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    #31
    Finishing up the PanAm cargo paint before I just port it over onto the Pax model. This one is a tad trickier as the belly metal and engines need to match, but doing so has caused a couple other things just not to look right at certain times of day. Anyways....closer.

    Brian Thibodeaux
    B747-400/8 First Officer
    Typed MD-80, BE1900
    ATP, CFI, MEI

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      #32
      The top of the "W" and "E" should be touching, by the way, on the Northwest logo.

      http://a4.pbase.com/o4/04/1904/1/555...hwestCargo.jpg
      Kyle Weber

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        #33
        Originally posted by thibodba57 View Post
        Finishing up the PanAm cargo paint before I just port it over onto the Pax model. This one is a tad trickier as the belly metal and engines need to match, but doing so has caused a couple other things just not to look right at certain times of day. Anyways....closer.

        Looks great Brian! Anxiously waiting for this one. Thanks for the Northwest livery as well. It's spectacular as is your Maddog thermometer. Have you considered the all bare metal scheme with "Northwest" or "Northwest Orient" stenciled in red only? That's about as bare metal as you can get! Please keep up the great work and thanks again.
        Todd Legon

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          #34
          Originally posted by CaptKornDog View Post
          The top of the "W" and "E" should be touching, by the way, on the Northwest logo.

          http://a4.pbase.com/o4/04/1904/1/555...hwestCargo.jpg
          Fixed. Will have it for Brian N to replace the download on Avsim. Also redid the Cargo text to closer match the real aircraft as it seems to utilize two different fonts.

          nwa fix.jpg
          Brian Thibodeaux
          B747-400/8 First Officer
          Typed MD-80, BE1900
          ATP, CFI, MEI

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            #35
            Steve and Brian:

            Today (I know, I know, but we were away) I downloaded the Atlas Air and immediately flew it for a couple of hours, via VATSIM, from rainy Detroit to snowy Montreal.

            I spent most of the time "outside" enjoying the infinite reflections of ... everything ... on the surfaces of the aircraft.

            The result of your efforts, is simply magnificent.

            I can only imagine the wonderful surprises that the future will bring, as you get more acquainted with PBR.

            Congratulations (and thank you!) for a job very well done!

            Roberto
            Roberto Stopnicki
            Toronto, Canada

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              #36
              Ok, That NWA Cargo Livery is insanely good. That honestly looks like a photograph. Fantastic
              Paul Gollnick
              PMDG Technical Support
              Support.PMDG.com

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                #37
                Originally posted by Jet Tech View Post
                Ok, That NWA Cargo Livery is insanely good. That honestly looks like a photograph. Fantastic
                Thank you. Still one more update to push out. I just keep forgetting to get with BN to update the download. Just a small alignment issue.
                Brian Thibodeaux
                B747-400/8 First Officer
                Typed MD-80, BE1900
                ATP, CFI, MEI

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                  #38
                  Originally posted by thibodba57 View Post

                  Fixed. Will have it for Brian N to replace the download on Avsim. Also redid the Cargo text to closer match the real aircraft as it seems to utilize two different fonts.

                  [NWA Cargo Image Removed to Save Space]
                  I've been looking at a lot of these PBR images like...

                  tenor.gif
                  Kyle Rodgers
                  PMDG Simulations

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                    #39
                    While I'm still stewing on my Clipper logo for PanAm I decided my luck at knocking down the polish on Northwest. The nose is non-polished and aft the logo you can see the polished finish. So will probably release non-polished variants of my metal as well when all is done.
                    Brian Thibodeaux
                    B747-400/8 First Officer
                    Typed MD-80, BE1900
                    ATP, CFI, MEI

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                      #40
                      I'm sure I'll be going at it more and more to find that right mix. But I like how this one turned out for the most part. The paint still has that, out of heavy check look, but they didn't want to bother with the expense of polishing the metal. I mean, it is a freighter after all. :-)
                      You can see this by comparing the shine of the sun on the metal vs on the paint.
                      Brian Thibodeaux
                      B747-400/8 First Officer
                      Typed MD-80, BE1900
                      ATP, CFI, MEI

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