Fred’s been back in touch – thsi time he shows us how to paint clouds on model railroad backdrop.
“Hello Al just a few pics of the backscene and and Mt Wilbury.
This was a bit an experiment and trial and error. The wall of the shed is is boarded inside and insulated with XP’s foam then covered with thin polystyrene wallpaper liner.
This is then with covered homemade gesso( PVA ,granite dust , white emulsion) this for the base then various fillers and model paste applied with paint trowels and brushes.
The basic ideas were sketched with watercolour pencils and blended in, when I was happy with the look I’d leave it for a couple of days.
When next going into the shed I’d see how it grabbed then made changes as required, when fairly happy with it then applied acrylics with brushes sponges and trowels sometimes mixed with more filler and gesso.
The foreground rocks and plaster, modelling clay and real stone and rocks.
So far so good there is still a lot to add and maybe alter what still doesn’t take my fancy.
A long process but a real challenge.
Anyways many thanks for your postings many of us find these little nuggets of information most helpful.
A huge thanks to Fred for shwow us how to paint clouds on model railroad backdrop.
What I love about it is it’s a really good way to add some personal touches to your layout. With a bit of practice, anyone can paint clouds. And as Fred has shown us, it looks great.
If you missed his excellent making trees tutorial, it’s here.
And Ken has done a backdrop painting tutorial too.
That’s all for today folks.
Please do keep ’em coming.
And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide is here if you want to get going on your own layout.