What colour for the baseboard

Hello,
Am new to modelling and wonder if anyone can suggest what colour to paint
the baseboard as an undercoat.
Have just been to Pendon and grey seems to be the underlying colour on the
layouts.
David
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Speedbird
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Depending on how much scenery you are planning on using, it may not need painting at all. My layout is built on ply and the finished areas are 100% covered by fields, woods villages etc Rob
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Rob Kemp
An old tip, but one that is often overlooked, when mixing plaster for hills etc, add some brown poster paint to mix. Otherwise when you drill holes to fix telegraph poles, fences etc all the white powder makes it look like you're drilling into chalk... that's unless you want to model a cutting through a chalk hill :-)
Malcolm
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Malcolm
How did you guess? :-) That's one of the main scenic parts of my fictional Dorset-set model railway!
Ian J.
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Ian J.
Grey is probably used in most cases, as i recall it was easy to find in various shops too, grey undercoat that is.
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Piemanlarger
"Piemanlarger" wrote
Matt black (blackboard paint) weathers to a nice very dark grey - not dissimilar to ash ballast.
John.
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John Turner
Here in NZ much of the underlying soil and rock is grey. The contrast is considerable when travelling in Australia as the soil is red/red oxide!
Mix the two together and you'd have a pinky grey colour! :-)
Regards, Greg.P. NZ.
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Greg Procter

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