Post by Erik Ingram - HJG on Apr 3, 2018 2:17:04 GMT
Glad you all like 'em! The MD-80 is a fun one to paint, so hopefully there will be some more freighters to add to the fleet in the future.
The previous five MD-80s have been sent off for processing; the next batch will feature the cargo aircraft, the America West 737, and then this one:
United Airlines 737-322 N372UA, as seen around 2007
The chips in the paint are intentional; when UA had the fleet painted in the "Rising Blue" scheme, there were more than a few planes exhibiting that peeling after a short time back in service. A -500 in this livery will follow soon (and thankfully the tail can be reused- that was a bit of a pain to paint!).
Post by Erik Ingram - HJG on Apr 4, 2018 2:08:27 GMT
Three more 737s that are just about ready:
United 737-500, N923UA (2007)
Southwest 737-300, N352SW in the Lone Star One livery (1994). A later version with the blue tail as it looked around 2006 will also be available.
Southwest 737-300, N383SW in the Arizona One livery. This one will also have both tail variations. Lining all the stripes up is not the easiest thing I've ever done, but I think the result turned out alright
Post by Erik Ingram - HJG on Apr 11, 2018 18:15:45 GMT
Here are some relatively recent charter 737s; I spend a fair amount of time in and around Wendover, Utah, where these are pretty common sights bringing people to gamble just over the state line in Nevada:
Post by Erik Ingram - HJG on Apr 12, 2018 2:17:25 GMT
I do occasionally!
It turned out that my last required college credit was just a half-semester class, and now that it's over I basically have nothing important to do until the middle of May, which is how I've had the time to crank these out so quickly. Thanks for the compliments!