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Old 08-08-2019, 04:53 AM   #1
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Take one JC Wings Beluga XL and add a few XL2 decals plus giving it 2 different registrations F-GXLH (under port wing) and F-WBXS (on the fuselage).
Next get 4 tugs and some plasticard and make a loading gantry, then add a load.
I know the NG models version is probably better but the cargo door is fixed. I think there must be a market for a gse set to compliment the Beluga.
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Very, very nice.

Thank you for sharing these pictures.

Waiting for the 1/200 version ...

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Gantry number 2 loaded and waiting. More components being assembled.
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Wow, amazing work Mike as always. Replicating the logistics of the Beluga is way cool.
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Stunning modeling! Wow. I'd buy these.
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Excellent creativity and craftsmanship. If only the NG version allowed this. Props to JC for putting in the extra work to capture this characteristic. Thank you for the images!
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Fantastic Mike...but surprised it's not loading an Easyjet Airbus?
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Fantastic Mike...but surprised it's not loading an Easyjet Airbus?
I tried but I couldn’t get it to fit. Apparently the the Neo engines are to big.
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Very cool work. I designed a 3D model for a loader too, but have yet to buy it off Shapeways to see how it fits this plane.
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EasyJet loading at Hamburg-Finkenwerder. A321 courtesy of Denny Payne, and yes it does fit inside.
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Exceptional work. Really very impressive.
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Is there a 1/200 Beluga in the works?
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Thank you folks for your compliments. Just to give you an idea of what my eyes went through when creating these miniature models see photo below.
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Is there a 1/200 Beluga in the works?
The only one I’ve come across is this, on Airspotters web site.
https://www.airspotters.com/skymarks...-1-200-skr666/
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Old 08-26-2019, 08:39 AM   #15
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Container loader now able to aid the loading process.
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Crikey that is fantastic! Mind-blowing detailed work at such a small scale.


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pretty cool! any manufacturer producing a set?
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