Introduction to Scale Model Weathering Workshop

27 February 2022

Paid for workshop, starts 11.00am
Admission to Model Mania and Museum – Free of charge.

 

Take your models to the next level!

There is nothing quite like a newly completed scale model. Whether it is an aircraft, military vehicle, car or trains – the wonderful feeling of achievement when it is all put together is invaluable.

While some models look amazing with a clean coat of paint, others benefit greatly from a more aged, authentic look. But weathering your model can be daunting having spent so much time on completing it in the first place.

This hands-on Introduction to Weathering workshop will be led by Simon “Sully” Thomason, an experienced scale modeller and staff member of the RAF Museum. Over 4 hours, attendees will learn the fundamentals of weathering techniques in a practically-led course. Sully will take you through the process of weathering your model step by step – from planning your work, choosing your materials and applying them in order to produce authentic and realistic results. The workshop will cover a number of different weathering techniques – from general wear and tear effects to creating and applying rust and realistic colouring.

Tickets

Tickets cost £40.00 per person (including parking).

Places are limited to 15 and tickets must be purchased in advance.

We suggest you have basic knowledge of scale model building. No previous knowledge or experience in weathering scale models required.

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Equipment to bring with you

All you need to bring is your scale model – all other materials will be provided.

If possible, please bring your scale model gloss finished. This is a hands-on course and you will be trying some of the weathering techniques yourself on your scale model – please keep this in mind when choosing which model to bring.

Covid-19 update

The event will be run in line with the latest advice from the Government and Public Health Bodies. A number of precautions will be in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff. These measures* include but are not limited to:

  • A Covid-19 cleaning programme throughout the site to control the likelihood of cross contamination.
  • Installation of hand sanitiser points throughout to the Museum in addition to the available hand washing facilities in toilets.
  • Additional members of staff, social distancing markers, queue management systems and or/ barriers to control the number of individuals in any area at all times.
  • Closed off areas or routes which we cannot effectively control
  • Reducing the number of available tickets to 15 participants per workshop.
  • Closed off areas or routes which we cannot effectively control.
  • Additional measures such as wearing face covering may be introduced in line with government guidance.

* Measures may be subject to change

More information

If you have any further questions, please email whatson-cosford@rafmuseum.org.


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