Across the upper level, the backdrops have been mounted and primed with a flat white to give the forthcoming sky blues a good surface to stick to. I might opt for some photo backdrops in spots, but it might be better to wait for version 2.0 of this railroad to spend on the money on those.
|The ends are after a single coat of primer; the middle is two coats. Clamp is there to hold the other side's backdrop.|
|I've had the paint for years; took a bunch of shaking and stirring before it poured and applied correctly.|
|Just putting the backdrops up helps you focus on the trains. Note the screws have been countersunk.|
Got smart and decided to put down some masking paper to protect the roadbed, track, signals, etc from the paint to come. Probably one of the better $9 I've spent at a home improvement store.
Made sure the area around Colonial Heights got some attention as well. I've got a scrap piece of masonite that is already painted that will be put into the corner.
We will finish up with a good shot of the backdrops after everything got a coat of primer. I'll snap some additional pictures now that everything has had multiple coats of primer to illustrate the current state later this week or this coming weekend.
|You can see the difference between one and two coats of the primer.|
Additional pictures on the gallery.