backdrop painted in the train room

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by e-paw, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. e-paw

    e-paw Member

    bsmt 001.jpg

    bsmt 002.jpg just a few pics of the partly cloudly sky in my basement.:rolleyes:
  2. jesso

    jesso Member

    Nice colors! The clouds are subtle and look very realistic. Great job.
  3. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    I think you did a very Nice Job :cool: :thumb: :thumb:
  4. WOW e-paw, can you tell me how you did such a wonderful job, as im almost to that point on my layout. Man, those look awesome!:thumb:
  5. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Great looking sky!! :D
  6. stripes

    stripes Member

    Me Too!

    I agree, please let us know how you did the clouds. Very nice work.:thumb:
  7. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Yeah, nice looking clouds and a nice, subtle colour for the sky, too.

  8. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

    That looks really nice. Well done indeed.
  9. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    Wow! Those clouds look great! My compliments. And since my job entails flying through most of our nation's clouds on any given day...I can authoritively say those clouds look very real. (Maybe you could add a jet contrail way off in the distance...ok...just kidding.)
  10. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Nice work! :thumb: :thumb:

    For those who would like a "how-to", take a look at Gavin Miller's technique in our very own Academy... very similar results.

  11. e-paw

    e-paw Member


    I air brushed polly scale reefer white on to the wall, using stencels cut from heavy card stock. Then added shadows of earth, concrete, and csx tan (all from polly scale). Last I misted over the whole cloud a touch of white. The base color of the wall is flat Olympic Brand paint called
    " skyward " that I purchased from Lowes.
    have fun with it,
  12. e-paw

    e-paw Member


    I may hang a ufo as a joke after I do the bench work.
  13. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Very nicely done!!!!!
  14. Nazgul

    Nazgul Active Member

    Great job!:thumb:...........The clouds look so realistic and as others have said, the colors are just right!:thumb::thumb::thumb:
  15. toptrain1

    toptrain1 Member

    what is going on?

    E-Paw are you doing that around the whole basement? Thats alot of clouds! Very realistic.
  16. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

    Love the choice of colours!!! The sky looks almost misty!
  17. toptrain1

    toptrain1 Member

    more pictures.

    OK steve when will you post your layout progress photos.
  18. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

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