Would or could this work please?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Why me, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. Why me

    Why me Member

    [:-banghead]Hi guys been looking at way of building a real nice mountin scene onto my backdrops my idea is to use 5mm and 3mm and 1mm cardboard and cut out a mountin scene using the cardboard and over the other to give me the effect of mountin and cover the lot in plaster banage your input guys well needed please ty.mike
  2. Why me

    Why me Member

    Sorry guys not explaining my self right poxy bloody silly illness getting confused start again have 1 bit of 5mm cardboard cut out to look like mounti have 3mm cardboard cut but smaller to fit in side the biger one and 1mm cardboard the same look like mountin but fits inside would that give me a moutin range effect hope this souds better .mike
  3. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Mike: can I say it sounds like a standard technique? I don't know if you need to have 3 different thicknesses of board -- just layering one should be enough.
  4. fsm1000

    fsm1000 Member

    Sounds like you are trying to do mountain flats the way some do building flats. And if so then yes it will work. Thing is to use the same plaster and paint as you merge it into the foreground area. This will make the transition less noticable. Hope that helps.
  5. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member


    That's a neat idea!! I've been contemplating how to go about doing a backdrop for the layout, This sounds like a good "cut & paste" technique. Paint the backdrop board sky blue/whitish, and superimpose cutouts of mountains, valleys, etc. If you don't like the look, take off the "pasty" & try something else...!!!

    I'll give it a try!!!:thumb:

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