Post by Erik Ingram - HJG on Mar 18, 2018 18:52:43 GMT
Here are some new creations of mine: four variations of the MD-80 as operated by the former Midwest Express/Midwest Airlines! Midwest Express initially began operating a pair of MD-88s in 1989, and later acquired 11 used MD-81s and -82s between 1998 and 2001.
MD-81 N807ME, circa 2002- full standard Midwest Express livery
MD-81 N814ME, circa 2004- hybrid Midwest Express livery with new tail logo and fuselage titles
MD-81 N813ME, circa 2004- full standard Midwest Airlines livery
MD-88 N822ME, circa 2007- full standard Midwest Airlines livery, one of two leased to provide additional capacity
Three more variants are forthcoming:
MD-88 N601ME in the original Midwest Express livery, circa 1989 MD-88 N601ME in the later Midwest Express livery, circa 2001 MD-88 N701ME in the hybrid livery, circa 2004
From what I can tell from photos online, the semi-EFIS panel seems to be the closest to what was used in each of these aircraft.
For now, these four are being packaged up and should be sent off and made available on the site soon! Enjoy!
Post by Erik Ingram - HJG on Mar 20, 2018 1:05:58 GMT
One more down! The latest Mad Dog to reach completion is this MD-82 of American, circa 1986. This one features the original bare metal tail and black nose cap, which represents how they appeared from 1983 to about 1988 (when the tail and empennage started to be painted gray as they are now).
Alongside the aformentioned Midwest Express aircraft, two more are currently in the works:
PSA MD-81 N936PS circa 1987- features the experimental fuselage striping with the standard tail and titles USAir MD-81 N804US, circa 1989- the "shades of rust" scheme of several shades of reddish-orange over bare metal
Post by Erik Ingram - HJG on Mar 26, 2018 17:51:29 GMT
Next one down, continuing on the Texas International theme. For a short period following the TI/Continental merger, a handful of aircraft saw the blue parts of the TI livery modified with CO's gold. Here's N538TX as seen in late 1983: