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South African Airways 777-300Er Repaint

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Hi all

 

I am hoping to release this repaint of the SAA 77W tomorrow (or maybe later tonight) - over 350 downloads of my -200LR so hope you enjoy the -300ER.

 

Some changes - I am including a Boeing seat map depicting my layout using the SAA products. This explains what the window blanks etc are.

 

I am also planning to update my -200LR livery to better use the SP1 feature set.

 

Some shots as a preview:

 

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Wes

 

That looks great and thanks so much for your efforts. As an ex-pat South African I really am sad that SAA went solely Airbus, otherwise we would be seeing that livery for real I guess.

 

Now all we need is for a master painter like yourself to come up with a fictitious "Springbok" livery for the 300ER, as a response to that great Air New Zealand "All Blacks" livery ^_^ !

 

Rob

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Now all we need is for a master painter like yourself to come up with a fictitious "Springbok" livery for the 300ER, as a response to that great Air New Zealand "All Blacks" livery !

Rob

 

Thanks very much Rob, I by no means consider myself a master painter however. The (Current) SAA livery is actually one of the easier ones. I was considering doing a range of PMDG planes in the old "Orange Blanke Blou" Livery "Soos my Ma het dit genom", but not sure of the demand.

 

As for a Springboks livery, now ya got me thinking!!! I am imagining a 77W with Springboks leaping ahead, in an exaggerated, speedbird style, with a livery of green and gold. Let me see what I can throw together in my spare time.

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Thanks very much Rob, I by no means consider myself a master painter however. The (Current) SAA livery is actually one of the easier ones. I was considering doing a range of PMDG planes in the old "Orange Blanke Blou" Livery "Soos my Ma het dit genom", but not sure of the demand.

 

As for a Springboks livery, now ya got me thinking!!! I am imagining a 77W with Springboks leaping ahead, in an exaggerated, speedbird style, with a livery of green and gold. Let me see what I can throw together in my spare time.

 

Yes I was imagining something similar in green and gold, only with the Springbok leaping towards the rear. I think the forward leaping Bok would be better. One thing is for sure, it is the only way to get the Springbok back onto an SAA plane (and still be PC!!), especially if one also names it the "Ama Bokke Bokke".

 

Rob

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geolpilot, on 28 Jul 2014 - 11:53 PM, said:

Yes I was imagining something similar in green and gold, only with the Springbok leaping towards the rear. I think the forward leaping Bok would be better. One thing is for sure, it is the only way to get the Springbok back onto an SAA plane (and still be PC!!), especially if one also names it the "Ama Bokke Bokke".

 

Rob

 

YOU GOT ME ON A ROLL TONIGHT! A test version of what I had in mind:

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YOU GOT ME ON A ROLL TONIGHT! A test version of what I had in mind:

 

What are those?  Ibeks?

 

Also: quit changing your avatar!!! It's throwing me off!

(Kidding...though I do still do a double take...like "who is this new g...oh...Wes!")

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scandinavian13, on 29 Jul 2014 - 12:19 AM, said:

What are those?  Ibeks?

 

Also: quit changing your avatar!!! It's throwing me off!

(Kidding...though I do still do a double take...like "who is this new g...oh...Wes!")

Springboks. A sort of buck I suppose.... Similar to Ibex of Qatar Airways. The SA rugby team is named after them. Im just playing around with the paintkit... 

 

Yea sorry bout the avatar, realized the other one looked kind of dodgy. I shall attempt to stop changing them however... B)  The new one was taken yesterday at mount Maunganui here in NZ, awesome day and awesome weather for winter... took the new car for a test drive. (Audi A4 if anyone wants to know)

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Yea sorry bout the avatar, realized the other one looked kind of dodgy. I shall attempt to stop changing them however...   The new one was taken yesterday at mount Maunganui here in NZ, awesome day and awesome weather for winter...

 

Just giving you a hard time...that's what I'm here for.

 

 

 


took the new car for a test drive. (Audi A4 if anyone wants to know)

 

Nice!  I was looking at an S4 there for a minute.

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Just giving you a hard time...that's what I'm here for.
Indeed, what would we do without you! :lol:  Don't worry I can take it, just ask  my staff at work. Dish it out... accept what I get in return.

 

 

 


Nice! I was looking at an S4 there for a minute.
Now I should point out that my ACTUAL next car is a BMW335i (Twin turbo coupe - due December... I hope....) The Audi is a work hack. Still drives good though. Cant wait for the BMW though. Might have to do it in a PMDG-Boeing livery. (Not entirely joking there...) :rolleyes:

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Indeed, what would we do without you!   Don't worry I can take it, just ask  my staff at work. Dish it out... accept what I get in return.

 

That's the way to do it!

 

 

 


Now I should point out that my ACTUAL next car is a BMW335i (Twin turbo coupe - due December... I hope....) The Audi is a work hack. Still drives good though. Cant wait for the BMW though. Might have to do it in a PMDG-Boeing livery. (Not entirely joking there...)

 

I ended up going (uncharacteristically - I've owned two BMWs, and my brother is a Porche guy) with a Hyundai Genesis coupe.  I'm hoping the next car will be the new Tesla 3 (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/16/tesla-model-3_n_5591671.html).

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ended up going (uncharacteristically - I've owned two BMWs, and my brother is a Porche guy) with a Hyundai Genesis coupe. I'm hoping the next car will be the new Tesla 3 (http://www.huffingto..._n_5591671.html).
Hey to be fair my previous daily car was a Mazda6 - And as for the tesla - thank god someone appreciates their engineering for what it is - world class.

 

I also had a brief fling with a BMW 760Li - the fuel consumption would rival a 77W. That lasted a few months. I almost wish it had a display for the Right, Center and Left tanks because that's what it needed. Damn V12. What can I say - speed and power freak (but then, aren't we all right?) Mum said, "there's no need to floor it, darling!" I said "Its a bloody V12, of course ime gonna floor it!!!"

 

I have driven my uncles Lambo back in South Africa. Funny that the most powerful car I have driven, far exceeds the power of the most powerful airplane I have flown (shows what crap planes I have flown. They were more like motorised kites, really.) [A flotilla of various Cessnas]

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I also had a brief fling with a BMW 760Li - the fuel consumption would rival a 77W. That lasted a few months. I almost wish it had a display for the Right, Center and Left tanks because that's what it needed. Damn V12. What can I say - speed and power freak (but then, aren't we all right?) Mum said, "there's no need to floor it, darling!" I said "Its a bloody V12, of course ime gonna floor it!!!"

 

haha - my GenCoupe is thirsty itself, but is a decent champ on the highway (and rivals my old 1.4L 4 cyl Lancer on MPG at that point).  It's a 3.8 V6, but it'll go.  The thing comes from the factory with camber bolts (which I should probably throw on, since I take corners pretty fast in daily driving).

 

 

 


I have driven my uncles Lambo back in South Africa. Funny that the most powerful car I have driven, far exceeds the power of the most powerful airplane I have flown (shows what crap planes I have flown. They were more like motorised kites, really.) [A flotilla of various Cessnas]

 

I was about to say "same," but I've flown a Piper Malibu Mirage, and that thing will get up nicely.  Sure, it's not a jet, or a turboprop, but with just me, the owner, and half tanks?  Definitely a kick in the pants from the usual Cessnas I've flown.

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I was about to say "same," but I've flown a Piper Malibu Mirage, and that thing will get up nicely. Sure, it's not a jet, or a turboprop, but with just me, the owner, and half tanks? Definitely a kick in the pants from the usual Cessnas I've flown.
I am still salivating over the TBM850 - now I would REALLY like to take one of them for a spin (not literally, of course).

 

After a good few years of not flying, I am planning to get back into it this year. Courtesy of PMDG - Before that I had kinda given up on the whole thing. Not planning it commercially, but would love to fly around NZ in what little spare time I have. Perhaps you can come over and give us all a few lessons Kyle!

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Perhaps you can come over and give us all a few lessons Kyle!

 

haha - I'd have to see how I fared with that wind down there first!

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haha - I'd have to see how I fared with that wind down there first!

Well at least in Wellington it is consistent - consistently bad and unpredictable! I have been on a few flights (mostly A320) where it felt like we were about to prang into the harbour. Nothing quite like a gust giving you a 45 degree bank at 200ft. (I realize that sounds extreme - search YouTube, its not!!) We certainly get a good up close view of the motorways. And by close up, I am pretty sure I can usually see their faces looking up at us! (mostly because we disturbed their txt-while-drive rhythm) - Sorry, waxing cynical again...

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Great work, Wes, I love the Springbok concept livery.

 

How about an SAA livery celebrating the Proteas' ascendency to the top of the ICC World Rankings today after achieving a first series victory over Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka in 21 years?

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YOU GOT ME ON A ROLL TONIGHT! A test version of what I had in mind:

 

Coming on quickly there Wes.

 

Just thinking maybe too many leaping Boks (unless you want a full team on there), and maybe too much green. Try maybe a gold rear from somewhere aft of the wings (same colour as gold in the tail flag?).

 

Hey if you get this right, you may have your livery flying the Boks off to the World Cup next year (on a Airbus unfortunately). Send pics of the final result to Heyneke Meyer and SAA to get them thinking!? SAA are a SARU sponsor, so they may be very interested.

 

Rob

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I am hoping to release this repaint of the SAA 77W tomorrow (or maybe later tonight) - over 350 downloads of my -200LR so hope you enjoy the -300ER.

 

Hi Wes

 

Been looking out for your SAA livery in the Avsim Library. Seems something has delayed your uploading it (work I hope and not my distracting you with a Springbok concept livery!!).

 

Regards

Rob

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Great looking liveries Wes!  All that's missing is the upcoming Mega Airport Johannesburg by Aerosoft :smile:

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Hi Wes

 

Been looking out for your SAA livery in the Avsim Library. Seems something has delayed your uploading it (work I hope and not my distracting you with a Springbok concept livery!!).

 

Regards

Rob

Hi Rob! 

 

My apologies - I had a clients main server go into Meltdown and it has kept me busy all week.

 

I will finish the 77W off and upload tonight when I get home (in an hour or two)

 

Wes

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I know this might be a long shot, but may I make a request for for a livery for the 300er that looks like the planet express ship from that TV show Futurama? I found one once for the 200LR but I couldn't download it for whatever odd reason. If not I understand. Also great job with the livery.

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I know this might be a long shot, but may I make a request for for a livery for the 300er that looks like the planet express ship from that TV show Futurama? I found one once for the 200LR but I couldn't download it for whatever odd reason. If not I understand. Also great job with the livery.

Seems easy enough to do even if it is horrid institutional green..... 

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