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707 American Airlines "Astrojet"

Postby themadgreek » Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:05 pm



Hi folks,

Stumbled upon the American Airlines "Astrojet" livery a while back and well, 400 layers ( :shock: ) later... here we go:

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One interesting part are the colorful ailerons and elevator:

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Here's what they look like in real life:

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Image credit: Charlie Atterbury
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Image credit: Jon Proctor, who has one of the most incredible collection of aviation photos at his website (http://jonproctor.net/).

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One tough part was that the liveries were incredibly inconsistent in real life... Each plane is slightly different and has some different elements. So my livery is a bit of a mashup :wink:

Another tough part was trying to get the metallic reflection effect and learning how to use the model combined effect (esp. the greymap). Thankfully the documentation was pretty good. I'm still working on it though...

I'm fixing a few minor details and then I'll upload it to github.

Next, I plan to do the slightly different version of this with the newer AA logo and the Airfreight version. Maybe even the 757 retro version since a lot of the elements are similar...

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Image credit: Alan Lord

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Bonus:

While researching the livery I stumbled upon some really fun old ads from the era:

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There are plenty more if you search on google :)

Cheers,
MD-GRK (Phil)
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Re: 707 American Airlines "Astrojet"

Postby sanhozay » Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:33 pm

Hmm, I think you just redefined "raising the bar". Stunning job. 8)
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Re: 707 American Airlines "Astrojet"

Postby Lydiot » Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:53 pm

Fantastic - I LOVE it!!!!
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Re: 707 American Airlines "Astrojet"

Postby Airliner » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:57 pm

You have a link PLEASE ???
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Re: 707 American Airlines "Astrojet"

Postby Michat » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:42 am

I know that themadgreek was in contact with Marc Krauss during the livery creation process. I Think is included on the model, check Lake Of Constance web site if is not at FGofficial, or in the FG livery database.

It is a fantastic livery according to the model.

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