How could I resist building a model of Homer’s pig crap silo from The Simpson’s Movie?

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I found a tube that was exactly the right diameter to be in scale with the Simpsons action figures. After drawing the plate pattern, I started glueing on thin plastic to simulate the sheet metal.

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After all the plates were glued on, I used puffy paint to add rivets.

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I stacked MDF and sanded it to shaped on a “poor man’s lathe” to make the dome.

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After the dome was formed, I used it to (badly) vacuum form plastic over it. The plastic was cut up to make the dome plates.

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The final model with Homer and Marge.

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I hand painted Homer’s “Pig Crap” message to the front…

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…and his “Return” message on the back.

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