Series: Model Railroader's How-To Guides
Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company (October 31, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.5 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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Mike Dannemann has done a great job of showing us modelers how to give the background a realistic touch. His sharing his talent at creating the sky and clouds and working your way down to the far off hills and valleys puts the finishing touch on your train layout. Painting in many close details that you might have concidered building models of saves time and money, while developing a additional talent. G.W.Z.
This is a must have book for all model train enthusiasts. I got a lot of information on how and where to start with making a backdrop for my layout. I recommend this book to help you get started! Clint
This is a great book with details galore. Will be using it and referring to it a lot.
Most of the material in this book can be accessed for free on the web and free videos are also available. In one paragraph where the author states the backdrop should be painted in layers he says the closest layer should contain detailed painted trees - yet nowhere does he show how to paint detailed trees!If I knew what I know now I never would have purchased this book.
I like the how to books Kalmbach puts out. They have good technical info and offer easy tips for working on models
Could have been a little more on "how to."
i just got this book and only a little ways into it and have already gotten some great advice on backdrops. If you plan on adding a backdrop then i would recommend this book.
This guy must be an artist, I expected to be show how to do it, it's not there.
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