In my most recent post about some new Fogou Models buildings, you may or may not have noticed the big building in the rear of the scene. Check it out - the one with the blue door:
If you didn't notice, that's fine. It's just a simple scenic backdrop that I quickly put together to stand behind my street scenes.
The backdrop was thrown together from a sheet of foamcard and a few detail element. I started by cutting out a rectangle of foamcard and cutting out three small windows. I then took a second, smaller rectangle of foamcard and cut out a door. I used masking tape to cover the exposed foam at the edges, then glued the smaller piece in front of the larger piece. This got me roughly to the point below:
The next step was to add some more depth and texture. I took some lengths of a BBQ skewer and added them at approximate ceiling height for the closest building (thanks for the suggestion Asslessman). Then I skimmed the whole piece with ready mixed filler, and textured it with a washing up sponge. One dry, I painted with an off-white emulsion paint. Which gets me roughly here:
Next, I added some details - a door made from a few scraps of plasticard and some little resin detail elements, again from Fogou Models.
A bit more paint and the whole thing was coming together:
The final step was to add some more visual interest in the form of some trailing cables. Following Suber's example on his fabulous troglodyte settlement, these are simply some black thread glued into place.
And it's done - a nice scenic backdrop to add some variety to my pictures: