Backdrop finished!

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by spitfire, Apr 4, 2003.

  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    School was closed today due to freezing rain and dangerous road conditions. Awwwwwwww!

    So, I took the opportunity to spray on some clouds using Gavin Miller's stencil technique. It is pretty easy to do -- here are the results.

    :D Val

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  2. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

  3. Partsman

    Partsman Member

    Looks wonderful! That is a nice blue.
  4. marty w.

    marty w. Member

    Great work Val!

  5. MrBones

    MrBones New Member

    Wow Spitfire. That looks real good. You have convinced me, I will be using this method on my backdrop. Thanks for sharing your progress.

  6. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Thanks guys. The sky colour is Pratt & Lambert "Alaskan Blue".

    :D Val
  7. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    That looks Great!!!!!! Almost Real!!!!!! :D :D :D
  8. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    The arrangement of these clouds looks just great, Val. There's a front coming in from the [East, West, North, South???] - looks like the weather is changing. Tomorrow there could be rain. :( Good that you finished the sky today! :D :D :D

  9. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Thanks Mikey!

    Ron, I like the idea of a front moving in. Hereabouts that would have to be from the west. It's early August and the humidity has been building and building. Rain will be a great relief when it happens. We'll probably see some thunderstorms.

    Man, this is fun!
    :D Val
  10. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Looks excellent Val.
    Made me wish thats what the sky looked like today.
  11. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Wonderful Val! No, better than that, it's twoderful!
    :D :D :D
  12. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Fantastic looking backdrop, Val!
  13. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    WOW Val. Fast work. Looking good.
  14. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Darn nice job Val, it looks simply great!!! :cool:
  15. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Thanks so much folks! I'm telling you, that technique of Gavin Miller's is almost foolproof. You can find it here

    :D Val
  16. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    That looks excellent Val! Nicely done! Say, what's that building on the right with the smoke stack?
  17. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    i'm not sure, but here's a closer look.

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  18. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    When I saw it I was thinking...
    Ican see clearly now... The rain has gone.

    OK...OK... I'll stop singing.... Sheesh!
    I can hear the boos from here.;) :D

    Sweet job Spitfire.
  19. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Hi Val, it`s coming along great, or shall I say:eek: Smashing:D
  20. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    BTW, thanks Ralph. I'm not really sure if that building is going to end up there or not. Right now I'm just playing around with the positions of things and still trying to decide if I want Inglis or Massey Ferguson, or both. I recently found out that Inglis made a lot more than just appliances, including munitions in WWII and boilers. That won't really affect what buildings I put in, just the signage and some of the rolling stock.

    Ken, I think your singing sounds just fine! ;) :D

    Chris, thanks friend. I've got to hurry up and get this done for July dontcha know, since my place will be party headquarters during the NMRA show.

    :D Val

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