Well today I decided to finally start installing the L&T Fascia & Upper Valance. I have been thinking about the materials and method to install this for awhile.
Firstly I wanted something easy to install, relatively light in total weight, easily removable and easily painted. I had thought about masonite, plaster/drywall, styrene and a whole range of different materials.
So today I went down to the hardware store to see what they had. I finally settled on 3mm MDF they have pre cut sheets 1200mm (4') x 600mm (2') and this works out perfectly for the two sections I require. The fascia is 120mm (5") and the upper valance is the remaining 480mm (19"), this has worked out to be an ideal ratio for the viewing window too.
Its amazing the difference once the scene is framed, the lighting with the fluorescent lights towards the fronts is near on perfect and it is so nice to not see any framework anymore or wiring & lights.
And this is the eye level view (my 6'2" eye level) from directly in front of the L&T Branch (JL&T Module)...
Next step is to continue on around the corner and along the L&T Branch. I'll post some more photos of how I have achieved the installation of the ceiling, placement and the securing of the brackets for the upper valance.