Enthusiastic modelers know they can rely on Pelle Søeborg’s dependable, step-by-step instructions to help them improve their layouts. His new book offers simple weathering and finishing techniques that are easy to complete yet deliver a greater degree of realism to locomotives and rolling stock. Hobbyists will appreciate more than 300 how-to and prototypical photos that guide them from project to project.
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Author: Pelle K. Soeborg
Softcover; 8 1/4 x 10 3/4; 88 pages; 300 color photos; ISBN: 9780890249437
Pelle K. Soeborg is a graphic designer in Farum, Denmark. In the early 1990s, several Model Railroader magazines caught his attention, and he has been a model railroader ever since. A trip to the United States in 1992 added to his interest in modeling United States prototypes.
Pelle has written a number of articles for Model Railroader. His images have been featured in MR calendars in addition to Woodland Scenics and Walthers catalogs. He is the author and photographer of the book, Mountain to Desert: Building the HO Scale Daneville & Donner River, by Kalmbach Books, which demonstrates modeling techniques through the construction of his home layout.
Weathering tools and materials
Get inspired by prototypes
Give an old boxcar a contemporary look
Weather a white reefer
Add soil and stripes to stack cars
Make new gondolas look used
Let rust rule on steel coil cars
Weather batches of boxcars
Turn a ready-to-run hopper into a showpiece
Add mysterious spills to a tank car
Improve the look of a good-looking coal hopper
Weather a black locomotive
Apply standard weathering to your fleet
Transform a brass model into a working engine
Make a scrap metal load from pot scrubbers
Turn straws into a pipe load
Make a heavy steel load for flatcars
Realism is a major aspect in getting the most out of a model railroading display. "Detailing Projects for Freight Cars & Locomotives" is a guide to getting the most out of the details in railroad modeling projects by using painting skills. Emulating the decay and rust that all trains have no matter how well they have been maintained, the load trains bear, the look of old paint and much more, "Detailing Projects for Freight Cars & Locomotives" is presented in full color and is a must for any railroading hobbyist, highly recommended.
-The Midwest Book Review