The paint job on this car stinks. The yellow is translucent (you can see light through it). I have painted the inside of mine black and will paint the outside UP armor yellow to make it opaque. The orange is almost a neon orange instead of a reddish orange. The C&O 6073 number is bogus. No C&O GP9s were chop-nosed. All still had their high hoods in the Chessie Era. The horns included with this kit don't match any prototype, either C&O or WM. The handrails are black not orange like they should be. I could go on and on.
The closest this kit comes to right out of the box are
the 21 Western Maryland GP9's with the chop-nose. Below are pics
of the real 6073 and a WM chop nose. Compare these with the kit picture
Below is one pic of my Walthers GP9 right out of the box
and one finished. As you can tell, it looks nothing like the prototype.
You can see why I made mine like WM #36 above. The model is much
closer to a GP9 with a short hood. Look at my Walthers
GP9M tips page for a complete "how to" article. For even more
info on WM Chop nosed GP9's see my 36cs-wm