Progress Report

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by spitfire, Mar 31, 2003.

  1. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    At the lighting supply place that you got the tubes you should be able to get some UV filter sleeves that slip over the tubes and will eliminate the problem. They are clear and won't affect the light intensity.

    You got a problem...The Robber Barrons have a "fix" for it!!:D :D
  2. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Thanks a lot Brakie, Vic, Gary, 88, and Errol!

    I'm going to be using that backdrop painting technique that Gavin Miller posted awhile back. And yes, I promise to prime the masonite first!

    Do you really think these lights will bleach my layout or are you guys just pullin' my leg? Nawww, you wouldn't do that to a fellow Baroness ..... or would you?

    :cool: Val
  3. aartwmich

    aartwmich Member

    YYYAAAYYYYY Val!! Lookin GOOD! :D

    Hey I remember some talk about curving the backdrop??

    Looks like you have a great start, the transformation is awesome..have fun and good luck!
  4. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Let the sun shine...Let the sun shine...

    Oops! Sorry saw your pic and the comments and that song just
    popped in my head.

    Wonderful work. Ain't no cockroachs hiding in there!;)
  5. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Hehehe, you're right aart, I wimped out. Decided instead to have a really tall building in that corner.

    Ken, with a voice like that you've gotta come to the night-time chat room. We do a lot of singing of the oldies there!

    :D Val
  6. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    For a curved backdrop, I suggest you contact Robin. You can't tell the curve from the straight section unless he tells you where it is.
  7. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Hi Val, you're a real lucky person! Since you model the urban scene, you just camouflage that corner away with a skyscraper.

    Now if there only were skyscrapers in the Colorado rockies... :rolleyes:

    Re moisture problem: I think that you needn't worry about that. As the pic shows, the Masonite doesn't touch the wall. Air circulation will evaporate any condensate quickly, as long as there is an open slit along the bottom and the top. We had a similar setup in a club layout for years and never any problems.

    Can't wait for more pictures how you are getting along...

  8. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Well, I just got finished priming the back drop. I found a great colour for the sky and I can hardly wait to try it out tomorrow. It's Pratt & Lambert "Alaskan Blue".

    I won't bother posting pics of the primer job - suffice it to say that it looks very white!

    better put my shades on
    :cool: Val
  9. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Colorado Rockies???? Who needs skyscrapers??? Stick a big ol' mountain in there and Bob's yer uncle!

    Also, thanks for the info on moisture - it's most welcome. I wasn't about to go ripping off that masonite anyway, so I'm glad to hear it's not necessary. :D :D :D :D

    :cool: Val
  10. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    Wow. No-mess Construction.

    Beautiful work, Val. I really enjoy following your progress, and remain hugely impressed by the outstanding job you do.:)

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