Any chance of getting a Kar Air Finland DC-6 from the 1980's with the swing tail ?
I am going to do a little expansion pack for the DC-6 after I release the DC-7, to include some more paints, and Kar-Air will be on the list. I have a DC-6BST model in the Early DC-6AB folder, it has the hinge fairings, but I forgot to shadow them in the paint kit, so they are really hard to see. The paints that use the BST are the Spantax and two of the Northern Air Cargo serials.
The expansion will include a couple of unreleased models and a few more paints. It will be a straightforward drop-in-and-overwrite to the original package. I have no time frame for its release, but certainly by the end of summer if not earlier.
My focus, from this side of the pond, is to primarily re-populate the 1970s-1980s cargo ramp at KMIA with a lot of wonderous variety of cargo propliners. Obviously Europe, Africa, and Asia will also benefit from these models, but their heavy use by Latin American operators during that time is amazing from the standpoint of creating dynamic scenery for that time period in the sim. And, not all of my paints represent the up-and-up operators, the all-metal DC-6F with the blacked-out Mackey titles ("Trusted Friend") was impounded by US Customs for drug-running in the 80s (awkward, lol). Intercepts, anyone?
A quick word on the CL-44 and Britannia projects. They are temporarily stalled while I do some re-modeing of parts. The CL-44 was my very very first from-scratch model, and very inefficient/crude in terms of technique, and I am having some model compilation nightmares with them as a result. Because of this, I am re-building whole parts of the aircraft with current knowledge and talent, and since both project share a ton of common parts, they are intertwined until I can sort this out. I'll keep you posted, and they will be worth the wait. I'll bait you with the Connies and probably something else in the meantime.
Here is the preview for the DC-7 package. It's much smaller, since the DC-7 success was questionable and much shorter than the DC-4/6. 14 models, 40 repaints, and a paint kit. Now I can go back and fix a few little things on the DC-6 project and issue an update/expansion.
It's a good news day all around, I got these sorted out and brought up to current design standard so they compile just fine now. I am going to finish these for project release posthaste, as these are the finished models, just need to paint 'em up.
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