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Offline sakura11

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20mm Mexican buildings
« on: January 08, 2019, 06:00:19 PM »
Hi
What would readers suggest for the above?
Many Adobe buildings a around but none specifically Mexican or south American colonial eg converts hacienda
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Re: 20mm Mexican buildings
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 06:30:29 PM »
I'd suggest scratch building as you probably won't find anything really suitable at that scale.
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Offline sakura11

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Re: 20mm Mexican buildings
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 06:32:05 PM »
Thanks
Guessed that might be the case

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Re: 20mm Mexican buildings
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 06:47:26 PM »
They are pretty easy to make, go for it! :)

Offline zippyfusenet

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Re: 20mm Mexican buildings
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2019, 11:14:31 PM »
Dover Publications has a cut-and-assemble Pueblo Village book that's 1/72. I can confirm the scale because I own a copy. There were and are pueblos in Mexico:

http://store.doverpublications.com/0486272281.html

The California Mission building kits usually don't list a scale. Those I've seen in the flesh have been 1/48 or larger. But here is a printed cut-and-assemble book for Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana. Even if it turns out to be too big, you could scan the pages and reduce them to 1/72 scale:

https://www.amazon.com/Mission-Fernando-Espana-Large-Deluxe/dp/B01MEFPZHQ/ref=sr_1_25?ie=UTF8&qid=1546985061&sr=8-25&keywords=california+mission+model+kit


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Offline sakura11

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Re: 20mm Mexican buildings
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2019, 10:31:13 AM »
Many thanks for links
Interesting
20mm is definitely wrong scale for western buildings for southern us

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Re: 20mm Mexican buildings
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2019, 12:30:23 PM »
The closest but not the same you will find are some arab style buildings that you may use.

Depending on the quantity you need why not contacting Sarissa if they can do some in 20mm?

I made some for 20mm though not mexican style.

Offline zippyfusenet

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Re: 20mm Mexican buildings
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2019, 03:10:35 PM »
I found a few more links:

https://www.woojr.com/hispanic-heritage-month-craft-printable-mexican-village/

http://www.wurlington-bros.com/Workshop/tour1.html

There are a number of paper modeling resources, if that's your style of craftiness.

The old Airfix Fort Sahara plastic model could pass for a Presidio in Sonora, or farther north in California or New Mexico. There is a lot of mutual influence between Spanish and North African architecture. The model is long OOP but can still be found...I have one:

https://www.google.com/search?q=airfix+fort+sahara&client=firefox-b-1-ab&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=MG8Cm7f7NlmyVM%253A%252CgZM0AYB7BtQyPM%252C_&usg=AI4_-kT6y4-fQwYHCmoXDJ_t1mHp-rFSvA&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiv9-ee8ODfAhWvTd8KHaMbAkQQ9QEwAHoECAMQBA#imgrc=_
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Offline sakura11

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Re: 20mm Mexican buildings
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2019, 11:28:35 PM »
Wow thanks for your efforts
Looked st the paper ones but going to go with some generic MDF Adobe from blotz a d Ebay
Really wanted a large central piece like church convent etc a d will try to scratch build
Problem is variations in style rather like figures from different ranges
Shell hole have nice small buildings
Thanks for links and help

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Re: 20mm Mexican buildings
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2019, 12:45:06 AM »
Are you using metal or plastics for your mexicans?

Offline sakura11

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Re: 20mm Mexican buildings
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2019, 07:12:15 PM »
Using shellhole scenics metals
Nice but horrendous faces on the revolutionaries
Just bought a 6 by 4 desert cloth so will have forces ready for a game in a couple of weeks
Will try a d post some pics
What plastics are there apart from the old airfix ww1 americans

Offline zippyfusenet

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Re: 20mm Mexican buildings
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2019, 07:59:46 PM »
You might be able to use or convert some figures from the Pegasus California Mission Indians and California Gold Miners sets:

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=815

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=1727

The Imex Alamo Accessories set features, um, cactus, and some odds and ends:

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=602

Cowboys? Revell made a set:

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=302

Airfix and Atlantic/Nexus also made several cowboy sets, but they look pretty marginal to me:

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/PeriodList.aspx?period=30

There have been a couple of sets made for the Spanish-American War that might be useful:

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/PeriodList.aspx?period=35




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Re: 20mm Mexican buildings
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2019, 11:08:56 PM »
Hi Sakura,

Just curious, how are the faces on the Revolutionaries horrible? Squinting at the photos on their site they seem okay (with big moustaches, which is always good!). Only asking because I'm sometimes tempted to get into this project and I rather like the look of their figures.

Offline FifteensAway

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Re: 20mm Mexican buildings
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2019, 07:30:59 AM »
sakura, a bit to the left of your question, but I think you will find the Blue Moon 15/18 mm range of Old West buildings (not Mexican) useable for 20 mm figures.  I bought a the lot and am struggling with how to mix them with my other 15 mm buildings from Peter Pig and Stone Mountain and others.  They are pretty big.  I get the sense that all of their buildings are meant for skirmish games based on their size. 

So, if you head a little north for Old West gaming, keep that in mind.

Offline sakura11

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Re: 20mm Mexican buildings
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2019, 11:17:02 AM »
Hi
Thanks for the input from everybody
I would recommend the shellhole range despite the faces
It is hard to paint beyond the big moustaches and there is a lack of definition beneath the moustache I find hard to distinguish
It is a fantastic period
I have the scenic accessory set mentioned and it is good value
I will look at the blue moon buildings as quite often a scale lower fits well
Again I would not let my views detract from the shellhole scenic range
Cheets