Jump to content

Painting the billboards...


Paul Robertson

148 views

 Share

You might have seen sometime back that I had created a sign sheet with some billboards. To test the theory and the new range of acrylic paints that I had just got I thought I would knock up some billboards and give it a go at painting them. 

 

jcdecaux-advertising-billboard-for-skyhd-summer-sports-coverage-in-CPR93H.jpg.041a101f42a1c977dfae245e30550829.jpg

 

This was the sort of look I was going for which seem pretty standard with a timber close boarded base. So once again it was out with the balsa wood and marking and cutting 

 

IMG_20200925_194320.jpg.4ef15692cad2c9730d9d7c3cee6128ea.jpg

(a base blank marked out with the dims of the posters I had created on the computer) 

 

I scored the timber work into the base of the balsa sheet and then cut out thin strips of balsa to represent the frame around the edge. IMG_20200925_194343.jpg.838482e332a92ee46dba71c780676057.jpg

(balsa framework fitted) 

 

Finally I cut some thicker balsa strips to stick to the back to represent the support structure.

 

IMG_20200925_201401.jpg.996bd5f1864ac8a7079577828098b906.jpg

(balsa structure ready for painting) 

 

Once this was done it was out with the paint. I diluted the black with a bit of water as I wanted to ensure the scoring in the bottom part of the billboard stood out. 

 

Having painted them all black I then went round the boarder in white which some prototypes had. 

 

Having done that I then printed out the adverts. It took a few different attempts to get a good quality at such a small scale. 

 

IMG_20200925_205919.jpg.7e83c662aec12fa5eea9cd66abefdd9a.jpg

(a penny for scale) 

 

I was getting impatient (always a bad thing in modelling) and just wanted to get the posters and Jc Decaux label on. Hence the painting was not quite as crisp as I might have got it. 

 

IMG_20200925_213439.jpg.ecae0644b41424d5d01120b0ca580df8.jpg

(view of both with penny for scale) 

 

IMG_20200925_213527.jpg.e1db0517cb88c459beec355710a40e59.jpg

(close up of first. The white paint actually looks a bit distressed due to my rushing it!) 

 

The other advert is my favourite chocolate brand. Hopefully tomorrow I can get round to completing the carpentry on the trestle legs. I will keep you posted

 

Thanks for reading

 

 

 

 

 

  • Like 2
 Share

0 Comments


Recommended Comments

There are no comments to display.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...