Well, I have been in the mood to do a little modeling. Must be the weather. I been want to model different types of hot metal cars but only use ST&D and Walthers cars. Past couple days I have sat down and started them here are the results so far. Sadly I ran out of parts to do other types of cars I had planned.
Pic #1 shows 5 hot metal cars. The 2 outside cars are stock Walthers and ST&D cars. the 3 inside cars are customs.
Pic #2 is a comparison picture of Walthers cars. One I removed the spot to the Walthers car and replaced it with a spot from ST&D The other is a stock Walthers car with no modifications. This was a very easily done. I started by cutting the spot completely off the Walthers car. Once it was off it took just a little sanding to get the ST&D spot to slide in then I sand the top smooth and glut the heat shield over the Walthers car using the ST&D spot to line everything up. Pic #3 show the car with the spot redone.
Pic #4 car I took the barrel from ST&D and used the ends platforms from a Walthers kit.
Pic #5 car I did was take the barrel ends of a Walthers car and put them in the center section of the barrel of an ST&D car. I also use ST&D platform ends on this car also.
Pic #6 shows a stock ST&D car in the back and the 2 custom cars I build in the front.
Next is to finish the rails and other detail parts and paint and weather.