I have procrastinated for way too long so last week I set about to start painting my backdrop for the Monarch Branch.
I decided to start on the Poncha Junction side just to be different so started by roughing in the tops of where I wanted the mountains to go. Horizon lines on model railroads are in my view very critical if you want to create depth in a small space. Anyway the few images below show what I have started with. There is a very long way to go however a good deal of the backdrop will be plaster rock walls and a lot of trees.
|Getting the trees deciduous underway.|
|And some distant hills with a hint of trees plus the foreground|
|Backdrop at the wye. Fairly happy thus far.|
That's it for this post.