The backdrop is amazing. I'll be honest, that's the one portion of model railroads that intimidates me the most. I'm not a painter. I see this one is a photo. How do you guys take photos that you turn into back drops?
Franck, the rest of the layout looks fantastic too.
Last edited on Fri Oct 26th, 2012 05:55 pm by mwiz64
I'm a little painter but for the backdrop, I trust only in photo.
You can take your photos by yourself (it's the best solution) or you can choose it at posterxxl.com or allposters.com. Then you choose your subject and the right size. The harder part are beginning : finding the right photos among 1000 or 2000.
Always prints it in matt and on a good photo paper.
As soon as you have your backdrop, mount it on plywood with a kind of 3m fix spray which authorizes mounted and unmounted and avoid bubble.
Then you can start the building of your layout accord the backdrop. If you try in the opposite way, you will be disappointed.
Here another example of a previous layout with a photo backdrop.