In this episode I show how I photographed the sky using my mobile phone and from that made a backscene for my N Gauge model railway city layout, Chandwell. The backscene is almost 5 metres long and is made of glum, moody clouds that really add atmosphere to the layout.
I photographed the sky myself and edited the pictures in Lightroom before stitching them together into a massive panorama in Inkscape. I printed them onto 34 A4 sticky labels which I stuck to 0.5mm card before tiling these onto the walls around the layout.
You can see the seams but the effect is still wonderful and really adds atmosphere to the layout.
I’ve wanted to add my backscene for ages but was never sure how to do it. I wanted to avoid the cost of professional printing and I wanted to photograph it myself. The backscene has to be subtle and not overpowering, and I think I have achieved that.
So join me as I show how I photographed, designed, printed, and mounted this moody, cloudy, photographic backscene to really add atmosphere to my N Gauge layout, Chandwell.
CHANDWELL N GAUGE MODEL RAILWAY LAYOUT UPDATE APRIL 2021
00: 00 Introduction
01: 00 Step 1 – Adjust the photographs
01: 33 Step 2 – A gigantic panorama
02: 43 Step 3 – Preparing the walls
03: 13 Step 4 – A 34-piece jigsaw
03: 56 Step 5 – Making the jigsaw pieces
04: 22 Step 6 – Sticking to the wall
06: 41 Step 7 – To varnish or not to varnish
07: 15 What do I think – was it worth it?
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