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!
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.
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.
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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