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 Posted: Thu Aug 3rd, 2017 11:59 pm
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Howdy Stephen, do you need some roof tiles? I can pour up some in Daniel's mold and send them. I'm in the midst of moving right now so it might be a little wait. Or if you can, drop by sometime soon and borrow the mold. That damn thing costs a bit to send by mail!

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I wanted to ask you, if you don't mind giving away a few secrets, where did you find that iron work for the wall?  I was thinking it was some kind of doll house item, but I couldn't turn up anything.



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I would be honored Woodie to somehow receive one.  I used Durham putty on the Alamo and will use it on this mission.  How is it at casting things? I tried a test of cardboard tiles and they look too thin to me.  




Michael the iron work is a 1/35 brass etching from Verlinden.  It came with a big lot off the bay for cheap along with the mansion gates.

 

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Stephen,

Those statues look good.  We're use to looking at the missions in a romantic way.  California was a backwater for the Spanish Empire, with supply ships arriving at the missions a few times a year.  Technically, the padres were forbidden to trade with foreign ships, but in reality they welcomed any ship.  One book I have details the visit of La Perouse, a French explorer, to Monterey Bay in 1787.  He had obtain permission from the Spanish Court to visit.  After leaving California La Perouse headed for the southern part of the Pacific Ocean and was lost.  In 2008 France launched a search for any clues about the lost explorer.

Thanks for the info.  I'll have do some checking on Verlinden.  LEGO makes a iron gate.  And I found this site with some wrought iron:  http://www.miniatures.com/Fences-Gates-Arbors-C198.aspx?s=AverageReview%20DESC&c=198&ps=12&p=0


I did something like you on the roof tiles.  I used poster board, soaked in water, and wrapped around a small dowel to dry.  After drying I cut the lengths, painted everything, then cut individual tiles.  A little time consuming.  Good thing I didn't need too many tiles.  They will look a little thin. 

I thought about making tiles out of model clay to get more thickness.  Still sounds labor intensive.  Must be an easier way.



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Remember that you or anybody else here can PM me about getting some cast 1:35 "Spanish tile" roofing.

Woodie



Made from Daniel Caso's wondermous mold. The poor photo doesn't do them justice.



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Thank you for the offer Woodie.  PM sent when you get a round tuit.

 

I happen to find some modeling time in the real life.  Here is the front of the mission as of now.

 




 

Mission bells waiting for a tower.

 




 

Durhams water putty applied.  Went over the bricks with some different colors.  I will prob do a wash of ink to bring out the texture.

 

Stephen. 

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Poncho found himself a girl.  She came from a jewelry box my daughter was throwing away.  I cant help but to think 1/35 scale blow up doll.  Haha

 




 

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Love the color and texture in ground cover and track work.  Very nice!



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Stephen...FANTASTIC! Yes, the track is groovy, the structures are primo, and the blow up doll...hmmmmm!
Very fine work, soon as I get moved (couple of weeks) I will get that round tuit out and pour some Durham's.

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The mission has been put on hold to start a new project.  I saved up my allowance and bought a MiniArt bus.

 




 

Here is a link to a prototype. 

http://www.thorsteamworld.com/photos/pbm.asp?model=Railbus

Thanks to Thor for the detailed pictures.

 




 

Here is my progress so far.  I took some ideas form Si's rail truck on building the drive.

 




 




 




 



 

Here I just mocked it up to look how everything is coming together.  Next project is the rear leaf springs and front truck.  I have some smaller curly spoke wheels ordered.  The front truck in the picture is to get a idea on the stance.

 

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