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      Post #65405, posted on 01-03-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Hello all

      I wanted to share with you the work in progress of the decals for the catering truck. I have recently started working with the cabin and I am using the Man TGL variant, so hopefully it can also be used for a future hydrant dispenser. Still planned to add an "American style" cabin in the catering kit as well.

      I wanted to know if any of you have a desired handler to be included, from those I have made, I still have to make: Etihad, New rest, Vienna Airport Catering, Servair, Dnata, KLM Catering and other possible ones: Cathay Pacific Catering, Do & Co, Air China Catering, JAL TFK.




      For those who saw the DHL catering trucks, I am wondering how is the left side represented as all the reference photos I have are from the right side, I am talking about these with the images of BA destinations.
      Any photos are much appreciated!

      Best wishes!
      Guillem

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      Post #65406, posted on 01-03-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Dear Guillem,
      your ground equipment is truly amazing and it would be great to include a few of them to surround my models.
      The LSG Sky Chefs is much appreciated!

      Cheers,
      Christian

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      Post #65411, posted on 01-03-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Hello Christian,

      Thank you very much for your kind words. I think that the handlers I have mentioned are the most common ones, if somebody has a new one they would like to share, I can try to include it.
      Hopefully somebody can answer me about the DHL catering trucks, how the layout is represented on the left side.


      Thanks a lot! Hope to upload some progress photos soon.

      Best wishes,
      Guillem

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      Post #65414, posted on 01-03-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Guillem,

      On the DHL trucks, the image is towards the front on both sides. I'm sending you a left-side and rear photo of the same truck I sent you a couple of weeks ago.

      Roy

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      Post #65420, posted on 01-04-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Hello Roy,

      Thanks a lot for your email. Your photo solved the doubt I had regarding the position of the image now I can finish the DHL decals.
      I think they are using Mallaghan trucks and I am making this version based in the Doll trucks, in any case, I think DHL decals would be nice to be made

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      Post #65463, posted on 01-07-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Hello

      I updated my site with a poll to see which of the handlers are more likely to be used so that I can do more prints of these. I think LSG Sky Chefs and Gategourmet will be ones most chosen, just wanted to know your preferences to have a better product that can satisfy your choices




      Wish you all a nice weekend

      Guillem

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      Post #65601, posted on 01-16-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Well guys,

      Officially the catering model has been started. I've been working with the basics of the compartment (which will be hollow allowing some detail on the inside) and have finished the scissors system.

      I am glad with the results, specially because I had a lot of trouble designing the scissors for the cargo loader, this one is more straight forward, tight and easy to assemble.

      The cabin can lift as its real version (talking about 1/144 scale) but one thing will be done to stop the scissors system go down.

      It can stand rised up from 90% to 100% of its maximum height, however it fells down in mid positions, I came up with an idea to stop this and it is done by simply adding a small wedge in one of the scissors rails, so therefore the kit will bring some small "wedges" labeled with the aircraft model for each aircraft configurations that later will allow the compartment stand still at the aircraft's door ledge. The wedge will be stuck in the rail being interchangable for another one to select different positions for different airplanes.


      Therefore I need your help on this.. if anyone can specify the door heights from the floor to the door ledge, I would appreciate it very much. I am interested in the kits dimensions so that later the bridge can be perfectly alienated to the doors ledges.
      I would like to know if possible, the distances of:

      737
      757
      767
      777
      787
      747
      A320
      A330
      A350
      A380 (I have mine to check, but since the doors were sanded down and a decal was applied, I need a more precise measurement).

      I am also planning to make the bridge movable, up down - left right, so that when the compartment is lowered down, the lower side of the bridge rests on top of the truck cabin.

      Here is the image of the work so far:


      Some photo etched will be included in the kit, and part of this PE will go to other reinforcements in both scissors. They do not need extra reinforcement because it is enough with the resin material, however I would like add the reinforcements that the real catering trucks have.

      The image shows the model with only a basic structure. The unions of the compartment end up at the roof, so that it is easier to add some putty and later sanded down.
      More details have to be added, if someone has an interior photo of a catering truck, I would really appreciate it, the more info I have, the more I can detail it.

      Hope you like it

      Cheers,
      Guillem

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      Post #65619, posted on 01-17-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      The height from the door sills above the ground for all Boeing airplanes is contained in airport planning documents found here:http://www.boeing.com/commercial/airports/plan_manuals.page

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      Post #65622, posted on 01-17-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Nice work!!!

      Dan Dornseif
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      Post #65623, posted on 01-18-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks TWA Brat and Dan,

      I have converted the measurements to 1/144 scale and did the same for the Airbus family

      Kind regards,
      Guillem

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      Post #65624, posted on 01-18-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Guillem,

      GGGRRREEEAAATTT job again!
      I'm looking forward....
      Put me on your pre-order list! 👍

      Sven