I'm thinking of using these for my backdrop, I've got the wood ready, but as I'm no landscape artist I thought I might go this route. If anyone has used them on a 1:32 scale track I'd be very grateful to see any photos.
I`ve always used them.
Peco do a load of different backgrounds.
Because of the scale keep off backgrounds showing buildings(unless you`re doing a HO layout).
I always use the plain sky background on my layouts, just personal choice.
If you`re putting the backgrounds onto your garage wall, use the thick double sided tape that is made for sticking reg plates onto cars... sticks it straight onto the brickwork & never falls off.
The backdrops that I have seen tend to be expensive, the cheap ones usually do not look very good. I was looking for a backdrop for the diorama that I use to photograph my cars. I shot a series of pictures, printed those up and stuck them on some cardboard. The trouble with that was that the joins were visible and I ended up having to use an editing program to remove them from every picture. I finially decided that it was worth it to splice some pictures together, edit out the joins and have a print shop make a banner for me.
The backdrop is 30X127cm, it cost about 53 EUR. I had it printed on vinyl, paper would have been cheaper. One thing to look out for is that things may print out darker or lighter than they appear on the screen, so you have to make a correction before you give the file to a printer.
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