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    Some work today on the silos over the loading shed. I tried to drill out a pilot for a small screw as @Janbouli did in his build, but ended of tearing out a side of the bottom of the silo. A little CA fixed that, but ended the option of the screw. In the end, I think I am liking the fix better. Found a styrene tube to fit around the end of the silo. Drilled out two holes for the styrene tube in the roof of the shed. A black piece of styrene glued to the bottom of the shed roof will hold the styrene tubes in place. A little paint on the tubes and put them in place. I will make taking the silos on and off very easy and not relying on the stick on webbing to hold them up.

    Scratch roofing material will cover up any gap in the roof and tubes.






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    Great fix, well done.
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    Final outcome of the fix. The stick on support went on nicely, but make sure you have some CA handy. Also, there is a vertical seem in the resin silo. With a little forward planning you can cover the seam with the stick on supports. A little clearance on the roof allows room for some tar paper and paint to finish off the roof.



    Consistent with the overall kit, the pieces fit nicely in the elevator building, but a little warping of the task board created more work than it should have been to get the elevator building together. She soaked up a lot of CA to square it out.



    Also a tip for when you start the kit. Once you get the mold release removed from the resign pieces, glue the 3 concert silos together first, then sand them down so they will be even and square. I wish I would have done this upfront and saved me a lot of hassle getting them flat and a level base. I may have sanded too much off, but see what the roof will cover. I can shim them with some thick styrene.



    Lastly, some overall progress pics.







    A couple more smaller buildings and should be in the home stretch.

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    For the roof with the silo's , just paint with black acrylic and while still wet scrape or sprinkle some grey chalk on the paint.
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    Decided to cover the roof in cut out pieces of black card board paper then paint it. I wanted the look of the seams plus the roof showed the walls tabs and wanted those covered.



    After a coat of Grimy black paint and a light dry brush with light grey paint.



    Painted the tubes a rust color to add a little variation.





    It took a couple of hours to cut out the paper strips and stick glue them in place, but I think the time was well spent.

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    Sure was time well spent. Roof looks awesome the whole structure looks amazing. Can’t wait to see it on the layout. Very nice work.

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