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 Posted: Sat Apr 14th, 2018 05:20 pm
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Hi All. Having been faffing around for so long without getting anywhere , and now I have got the track and Uncoupling magnets ,even some ballast , I have built a new lid/ backboard for one of my Shunting Puzzle Planks. This will keep it secure when stowed away. But I would like to paint a skyscape inside the lid , the plywood is new, and I  need some advice, do I use primer or gesso?? And what type of paint do I use? of course I intend having low profile buildings, but, I don’t want bare wood covered in fingerprints as a backdrop . Best wishes. Kevin



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 Posted: Sat Apr 14th, 2018 06:39 pm
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The very easiest way is to use matt light blue emulsion paint and add a few clouds if you like, using white. You can experiment by mixing some blue and white together to vary the view.

Remember to sand down any rough bits first and cover the baseboard with two layers of newspaper.

Good luck and be creative,

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 If you dont have any suitable colour remember that tester pots from B&Q or other stores are a good source, not the cheapest by volume but as you will only need a small amount, better than buying tins or expensive artists paints, you can buy two or three different blues or whites to mix
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Hi Matt.  Thank you for your reply. I can get a bus down there, no problem. Fingers crossed . Best wishes. Kevin



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Hi Bill.  Thank you for your reply. Be creative you say? I can only do my best.   Best wishes.  Kevin



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