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Author Topic: Keeping the backscene in good condition  (Read 544 times)

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Offline Newportnobby

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Keeping the backscene in good condition
« on: May 01, 2018, 01:24:38 PM »
I visit many shows over the space of a year and have to say some look a little, shall we say, tired. Quite often this can be mainly aimed at the backscene which, owing to operators constantly reaching over it, results in slight nicks or even tears.
My simple cure for this is to use the plastic spines sold in stationers to hold A4 sheets of paper together. In my photo of 'Bletchford' I have used blue but they come in many colours including clear versions. For the sake of a few pence per strip I think it's well worth protecting what can be an expensive print.
(Note I have also angled the corners to avoid scenery bending through 90 degrees)


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Re: Keeping the backscene in good condition
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2018, 01:32:59 PM »
Simple and I actually rather like the "picture frame" effect
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Re: Keeping the backscene in good condition
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2018, 02:13:35 PM »
indeed a simple and good idea.

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Re: Keeping the backscene in good condition
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2018, 02:57:50 PM »
Nice work Mick, I paid the price for not following your advice with 90 corners ....  :doh:

Looks like the farmer is in a spot of bother in the field there ......

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Re: Keeping the backscene in good condition
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2018, 03:59:31 PM »
Nice work Mick, I paid the price for not following your advice with 90 corners ....  :doh:

Looks like the farmer is in a spot of bother in the field there ......

I've tried to make the field just inside the gate look like a massive cow pat and also made suitable marks on the road the other side of the gate. Yes, poor old Farmer Giles looks a bit bogged down :worried:

 

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