Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Nov 26, 2022 0:06:59 GMT
We all have our favourate airlines/liveries .... and possibly nobody more than some of our painters. They need to be "satisfied" first and foremost in regard to whatever particularly appeals to them to "want to do" .... and from that we can hopefully then "satisfy" at least some of our community here.
Paul HAAK's already painted a number of B737's for us in the past (in fact it was he whom worked up the PSD we currently use here for these models). After a succession of some very frustrating modeling projects since 2015 .... he's now back into painting again .... starting with one of his own personal favourate operators in the form of "WESTERN PACIFIC AIRLINES" and there fleet of logo jets in particular .... and which we hope to present within this thread over coming weeks.
Here' the first 9 of Paul's new WPA subjects ....
WESTERN PACIFIC AIRLINES B737-3B7 N732US "Future Logo Jet" (1995)
WESTERN PACIFIC AIRLINES B737-3L9 N960WP (1997)
WESTERN PACIFIC AIRLINES B737-33R N966WP (1997)
WESTERN PACIFIC AIRLINE B737-3K9 N945WP "purple/blue titles" (1995)
WESTERN PACIFIC AIRLINE B737-3K9 N945WP "pink/blue titles" (1995)
WESTERN PACIFIC AIRLINES B737-301 N518US "green/blue titles" (1995)
WESTERN PACIFIC AIRLINES B737-301 N301AU "Beat The System" (1995)
WESTERN PACIFIC AIRLINES B737-3Y0 N977WP "The Broadmoor" (1997)
WESTERN PACIFIC AIRLINES B737-3Y0 "Crested Butte" N953WP (1997)
Expect more of these (some of which are actually "quite complex" to reproduce for FS) .... as Paul has time to address each to his personal satisfaction first and foremost .
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Nov 29, 2022 1:46:31 GMT
Gonna start a separate presentation within this thread for these. As is anticipated for the above presented WPA's .... Paul has number of these GO's liveries planned. I wanna keep both apart for reasons of best presentation. Perhaps needless to say .... these following (and future) GO FLY's are for the "GO GETTER's" among us only
GO FLY AIRLINES B737-3YO G-IGOA "torquise" (2002)
GO FLY AIRLINES B737-3YO G-IGOE "pink" (2002)
GO FLY AIRLINES B737-3L9 G-IGOS "green" (2002)
GO FLY AIRLINES B737-3Y0 G-IGOC "purple" (2001)
GO FLY AIRLINES B737-3Y0 G-IGOH "olive green" (2000)
GO FLY AIRLINES B737-36Q G-ODUS "blue" (2002)
GO FLY AIRLINES B737-3Y0 G-IGOG "red" (2001)
GO FLY AIRLINES B737-3Q8 G-IGOL "terracotta" (2002)
GO FLY AIRLINES B737-3Y0 G-IGOW "yellow" (2002)
GO FLY AIRLINES B737-36N G-IGOY "Magenta" (2002)
GO FLY AIRLINES B737-36N G-IGOZ "white" - no rear fuselage "GO" logo (2002)
Looks like this GO project's really going quite nicely Paul
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Nov 29, 2022 23:17:41 GMT
Paul's still going like hell with these GO's.
3X more presented above .... in the form of B733's G-IGOC, G-IGOH, and G-ODUS .... each from the 2000'n'noughties and supporting the airlines different coloured lower fuselage sections, engine nacelles, and "GO" legends.
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Dec 1, 2022 0:26:26 GMT
Back to WPA today.
This time with a couple of their famous "logo jets" in the form of B733's N947WP "The Broardmoor", and N953WP "Crested Butte" from 1997 .... both of which have now been added to the above "WPA" section of this presentation.
These are some of the more "complicated" WPA liveries. More are "planned:" (meaning the intent is there to try'n represent them) .... but .... whether or not all can actually be represented remains to be seen. Due to the scarcity of (usable) essential references not every livery can be reproduced whilst others can be difficult to (easily) render given the limitations imposed by some FS models too, but, Paul des intend "give'em all a go/try" .... so .... we'll see what eventuates.
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Dec 2, 2022 4:35:01 GMT
AND .... returning to GO FLY AIRLINES today .... since Paul's been "back on the Go again"
Just presented the last of these 11 liveries within the GO FLY AIRLINES presentation above and in the form of more B733's .... these final 5 subjects being G-OGOG (red), G-IGOL (terracotta), G-IGOW (yellow), G-IGOY (Magenta), and G-IGOZ (white - and with no rear fuselage "GO" logo).
There were other B733's in the GO FLY AIRLINES fleet but these all supported the same variation of colours as already presented above .... with only their port and starboard lower forward fuselage "GO legends" varying among them, but, we've concluded there's probably no point in duplicating these shades/liveries just for the sake of different legends (we'll see though), so, what's presented above will likely be "IT" in regard to HJG's representation/historic tribute to this particular carriers B733's.
When release time comes we might also (meaning "possibly"/I'm only "considering" this at the moment) offer all 11 GO FLY liveries (only) "together" and as a single "MEGA-PACK". Our B733 page has filled quite rapidly since late 2015 .... testimony to the types popularity among RW operators. Such a MEGA-PACK of liveries (supported by a single mozaic preview image displaying "each livery with its individual aircraft identity" .... a'la DMFS) reduces our handling, and also preserves individual page space for the addition of other global liveries. It's feasible that 1 or 2 other "subtle variations" of liveries for the same carriers (such as those for BMA BABY) could be similarly accommodated too, but, we'll see what transpires !
Thanks for going to the trouble of representing these GO Boeing's Paul
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Dec 4, 2022 2:25:43 GMT
Venturing east .... and further east still .... and with regard to Paul's world wide representation of B737 liveries .... cometh now the clean/simple but otherwise effective identity of SLOVAK AIRLINES .... followed by the contrasting yellow and blue/almost B-CAL like shades of the MYANMAR INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS identity as follows ....
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Dec 5, 2022 6:41:43 GMT
To western Europe now .... and to the 1990's
The latest in Paul's series world wide B737 repaints .... featuring each of the following ....
EURO BELGIAN AIRLINES B737-3M8 OO-LTJ (1993)
EURO BELGIAN AIRLINES/AIR PROVENCE B737-3M8 OO-LTJ (1996)
EURO BELGIAN AIRLINES B737-453 OO-LTR (1993)
EURO BELGIAN AIRLINES/AIR PROVENCE B737-3M8 OO-LTS (1996)
One of the beauties of Paul's world wide repaints representation is one doesn't know what's coming next .... but .... whatever it is (and which is always a surprise to us too) one can be guaranteed it'll look "GOOD" .... as applies to work by each of our other artists too of course
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Dec 6, 2022 2:08:22 GMT
Just a single new one today ....
A plain (but none-the-less-historic) Jane .... by virtue of the tail logo of it's principal operator having been removed (despite retaining its fuselage titles) .... the following FUTURA INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS B734 was operated in partnership with NORWEGIAN AIRLINES during the early two-thousand'n'noughties .....
FUTURA INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS/NORWEGIAN AIRLINES B737-46B EC-IFN (2002)
Sometimes it's the "plainest of planes" that are actually the most interesting. This particular airframe (C/N # 24124 .... C/N # 1679) has a history longer than "GONE WITH THE WIND" since 1989 when it first entered service with NOVAIR INTERNATIONAL as G-BOPK, and until having last been operated by JORDAN INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS between 2016 and 2020 when it was withdrawn from service then placed into storage at Jounieh/Lebanon .... and with about a zillion other operators in between. If anyone asks me to compile the "bio" for this one then they'll be politely told "where to go"
Great paints to look forward to! I always love how many different options this group gives us -- like all the different color and slogan combinations for the Go Fly birds -- when you could probably just do one or two. But nope -- we get a full palette here, with even the smallest of details fully documented, noted, and presented! Five stars.
Also a good way to brush up on history -- I had always associated Western Pacific with their logojets and never even knew they had something similar to a "standard" scheme.
If anyone asks me to compile the "bio" for this one then they'll be politely told "where to go"
Not wanting to incur your wrath, I decided to Google this one...and I certainly don't blame you one bit!
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Dec 6, 2022 7:09:39 GMT
Thanks for taking the time to express those sentiments "PARKAVE231".
We all appreciate that .... and I'm sure Paul will more than appreciate it in regard to what he's produced that's so far been presented above.
I always love how many different options this group gives us -- like all the different color and slogan combinations for the Go Fly birds -- when you could probably just do one or two. But nope -- we get a full palette here
It's like this ....
We always have 2 choices available to us. We can either "do it/something/anything" .... OR .... "do it/something/anything PROPERLY".
Needles to say that (so long as we have the knowledge/power to be able do so (adequate resources and references at our finger tips) then nine times out of ten we opt for "the latter"
Doing so increases the workload upon us and sometimes makes things a little more complex too .... BUT .... it's all ultimately for the better otherwise what we do would be no different (or better) than anything anyone else has done before us.