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American back drops
« on: May 29, 2013, 09:04:57 am »
Hi all I'm in the middle of making a new layout and after a visit to vegas it's going to be Set in Nevada so a desert theme .
Any one know where I can get a back drop from to suit .
Cheers
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Re: American back drops
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2013, 09:45:28 am »
Just a thought but could any of your holiday pictures be altered to make a backdrop?

Apart from that, the only places I have seen them has been from the US  :'(

cheers John.

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Re: American back drops
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2013, 09:58:19 am »
Thanks John
Yer I did think of that and I did take a few shots with that in mind but I'm just a bit worried about the joins when putting them up . :hmmm:
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Re: American back drops
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2013, 10:03:35 am »
Thanks John
Yer I did think of that and I did take a few shots with that in mind but I'm just a bit worried about the joins when putting them up . :hmmm:

If you do have suitable pictures, when you print them off if you allowed a small overlap on each section you can slice down the middle of the overlap and you have the perfect join.

If you are not sure what I mean, I am pretty nifty at manipulating graphics programs and would be happy to help you achieve a backdrop.

cheers John.

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Re: American back drops
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2013, 10:17:08 am »
Thanks John
That sounds great I think your help will be needed  :D
You will have to pm me your details .
I will have a look to see if I have any good photos .
Cheers  :beers:
Big Dave

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Re: American back drops
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2013, 04:37:21 pm »
You might want to take a look at the Walthers range of U.S. backscenes - they include several desert and desert transition sheets.

Try:   http://www.walthers.com/exec/search?manu=949&keywords=background

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Re: American back drops
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2013, 11:40:52 pm »
Just noted those are Walthers HO Scale backdrops.  Hope we get to see your layout pictures soon though, Big Dave.

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Re: American back drops
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2013, 12:04:33 am »
If you have Photo Impact you can stitch several photos together and make a panoramic view, I have only tried it once but it looked OK
Hope this helps
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Re: American back drops
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2013, 10:23:04 am »
Dave

there is a bit on my old thread about printing services, so once you get your pictures stitched have a look at http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=1375.105

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Re: American back drops
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2013, 01:53:27 pm »
Thanks every one for you help I did have ago a few weeks ago at doing
My own and they come out not bad .
But will have to get them printed out all on one so thank for the link Lawrence .
It will have to wait for a bit tho haven't had much time to do the layout and I've only laid about 2 foot of track so lots to do got two weeks off coming up so will try and crack on then .
And get some photos up for you to see cheers every one .
Big Dave

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Re: American back drops
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2013, 08:20:31 am »
SceniKing do a wide range of printed American back scenes, check their website. I purchased some from Plus Daughters at Basildon Essex uk

 

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