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GALLERY / Re: TWA B747-400F: Paint for PMDG QOTS II
« Last post by OVA5220-Darren Elliott on Yesterday at 10:49:47 PM »
wow nice pics
GALLERY / Re: TWA B747-400F: Paint for PMDG QOTS II
« Last post by Michael Concannon /OVA5155 on February 18, 2020, 07:28:17 AM »
I use Photoshop, the cc cloud 2019 subscription edition. I never used it until about a year ago, but learning is relatively quick.

The text for Trans World was cut out of the bmp texture sheet from the hangar download I used as a general concept. I cut it out using MS Paint, pasted into Photoshop, as a layer used the "magic wand" to eliminate the white background, then smoothed up a few rough edges. Resized for an appropriate dimension for the overall airplane.

Copy/flip for a new layer used on the right side.

The "Cargo" is an actual text used by Photoshop, "Book Antiqua" Bold/Italic for some noticeable style.

Also, DXTbmp is indespensible in making bmp or dds texture files - a great piece of freeware.
GALLERY / Re: TWA B747-400F: Paint for PMDG QOTS II
« Last post by Marty Barnes / TWVA-KLAX on February 17, 2020, 01:17:44 PM »
Good looking bird !!  I really like the "what-if" livery.

Couple of questions:
  - What painting program do you use ?
  - Are you using a Font for the fuselage letters, (the big Trans World)?

One of the cons about using X-plane is the lack of liveries for the few aircraft it has available.  I've watched some youtube tutorials and may try to start doing some for it if I can grasp the concepts.
GALLERY / TWA B747-400F: Paint for PMDG QOTS II
« Last post by Michael Concannon /OVA5155 on February 13, 2020, 01:40:36 PM »
I am gradually getting better at repaints.

I am lucky enough t own the P3D version of PMDG's 747-400 and F series models; put a hole in my wallet, but I don't play golf, have no children at home, etc.

Anyway, it is a magnificent piece of payware.

I used one of our hangar download textures as an example for this repaint, done with a very involved paint kit.

The ground shot is at KILN in Ohio, a major DHL trans point with long runways. I have some scattered stretch-8 AI airplanes coming and going, which I also painted and programmed.

The air shot is passing near the Kennebunk (ENE) VOR just abeam Portland Maine, enroute from Halifax to KILN at FL340. The airfield below is the former NAS Brunswick, now closed, but a major P-2/P-3 ASW base in its day.

For a long time I kept away from VC cockpits and FMS type airplanes, preferring steam gauge vintage stuff. However, the quality of newer payware makes VC quite realistic, and learning how to use all the modern technology involved with an FMS-driven plane is very interesting and enlightening.

HANGAR/DOWNLOADS / Re: FeelThere payware ERJ-170 Livery Available
« Last post by HankSilk on February 09, 2020, 09:40:08 AM »
 :)Thanks Marty.  I have the plane and it is a nice addition to my collection.  Thanks to Mike also for an outstanding repaint.
THE LOUNGE / Re: Some Aviation Trivia --
« Last post by Tom Burrill/TWVA1981 on January 01, 2020, 06:13:22 AM »
Interesting  information information  which I was familiar with not sure if I could write the definitions from memory but probably could do fairly well in a multiple choice situation. My introduction to these terms was during my 25 yr. RC Flying Career starting way back in 1975.  Back in those days we built all of our aircraft either from kits or scratch built and several of the guys were master scale builders and  used to compete  in the WWI  RC Scale Model meet at The Old Reinbeck  Aerodrome in Reinbeck,New York. I attended these meets and took family members to the aerodrome countless times. Cole Palen and his crew would put  on a show with actual and replica WWI aircraft powered with rotary engines. During this activity I was introduced to the the French terms used in aviation. Those were some of the happiest times in my life especially when I took my Dad who attended Roosevelt Aviation School  and became a mechanic for Northeast Airlines on the DC3 etc.  While at Roosevelt he saw the original WWI Aircraft that Cole Palen  purchased and took to Reinbeck to start the flying museum which still exists today. Those interested can find the facebook page for more information.
THE LOUNGE / Re: Some Aviation Trivia --
« Last post by OVA5220-Darren Elliott on December 30, 2019, 10:01:18 PM »
haha nice
THE LOUNGE / Some Aviation Trivia --
« Last post by Michael Concannon /OVA5155 on December 26, 2019, 04:03:35 AM »
First, happy holidays to all.

Second - attached is a short file I wrote several years ago for the Washington DC Chapter of the Tailhook Association. At the time I was assigned to the Aircraft Carrier Programs Section of the Navy (OPNAV) Staff in the Pentagon. I was surprised to find out how many aviation personnel actually did not know the specifics of these terms.

Hope you find this "illuminating"
GALLERY / Re: New Paint Job finally finished - WHEW!!
« Last post by Charlie Ford/TWVA-CEO on December 19, 2019, 08:26:31 PM »
Great job Mike! I really love the EMB-170/175. For those of you that do as well, the new schedule update I'm working on has added a lot of the EMB-175 flights to the schedule.
THE LOUNGE / interesting news
« Last post by OVA5220-Darren Elliott on December 18, 2019, 08:48:25 PM »
brian the CEO is on leave as he has to have some treatments done or surgeries in the next day or so.

kind of a tough time to be doing that but hey...

thanks and happy holidays
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