Photo Wallpaper

In the January 2012 issue of Model Railroad Hobbyist I outlined a method of laminated photos onto styrene or illustration board cores instead of using paint.

A few tips:

  • Use high quality, gloss photo paper
  • Dull the paper with Dullcote or Krylon Preserve It.  You’ll need to run a test sample as Dullcote will interact with some, but not most, printer inks.
  • Life is much easier if you use a photo editing program that allows you to set the size you print out the image.  Paint Shop Pro X is one such program
  • Use 3M Super 77 as adhesive

Shown below are some images you can use to get you started.

TarRoof3b BlockBase IMG_5902d

whsdoor4 DSCN0036B Cinder8courseGrayLong2

Dumpster2yardBsmall GlassDoor

DSCN0037a BluePersonell RedDoor PavementBase1Light

SidewalkComp2 w2

4524Base Ev6s4