Does anyone know where i can purchase graphics for a subway station i am scratch building? If need be i will make my own. I was hoping there would be an easier alternative. I have checked all of the subway model sites i know of. I have only found graphics for the cars and stairways here http://www.imagesreplicas.com/accessories.htm
Well now, you are looking into the LION'S specialty. Check out my web site, but most of my newest work is not there yet. So here are some pictures. All are made on the computer. I use Serif PagePlus X5, it is not expensive and it is very versatile. They have excellent help forums.
LION has taken to printing his output on gummed label paper and so it will go up quickly on almost any surface. By taking pictures in the subway I could put them together using page plus to make some very convincing stations.
My first effort involved these houses (on Franklin Avenue in Brooklyn) which are mounted on foam board and pasted to the wall.
My second effort was the platform at Cortelyou Road. The station has not been finished yet, and the prints of the houses are too big. They will be redone sometime when I feel like it.
My station wall at 42nd street involved making a three-section photograph of the actual station wall, sizing it down, and pasting them together. Me thinks it worked very well. Because it is a real photo of the real station, the light reflects off of the tiles perfectly.
Here is a photo of my 34th Street station, this one was made 100% on PagePlus. There *is* one photo of tiles, about 4 tiles x 4 tiles, which was made into a bitmap and used by the program for the wall. The program was able to extend that indefinitely to create the entire 48" inch long wall. I then filled in from my imagination the rest of the details.
14th Street was made with the same file, I just changed the tile graphics.
Here is a shot of Dyckman Street.
The rest of the station was scratch built. Computer ribbon wire was used for the corrugated wall, and because I used silicone caulk as my adhesive, paint would not adhere to it correctly, which for Dyckman Street made it look all that much more realistic.
Canal street was made from photographs. I built only a single track at this point (the northbound track being on the other side of the table and therefore not modeled. The photo makes it look like there is a northbound track, and so I continued that illusion north of the station modeling the tunnel stub that was not used.
I am now in the process of modeling a passageway above the 14th Street station, but all that is done so far is the graphics, the assembly is still sitting in several parts here in my office.
Google "Movie Posters" and you can download posters like these to put on your subway wall.