I wanted to write this entry to give a big thank you message to all those who support me, to all those who trust in the things I do and that care about it and treasure it as much as I do.
Thanks to all your help I am able to expand the equipment finally, that means that I will be able to keep the store with more stuff available, that means I will be able to have things done quicker.
I haven’t mentioned how long does it take to have a specific model done, but for reference, it takes me about 3,5 hours to have two belt loaders plus 30 min to cut/clean/bag its parts, not counting the time it takes to make the photo etched parts. So without doubt, the extra equipment will be so much appreciated, specially if something happens to the other equipment, I still have another one to keep on going.
During the week I will be slowing a bit the production because I need to reorganize the workplace, I need to restructure a bit the room to make space for the extra equipment, change the position of a shelf, add another table etc, orders will be shipped like always, that won’t be affected.
Now onto the 747-8F/-400F, the other day I had an idea coming in my mind that I still don’t know why I did not think about it earlier. I defenitely found the way to make this project, I was just looking at it all worng because of the way the fuselage halves are joined… but it never ocurred to me to look at it as if it was a model ship… so the thing is to make this project cutting the fuselage horizontally, right at the main deck level, so this way joining left/right sides, you would have like the hull of a ship on both, the bottom fuselage and the ceiling, that will allow me to make the ceiling perfectly straight and make the main deck also straight, it would also allow me to make the cargo holds much better, because the way I was doing it earlier, it had to match both left and right sides, now it will all match at one point, the main deck.
Not sure if I explained myself correctly, but this will also help in the sense that by joining the bottom half of the Zvezda kit, I may be able to reuse the work done on the upper half in the Revell one (still wondering about the cockpit windows), this will be useful since each kit has their own wing attachments / landing gears.
I think I may be using this technique in future items, or to remake the A320 galleys and cargo holds, that would mean having those things already build in the fuselage. Also, this will avoid the user to have to cut doors on the plastic kit. It would also be an option to have both halves separately, for example in the A320, if you only want cargo holds, the bottom half will be available, if you want both galleys and holds, both halves will be included.
And now to finish the entry, a few photos of the sptters at the ramp!
Best wishes and thank you very much for your support,