenance procedures that are required. Attendees will learn basic airbrush techniques, practice simple control exercises, and practice weathering. Attendees may bring their own piece of rolling stock or structure to weather, or one can be provided. Note that there are 20 available seats for students. Spectators are welcome. The class will consist of 30-45 minutes of technical information followed by two hours of hands on instruction with an Iwata Eclipse gravity feed airbrush.

Instructor: Alan Houtz

There is No Charge for this event.

First come first served!

For information, call 1-262-567-3190

Day Time Room
Thursday, Aug 27 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Weidler
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