It has been quite some time since my last update, things have been a bit difficult over here and I’ve been trying to work as much as possible on the new items.
I have been able to upload the review and full build video of the container transporter which you can find here:
The progress on the catering truck is nearly finished, a few more details need to be included and then, the remaining thing to do would be the Ford cabin, which I am thinking to base it on the Ford F-750. Therefore the model will be available in two different versions, the Ford F-750 cabin and the Mercedes Atego 1518. The chassis as you probably know is based on the Mallaghan CT6000.
The B787-9 cargo holds were restarted a couple weeks ago. I had a lot of trouble and later discarded a “built in” shell specially due the limitations of the plastic and its thickness, meaning that you cannot add a wall inside the fuselage if the wall thickness is already the plastic thickness, more thickness would result in an unrealistic effect plus the LD3 containers would not fit in.
I am going to discuss more about this as soon as I have the first of the two cargo holds done and you will be able to see some of the critical points that avoided me to make a one single interior to fit inside the plastic plus how I had to planify ahead keeping in mind the space that the galleys already occupy.
So far the progress is going well and most of the details are done, it is taking some extra time but I expect to release both the FWD and the AFT holds by the time of the catering truck release.
In the meantime, I am also working on new units, specially of the Commander FMC15i cargo loader and working on the new type of parts for the dollies and baggage carts that will also be placed on numbered platforms as the rest of the GSE.
1/200 GSE is also in my mind, so I will be doing this change in the resin parts for them as well.
Working on the A320 instructions illustrations, it does take quite a lot of time but I keep progressing as much as I can, as I said some time ago, the silk screen details are already here, but there is still so much work behind to do, complete the illustrations, make the rest of the decal set as well as the liveries themselves. You can actually have a small preview of the silk screen decals from the slideshow at the top of the blog.
Wish you all have a very nice week,