Painting And Lining


Many a fine hand-built model has been ruined by an indifferent finish and this course is designed to show you how to do things properly. Top model-painter Ian Rathbone takes you through the sequence of preparation, cleaning, priming, painting (by airbrush and by hand), lining and varnishing.

Once learned, these are skills that will last you a lifetime. Whether you’re using cellulose paints or Ian’s preferred enamels, the main essentials are concentration, a good eye and a steady hand. Painting and lining are not difficult in themselves but acquiring the necessary skills does call for patience and repeated practice. Most failures in this department could easily have been avoided and Ian demonstrates the right way of going about things in his familiar straightforward, no-nonsense way. A glance at his website shows just what is possible using these techniques.