WiFi radome


I have been able to complete the new molds of the 1/144 catering truck and the 1/144 pushback truck, there are still the cargo loader molds and GPU molds to be made.

Making the molds may be a little time consuming thus I did not have much time to advance with the B737NG cabin project on the weekend. With less time, I decided to make a new WiFi radome; this WiFi radome is mainly seen on B777, A350, B787, B767 and also on smaller airliners such as the B757, B737 and A319/A320/A321. The one that I tried to represent is the Honeywell’s Jetwave MCS 8200.

Some airliners using that WiFi radome are: A350 aircrafts, United’s B777, Lufthansa’s A320, ANA’s B767, 777 and 737, LOT 787, Air Europa B787 etc.

Following this antenna, I also would like to make the ADF antennas which are often included in both halves of the model’s fuselage and in my opinion, result in a little hasle when applying putty and sanding the fuselage union.

Making new molds

Hi all,

I am writing this entry to comment on the stock of the older GSE models. As you may probably know, sometimes molds can break or deteriorate with time because of several reasons; use, humidity etc. So right now I am in a transition process in which I am making new molds for the following items:

  • 1/144 Towbarless pushback.
  • 1/144 Catering truck.
  • 1/144 Cargo loader FMC15i.
  • 1/144 Ground power unit.
  • 1/144 LD3 containers.

I am obliged to make them new because using old molds means that there is going to be a loss of detail, so it should be important to renew the molds from time to time.

I am also re organizing in which way the parts will be casted so that I can:

a) Make the parts easier to prepare, by requiring less sanding lines.

b) To shorten the making process per unit.

Parts re arrangement for the new molds.

For the catering truck, I currently use 11 molds, but with a re arrangement I can use 7 molds.

Some of these modifications will represent a slight change in complex parts for casting, so these have been disassembled into two, but the final result will be the same. Therefore, a small update on the pushback truck, catering truck, and cargo loader instructons will be required.

The recent items:

  • 1/144 Belt loader.
  • 1/144 Carts (A and B).
  • 1/144 baggage.
  • 1/144 AKH containers.

Will be produced with their original and recent molds.

As for the Neo engines; I am preparing stock units of them so they will be available once the stock for the GSE items is completed so that the new online store can be opened with both these items available.

I would like to write a little bit on regards the airliner livery decals, but I currently can’t give much more info at the moment as tests haven’t been done yet for the A350 decals. I am currently designing the base decal for the Airbus A350 and at the same time designing a new type/style  of decals (I think) which will be tested on the A350 and for which I hope they will come out alright.


Best wishes,


Welcome to my new Website

Hello everybody,

Welcome to my new Website!

It was about time for me to make use of the “newer” technologies and actually have a bit more dynamic site. I started with the rocascalemotorcycles.com domain back in 2005 when my main focus was on scale motorcycles. At that time I created my own Website with the very basics that I’ve learned back in high school.

It really took me a long time to get things done when I wanted to do some changes or even to upload posts, so since I first started my models blog or Website, I have been doing things in the old fashion way, I find that nowadays we have tools that can ease our work and save some time while creating a better navigation experience.

For instance, all of you can now comment a post, which is something that I always missed. For me it is always welcomed to receive feedback or imputs, specially to learn and try to make things better.

I hope that although this blog may be simple, that it can still be interesting for you.

I would like to keep the old domain for some time, so that everybody interested in could find the old site and be redirected back here, so please do make sure you save this new Website in your bookmarks!

Although this page is not completely finished, the new online store is, and it will be published here in due time once I advance with the items. It will make use of the same domain (rocastmodels.com).

I will update this Website very soon on regards the stock status, decals, and other couple things!


I want to thank everybody who has been following me in the old domain, and I hope that with the creation of this one, more and better content can be shared with you.

Best wishes,


B737NG 1/12 scale cockpit – starting the Main Instrument Panel

Hi all,

A few days ago I was contacted by a visitor, (thanks Harry!) on regards the B737NG cockpit project. I did advance with it a few days before my returning to the modeling and it was really a project that helped me get back on track.

Today I would like to post the progress that I did a few months ago and also would like to mention that whenever possible, I would like to advance with this weekend after weekend hoping that some day I will finish it. As it is a big project, I will be doing parts by sections.

Of course, this is just the basic shape, the MIP still misses a lot of things, all the buttons, the screws etc etc. I am also doing the different options for the different MIP sections.

A320Neo PW1127G engine completed

Finally the PW1127G engines for the A320 are done!

It has taken me a very, very long time. As they were made totally scratch built, I had to make five molds for each stage of creation as I could not go back in case of messing up the master part, no undo button.

The molding has also been a little headache as the easiest way was to separate the cowling into two, but that presented the problem to perfectly match both halves and it was really difficult to achieve this in such round engine.

Finally I choose to cast the whole engine as one part, and made one of the most complex molds I ever had to make. This will avoid having to match both halves, the need to use putty in such process and to avoid modifying the shape of the round engine by accident while sanding the putty for the union.

The Neo engines will go now through the preparation process as instructions have to be designed and later the first units will be made.

But prior that, I will fine tune the photo etch (for example, make the engine’s sharklets to have a curved base to fit on the curved engine).

I will also be making a Lufthansa finished version of these engines with the included decal set.


Recently I have been told that the sharklets that I made alongside the Neo engines were incorrect, short, curvy etc. So I decided to take a look into it a bit deeper and I made a new pair of sharklets.

I have carefully taken a look at Airbus measurements, drawings, profile pictures etc, and I tried my best to make those as accurate as possible, so I saved several profile pictures and I vector-draw the main sharklet shape, afterwards, I reduced the dimensions to scale and made the sharklet shape, guiding myself with a profiled-shaped wood block.

This time, the sharklets have an edge mark, so that it can be easier to paint or in the case of our livery decals, to apply them on top more precisely.

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