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N2626
Engine Wiper

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Posted - 03/01/2016 :  07:45:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just went through all 22 pages of posts on this subject and have to say there are some very good artists who have shown their work here. Some have gone to the trouble of getting their photos so they show up in their posts and many have stopped at simply having a link to the photos, sort of 6 to 1 and half a dozen to the other.

However, looking at the high quality jobs many have done on their back-drops, makes me feel like a hacker! Great work you guys!



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akimmons
Fireman

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Posted - 04/22/2016 :  5:13:39 PM  Show Profile  Send akimmons an AOL message  Reply with Quote


(This is a photo from original construction)


I'm deconstructing my layout and moving it to our new house. One thing I learned in the process is that spray adhesive loses its hold over time. The photos I attached using spray were starting to come away from the wall and with very little effort peeled right off. I'm guessing that within a year or less they would have started to sag or fall off. The photos I attached with white glue were still bonded to the wallboard like wallpaper. So much so that they are not coming off even after being soaked with water.

So, BEST PRACTICE going forward is to use slightly thinned white glue brushed onto the photo and burnished onto the wall with wallpaper roller or similar hard roller.



Arnold Kimmons
General Manager
Royal and Edisto Railroad

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=49360

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MarkF
Engineer

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Posted - 04/23/2016 :  01:22:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for that tip Arnold. I am in the process of placing backdrops around my layout. Right now they are only temporarily taped up in place while I am determining their final placement, but I am not sure how to attach them. Now I know at least to not use spray adhesive!

Mark

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Bill Gill
Fireman



Posted - 04/23/2016 :  10:28:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, like Mark said, that's good to know.


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darrylhuffman
Crew Chief

Posted - 04/24/2016 :  06:48:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit darrylhuffman's Homepage  Reply with Quote



I cheated for this backdrop and used photos from the internet cut out and spliced together.




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N2626
Engine Wiper

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Posted - 04/24/2016 :  10:10:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That ain't Cheatin', that's taken advantage of a good way to go!


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James Cubie
New Hire

Posted - 12/01/2018 :  08:33:42 AM  Show Profile  Send James Cubie an AOL message  Reply with Quote
A new find -- I have found a source for printing photo backdrops that is excellent. He is cheaper than others and gets the work done quickly. He even found a problem with one of mine and fixed it at no cost. https://www.trainjunkies.com/I use photo backdrops -- usually from my own photos. He recomeneded printing on vinyl which has worked out very well for me -- does not tear etc. I use photoshop elements to create the panorama -- easy software to deal with.


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Bill Gill
Fireman



Posted - 12/15/2018 :  8:31:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is a 12 minute YouTube video where an artist shows how he painted an impressionistic watercolor scene of distant evergreen trees on mist covered hills.
Although it isn'y specifically a how-to, the techniques shown create what could be an effective backdrop.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geVZnEeVabQ



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kyle creel
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Posted - 03/27/2019 :  8:16:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don't feel so bad James, I've been reading and following the stuff here since 2012 and never did figure out how to post any pictures. But at 65 and no computer training or knowledge, I wasn't that upset over it. (I still use a flip phone and have never sent a text in my life and don't participate in social media other than here). I let one of the people on the On30 line post some for me. Now I just watch other peoples work and comment when appropriate. There are some wonderful model rr's and terrific people with outstanding talents on the forum. Kyle


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darrylhuffman
Crew Chief

Posted - 03/28/2019 :  12:22:15 AM  Show Profile  Visit darrylhuffman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I always enjoy emails about backdrops.

Here is a link to my website showing 3 backdrops on the layout I was building in 2009:

http://ghosttownmodels.com/index_3.html


Darryl Huffman
darrylhuffman@yahoo.com

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David Clark
Fireman



Posted - 03/28/2019 :  2:17:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Darryl, Those are good-looking backdrops. Since I was on this thread I thought I would post pictures of my backdrop I painted. Nothing fancy, I used a 1.5" brush to scrub in the clouds on some blue and added a bit of grey to show the shade on the clouds. The greenery started with a bunch of green and yellows stippled, daubed and scrubbed to represent bushes or deciduous trees. The evergreens was a darker green painted in using a fan brush on its side. I watched a few Bob Ross videos before trying it.
Cheers,
Dave





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quartergauger48
Fireman

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Posted - 03/28/2019 :  5:49:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That looks very nice Dave'..Good job!


Ted

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