This topic may be one of 1st impression. I never heard of it before, but the concept makes perfect sense.
I recently purchased a backdrop of an urban scene with a bridge over a body of water and with blue sky and clouds. It's a very nice backdrop. However, where I want to put it is in an awkward place. Specifically, it is behind the washer dryer in the laundry room in my basement were a main line crosses a bridge, over a body of water, on one side of which is my Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, and on the other side is the Polo Grounds in Manhattan. So the body of water would be the Harlem River.
I will give you before and after pictures.
This is before:
This is after:
IMO, the style or type of layout one has determines whether what I have done with the backdrop works. Since my layout has Postwar tubular track and 022 switches and many Postwar accessories, almost everything on my layout is a caricature, not a scale model, of the real thing, including my homemade baseball parks. With such a caricature style Postwar layout, I think my backdrop works.
I've very interested in what other Forum members think of my kitbashed backdrop.
What did I do to kitbash it? Since it was made of presentation paper that was easy to cut with a scissors, I cut it to fit in the spaces where I mounted it using double stick tape.
Have any of you folks ever kitbashed a backdrop? If so, I would love to see how yours turned out.
Incidentally, I have additional pieces of the original backdrop that I can mount in other places on the layout.
I will post additional pictures and videos of the kitbashed backdrop later on in this thread.