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1/8th scale model 5130 Cat shovel and excavator.

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Project by hookfoot posted 10-23-2019 12:06 AM 753 views 2 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one machine with two booms and buckets. It is made of poplar lumber and 1/8th and 1/4trbaltic birch plywood, copper wire(railings, hydraulic lines and grab bars), 1000+ #2, #4, #6 and #8 wood screws one old roller skate(The wheels were used for the turn table), a case and a half of Cat yellow paint, real glass, 3.16th rubber brake line and a lot of imagination. The real machine breaks down to 8 truck loads to move from site to site. My model breaks down in the same parts. I took photos and measurements of the real machine(200+ photos) It is 8ft 6in long when it reaches out. In the parked position it is approximately 40in high and 36in wide. Enjoy.





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#1 posted 10-23-2019 12:14 AM

Wow what an awesome build! Mighty fine workmanship and the detail is amazing!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 10-23-2019 12:41 AM

That is amazing!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 10-23-2019 01:43 AM

Absolutely amazing! How did you do the details on the side of the bucket?

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#4 posted 10-23-2019 01:53 AM

Super nice project and as I’ve come to find out if you want to add really nice details you want to go BIG!!!

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#5 posted 10-23-2019 04:38 AM

That is a magnificent example of detailed modelling hook”.

As htl stated, one needs to upscale to get in that extra detail… The downside is you have to reserve a bedroom to accommodate the case that will keep the dust of it… hmmm, however, being a operational Cat shovel, it should be able to self clean.

IMHO, such an effort deserve a helluva lot more build photos!!!!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#6 posted 10-23-2019 05:16 AM

That would have to be the most AMAZING model I have ever seen.
Thank you for sharing it with us.
You didn’t mention how long it took to build.
‘Thanks again.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#7 posted 10-23-2019 07:23 AM

OMG! that’s huge!
As well as all the above comments they apply for me as well!

-- Regards Rob

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#8 posted 10-23-2019 08:40 AM

Oh my, what a model….WOW!

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#9 posted 10-23-2019 09:23 AM

Incredible, such details. blown away

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 10-23-2019 09:56 AM

absolutely the most magnifiscent model I’ve ever seen

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#11 posted 10-23-2019 10:26 AM

That is Crazy good!

-- Petey

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#12 posted 10-23-2019 11:13 AM

Fantastic build! But my word, it’s Gigantic!

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#13 posted 10-23-2019 11:36 AM

Wow, just wow. This is so detailed. Amazing work!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#14 posted 10-23-2019 12:17 PM

That is an incredible piece of work. And that you made it from pictures and taking measurements makes it even more amazing.

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#15 posted 10-23-2019 01:41 PM

That is some incredible work there!

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