Rotating and moving on the x axis
I am trying to make the sunbeam part of the mailbox and you say you rotate about the x axis and then move along the x axis. I haev repeated these steps and mine look completely different to yours with regards to the fact that yours still lie on top of each other (if that makes any sense. Did you have vertex snapping on? I have attached two pictures to show my problem. I can duplicate and rotate however when it comes to using the mirror modifier at the join line on both the horizontal and vertical mirror line there is a gap!! So close to finishing the modelling and for the life of me can't figure out where I am going wrong!