Steve Dra

Sizing up the paint kit.....

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Working on getting the paintkit sync'd with Paint Shop Pro X9 (the paint app I use)....here is what it looks like so far:

(I'm thinking you guys can guess the 1st paint out of my shop? :shok: )

 

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Don't worry that the "Orange" you see in the reference photo is all but red...that comes from over-saturation on the photographer's side...that orange you see I'm using is the official orange of TNT, taken from here:

http://www.tnt.com/content/dam/tnt_express_media/de_ch/site/about_us/media/2016-02_TSP_BRAND-GUIDELINES_en.pdf

 

The hex code for the orange is #ff6600 if you're curious. :wink:

 

She's looking like a very fun plane to paint...just give us some time to get the paintkit sorted guys and we'll start getting you more paints (You guys ALWAYS want more! hehe)

 

Please don't expect her soon, I'm actually away from my computer starting tomorrow for a few days, so I'll pick her up when I get back...oh...and I'll be flying her too...so there's that.  :lol:

 

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Nice start mate.

Thanks my friend!

Can't wait to see what you're cooking up in your paint shop!  (Or did you already announce that and I missed it?)  I'm hoping for an ANZ Hobbit plane of some sort! :wink:

 

EDIT:  LOL....shoulda' hit your FaceBook page before I posted, would have answered my own question....Can't wait for your QANTAS beauty!

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Thanks my friend!

Can't wait to see what you're cooking up in your paint shop!  (Or did you already announce that and I missed it?)  I'm hoping for an ANZ Hobbit plane of some sort! :wink:

 

EDIT:  LOL....shoulda' hit your FaceBook page before I posted, would have answered my own question....Can't wait for your QANTAS beauty!

I don't have a lot of interest in painting old liveries or the specials. I started on my Qantas

 

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Looks great!  I so love how the wing sags...exactly like the real thing!

I used to see these beauties at KLAX all the time...now its the 380  :Sick:

Its a techno-marvel and good for the airline's bottom line (for now), but heavens it is not aesthetically pleasing at all!

The 747's curves....now THAT is a good lookin' gal!  (Although I much prefer a smaller hump...the 100s and 200s were the best looking..and the F of course) 

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I would love an Air NZ in the new colours, both black like ZK-OKQ and bi-colour like the rest of the fleet. The 747's never got this paint IRL.

 

I may try one myself, but have never been good at lining up graphics that cross from fuselage onto the tail.

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What an exciting project Steve.  Interesting read on TNT's Brand Guide.  Thanks for sharing.

 

Robert

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I'm hoping for an ANZ Hobbit plane of some sort!

 

Oh I wish wish wish... I did have a look for useful photos for the 777 in the time of the LoR liveries but couldn't even get close.  I 'thought' PMDG were doing a LoR 747 but I was wrong again I guess.

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Thanks guys...I'm drawn (pun intended) to orange planes...and in fact I think my next paint after this one will be orange as well. (Hint...I painted her on the 777F)

Hey Robert...who knew they were so picky about their branding?

 

John, I'd love to see a LoR too but like you mentioned there is not good reference material to do a quality paint.

 

Wes, Not sure I'll attempt ANZs new colors...too many other paints I have in my mind to do, apologies.

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Thanks guys...I'm drawn (pun intended) to orange planes...and in fact I think my next paint after this one will be orange as well. (Hint...I painted her on the 777F)

Hey Robert...who knew they were so picky about their branding?

 

John, I'd love to see a LoR too but like you mentioned there is not good reference material to do a quality paint.

 

Wes, Not sure I'll attempt ANZs new colors...too many other paints I have in my mind to do, apologies.

 

Darn Steve, you're good at reading minds. Im just finishing up. A few more kinks left here and there :)

 

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Darn Steve, you're good at reading minds. Im just finishing up. A few more kinks left here and there :)

 

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LOL...and what are the odds we picked the same reg?  Spooky!  I was just transferring the paint I did off the iFly version.

 

I think I'll pull mine out of the hangar and let you finish yours...and when I get back to it I'll make mine with the old "Global Express, Logistics and Mail logo"

 

I have another orange one I want to do anyway...or maybe the KLM CARGO I promised a few of my Dutch friends.  :wink:

 

Your TNT looks...well.....DYNE -O-MIIIITE!!! (in my best Jay Jay voice, hehe)

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LOL...and what are the odds we picked the same reg?  Spooky!  I was just transferring the paint I did off the iFly version.

 

I think I'll pull mine out of the hangar and let you finish yours...and when I get back to it I'll make mine with the old "Global Express, Logistics and Mail logo"

 

I have another orange one I want to do anyway...or maybe the KLM CARGO I promised a few of my Dutch friends.  :wink:

 

Your TNT looks...well.....DYNE -O-MIIIITE!!! (in my best Jay Jay voice, hehe)

 

Thanks bud, i'll probably finish it off tomorrow and upload to AVSIM. Let me know the ones you'll be working on so I wont do the same ones  :Tounge:  :Tounge:

 

On the side note I might be attempting to do "AirBridge Cargo" for the ERF model next.

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Wes, Not sure I'll attempt ANZs new colors...too many other paints I have in my mind to do, apologies.
Like I said, if none of you experts are going to do it, I am happy to try. I always get stuck on matching up the fern leaf between tail and fuselage though. I did manage it on the NGX so may have a jam this weekend and see.

 

Cant wait for your other paints!!

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SAC1.jpg

 

Singapore Airlines Cargo  B747-400F  9V-SFF

 

I chose this one to do while finding my way with the paintkit. Which is a bit different to previous paintkits. But i think I like working from the master entirely, rather than having most of the detail work at the seperate fuselage .psd(s) level. Quicker in the paint - check - repaint cycle. You really only have to pass the livery though the fuse psd(s) on the final builds to pick up the alpha channel. Yes I'd have liked more goodies in the weathering layers, but it won't take much time to work up a catalogue of grungy bits to mix and match. 

 

Download from AVSIM  https://library.avsim.net/download.php?DLID=198293

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This is the same reg as the PMDG  UPS 747F

Could anyone do the "used" version? Would love it

 

UPS_747_N581UP.jpg

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Could anyone do the "used" version? Would love it
Bloody hell that would give Air France a run for their money. Looks like they flew it through mud...

 

I am assuming all the crud collects at the nose door seam and then streaks back.

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This all looks very, very cool folks. Can't wait to get into this myself! Right now I'm buried in manuals (I hope to actually fly her for the first time this weekend). Quick question for you all - how do you determine the font for any given airline? I often take a "best guess " from what I have but it's rarely right on. Ideas woul be appreciated.

 

Glenn Davy

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This all looks very, very cool folks. Can't wait to get into this myself! Right now I'm buried in manuals (I hope to actually fly her for the first time this weekend). Quick question for you all - how do you determine the font for any given airline? I often take a "best guess " from what I have but it's rarely right on. Ideas woul be appreciated.

 

Glenn Davy

 

Some airlines use public available fonts, such as Lufthansa (Helvetica Black and variants), others use custom fonts, like BA (Mylius) and EK (Not sure, I just call it EK font)

 

If you know where to look or ask, you can sometimes get these fonts, but I am not sure on the legality of it.

 

I have the BA and EK fonts but probably would not publish an airplane using them.

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Generally if airline fonts are not available I will do a vector copy off a photo

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On the side note I might be attempting to do "AirBridge Cargo" for the ERF model next.

 

Oh ok..I'm not planning AirBridge...so no duplicates there hehe.

 

 

 


I chose this one to do while finding my way with the paintkit. Which is a bit different to previous paintkits. But i think I like working from the master entirely, rather than having most of the detail work at the seperate fuselage .psd(s) level. Quicker in the paint - check - repaint cycle. You really only have to pass the livery though the fuse psd(s) on the final builds to pick up the alpha channel. Yes I'd have liked more goodies in the weathering layers, but it won't take much time to work up a catalogue of grungy bits to mix and match. 

 

 

 


This is the same reg as the PMDG  UPS 747F
Could anyone do the "used" version? Would love it

Hey Dave...when I push my UPS out of the hangar, I can make her a little dirty.  :wink:   Takes a bit to make a decent dirt mask though.

 

Looks great John!  One more on my list I can push back for a bit.  :wink:

I'm running P3d and when I try to install it it notes that 9V-SPQ already exists....I had installed the PMDG pax version 9V-SPQ before I tried to install yours....did you name yours the same in aircraft.cfg file?  Unfort I can't open the PTP file to look at it.  You may want to check it out before a lot of folks start downloading it.

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This is the same reg as the PMDG  UPS 747F

Could anyone do the "used" version? Would love it

 

UPS_747_N581UP.jpg

Thats Filthy!!! Id love an overlay if anyone can produce anything close to this My Girl is waaaaaaaaaay to clean.

I unvailed my first full repaint today. in the past, iv cheated and used other parts of planes, and templates that are already there. but i built this lass from scratch. 

 

Had a little Help from Steve.... (Thanks fella) 

 

But here she is...Bravo Whisky Yankee.

 

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note the roookie posting pics waaaaaaay to big... ill sort them in  a bit!!

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Looks great John! One more on my list I can push back for a bit.
I'm running P3d and when I try to install it it notes that 9V-SPQ already exists....I had installed the PMDG pax version 9V-SPQ before I tried to install yours....did you name yours the same in aircraft.cfg file? Unfort I can't open the PTP file to look at it. You may want to check it out before a lot of folks start downloading it.

 

Ouch thx Steve looking into it. .cfg seems ok,  fat fingers somewhere though ...  :(

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Thanks for the info people, and very nice job on the paint Liam. Excellent work.

 

Glenn Davy

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Can't wait for your freighter paints Steve, both F and BCF. I will probabily install each and every (non-fictional) freighter.

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Looks great John! One more on my list I can push back for a bit.
I'm running P3d and when I try to install it it notes that 9V-SPQ already exists....I had installed the PMDG pax version 9V-SPQ before I tried to install yours....did you name yours the same in aircraft.cfg file? Unfort I can't open the PTP file to look at it. You may want to check it out before a lot of folks start downloading it.

 

OK I got to the bottom of it, found the person responsible, and hit meself on the head. I think I just chose the wrong livery to wrap up. DOH!

It'll be changed on AVSIM soon as I can, but that'll take a day.  Apologies to any who had downloaded and here's a link to the fixed installer in my DropBox until it can be fixed on AVSIM.   https://www.dropbox.com/s/hi9xaldp7s8g6b6/PMDG_744_jkx_SingaporeAirlinesCargo2.zip?dl=0

 

Aaaaagh

Sorry

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