Painting Backdrops for Your Model Railroad

Mike Danneman
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See how easy it can be to add backdrops to your layouts.
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This book shows you how easy it can be to add backdrops to your layouts by explaining why you need one, how to build and paint one, how to add clouds, how to blend with layout scenery, and more. Other techniques such as using photos and commercial backdrops are also included.
Author: Mike Danneman
Size: 8 1/4 x 10 3/4
Pages: 80
Color photos: 160
Author Bio
Professional illustrator and artist Mike Danneman is a frequent contributor to Model Railroader magazine and is a former Art Director of Trains magazine. He has written or co-authored five other books and is a co-photographer with his brother Tom of the annual Trains at Work calendar, also published by Kalmbach Books. Mike lives in Arvada, Colorado, and is well known for his N scale Denver & Rio Grande layouts.
Table of Contents
1. Does my layout really need a backdrop?	

2. Building the backdrop

3. Materials needed
4. Painting an Eastern mountain backdrop
5. Painting a Midwestern backdrop	

6. Painting a Rocky Mountain backdrop	

7. Painting a desert backdrop	

8. Painting city and town backdrops	

9. Adding clouds to the scene	
10. Blending the backdrop and scenery	
11. Other techniques for backdrops	
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