The conical tower was next. The bottom was very uneven so I had to grind it down with a sand paper drum on my Dremel tool and finished it off with a flat sanding block to get it to lay flat. I drilled out the port holes on the cone and applied
pieces of clear acetate on the inside to act as windows. You really don't notice it unless you're looking for it but I think it adds a lot of realism to the scene with little effort.
I used Rub n' Buff pewter on the entire surface after
I primed it with flat black. I then came back with a solvent wash of black to get a streaky, weathered appearance which I accented here and there with rust running down the surface in random locations.
I ended up using a 3D printed ladder
I had in my stash since I wasn't that happy with ladder supplied in the kit. I also replaced the Ann Darrow figure with a somewhat smaller one in my people stash (where else?) to match the scale of the burning bi-plane that was staged nearby.
there you have it. This is a nice kit that couldn't have been simpler in terms of its construction and painting. Though I substituted a few of the components due to my own tastes, I think you can still have a very nice display piece using what is provided.