So far in this project the larger 'East pier' has been pretty much ignored, but now that I've tested out the method on the 'West Pier' it has been relatively quick to apply my learnings to the other concourse. In fact it only took a few hours to bring it up to the same standard. There's still plenty of work to be done however - not least of which will be building the terminal itself and connecting it to the two piers.
The West Pier is really beginning to come together and in this post I begin to put some of the final detailing touches on the apron and determine where and how exactly the airbridges will be fitted. As before Beijing Capital is the guide for the apron patterning.
My recent efforts have been centred around more detailing on what has been named the 'West Pier' and a start on the painting of the pier itself. This is probably a good time to discuss gate sizing also. Gate sizes are mandated by both the FAA and ICAO however lots of older airports (like La Guardia) have odd gate sizes for historical reasons and when you're creating a size limited diorama the standards can be annoying - especially if you have lots of 757s.