This is DR version in CSD paint scheme. Even the DR version was wrong though. The body was too wide (2.2 mm difference), the distance between the sections was too long (8 mm instead of 3.3 mm).Christtking wrote:Part 2.
Model has been adapted with new buffers, bottom and the moving sections at both ends have been painted to match the body, the first set of side windows after the control cab have been covered, extra raised framed windows(not completed yet) on the sides after the first set of side windows (and the control cab) have been added, lettering highlighted in deep yellow, needs extra vents on the roof, the diaphragms (accordion type) between coaches have been painted (not shown), so they are not original black anymore,center window at the end of the coach has been covered.
This one has a real life prototype for sure.
But prototypically more correct version of this exists. Some modellers made it out of an etched brass kit, others modified the BTTB model.
Here is CD museum-version:
http://www.k-report.net/discus/obrazky/36/08/783608.jpg (sorry, you have to click it, I would not use the image directly if copyrighted.)
This guy makes "kinematics" for the inner trucks.
And a guide for kitbashing (in Czech). The pictures + Google translator give some indication though. I have seen better, but this one is with description.
Some pictures of the real thing: http://rp.webzdarma.cz/BP930/
Anyway, the model which I have is the same old BTTB and non-prototypical one. I am very tolerant :)
Re. the shops: I have the same problem. I don't buy if they don't accept creditcard or paypal. Bank transfer is very expensive.