|New artwork for the backdrop|
|This is the base image|
I made a second camp scene from another image I took at the museum. In this one I started with a distant image of the simulated camp at Pamplin now used as a summer camp for kids. Then I composited other images from Pamplin along with more of Brian's figures to create a long backdrop image. I then printed it in sections and applied it to the wall.
|Here is the finished backdrop on the layout behind the tail track at Falmouth|
|Lone pine at Falmouth|
Secondly, I tried to make a model of the lone pine tree at Falmouth. I used a piece of pine carved to look like a trunk. Then I added plastic armatures from Woodland Scenics. I had to trim and modify them to look more like a pine tree branches. I painted it with brown and dark gray and then used Superturf from Scenic Express to add the foliage. The tree looks better in person than the photo, but I am not that happy with it. It is disappointing as it took several hours to make it. It will do for now while I come up with something better.