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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

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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,
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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

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      Post #65784, posted on 01-29-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks a lot Sven!

      Sorry for the late response, I have been finishing the decals and it took me a lot of time. After the ending of the poll, I decided to cancel the New rest, Air China and Do&Co handlers for this catering model.
      It will come with the handler decal set and the detail decal set which will include decals for other details such as: three license plates (green, yellow and white) license plate numbers and letters (black and white) the warning edge yellow/black stripes, the control panel and other small signs.
      Also included photo real headlights and tail lights which should create a more realistic effect than painting the lights silver (I am still pending on this to hear from Robert).

      The work with the catering truck itself has been divided into detail and progress.

      I tried to detail a little bit more the main compartment and also started to move forward with the transmission and the first parts for the right side with some utility boxes and the fuel tank.
      Wheels have also been started as well as the Man cabin. I am still thinking if I will proceed with the “American” or “Ford” kind of cabin because the project may take longer, nevertheless I should try to do that as well.


      The bridge, here in the photo is just a simple photo etched design as I wanted to see if it works; the good news is that it does work so I just have to adjust a few things and add a bit more detail and the handrails.
      The system is that, when the compartment is rised, the bridge can be lowered down so that it can be positioned in front of the aircraft door, once the compartment is lowered, the bridge will rise up till "resting" on top of the truck cabin.


      The project is coming without major problems so I hope I can release on mid February as I had in mind, however it is always a hard guess because there is still a lot to do.

      The next step should be covering the details of the left side, finish the cabin so that I can start the fitting to the chassis and wheels.

      Hope you guys like it so far!



      Best wishes,
      Guillem

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      Post #65795, posted on 01-29-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Wow!
      Great work!

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      Post #65796, posted on 01-29-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Very impressive work, Guillem!

      I look forward to the completed, painted model!

      Cheers,
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      Post #65809, posted on 01-30-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Fantastico trabajo Guillem !

      I will be back into business very soon mi amigo.

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      Post #65816, posted on 01-30-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks for your comments Walter, Christian and Philippe!

      Decals were set ready to print, I can't wait to build the first model and add the decals, but before that, a lot of work to do yet.

      Today I made the food trolley and it is coming along well. I haven't take any photo yet, but the next ones will be about the cabin and hopefully about it being assembled to the chassis.

      Best wishes,
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      Post #65906, posted on 02-05-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Hello all,

      This week I managed to make the truck cabin which was made from scratch, starting from a foam cube.

      I also made the wheels which still need some fixing and detail.

      Note that on the left side, the air conditioner (which I think it is from the reference photos) has been made, still some other details to do.

      The wheels may look in weird angles in the photo but that was because they weren't glued yet and also the fenders have to be made.


      As for the decals, they were printed and on the way. I wanted to make as many small detail decals for the cabin as possible and in this case I made the tail lights and headlights from a high reslution picture which hopefully will end up in a better realistic looking than just painted lights.


      I am advancing more and more with the project so I hope it can be finished soon.

      Best wishes,
      Guillem

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      Post #65907, posted on 02-05-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Guillem,

      This is looking absolutely fantastic !!!! 😄
      You can count me in for at least two !!
      Already looking forward to your Neo engines.

      Cheers,
      Jan

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      Post #65912, posted on 02-05-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      OMG

      Guillem, just let us know when available, and make a lot of them, mine with Swissport logo.

      Great work !

      All the best,
      Cesar
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      Post #65924, posted on 02-05-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Thank you very much Jan and Cesar

      My goal was to have it finished by mid February and so far everything is going according to plan but I want to set the limit to two weeks as maximum to finish the initial model and then prepare the casting process together with the cargo loader which will be back in stock at the release time of the catering truck.

      Jan, I will start with the Neo engines after the catering truck has been released, the Neo engines will be the project before starting what will be my biggest challenge, more info on that as soon as I started it

      Will try to post an update during this coming week.

      Best wishes,
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      Post #66175, posted on 02-23-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Hello all,

      Finally I was able to get all the parts together and assemble the first catering model. I am pleased with the result as all the parts can fit well and the photo etched brdige works as I planned at the beginning.

      Similar to the other models, it will include photo etched parts, a transparent sheet for the windows, decals (a handler to chose from and the base decals) and a bit of extras with three food trolleys.

      This weekend I would like to make a painted/decaled version so I am looking forward to use these nice decals, will write a review on my site about them.

      I am hoping it will be available in about two weeks, at the same time as the cargo loader to which I want to make new molds for better casting process. The work isn't done yet as I still have to design the instructions and start making the first units.

      Some of the photos I took (more at my website) :















      Some of the decals:










      Best wishes and hope you like it,
      Guillem

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      Post #66177, posted on 02-23-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      INGENIOUS!!!

      👍 👍 👍 👍 👍

      I absolutely want to have one
      😋 😋 😋 😋 😋
      Service trolleys included?

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      Post #66178, posted on 02-23-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Very impressive!!! Well done!

      Cheers
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      Post #66179, posted on 02-23-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks a lot Sven and Paolo

      Sven; yes, the three food trolleys will be included


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      Post #66200, posted on 02-24-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Nice looking overall. Now..which one(s) shall we order?

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      Post #66212, posted on 02-25-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      All of`em.

      Outstanding work Guillem. It is always a pleasure to see that there are more people out there as crazy as I am.
      Keep up your fantastic work.

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      Post #66217, posted on 02-25-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Stunning Guillem, really stunning! I love your works

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      Post #66228, posted on 02-27-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Thank you very much everybody for your kind words

      It has been a little complex to make this model, specially because things have to move, but I decided to make a finished version to see the overall look and hopefully you like it















      I will start making the "stoppers" so that the compartment can be at the level of the different airliner doors and also start with the design of the instructions.

      Here is a short video:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0hU_B2ozmU

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      Post #66230, posted on 02-27-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Wow !

      Love it ! great work Guillem.

      Let us know when it comes from the casting company

      All the best.

      All the best,
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      Post #66232, posted on 02-27-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Superb as always, Guillem. Can we advance order?

      Roy

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      Post #66233, posted on 02-27-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks for your comments, Cesar and Roy

      Cesar, actually I cast them by myself so that is why it takes some time to have stock, sometimes parts do not come out perfect and I repeat them following a rule or asking myself as a customer if a resin part would have the ok or not.

      Roy, I accept advance orders but in a way so that I can somehow know what people wants so that I can prepare the items in advance before the release date, for example if I received an email asking about the cargo loader or catering truck, I know that person is interested thus this gives me a reference and I actually take note of that so that these can be ready for shipping and shipped on release date or soon after

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      Post #66628, posted on 03-24-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Good news friends

      The units are ready and will put them back online in my site very soon.

      It took me a lot of time because it really is more work than one can imagine at the beginning, specially spent some time designing the instructions and almost one month later than I predicted, the items will be finally available in 3 to 4 days.

      To speed up things and for your convenience, if anyone is interested in order, please feel free to write me a private message

      There are some limitations as for the catering truck decals, this is the initial stock which may vary:

      30 base decal trucks for which handler decals can be chosen from:

      17 Gate Gourmet (Leaf design).
      8 Gate Gourmet (Simple design).
      20 LSG Sky Chefs.
      6 LSG Sky Chefs Lufthansa.
      8 DHL Tornto Tower.
      4 DHL Twin Towers.
      4 Emirates Flight Catering.
      2 Etihad Catering.
      6 KLM Catering.
      6 Swissport.
      4 Cathay Pacific.
      4 Dnata.
      2 Vienna Airport.
      4 Flying Food Servair.
      2 Alpha LSG Sky Chefs.

      List above is for reference on quantities of each handler.

      Best wishes and have a nice weekend!

      Guillem

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