How to paint a backdrop for a model train layout

Here is another backdrop for a model train layout that I painted recently in acrylic, with some notes about tools and techniques. I hope you will find my notes and photographs useful. I am finding the challenge of painting such a wide landscape very good for developing my painting skills. Tools - acrylic paints, a palette,… Continue reading How to paint a backdrop for a model train layout

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Painting trees for a train layout backdrop

I painted this backdrop for an O-scale layout over three weekends. The sky was already painted with acrylic. All the paints I used were also acrylics. I painted the clouds with a very soft brush. Then used a sponge brush to paint the hills. Next I painted some fairly detailed trees - gum trees and… Continue reading Painting trees for a train layout backdrop

Painting a backdrop for a model train layout in acrylic

I'm painting a backdrop for a layout that's set in the Mount Lofty area of South Australia. It's O scale, and a section of about 4 metres, but only about 30 cm high. The board was already painted sky colour (housepaint will do for that). Materials used Brushes: two foam brushes (1 inch and 2… Continue reading Painting a backdrop for a model train layout in acrylic

Painting a backdrop for a model train layout

My first oil painting was an attempt at painting a backdrop for a very short section of rail that our model trains run on while they are being built and tested. The track sits on a desk about 1.5 metres wide and 1 metre deep.I was quite pleased with the painting but when we put… Continue reading Painting a backdrop for a model train layout