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      Post #63000, posted on 05-03-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      As an fyi for anyone else who's been looking for the elusive set 77102 (airline staff and passengers), Preiser told me today it will be available again in June.

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      Post #63025, posted on 05-05-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      That is great news Roy,

      Thanks for sharing
      Just checking the 1/144 figures from Preiser, I find that the set 77103 is also nice for the ramp operation scene, I did not know of its existence, a bit like the set 77100

      I would like to get one of these, or both

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      Post #63029, posted on 05-05-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      77103 is indeed good for ramp ops and seems to be readily available. I have two sets. I just need some more GSE...

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      Post #63073, posted on 05-08-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      77103 is indeed good for ramp ops and seems to be readily available. I have two sets. I just need some more GSE...



      Hello Roy, I just updated my website with a new picture of the cargo loader most adjustments have been done already and only one needs to be done to recast these parts again. Main reason was that resin behaves a little different than plastic in such joints but hopefully during this week I can build the test bed to doublecheck that everything is fine and also will be used for the photo etched process.

      Hopefully some of these ramp agents can be used on the Commander

      Best wishes

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      Post #63083, posted on 05-08-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Another possible source of 1/144 figures might be those intended for so-called "Gundam" models, such as these:



      I've not seen these in person, so can't vouch for their suitability, but it's possible they could be modified.

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      Post #63087, posted on 05-09-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Guillem,

      Thanks for the info. The photo etch parts will bring it to life even more!

      Presumably the end roller section aircraft-side can be set horizontal to match the main platforms (the photo shows it at a 'down' angle)?

      Roy

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      Post #63089, posted on 05-09-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Hello Roy,

      At the moment these adjustment plates are fixed as they appear in the photo.

      I noticed these while building and considered it, I thought to make them movable but finally I decided to let them in a neutral position, according to my reference photos (not too down not completely flat, except the central one which is the longer one) due in part because of the difficulty (as I had worked for longer time with the other platforms) and to make things a little simpler for the modeler.

      However, I also thought that, if somebody wants these parts to be movable, is actually not very difficult to do, these parts can be cut out and drilling a hole through them, then insert a metal wire making both ends in an L shape and gluing it to the base. That would allow the plates to move up and down as desired.

      I thought to leave that modification for those who wanted to improve, as in every kit, there are always some areas that can be detailed or improved.

      Here is a photo of these roller plates, as I saw on them, the B747 uses flat rollers at the front door, down for the B767 rear door, down for the A380 at the front door.


      I think that these are adjusted depending on the cargo door's lenght or height.

      I let the two center ones flat, so that the LD3 can fit well so I hope it will not be a huge problem

      Best wishes,
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      Post #63103, posted on 05-09-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks Guillem.

      I see. I thought that in the photo, they were all angled down a bit at least. Actually, I'm not too fussed personally about them being moveable, I'll probably adjust and fix them as necessary.

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      Post #63663, posted on 07-05-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Anyone else keeping an eye on Guillem's much-awaited next releases?

      Loader, containers, trollies and tractor


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      Post #63692, posted on 07-08-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      Anyone else keeping an eye on Guillem's much-awaited next releases?

      Loader, containers, trollies and tractor





      Roy, thanks a lot for mentioning the GSE models. The process of the instructions with the cargo loader was longer than I expected but it is finally finished.
      Just today I realized I forgot to add the rotary emergency light on the preview model although it is included in the kit

      At this moment I am working on the trolleys and tug instructions which shouldn't take that long to complete.

      Best wishes and happy weekend to everybody

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      Post #63694, posted on 07-08-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Guillem..Please let us know when you have the items ready to ship.
      Looking forward to seeing them.

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      Post #63696, posted on 07-09-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      I too have been awaiting Mr Guillem's GSE kits please PM me when they ready

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      Post #68863, posted on 12-20-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Preiser have still not re-released the 77102 passenger set. I have found these at North Star Models which may be of use. They also come as a pre-painted version. I've used NSM before, a reliable seller.

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      Post #69165, posted on 01-24-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Just to follow up, the figures I ordered from NSM arrived and are very nice. Although described as passengers, a few could be used for flight crew and cabin crew.