Matt C.
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016 10:51:58 PM
After about two years, I finally finished my Cummons Carousel. The ride was a half-built model purchased from Don Cummons with many modifications.

The entire ride and upper scenery was made from Don Cummons castings. The inside scenery, fencing, and the faces of the two chariots were laser cut by Laser Tech Studios. Don traditionally has built a ground mount carousel, but I modified mine to have a trailer mounted center with scenery around the trailer, which was completely scratch built. The entire ride was hand painted by myself and each carousel horse has a unique paint job. I think this was one of the hardest paint jobs I have tackled! In the end, it was a lot of fun and I am happy with the turn out (I'm equally happy that its finally finished lol)!

The last final detail I'm waiting to add is a control box/stand for the operator.

Click here to view all photos & construction photos. 

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WestCoastPat
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 12:02:54 AM
Looks great Matt. Any guess how much time you got in it? And do you have a video of it in operation? WCP
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carnivalkits
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 1:03:16 AM
Sweet model!! Good work even though it took so long! great to have it finished and added to your collection.
SideWinder
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 4:47:07 AM
That came out great Matt, now I need to get busy on mine. I've had it for 7 months already and barely touched it. I need to have it done by September when I go visit Don. He is going to put the top fabric on for me. I already have it cut out.
Matt C.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 4:52:33 PM
Originally Posted by: SideWinder 

That came out great Matt, now I need to get busy on mine. I've had it for 7 months already and barely touched it. I need to have it done by September when I go visit Don. He is going to put the top fabric on for me. I already have it cut out.



I did the top twice - lol. The first time, I used too much hot glue and the rounding board wouldn't fit. The second time, I used 100% fabric glue.

The whole project was a love-hate situation lol.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016 5:09:04 PM
Carousel came out fantastic Matt! I would love to do the same someday!