The CL-44 is probably going to be published in the next week or so, and here are two more aircraft to go with it. These are rebuilds of unreleased Jake Burrus FSDS source, which I have done many times before with military aircraft. The DC-6 is of particular note, because three of the repaints are in current use, not so retro.
I just published the DC-4/C-54 package to AVSIM, 8 models, 92 paints, and a repaint kit. I focused the release painting on obscure freighter and air tanker use in the 70s and 80s, but there are at least three still-in-use repaints (Buffalo Aviation air tankers), and a small collection of period propliner liveries. Now on to the DC-6/C-118 and other stuff.
Sorry for the unintentional project fratricide here, I posted screenshot previews of my DC-4s about six weeks ago on this thread, and have been working on this with Jake Burrus for about four months or so now. I like surprising the community, but just this once, I will give some more preview hints, to avoid any duplication of work along this line of aircraft:
DC-6 Family, includes DC-6, DC-6A/B/C with early/late/aerial tanker and NOAA variants, in final painting for release
DC-7 Family, includes DC-7, DC-7B, DC-7C, includes aerial tanker variants, in final modeling and initial painting
I was planning on doing the Canadair North Star/Argonaut, it's basically an engine swap on the DC-4, but if Chris wants to do it as a stand-alone, then I won't worry about it, and his nice effort won't go to waste.
I'm painting for DC-7s today, the modeling and FDE is already done, so hopefully by later this week...... The DC-7 package will be much smaller, just because it didn't proliferate as much into the industry. Interestingly, because of the DC-7 engine issues, most DC-6s out-lasted DC-7s in front-line service, as evidenced by the Spantax and Balair DC-6s being used into the late 1970s for revenue flights.
As if we didn't need more DC-6 variants, I left a couple out which may be addressed in a service pack or expansion package. The NOAA Hurricane Hunter variant had at least three different generations of antenna arrays, and there is an agricultural variant with wing spray bars.
As soon as I finish off the DC prop series, I am stepping right into my next project, and here is a little taste, to stake my modeling claim, so to speak, lol.....
Don't be deceived by these few models, they are already texture-mapped with basic FDE, and there are about eleven variants in the works....
chasensfo: Yes the regionals will be included, and yes the whole 1999 fleet is done (they joined Star Alliance in 1999 and that fleet has the logo lol)
Jun 11, 2021 12:27:57 GMT -5
theflyingmobian: Damn you're on top of this lol
Jun 11, 2021 19:08:35 GMT -5
chasensfo: People usually reach out to me when they paint late 90s fleets and ask about flightplans
Jun 12, 2021 8:01:49 GMT -5
FSX Retro Flyer: Here are my huge and humble thanks to Michael Pearson for creating these magnificent paints for the post-CAAC Chinese airlines!
Jun 16, 2021 11:24:16 GMT -5
chasensfo: Hell yeah, and soon the 1990s airports of China will all be open for business
Jun 19, 2021 2:25:09 GMT -5
FSX Retro Flyer: The special livery of the 747-100 of Japan Asia has been painted by Michael Pearson some time ago. The repaint can be found on AVSIM here: faib_747-100_jaa.zip
Jun 24, 2021 8:30:21 GMT -5
chasensfo: Yet it took until now for someone to point it out LOL. Thanks for that, link updated along with several others
Jun 28, 2021 18:45:46 GMT -5
FSX Retro Flyer: Satisfying to see Iberia package being released with all their repaints available! Also, can't wait for SAS and Aerolíneas Argentinas in a near future!
Jun 30, 2021 6:59:11 GMT -5
chasensfo: SAS yes but Aerolineas not sure, maybe some other Argentine carriers. Mostly European and US carriers for now unless others make surprises
Jun 30, 2021 10:16:05 GMT -5
chasensfo: China too of course
Jun 30, 2021 10:16:09 GMT -5
theflyingmobian: Looking forward to filling up Australia and New Zealand with those Chinese, US and European carriers too.
Jul 1, 2021 1:18:19 GMT -5
tony: Thanks for the lovely Aussie repaints. If you plan to do more heres a link to a great aussie airliner register that may be of help. www.aussieairliners.org/index.html
Jul 2, 2021 10:38:21 GMT -5
theflyingmobian: I think at this point the Qantas VH-OJC Formula 1 747 is the only remaining 747 yet to be painted in AI, but I don't think it has plans yet as that was active in 2000 to 2002.
Jul 3, 2021 20:11:05 GMT -5
jetstar: G-AWNA was painted up in incorrect BOAC colours when it was WFU, It was broken up in those colours in 1999. If you look closely, you can see the overpainted white where the BA titles were, and the tail is showing the speed stripe underneath the.. see part2
Jul 13, 2021 7:41:02 GMT -5
jetstar: Thin paint on the tail. They never did anything with the lower blue though. It was just homage to BOAC's original 747-136 when it was retired. Its a pity is was not preserved. Then again, BA would not pay to upkeep the 707 at Cosford, which was scrapped.
Jul 13, 2021 7:43:46 GMT -5
jetstar: Should have said Landor, Doh!
Jul 13, 2021 7:52:35 GMT -5