Creating a Back Scene Book by Paul Bambrick and John Ellis-Cockell
Exceptionally detailed, helpful and beautifully illustrated throughout, this is one book that all railway modelers will find both fascinating and inspirational.
The author takes readers through the theory and history of backscene creation then concentrates on all the practical issues of getting the job done. He has included as many exercises and guide examples as possible to show how to achieve a well-observed end result.
Size: 8.5 X 12 (inches)
Illustrations: over 500
Publisher: Crecy Publishing
"You do not need to be an artist to do this." - that is the message from author Paul Bambrick at the beginning of his masterful new book on creating realistic backdrops for model railway layouts.
He assures modelers that if they are capable of building a model railway they have all the necessary skills to create a quality background for the layout.The author takes readers through the theory and history of back-scene creation then concentrates on all the practical issues of getting the job done. He has included as many exercises and guide examples as possible to show how to achieve a well-observed end result.
Each aspect of the back-scene is accompanied by sketches and photo examples, explaining the principles and methods and visiting different areas of study which help to plan the overall picture before returning in stages to add further depth. He also includes detailed information about the alternative methods and processes undertaken to produce back-scenes using digital photography and editing software, for those who are more comfortable with cameras and computers, rather than brushes and paint!