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....