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    Posted: 12 Jun 2018 at 1:13am
I had the great opportunity to meet and hang out with the QW crew this weekend at the conference in Vegas.
Kyle, who anyone who knows him... knows he's is a big NWA fan.  He and I got to talking about doing the bowling shoe livery on the 787, almost as a joke at first, then I said "Hmmmm".

I tried to do one quickly at the conference on my little laptop...and as you may have guessed, it had a few "issues". LOL  We all got to see them at the conference on the big screen tv as I convinced Kyle to load up the textures to see what they looked like.  Anyway...long story short...they needed....uhhh...work. LOL.
So I told him when I get home I'll get em fixed up and presentable.  Here are a few preview pics of how she looks now...almost ready for prime time.

There she is with those mighty GE's




tail is looking good now....

Rocketing out of KMSP...where she'd live if she ever came to be.Cry



Looking good in the setting sun


Off into the sunset....(only Kyle and the guys at the conference know by looking at this pic I fixed a GLARING issue)Confused



Kyle, Nick, Emil, Ernie, Corey, Lars is was fantastic to meet you guys!  It was a great show, loved the -10 preview...and I'm queuing up paints for her now. WinkWink
Thanks for the great aircraft, sharing talk about everything airplanes and 787, it was a great experience!

I should have the bowling shoe ready to go soon.
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Looking good there, Steve. I wasn't at the conference myself, but I have met Kyle and Emil in the past before. Good people.
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Originally posted by Kevin Kevin wrote:

Looking good there, Steve. I wasn't at the conference myself, but I have met Kyle and Emil in the past before. Good people.

Thanks Kevin.
Too bad you couldn't make it...it was a blast to see some of the other crazy simmers in the world!LOL

Making the GPU nice and worn, as if she's been through a few tough MSP winters...

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Looks phenomenal, Steve. Thanks again! 

It's difficult to get that gray just right, but I'd say you've nailed it! Excellent work on the GPU as well :)
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Originally posted by Kyle Kyle wrote:

Looks phenomenal, Steve. Thanks again! 

It's difficult to get that gray just right, but I'd say you've nailed it! Excellent work on the GPU as well :)

Thanks Kyle!
Yeah I've seen the gray many shades by some painters...its trickier than you'd think it'd be.Wink

I thought the GPU needed to be..."weathered" based on some of the shots I was able to find of them at MSP. LoL

She was a joy to paint and I'm bummed that I can only paint her fictionally now. Unhappy  She's my 4th or 5th NWA shoe paint I think....loved the livery on the 727 (Vistaliners...hehe)
Here is a blast from the past......

Painted that in 2004! Confused


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I actually did a Northwest paint on the Project Opensky Boeing 747-400 a few years back. Certainly not as good as a lot of other painters, but then again, I don't paint real-world liveries often. Though I guess now, I don't do them at all.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Haku Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jul 2018 at 7:50pm
by any chance is this bowling shoe livery available or uploaded anywhere? my favorite NW paint scheme. took an early out just before we merged with Delta! Was lucky enough to be based back home in Honolulu last 6 years I was with them..
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man she is a beauty, got it loaded up and wow! so happy right now lol! thanks for doing it! sure brings back memoriesClapClapClapClap I know we had some on order but never would have got to see it wearing these colorsSmileSmileSmileSmile thanks again.. its like Christmas in july lol
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Originally posted by Haku Haku wrote:

man she is a beauty, got it loaded up and wow! so happy right now lol! thanks for doing it! sure brings back memoriesClapClapClapClap I know we had some on order but never would have got to see it wearing these colorsSmileSmileSmileSmile thanks again.. its like Christmas in july lol

Glad you're enjoying her Haku.  

I'll load her up to Avsim probably today and announce here when she's available.

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appreciate all your hard work! I know how much time and effort goes into doing these paints as I usually do my own for personnel use, but my old psp7 and paint.net programs don't support a lot of the features in the newer paint kits.. but am nowhere the talent level that you  and a lot of others are lol.. but always appreciate the time and effort you guys put in for others to enjoy! Thanks again...
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Great work Steve!
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Hi Steve,

Are you going to post this North West at AVSIM or is it a request only? How about the UPS Cargo?
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Same, I'm interested in this repaint as well. I searched on Avsim and could not find it.

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Ernie, Steve just now posted it...THANKS Steve!
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Sorry guys....real world got in the way for a bit.

She's in the library now, just click the link in my sig to get her.

I'll work on the UPS shortly
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Thanks Steve, looks great ! Nice job.

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Thanks guys!
Yeah Ernie I think she turned out pretty nice....a good livery looks good on most planes. :)
The 787 looks good in just about any livery, hehe.
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