My next project in the series of vehicle builds from the 1st Bn, 2nd FA, in MASSTER will be and M561 Gama Goat, with an S-250 shelter containing an AN/GRC-122 Radio TeleType (RTT) rig, pulling an M101 3/4 ton trailer with a 3 KW Generator.
I’ll use this post as a build log, and then when finished post the completed project pictures both here and in my over all Battalion posting covering the entire unit.
I am going to us the TAMIYA M-561 this time and the Plus Model SC-250 resin container, along with the MinimanFactory M101 3/4 ton trailer.
I have already done some work on this one, including scratch building a 3KW generator. I had already build one for the FADAC in the M577 FDC track, so I simply copied what I had done. Technically BOTH vehicles would have TWO of these, one running and one spare, but I’m only going to have one with each vehicle.
And I have also done a bit of work with the shelter. The kit instructions show the PE racks on either side, but all the photos clearly indicate that rack is in the front of the shelter, so that’s where it goes. This also allowed me to be able to have a predetermined space into which the individual components needed to fit.
My son and I (my direction, his work!) created several CAD models and used a 3D laser printer to create most of the necessary components. The ones that we didn’t create I will just go old school and scratch from styrene.