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 Posted: Fri Oct 26th, 2012 01:54 pm
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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.

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 Posted: Fri Oct 26th, 2012 02:11 pm
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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.





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 Posted: Sun Oct 28th, 2012 12:15 am
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Nice advice on the back-photos Franck.

Great pic with the snow !!!

Cheers.

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 Posted: Wed Dec 19th, 2012 11:11 am
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This is the crab shack for selling the crabs and fish. I will need to do a little weathering on the roof,  add the logo,  fisherman and accessories





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That's gonna be pretty neat - already is!

franckcombe wrote: ... and  avoid bubble.
That's where arcane incantations at midnight on the new moon come in.

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and the photo of a partialy finished loco



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Very nice Frank! The photo backdrop looks good, and the loco is looking great!



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 Posted: Thu Jan 10th, 2013 03:50 pm
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I just finish today this boat wagon according a true one one narrow gauge. I have to add two ropes in order to avoid unwanted disembarkation.



The crab shack is also now open !



I will add also a net fishing in the hands of the fisherman


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Is it just me or does that guy look really tall next to that building?



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 Posted: Thu Jan 10th, 2013 08:56 pm
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Is it just me or does that guy look really tall next to that building?



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