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Old 01-03-2008, 06:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all,

Due to the lack of any "real" GSE equipment in 1/200 and 1/400 scale for the airport models, i have decided to build my own one. I was thinking in building some old spanish Iberia GSE, stairs, GPU... for my LEAL airport model in 1/400 scale and i decided to cover some other "typical" for other airports. For instance, these are stairs for London Heathrow and Gatwick and are also for the 70´s.

I enclose some pictures of the stairs in 1/200 scale. I will build them also reduced to 1/400 scale (i think will be no problem...). Once finished, i will post the files in Corel format (vectorial) or also in pdf so that everybody can do these in a simple way. You only need a little skill. It took to me about one hour to make each one. They are laser printed in gloss or satin cartuline and are made from the paper, no other material added. I used scissors, cement and cutter, that´s all.

In the pictures, you can see the tamac, this is in 1/400 scale because is a test for my future model airport so the stairs look huge (are in 1/200 scale) compared with the apron. You can also see the printed 1/400 stairs parts ready to build for the test. (i hope they will look fine in this small scale...)
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Old 01-03-2008, 08:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Excellent work. As real as it gets. ! Thanks for sharing your work.
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Excellent retro stuff you've produced there, Jesus! Keep it up!
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Best lookin' GSE I've seen in awhile....hand built or not!
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agreed with the above comments!

im too lazy to make them. looks like a simple process.
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Stunning GSE!!
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Sounds really good. I'm looking forward to play with the files. I appreciate you for sharing this with us, Jesus !
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Stunning GSE!!
I'm still very new at this.Can anybody tell me wat's GSE? Thanks!!
Buy the way, those look amazing!! How you do it???
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Can anybody tell me wat's GSE?
Ground Services Equipment.

BTW, welcome to the forum!
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Old 01-04-2008, 05:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Pictures of the 1/400 scale version. This one has to be built in glossy paper better than card to be able to bend the steps with the edge of the cutter. Anyway, i have done it with thick card like in the 1/200 stairs but i found troubles while bending the steps as i have just said. The other parts fit ok in card or in paper.
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Pictures of the making:

Not too many parts. First cut all parts and paint the edges of the card or paper with a marker with the appropriate colour. Then fix all double parts to get the walls with outer and inner side. The only problem comes when bending the steps. Be careful when doing this. Go first for the 1/200 version to practice and after that you can build the 1/400 version. Files will be soon available.
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Thanks a lot!! hope to be here quiet often!!
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well done airstairs........
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Very good airstairs there kept up the good work....!!!!

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