Post by Erik Ingram - HJG on Feb 18, 2021 18:16:13 GMT
Yessir! As much of a black mark on the industry as he was, I always enjoyed some of the esoteric hybrids that stemmed from that era.
I don't do fantasy birds very often, but I do think this one turned out nicely; at the time American ordered its first 727s, it was still using the orange lightning bolt scheme on its fleet, including the 707s and 720s. I think the 727s were some of the first planes to receive the later red lightning bolt "Astrojet" livery from the factory, but this one was inspired by a picture I found of a newly-delivered 727 with a mismatched older orange nose cone. This is how N1973 might have looked around late 1964 if the orange livery had been retained a little longer.
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Feb 24, 2021 8:36:10 GMT
Like has unfortunately been the case with the other files I'm responsible for processing I've been sitting on these one's for a bit due to other priorities .... "totally unavoidable at the moment though".
Decided to make tomorrow "today" however .... thus alleviating myself of a wee bit of recently accumulated administration pressure
The following are official portraits of Erik's latest DC-10-10CF's and -30F's .... each demonstrating period livery adjustments supported by FEDERAL EXPRESS operated aircraft during the 1980's and 90's ....
FEDERAL EXPRESS DC-10-10CF N68052 (1982)
FEDERAL EXPRESS DC-10-10CF N68049 (1990)
FEDERAL EXPRESS DC-10-10CF N68056 (1993)
FEDERAL EXPRESS DC-10-30F N305FE (1985)
FEDERAL EXPRESS DC-10-30F N309FE (1993)
Now "BEFORE" anyone sais "we already have these liveries" .... BLA BLA BLA .... let me assure you we "DON'T" .... and that's by virtue of the fact the 2 similar FED EX DC-10-10CF and -30CF subjects currently hosted here are actually "INCORRECT" .... since they're blue and not the correct FED EX "PURPLE" livery of the 1980's and early 1990's. A couple of the above subjects are intended replaced these original files with colour corrected (and also otherwise further improved) versions of the same.
The other liveries among this ensemble are "NEW" .... depicting the earliest of FED EX's -10CF's with "unplugged cabin windows" as some of these aircraft appeared when first acquired from CONTINENTAL AIRLINES .... and -10CF and -30F aircraft both with and without "FEDERAL EXPRESS" titles on the #2 tail engine which the fleet began to support from the late 1980's.
Incidentally the 2 erroneous blue liveries arose only as a result of "poor colour separations" associated with the reference image then used to reproduce both of our currently hosted/originally uploaded versions representing this particular FED EX livery era.
"NICE" work Erik
Still "a couple" more to follow though .... when I can get to them.
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Feb 27, 2021 23:38:58 GMT
A FEW MORE .... as I continue working through those files I've had no option other than to sit on for a bit due to circumstances
ANYWAY .... here's official portraits of Erik's latest DC-9's .... in SERIES 14, -32, and -51 form .... and relating to both US and European aircraft of the mid 1960's, late 1970's, and mid 1990's ....
DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT COMPANY/DELTA AIR LINES (pre delivery) DC-9-14 N3303L (1965)
CONTINENTAL LITE AIRLINES DC-9-32 N14524 (1995)
AUSTRIAN AIRLINES DC-9-51 OE-LDM (1977)
Still few more to add as I try to catch up .... maybe tomorrow .... just see how things go
Post by aerofoto - HJG Admin on Mar 1, 2021 3:09:25 GMT
Official portraits of Erik's fictional/concept (only)AMERICAN AIRLINES B727-100 featuring the airlines "Astrojet" livery of around 1964 .... along with 2X B727-100C and -F freighters ss well as a single B737-300 SF freighter too and as as follows ....
AMERICAN AKIRLINES B727-23 - "Astrojet" concept livery - N1973 (1964)
CF AIR FREIGHT B727-44F N188CL (1986)
DHL AIRWAYS B727-22C N725PL (1986)
ALOHA AIR CARGO B737 319SF N303KH (2016)
These are the very last among my recent accumulation of Erik's latest files I've been trying to attend to over the past few weeks .... and likely the last I'll be able to present for a bit due to personal commitments/circumstances.
Thanks for all of these Erik .... everything recently represented within each of my last 3 presentations on your behalf .... some "GREAT STUFF" there
Post by Erik Ingram - HJG on Mar 4, 2021 20:30:03 GMT
Here are a couple more recently-completed freight dogs:
Tex Sutton/Kalitta Charters 727-200AdvF N725CK, 2018. As the words painted on it suggest, this is used for transporting competition horses around the United States. Previously it was N79743 with Continental, and spent some time in the Pacific with Air Mike (as depicted in another repaint I did a while back).
USA Jet DC-9-15F N196US, 2015. One of the few DC-9-10 series jets still flying, this one primarily carries car parts from Mexico to the US on behalf of many of the main manufacturers. They also have some DC-9-30s in the fleet, with one of them in the works eventually.