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.
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.
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.
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.