I'm spackling the tabs. My spackle wasn't in very good shape though, so I will add more tomorrow, then I can sand it and touch up the sides.
I decided to do a copper roof on the bay. I probably should have speckled that to smooth it out before I painted it, but the spackle was so bad that I couldn't. I used 1/16th basswood for the strips, and mixed Pearl-Ex Super Bronze with water based varnish for the copper, then used a coat of clear varnish over that. I decided not to patina it, because my granddaughter will like it better this way.