Monday, September 18, 2017

Amazing weathering references: "Abandoned Wrecks" by Chris McNab

I recently came across a series of amazing weathering reference photos. It's a book called "Abandoned Wrecks" which captures photos of forlorn, weather-beaten machines around the world. What a great job travelling and shooting these old beasts - (career # 153 added to my list of "That would be a dream job to have"). I won't go on much more here, I'll let the photos do the talking, but obviously these sorts of images are just gold reference material for those of us who like to model old, derelict machinery.

"Abandoned Wrecks" by Chris McNab is available from Amber Books Ltd.


All images come from this source.

This is my favourite image: a crashed Dornier Do-17 bomber. I believe this crash site is in far northern Europe, somewhere like Greenland or Norway.

Great sun-faded paint.
Yeah. that's some pretty extreme weathering there...

Love those rust streaks and worn away patches of paint.

This one is in Homebush Bay, in Sydney, Australia.

As you can see, some of these are rather extreme weathering, they're more "abandoned for decades", but for references of naturally occurring decay they are spot on.



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