FantasyWings GPU & Cargo GSE Sets in 1:200 Scale
Published: April 2022
FantasyWings are a Hong Kong based model retailer that since 2019 has branched out to produce its own range of high quality ground service equipment and airport structures in both 200 and 400 scale. They are one of few brands producing this sort of equipment and are easily the largest manufacturer of GSE, which is of a very high standard.
Their product range ranges widely from passengers to vehicles to airport buildings and runway sections. They can be purchased direct from the FantasyWings site or through a wide variety of diecast model retailers.
Here I'll take a look at the Ground Power Unit & Cargo GSE Sets they have produced in 200 Scale for your model airport apron.
GROUND POWER UNITS
FWDP-GPU-2007 set illustrated
This set consists of the powered tug, the towed ground power unit and the driver. The driver comes separately and sits in the driver seat of the tug. The detailing across the set is typical of the high quality FantasyWings provides and includes a moveable attachment point between tug and GPU. This set goes especially well with smaller types that lack their own APU.
AKE CONTAINER CARGO SETS
FWDP-CG-2014 set illustrated
This set contains a tow tractor, 3 trolleys and their accompanying unit load devices (ULDs). In this case the ULDs represent a LD3 / AKE type suitable two abreast for Airbus and Boeing widebodies as well as DC-10/MD-11s and L-1011s.
Once again the driver is a separate piece. The trolleys contain a lot of nice detail and are multi-part allowing the forward part to pivot about the rear and take corners appropriately. Each AKE ULD comes with its own number and plenty of printing detail.
To date two sets have been released. The blank set above and a Japan Airlines version (UNLD-CG-2015):
SMALL PARCEL CONTAINER CART SET
FWDP-CG-2025 set illustrated
The third type of 200 scale cargo set produced by FantasyWings consists of a tow tractor and three rectangular soft-side parcel carts. In this set the driver is attached to the tow tractor. On the left side of the carts the curtains are closed but on the right side they are open and the internal packages are visible.
There have been two versions of this set. The above blank set and the recently announced Southwest Airlines colours set FWDP-CG-2027: