An Older Kitbashing Project

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Vic, Sep 15, 2002.

  1. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2002
    Messages:
    1,771
    Likes Received:
    0
    Here's my first HON3 kitbashing project. I did these MDC Overland cars in 1982 when I first got interested in HON3. They were done per Malcome Furlow's HON3 book but I did add "tarpaper" to the car roofs.

    Attached Files:

    • all1.jpg
      all1.jpg
      File size:
      63.2 KB
      Views:
      239
  2. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2002
    Messages:
    3,217
    Likes Received:
    0
    Vic,
    Nice looking cars! Model Die Casting has a lot of good kits for HOn3 kitbashing!
    Pete
  3. t. alexander

    t. alexander Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2002
    Messages:
    550
    Likes Received:
    0
    those look superb Vic. :cool:

    t.
  4. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2001
    Messages:
    2,593
    Likes Received:
    0
    Those are neat vic, nice work!

    Gary
  5. marty w.

    marty w. Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2002
    Messages:
    562
    Likes Received:
    0
    NICE JOB VIC!!!!
    Looks grrrreat.
    Marty
  6. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2002
    Messages:
    898
    Likes Received:
    0
    Vic,

    You made a superb job of those puppies!
    I read an article on that but no details of where or how to chop them into HOn3, so my cars are waiting for your instructions !!!!!

    I only have one passenger car in HOn3 and that is an E&B Valley kit (gotta be at least 18 yrs old) still waiting for me to assemble it.
    It looks so delicate, I'm scared at starting on it. Besides, I like the shorter cars by MDC, they look more in keeping with oldtime narrow gauge.

    When can I expect some info from you? ... PLEEEEEEEEEESE

    How about scanning the MDC drawings and mark lines where I should do the surgery? Also, I have HOn3 Grandt Line trucks I'd like to use on them, is there anything I should know about mounting them?

    hehehe, I'm not finished with you yet!! :D
    I never ever had success with proper decals or dry transfer decals. I need you're advice on applying those as well! :cool:

    Ok, That's it for now, your homework for a few days!:D :D
    I'll keep bugging you till you come up with the gen :D :D

    Errol
  7. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2002
    Messages:
    4,763
    Likes Received:
    0
    BTW, Dr. V, What kinda trucks did you use? Are there passenger trucks available for HOn3, or do you have to use freight trucks or modify HO trucks?

    I'm still feelin' a little woosey...

    jon
  8. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2001
    Messages:
    4,500
    Likes Received:
    0
    Great job Vic!
  9. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2002
    Messages:
    1,771
    Likes Received:
    0
    Jon--- They're MDC HON3 passenger trucks. Don't know if they still make them. Haven't seen any in awhile. Grandt Line has execellent HON3 passenger/freight trucks as well as several others. Check the Walthers catalog.