Painting the backscene

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by shamus, Jan 9, 2003.

  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    This I always leave to my good friend of 14 years John Toll, known to most of you as Johan, I have never been very good with a big paint brush in my hand, but John is an excellent artist when it comes to backscene painting. He paints my backscenes, I do all the hard work on his Railroad .:D:D

    BTW, This was painted TODAY

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  2. RaiderCTE

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    Since I should not hold a brush no matter what size it is, what would be a recommended backdrop color or mix. As seen in my pic in the fstop thread my walls are going to need some help. If nothing else a coat of paint put on with a roller. That I can handle.
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    Hey RaiderCTE - There was an excellent "how-to" thread on painting backdrops here at The Gauge a while back. If you can't find it maybe someone can point you to it.
  4. shamus

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    Shamus, even your backdrops are simply majestic, what an inspiration!
    In your photo, is Johan standing in a popout section, or is the layout away from the wall? (I can't tell from the photo).

    I was thinking of keeping my future layout several inches away from the wall for lighting purposes.

    Stan
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    Shamus, BTW: I really love these wider angle photos showing more of a broad picture of your work. There is another one somewhere that shows a man who is strikingly similar to a shamafox; it's one of my favorite photo's because it give me perspective. Of course the close ups are outstanding and awe inspiring.
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    Shamus, I love those purple hills! :D :D :D

    Looks like you're back in form once again my friend!

    cheers
    :D Val
  8. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Hi gang and thanks,


    Douglas, the layout at that point is 1' -2" away from the wall all down the side, I can go in sideways all the way down. (Some folf CAN'T) LOL

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    Raider,

    If I remember correctly, Gavin Miller also did an excellent piece in this forum back in around September or October.
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    Hi Shamus, ( your Brandy was good :D ;) )

    Now when is John coming to Canada? We can find him Lots to do:D :D :D :D :D ;) :p


    It is looking great my friend.