|Artwork for the backdrop|
The commissary warehouse is a large shed that I salvaged from the old Falmouth. It was the first structure I built for the O scale Aquia Line. It will occupy the center of the Falmouth scene.
The first step was to make an interesting backdrop for this part of Falmouth as it will be the focus of attention. I decided to use photos I took of structures at actual civil war museums combined with more of Brian's figures and my hand painting to blend it all together. The above is the artwork I generated for this scene.
The house is the Wyatt House at Gaines Mill/Cold Harbor National Battlefield.
The hooches are from pictures I took at the White Oak Civil War museum near Falmouth. I composited all the elements together, added shadows and a new sky. Then I printed the image in two parts and installed on the backdrop without the sky. I hand painted the trees and foreground to blend it all together.
Here are some photos of the scene as the glue is drying.