This book shows you how easy it can be to add backdrops to your layouts by explaining why you need one, how to build and paint one, how to add clouds, how to blend with layout scenery, and more. Other techniques such as using photographs and commercial backdrops are also included.
Does my layout really need a backdrop, pp. 4-9;
Building the backdrop, pp. 10-15;
What you need to paint your backdrop, pp. 16-21;
Painting an Eastern mountain backdrop, pp. 22-27;
Painting a Midwestern backdrop, pp. 28-35;
Painting a Rocky Mountain backdrop, pp. 36-49;
Painting a desert backdrop, pp. 50-56;
Painting city and town backdrops, pp. 57-63;
Adding clouds to the scene, pp. 64-69;
Blending the backdrop and the scenery, pp. 70-75;
Other techniques for backdrops, pp. 76-80.
Kalmbach Publishing, softcover, 80 pages, 8.25 x 10.75 x .25 in., 160 Color photographs.