Anyone have a good suggestion on where to find industrial backdrops? I've been searching google without much luck. Lots of scenic backdrops, but not much for industrial.
Those are the same flats as sold here https://www.tracksideflats.com/ (I imagine it's the same people as on eBay.) I bought a couple of their flats and they are pretty nice. I added some depth to one of them: https://www.blackwingandwestern.com/2019/10/16/universal-scrap-metals/
That's almost exactly what I want to do.Those are the same flats as sold here https://www.tracksideflats.com/ (I imagine it's the same people as on eBay.) I bought a couple of their flats and they are pretty nice. I added some depth to one of them: https://www.blackwingandwestern.com/2019/10/16/universal-scrap-metals/
I don't know. I just bought these two because I liked them and thought they might work for 1958 small-town Montana. But the Selz building is pretty large. None of the other flats they had for sale really suited.Be a shame to cut that up. What size do you need? Maybe we can swap a few of mine for you big one??
Very nice.Just came across this thread. I had posted this idea elsewhere but it appears there might be more interest on this topic here.
This all came about several years ago when I was rummaging thru my scrap wood pile. I noticed odd shapes and had that eureka moment.
Basically here are two pictures - the end result and some product pictures taken today. Todays pictures are the result of rummaging thru my scrap wood pile.
Thanks for the compliment! No, I didn't add anything....the photo is of the building as taken.Very Nice. In your first photo - is the shadow (above "GATEHOUSE") part of the photo or did you add the covered balcony/extend the store front?
Nice job Mondo.Hello,
I bought some cd's several years back from larcproducts.com. They contain photos of buildings taken all over the country. I print them on matte photo paper, glue them to black 1/4" foam board, then trim them using an x-acto knife and use them like the ones shown above available on Ebay. I originally mounted them on white foam board and painted the edges black and then discovered I could save that step by buying the black. You can resize the photos at your discretion for various scales or for creating depth, with smaller buildings looking further away.
In the first photo below, the distance between the track and the blue-sky backdrop is about 6 inches, however, as you can see, because the photos are at different angles, they create depth to the scene. All the buildings you see in this photo are the LARC photos glues to foam board.
I like the weathered look of the buildings and they would be great for backgrounds when photo shooting models. May have to consider them for my expansion.My flats came today. Guess I didn't pay attention to how large the "Selz" flat was. It's a little big for my town. I might cut it in half though. The bank looks nice.
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