Cheap background structures
This August I had the privilege of visiting the Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg. Five and a half hours I wandered through the exhibit, agog at the detail, variety, and humor. And no, I didn't FILL the 16 Gig card that I had allotted for this excursion. Not quite.
As any modeler would, I was not only in wonder at the extent of it all, but looking for IDEAS. I haven't sorted through everything yet, but I thought I would share this photo on how some background houses are built.
As you can see, all different shapes and sizes can be cut out, sanded flat and painted & decorated. I'm even thinking this might be a good base for the Noch cardboard printed structures, or anything else one might print off from an on line image search.
I don't think these can be illuminated, but imagine how many N Scale structures I could cut out of one block of high density florist foam!