I wish you and your loved ones a Happy Holidays and above all, that health and happiness can be with you.
We are still going through tough times around the world.
During all this time since I began doing what I do, I had the enormous pleasure to know, write to and send my creations to people around the world giving me a very wide perspective of how are things in these countries.
My friends from all the places in the world, be safe, be cautious and be happy, enjoy the time with the family and share, give and protect you and those around you.
Today I wanted to share with you a very important update for me, things that I’ve been working on for a long time and that I can finally show.
First of all, the project that I started dreaming about back in 2017. The B737 cabin project is by no means abandoned.
This is the main panel which is designed together with the glareshield/autopilot panel due its complexity and to avoid issues joining these parts together, I thought that the whole block as one would provide a much better result.
Of course, there will still be enjoyment assembling this, because this main panel has lines that indicate the areas where the other “sub panels” will go such as the different screens etc.
The forward of the glareshield extends around half of the nose (not seen/made) here.
Although I shared a few bits of this before and a long time ago, this is the first element I share that is going to be a part of this kit.
It is “only” the master part, as now it requires sanding and applying putty in some areas.
From the photo of me holding the part with my hand can give you a general idea of the size.
I have other elements designed but not made yet. For the first steps I want to have the main panel/glareshield and sidewalls (sidewalls are fully designed) put together so that I can focus on each structure/panel like the throttle quadrant, radios etc.
There is a lot to do, but having the main panel and sidewalls together, will feed me the motivation I need to complete this.
The next tow truck, the F396 is ready for production:
This kit is based on the biggest of the Schopf pushbacks, above is a comparison with the F210.
I made it in a way so that you can install the rear platform and thus have a second cabin.
The rear cabin as well as the GPU are included by default in the kit and they are designed to be joined without need of glue, allowing you to represent the model in different configurations.
The same applies for the four top covers, which you can decide to put them on anytime you like. The set also will include two figures and plenty of extra parts.
The model may seem quite dull at this moment, that is because a part of the details will be represented as a decal, such as the several ventilation grills and other small details.
The latest update for today is the B787-9 rear cargo hold.
It is 98% completed, the ceiling is designed and basically the remaining things to do are: cast the main shape of the rear hold and design the decals which were done already for the forward hold.
This as well as the forward hold and the F396 are the first new releases that I plan for the beginning of next year, end of January if all goes well.
About the restocking of the items, I am at 90% done with the F59, F110 and F210. The catering truck units are half the way done.
I am glad to say that I finally received the material that I needed, thus now I have everything to continue. I will be giving a restocking date as soon as I have things more advanced.
I am trying to progress as much as I can, till a little while ago I was tidying up and replanning my workspace, because space was starting to be a problem, luckily all is solved, for me holidays are times to slow down a little but keep on working, organizing and learning so that I can work in a safer and healthier environment.
That is all for now, take good care everybody! Happy Holidays!