Dragon was always better with plastic and the Dragon GSE, despite being only slightly younger, is much superior to the Gemini 1998 set reviewed in part 1.
DW55592 Airport GSE Set 1 Cargo
The cargo set consists of 2 belt loaders, 2 roller tray baggage loaders, two carts and 4 trolleys with 8 cargo containers. The carts and trolleys are especially good and Dragon as far as I know are the only company to have made the containers. The roll tray loaders are a bit blocky but do have a working scissor lift. Even today this is a good little set.
DW55593 Airport GSE Set 2 Passenger
The passenger set shows its age a bit more than the cargo one. It comes with 2 food trucks, 2 tugs, 2 mobile airstairs, 2 small coaches and 2 large buses. This set could do with some decals. For me the buses are the standout pieces, being of an interesting rear entry design. The rest is ok and can still be used quite easily in airport dioramas.
Both of these Dragon sets are nice additions, but nowadays they are hard to find so get hunting!
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