This is the work in progress of the 1/144 scale belt loader. It features an adjustable arm to fit the different heights of airliner’s cargo doors as well as some extra detail with a small set of baggage.
The set will include the resin parts, photo etched parts and decals.
Please note that this is a work in progress, there are still some parts missing such as the transmission and the wheel drive. Among the PE parts, those will represent the arm handlebars and other small details.
I have been working with the A320Neo PW engine which has the main shape done. I will focus the work on the pylon and then design the fan and exhaust parts.
This set will include photo etch parts as well as decals.
So far the work on the engines has been very slow but I expect to advance with it in the next weeks.
After several modifications to the A320Neo engine that I started some time ago, I have been able to finish the main shape and thus leaving it ready for next step.
I am currently using drawings and self made drawings as well as reference photos in order to shape this engine as best as possible to match the PW1127G model.
Further steps will be to empty the engine as it is solid now and proceed to make the pylon so that I can shape the rear section of the engine with its cowling pointedly aerodynamic fins (sorry for the not so precise term).
Next photos will show the process with the main base of the pylon and in the meantime, I will study the best options in relation to the engine casting / assembly so that the different parts can join together as best as possible.
The main base of the PW engine for the 1/144 A320Neo has been made.
It is only a rough shape as it will be used as a base for further modifications and the latter details.
Comparing it to the original engine, I have to fill a little bit the upper area of the engine so that it can be steeper when seen from the side.
There is still a lot to do, especially as the engine will have photo etched fans, the body will have to be hollow.