Jump to content

Sign in to follow this  
Steve Dra

Flying Tigers over San Fran

Recommended Posts

Still painting this girl, but thought she needed a flight (ok...I really wanted to fly her, hehe)

Climbing out, the Golden Gate peaking through the clouds
YZ19C8.jpg

In the climb....over 10,000 and climbing to cruise

qTi8ZK.jpg

Letting down into Anchorage...flaps coming down and nice puffy clouds to ride through....
8wXdNs.jpg

At the Cargo depot....DHL getting loaded next to me as I crack open the nose door for unloading.
OPSdpf.jpg

Not sure when she'll be done as there is a lot of metal and detail work to do...but she just so looks nice in flight as she is I had to take her on a trip.  I know...."Spend more time painting and less time flying Steve"...Hehe....I used to do that, trying to balance my flying/painting time now.

  • Like 4
  • Upvote 1

Regards,

Steve Dra

Download my paints here at Avsim by clicking here

9Slp0L.jpg 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice!

More than just DHL. Polar > Polar Tiger 🙂

Edited by thibodba57

Brian Thibodeaux | B747-400/8 First Officer, C-130 Flight Engineer, ATP, CFI

beta.gif   

My Liveries

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, John F said:

Great work! Metal doesn't get any better than this.

John

Thanks John!

Actually, this is my best metal work:

usNsYF.jpg

asWkvY.jpg

Hopefully when I get done with the Queen, all her alpha layer work, she'll look as good as this MadDog.

There is so much work that goes into painting metal.  Being a bare metal fan, the effort is worth it for me. 🙂 

  • Like 2

Regards,

Steve Dra

Download my paints here at Avsim by clicking here

9Slp0L.jpg 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Steve,

Fantastic work - got hooked on the Flying Tigers livery back on Paul Golding's 727 - flew that one a great deal... You're certainly a master of metal... Psst - weren't you "retired" ? Just when you thought you were out... LOL...

And Eastern too - WOW - another favorite - MadDog X ? Hmm - I don't do commercial air often - but when I do that MD80 would be right up my alley - hmm - maybe Santa will knock a few bucks off it this season ? It's been on my list for a while...

Regards,
Scott


imageproxy.png.c7210bb70e999d98cfd3e77d7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My father flew the 747-200f for Flying Tigers, before he retired in the 80's. I am anxiously awaiting your finished livery. I am flying the pmdg Polar Tiger fictional version 8f in p3dv4 and not liking the livery too much but I love that it has Tiger in the call sign. Your pictures are amazing. I am glad you are doing this. I was going to try, but you are right, there is a ton of work involved and my Photoshop "skills" are severely lacking. Thank you. I very much miss him and flying an aircraft that kinda looks like his 747 is my way of remembering him. He said a few times to me that he never worked a day in his life. Dad flew west last year. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As someone who grew up in Anchorage I can remember seeing these flying tigers all the time. Very cool, thanks for sharing.


Flight Simulator - P3D V4.5/V5 | Operating System - WIN 10 | Main Board - GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO | CPU - INTEL 9700k (5.0Ghz) | RAM - VIPER 32Gig DDR4 4000Mhz | Video Card - GIGABYTE RTX2080 OC Monitor - DELL 38" ULTRAWIDE | Case - CORSAIR 750D FULL TOWER | CPU Cooling - CORSAIR H115i CUSTOM LOOP W/ DUAL 280MM RADIATORS | Power Supply - EVGA 1000+ 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great work as always Steve!

On ‎11‎/‎27‎/‎2018 at 12:08 PM, scottb613 said:

- got hooked on the Flying Tigers livery back on Paul Golding's 727 - flew that one a great deal... 

Must admit, it was one my favourites too.  I'm tempted to get the Maddog X as well.

 

  • Like 1

Cheers

 

Paul Golding

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Folks,

Just for old times sake - a blast from the past... I think that's what I liked about the 727 - when dirty - there's just so much junk hanging off those wings - it's like they strapped every piece of scrap metal they could find on the factory floor - to them... Not too shabby for FS9...

727-2005-dec-27-003.jpg

Regards,
Scott

Edited by scottb613
  • Like 1

imageproxy.png.c7210bb70e999d98cfd3e77d7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/14/2018 at 8:32 AM, scottb613 said:

Just for old times sake - a blast from the past... I think that's what I liked about the 727 - when dirty - there's just so much junk hanging off those wings - it's like they strapped every piece of scrap metal they could find on the factory floor - to them... Not too shabby for FS9...

Yeah Scott...loved the fowler flaps on the 27 and 47.  Sad to see them go in the -8 version of the Queen...but she's still a Queen. 🙂

 

Edited by Steve Dra
  • Like 1

Regards,

Steve Dra

Download my paints here at Avsim by clicking here

9Slp0L.jpg 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/14/2018 at 7:32 AM, Paul Golding said:

Must admit, it was one my favourites too.

Hehe...I can't imagine why Paul. 🙂

The Maddog is getting better and better each update, and appears it will be the 1st to market with a PBR model with the next update..


Regards,

Steve Dra

Download my paints here at Avsim by clicking here

9Slp0L.jpg 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Tom Allensworth,
    Founder of AVSIM Online


  • Flight Simulation's Premier Resource!

    AVSIM is a free service to the flight simulation community. AVSIM is staffed completely by volunteers and all funds donated to AVSIM go directly back to supporting the community. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. Thank you for your support!

    Click here for more information and to see all donations year to date.
  • Donation Goals

    AVSIM's 2020 Fundraising Goal

    Donate to our annual general fundraising goal. This donation keeps our doors open and providing you service 24 x 7 x 365. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. We reset this goal every new year for the following year's goal.


    17%
    $4,475.00 of $25,000.00 Donate Now
×
×
  • Create New...