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Backdrops
« on: October 21, 2017, 06:17:36 PM »
I'm redoing my layout (moving it) and I'm going to build a new backdrop this time I'm going to try photos glued to a blue sky background anybody done this and or has any suggestions thanks

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Re: Backdrops
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2017, 07:29:27 PM »
If you're using photos of structures, glue them to posterboard, and then "paint" the white edges of the posterboard with a dark grey artist marker pen.  This will add substantial relief, the dark grey will look more like a shadow than stark black.


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Re: Backdrops
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2017, 09:48:07 PM »
I'm redoing my layout (moving it) and I'm going to build a new backdrop this time I'm going to try photos glued to a blue sky background anybody done this and or has any suggestions thanks


Rick


Take a look at the backdrops for Franklin, Bedford Falls, and Filmore yard on George Sellios' F&SM layout.  George glued photographs to the backdrops to add depth to the scenes.
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Re: Backdrops
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2017, 06:40:39 AM »
Dave is right on, I used spray adhesive to mount pictures on foam board, then cut the building out of the foam using a sharp razor knife, paint the edges. 
check this site out---
http://www.gatewaynmra.org/2011/industrial-warehouse-background-buildings/

you can put photos/pics on a flash drive then bring to Staples or such and have them print them out.

here is another site for stuff:
http://www.larcproducts.com/railroadgraphicscd.html

King Mill offers software kit to make custom building flats:
http://www.kingmill.com/
Bob C.

 

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