How could I resist building a model of Homer’s pig crap silo from The Simpson’s Movie?
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.
After all the plates were glued on, I used puffy paint to add rivets.
I stacked MDF and sanded it to shaped on a “poor man’s lathe” to make the dome.
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.
The final model with Homer and Marge.
I hand painted Homer’s “Pig Crap” message to the front…
…and his “Return” message on the back.