It still needs a bit of work but below is how it'll roughly fit up against the pier side. I only need these for the narrowbody gates and will probably stick them down to the wood. I am planning on keeping most of the terminal loose from the actual board to enable easier storage but these pieces will prove useful as guides and holds for the pier itself. I'll work to make the fit against the pier more snug and of course they need painting too. Incidentally I need to get some more airbridges as at present I'm borrowing some from Dowse National.
As you can see I have also got the first windows in place on the pier. So far I have only done the pier side - I'm still deciding on the ends.
The other thing I've been working on is the last of the paint pen detailing for the West Pier. Red has been used to outline where the airbridge supports will sit and yellow for cross-hatching to highlight the areas the bridge can be active within. This patterning is taken directly from that seen at Beijing Capital. To do it I obviously had to work out how the airbridges would connect and I think I've got it so that the end A380 gate can dual service the A380 or 757.
This isn't the end for work on the apron as there is still weathering to be done. It's all looking a bit new at the moment.
I'm Richard Stretton: a fan of 1/400 scale model aircraft and airports. This blog reports work on my model airport dioramas and discussion of the model manufacturers output.