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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 05:49 PM

The silo has the roof finished and painted.

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I built up a shed for the bottom of the silo and put corner moldings on.

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Here is the finished shed.

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This bolts to the bottom of the silo.

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this is the part that runs from the barn to the silo and would hold the grain auger.
It is made out of a chunk of wood and covered with spackling putty to make it look like concrete.
I wrapped the silo with plastic wrap so the spackling would form to the contour of the silo but not stick to it.
The square section sticking out the back fits into the window opening on the barn foundation to locate and hold the silo in place.

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The ground in front of the barn where I want the silo to go is rough and angled up away from the foundation.
I cut out an area and opened it up to the base.

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Then I used balsa wood to build an area that is flat and level for the silo to sit on.

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This is also covered with spackling putty so it looks like a concrete pad.

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Once that was dry, I stained the pad to look old.
Then I filled the ground back in around it using the scraps of earth that had been cut out.
The grass around the barn is going to eventually be stained to shades of green so it will all blend in together.

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Here is the finished silo sitting in place.

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 05:55 PM

That's great jd! You're doing some very authentic looking work there!!! Thank you, very much, for sharing the photos with us!

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 06:04 PM

Awesome Ray...
Thats going to look Great

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 06:04 PM

Ray that looks great are you going to put a mini Ridemaster in it?

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 06:13 PM

Ray that looks great are you going to put a mini Ridemaster in it?


I think he should make the Bolens Factory Next

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 06:42 PM

I think he should make the Bolens Factory Next


That would be great if he did.

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Posted February 02, 2011 - 08:47 PM

Wow! That is some beautiful detail work. Excellent Job. I think the final Scene will need a little color ....
Like IH Farmall RED Tractor

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Posted February 03, 2011 - 08:49 AM

I think he should make the Bolens Factory Next


That is a fabulous idea.

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Posted February 03, 2011 - 08:50 AM

Ray,every project you do,seems to blow me away.You are a master at everything you do.

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Posted February 03, 2011 - 09:51 PM

That project looks great. That silo is really very nice. Good job.




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