I would like to inform about how are things going with the stock units, the stairs truck and the 1/144 figures.
I am coming from a few days of having to overcome several things, I had an issue with one of the stairs truck part (handrails) that had to be remade and produced in a different (stronger) way.
This took me a few days since I had to change some things of the original design for the later production.
The stairs truck units have already been started, there are four units made so far, so I am expecting to have all units made this week. As you know, these kits do include several small parts, thus some time is required to package everything as best as possible, I actually test (prepare) the assembly of two specific parts on each stairs truck set.
Instructions of this model have also been made, so basically is just a matter of finishing production and packaging, my prediction is that this item and the rest will be available again around the end of the first week of March.
On regards the 1/144 figures; the baggage cart workers have been made with winter clothes and no helmet, as well as in summer clothing without helmets.
Cabin crew figures have been tested and several adjustments are required. There are very tiny details that I believe are best produced and represented by using a thin wire, which will be used for the baggage extended handles as well as the purse straps. This set of cabin crew consist of: captain, first officer and 6 flight attendants, 2 of which will be in walking upstairs position, one preparing for walking upstairs, two walking towards the stairs and one (the last at the queue) watching her wrist watch.
This set is intented to simulate a short-domestic flight, in the future, other combinations will be made with more crew representing international flights.
I am still unsure if I will have enough time to have the figures for the release day of the stairs truck (and the rest of GSE items) but I will do my best to have as much as possible available at the same time.
No photos this weekend I am afraid, I am just mainly focusing on solving issues and moving on with production. I hope however to have better luck next time with the crew figures and upload some photos at the end of the week.
Thank you all for reading.