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Stucco Style South-of-the-Border Structure
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 Posted: Sun Mar 12th, 2017 06:14 am
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Okay, re-did some of the painting on the figure to get rid of that shine.  Made a new bottle out of a plastic q-tip handle.  I think the new bottle looks better.  The big red bottle is in the background by the door.




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Working on a new 1/35 adobe structure.  Not sure exactly what it is going to be.  Maybe an assay office, or the office of a local mining company.  Not very big; about 4 inches deep and 5 inches wide overall.  I'm using DAP spackle which goes on pink but dries white.  A 16 ounce jar only cost $5.00 and I should be able to get a couple of structures out of it.  Windows and door are from Grandt, and I'm not using all of them so I have leftovers for the next project.





The cantina that I just finished recently was done with Plaster of Paris which dries quickly and doesn't give you much time to work with.  The spackle works much better.




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Just about done with this little adobe structure.  I want to put some clay tiles along the roof edges as soon as I figure out how to make some.






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Okay.  This building is done!  I added some Spanish tiles to the roof along the edges.  I made the tiles out of construction board.  I cut a wide strip, soaked it in water, and wrapped it around a small diameter wood dowel.  Had to hold it tight by wrapping some rubber bands around it.  After it dried I painted it (the board was yellow---all I had available at the time.  Must use red in the future.) and cut thin strips, then cut sections about a half-inch long (about 18 inches in 1/35 scale).  Had to do some touch-up (again...get red construction board.  Only a dollar at the 'dollar discount store').

A little time consuming but I didn't need a lot of tiles.  If I was doing a whole roof I'd have to find a much easier and quicker way.








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WOW, that looks great! Keep it up...

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One more photo with a new figure I just received.  This is one of the Homie figures; stands about five feet in 1/35 scale, but people come in all sizes.  I liked the cowboy hat he is sporting, and only $4.20 with free shipping off eBay.




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