Its All in the Details
Having rekindled my interest in model railroading, and having begun construction of a small HO shelf switching layout, the design needs to have buildings to complete the layout.
As the various buildings are completed, they then need to be painted and once the painting is done, they need to be weathered giving the structure the look of a building that has been standing out in the weather for many years.
That's what is happening in this photo, I'm using an air-brush to apply weathering effects to this building that depicts a tire manufacturing plant.
Once the layout is completed, I will mount a background panoramic photo (18"x60") on the back of the layout, that will be of an industrial setting, that will allow the buildings on the layout to blend into the background scene, giving the layout a life like appearance.
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Here is the tire manufacturing plant in place on the layout.....
Here is a look at the switching layout where this building has been placed.