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Mashpee 354 is finished.

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This rig is now ready for a trip through the woods.  Once or twice doing that though and it won't look so bright and shiny.  But that is what they are built for and are (or were) quite successful at it.

Here are photos of the last couple of sessions adding small details to the rig that finish the build.

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Beautiful work ! Love the details in the railings and different pumps. Tires and wheels are really nice.

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Beautiful work! Those Cape Cod units are sure built a tad heavier than our L.I. Pine Barren units are.   Paul

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I've seen some pretty heavy units down your way as well, Paul!  You tend to do a lot more protection over the top than we do.  Here are a couple more examples of Cape Cod rigs.

In 1952 this was one of the ways in which they were done.  Not much protection here!

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This one is more up to date and in fact was upgraded about 7 years ago.

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On 5/20/2020 at 11:31 PM, Chariots of Fire said:

I've seen some pretty heavy units down your way as well, Paul!  You tend to do a lot more protection over the top than we do.  Here are a couple more examples of Cape Cod rigs.

In 1952 this was one of the ways in which they were done.  Not much protection here!

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This one is more up to date and in fact was upgraded about 7 years ago.

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Yes we need a ton of overhead protection! Here is our Shoreham rig I started a few years ago. I scaled up a 1/35 GMC to scratch build it in1/25. Still doing the tank, pumps, hose reels and froward below bumper spray units.

Now the Long Island built Fire-Matic factory built units are replacing the ex mil units here

 

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I took the AFV Club 1/35 M35  Vietnam gun truck and scaled it up to 1/25 and scratch built it. The chassis, wheels and suspension are kit bashed from a pair of Italeri 1/24  Opel Blitz. Cab roof and windshield are from an old Monogram hot rod kit, air cleaner cover is actually a Tuxedo shirt cuff stud.

There is a few kits on here I've scaled up from 1/35 , one is an AM General M917 dump truck I scaled up from the Trumpeter  U.S. Army Container semi truck kit.

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That's nice work, Paul.  Scaling up is not easy to do, especially if what you are working from is in any way questionable.  I did this M-52 from photos and measurements taken from the actual piece and it was a fair amount of work.  The hardest part was to get the hood right.  Fortunately I did a mold and was able to cast it.  The rest is just sheet stock.  The builder of this real rig overdid the front bar work in my opinion.  But that is the way the truck was made so that is what I did to reproduce it in 1/25 scale.

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