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by Matt D
Wed May 07, 2008 1:09 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Create A 737-300 Livery
Replies: 2
Views: 12765

Create A 737-300 Livery

My picture. Have full rights to it. Am posting a modified version of it to use as a blank template for "fantasy" and "what if" color schemes. Am granting permission for anyone who sees this to use it thereto. So, all of that out of the way. Here is a "blank" 737-300. What can you do with it? Create ...

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by Matt D
Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Custom Decals: How To Make. Or Can Someone Do Them
Replies: 2
Views: 16212

Custom Decals: How To Make. Or Can Someone Do Them

I know I've asked this before, to little response. But how can I go about getting some custom decals made? I'd prefer to simply hire someone to build my fantasy models for me. But no one seems to want to do it. So if someone can at least help me with the decals, and I'll build them myself, I'd still...

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by Matt D
Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Ever Done A Fantasy Model?
Replies: 18
Views: 14764

RE: Ever Done A Fantasy Model?

Kind of minimalist, but years ago, I did this fleet of imaginary "Jet West" Airlines models. Inasmuch as I am extremely limited in skill in this area, I wanted to do something that looked nice, but wasn't too complex nor "EuroWhite". Although hand painting each of the color tail stripes was quite a ...

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by Matt D
Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAF VC-10 At LAS: Any Info?
Replies: 8
Views: 5327

RAF VC-10 At LAS: Any Info?

I took this undated picture at <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> probably in the late 90's, judging from the background (though I didn't note the date). Can anyone shed some light on it, specifically the history and current disposition of th...

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by Matt D
Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carpenter/contractor Finds Money, Thinks It's His
Replies: 16
Views: 2153

RE: Carpenter/contractor Finds Money, Thinks It's His

"Short term gain, long term loss". Let's assume that the contractor gets to keep it. Fine. Good luck finding any work anywhere for the rest of your life after telling the world you are such a greedy and pompous ass. I too am in agreement. I don't think he should be entitled to keep any of it. As not...

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by Matt D
Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fed Cuts Interest Rates Again
Replies: 49
Views: 2327

RE: Fed Cuts Interest Rates Again

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by Matt D
Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fed Cuts Interest Rates Again
Replies: 49
Views: 2327

RE: Fed Cuts Interest Rates Again

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by Matt D
Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fed Cuts Interest Rates Again
Replies: 49
Views: 2327

RE: Fed Cuts Interest Rates Again

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by Matt D
Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fed Cuts Interest Rates Again
Replies: 49
Views: 2327

RE: Fed Cuts Interest Rates Again

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by Matt D
Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fed Cuts Interest Rates Again
Replies: 49
Views: 2327

RE: Fed Cuts Interest Rates Again

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by Matt D
Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fed Cuts Interest Rates Again
Replies: 49
Views: 2327

RE: Fed Cuts Interest Rates Again

Here are a few points as I see it: 1. Yesterdays cut will delay, but not prevent the inevitable, which is a severe recession if not an outright depression. Maybe that's been the tactic all along: delay, delay, delay. But it cannot and will not be put off indefinitely as some hope. The longer it gets...

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by Matt D
Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Runway Near Miss In US
Replies: 52
Views: 12492

RE: Another Runway Near Miss In US

Not a chance of seeing more controllers. At least not until we see a couple more Tenerife's anyway. The economics just aren't there. Besides, here in the US...the people in general and the Government in particular ALWAYS think in <b/>REACTIVE</b> mode. NEVER in <i/>PROACTIVE</i>. When we see a few f...

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by Matt D
Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Tribune: Behind Boeing's 787 Delays
Replies: 104
Views: 15649

RE: Chicago Tribune: Behind Boeing's 787 Delays

Sounds to me like the 787 is a textbook case of being [short sighted] penny wise and pound foolish. They spent how long tripping over themselves to slap an airframe together in time for the ceremonial date of "7-8-7" while at the same time trying to build it as cheaply as possible. I don't mean prud...

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by Matt D
Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "Whereizit"
Replies: 17
Views: 3923

RE: Delta "Whereizit"

To all those who replies <acronym title="Ontario - International (ONT / KONT), USA - California">ONT</acronym>: You are correct. The picture was taken from the old terminal, gate #2 area. The picture was taken in the afternoon, facing southeast. The hills that are (barely) visible are the Jurupa hil...

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by Matt D
Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flashback: United 747-400 Touchdown At LAX
Replies: 12
Views: 6652

RE: Flashback: United 747-400 Touchdown At LAX

I concur. Of all the United colors, I would have to say the 1993-2003 "stealth" colors (as it was known) sure beats the rather sterile, bland looking multi-hue blue and white seen today. And while I do concede that the color scheme shown above was definitly starting to look dated by the time it was ...

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by Matt D
Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flashback: United 747-400 Touchdown At LAX
Replies: 12
Views: 6652

Flashback: United 747-400 Touchdown At LAX

In going through some of my old airliner photos, I came across this one and thought I might share it with you: A United Airlines 747-400 in the 80's colors touches down in a huge puff of gray smoke at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>. The deta...

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by Matt D
Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "Whereizit"
Replies: 17
Views: 3923

Delta "Whereizit"

I took this picture, oh, I'm gonna say...around 1998. I of course remember where it was taken. Any of you recognize the spot? <a href="http://x-2000r.angelcities.com/images/Planes/Delta73S.JPG" target=_blank><img src="http://x-2000r.angelcities.com/images/Planes/Delta73S.JPG" width=650 height=431 al...

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by Matt D
Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Christmas Trains
Replies: 25
Views: 3468

Christmas Trains

Do any of the railroads in your area run special "Christmas" or at least "Holiday" trains? Here are two that I got to witness recently. The first one, last Saturday night, was the Metrolink "Santa Express" that's been making the rounds here throughout SoCal. I caught it when it made its visit to the...

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by Matt D
Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 1970s Rock Was The Best Rock Music Ever
Replies: 50
Views: 3786

RE: 1970s Rock Was The Best Rock Music Ever

This thread just wouldn't be complete without some reel to reel videos playing some 70's music. So here we go: How about some live Chicago and "Feeling Stronger Every Day" <object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Shh2peqdSsU&rel=1"></param><param name="wmo...

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by Matt D
Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Music Lovers Holiday Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 3358

RE: The Music Lovers Holiday Thread

Why not the motorized spaghetti fork turner? <img src="http://www.dumb-inventions.com/fooditems/spaghettifork.jpg" width="284" height="457" border=0> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-Or the pooping p...

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by Matt D
Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Music Lovers Holiday Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 3358

The Music Lovers Holiday Thread

I know that Christmas is still, technically, over a month away. But that time will be upon us before you know it. Most major retailers already have some or all of their Christmas wares already available for purchase. Perhaps you know someone who is an avid music lover and are considering a Christmas...

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by Matt D
Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 70's & 80's Music Suggestions?
Replies: 10
Views: 2045

RE: 70's & 80's Music Suggestions?

Ok. Forget the fact that it's reel to reel. Roll your eyes on the vids if you need to. But listen to the audio portion of them. Might be something there you like. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-Didn't ...

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by Matt D
Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hollywood Writers Launch Strike
Replies: 44
Views: 2229

Hollywood Writers Launch Strike

A "writers" strike will basically be career suicide for anyone who participates. Aren't would-be writers basically dime-a-dozen? Doesn't Hollywierd not only endlessly regurgitate old story lines but also have warehouses filled with unused scripts? ----------------------------------------------------...

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by Matt D
Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 70's & 80's Music Suggestions?
Replies: 10
Views: 2045

RE: 70's & 80's Music Suggestions?

Check out this topic I started recently to little fanfare. There are about 50 or so short clips of different songs. Maybe you'll find something you like. Of course all of them are playing on the reel to reel. But it'll give you something to start with just the same. Let me know if you like any more ...

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by Matt D
Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The First Billboard Livery?
Replies: 9
Views: 3258

RE: The First Billboard Livery?

If you define 'billboard' in terms of size of the text, then you might be right. I can't think of one going further back. On the other hand, if you are referring to the template known as "Euro White" (white fuselage w/ just the name and any amount of color limited to the tail), then I would probably...

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by Matt D
Sat Nov 03, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-90 Whereizit?
Replies: 16
Views: 3450

RE: MD-90 Whereizit?

And Reno it is. Ready for another? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-I guess the United 737-200 at <acronym title="Reno / Tahoe - International (Cannon) (RNO / KRNO), USA - Nevada">RNO</acronym> is out now

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by Matt D
Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Airlines Answer To High Gas Prices?
Replies: 25
Views: 5706

RE: A380 Airlines Answer To High Gas Prices?

No. As long as the focus remains on finding new ways to continue old habits as opposed to exploring fundamental lifestyle changes, it won't do anything besides look good on paper. We don't need 300, 500, or 1500 seat airliners filled with people who want to go sightseeing or travel 4000 miles to see...

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by Matt D
Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 SFO-RDU Nonstop - Who Believes Me?
Replies: 76
Views: 11729

RE: 737 SFO-RDU Nonstop - Who Believes Me?

I'm surprised no one mentioned the Midway <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</acronym> <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym>-<acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - Californi...

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by Matt D
Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-90 Whereizit?
Replies: 16
Views: 3450

RE: MD-90 Whereizit?

You guys actually recognize the spot or are you just taking random guesses? At least one person in this thread did correctly identify the location. But I won't say who until someone can affirm their choice as an educated guess as opposed to a random one! ---------------------------------------------...

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by Matt D
Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-90 Whereizit?
Replies: 16
Views: 3450

RE: MD-90 Whereizit?

Engines are clean because at the time of the picture, it was a brand new plane. Too bad the tail fin had a nasty paint chip though. But the picture was <b/>NOT</b> taken at <acronym title="Salt Lake City - International (SLC / KSLC), USA - Utah">SLC</acronym>. Nice try though. ----------------------...

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by Matt D
Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PC Gurus: Need Some Help
Replies: 4
Views: 2419

PC Gurus: Need Some Help

Having a few problems here, nothing major. But they are annoying just the same. Not sure if they are connected or not. So maybe some of you might be able to tell. 1. PICTURES. Any and all picture/jpeg files on my desktop will not open. I double click on the icon and the entire screeen will flash whi...

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by Matt D
Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PC Gurus: Need Some Help
Replies: 2
Views: 2485

PC Gurus: Need Some Help

Having a few problems here, nothing major. But they are annoying just the same. Not sure if they are connected or not. So maybe some of you might be able to tell. 1. <b/>PICTURES</b>. Any and all picture/jpeg files on my desktop will not open. I double click on the icon and the entire screeen will f...

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by Matt D
Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-90 Whereizit?
Replies: 16
Views: 3450

MD-90 Whereizit?

This one should be easy. <a href="http://x-2000r.angelcities.com/images/Planes/DeltaM90.JPG" target=_blank><img src="http://x-2000r.angelcities.com/images/Planes/DeltaM90.JPG" width=650 height=432 alt="http://x-2000r.angelcities.com/images/Planes/DeltaM90.JPG" border=0></a> -------------------------...

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by Matt D
Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RNO As An AA Hub?
Replies: 14
Views: 5592

RE: RNO As An AA Hub?

Actually, even Reno Air apparently had a hard time making Reno viable as a hub-hence why they sold out. Of course a lot of that debate stems from whether it was despite the hub or because of it; although Reno Air was a great airline (at least in the beginning) from both a fare and service perspectiv...

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by Matt D
Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Of Pilots: Outsourcing?
Replies: 33
Views: 3320

RE: Future Of Pilots: Outsourcing?

As much as this will infuriate our fellow pilots on this board, I too concur. It's only a matter of when, not if. It's only a question of technology and public opinion catching up to it. It would definitely be a linear continuity of what's already been accomplished: the abolition of flight engineers...

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by Matt D
Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-80 Wherizit?
Replies: 10
Views: 2233

RE: MD-80 Wherizit?

All of you who voted for <acronym title="Ontario - International (ONT / KONT), USA - California">ONT</acronym>..... Congratulations....you're right. The picture was taken from the now closed old terminal area, where the 'concourse' was actually a semi-open ground level walkway. ---------------------...

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by Matt D
Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A New Low For Speed Enforcement In America
Replies: 38
Views: 3711

RE: A New Low For Speed Enforcement In America

Just goes to show how narrow and one-dimensional some peoples minds are. Sometimes I wish these people actually WOULD get exactly what they ask for. For instance, installing a series of speed 'humps' all up and down a street. Then watch the fun unfold when someone on that block has a house fire or m...

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by Matt D
Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A New Low For Speed Enforcement In America
Replies: 38
Views: 3711

RE: A New Low For Speed Enforcement In America

Some great points issued here. The problem is that there is too much of a disconnect from the bigger picture. I don't think anyone disagrees with the need for safety. The issue I see here is the local police green-lighting local vigilantiism; the people living on one street who complain about speede...

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by Matt D
Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Know About The Empire BAe 146?
Replies: 12
Views: 3348

RE: Anyone Know About The Empire BAe 146?

I don't believe there any connection between the two Empires. The Empire I know of was the F-28 operator mentioned above flying mainly intra-New York State services. Plus, that merger was long over at the time the picture above was taken. And re: the Royal West color scheme (that airline had also be...

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by Matt D
Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Identify This 747 Please
Replies: 4
Views: 2254

RE: Identify This 747 Please

Thanks for the info. Would there be any reason why the rather nice (albeit simple) color scheme but no titles or anything else indicative of ownership? --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-Not like it's E...

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by Matt D
Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Know About The Empire BAe 146?
Replies: 12
Views: 3348

RE: Anyone Know About The Empire BAe 146?

Thanks for the info. That tells me a little about the plane, but nothing about the operator. Anyone else?

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MD-Chumpire

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by Matt D
Sat Oct 27, 2007 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-80 Wherizit?
Replies: 10
Views: 2233

MD-80 Wherizit?

Not one of my better pictures, what with the poor lighting and such. But let's see you identify THIS spot. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-Not the only thing no longer around <a href="http...

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by Matt D
Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Whereizit?
Replies: 11
Views: 2014

RE: 737 Whereizit?

Picture taken at Fresno, west end of the concourse facing roughly north-northeast.

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MD-For Your Information

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by Matt D
Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Identify This 747 Please
Replies: 4
Views: 2254

Identify This 747 Please

Saw this plane at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> sometime in the mid or late 90's. That's all I can tell you. Anyone know who operates it? And on what routes? I like the color scheme. Reg # is too small in the picture (let alone the scan) to...

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by Matt D
Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Know About The Empire BAe 146?
Replies: 12
Views: 3348

Anyone Know About The Empire BAe 146?

I saw this BAe 146 just once-the time I snapped the picture here. It was in summer of 1993, seen at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>. Does anyone know the story behind this "Empire" Airlines? Was this a charter operator or some kind of corpora...

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by Matt D
Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Making Your Own Decals?
Replies: 5
Views: 10985

RE: Making Your Own Decals?

Reno Air: Original color scheme on a <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80, <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-87, <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-90, 737-700, 737-800. Also a simple but nice "fantasy" Reno Air scheme (should be simple for anyone who knows what they ...

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by Matt D
Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Whereizit?
Replies: 11
Views: 2014

RE: 737 Whereizit?

Not <acronym title="Long Beach - Daugherty Field (LGB / KLGB), USA - California">LGB</acronym> or <acronym title="Salt Lake City - International (SLC / KSLC), USA - Utah">SLC</acronym>. Keep trying. There is someone here who ought to recognize the spot. I would think. -------------------------------...

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by Matt D
Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:55 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Making Your Own Decals?
Replies: 5
Views: 10985

RE: Making Your Own Decals?

Doing good Doug. That sounds like more work than I have the time, patience, or skill to do-hence why I'm searching to hire someone to do them for me. Want to do another set....or know someone who would? I can provide the base models as well as the scanned template of the airines I want. As well as a...

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by Matt D
Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Whereizit?
Replies: 11
Views: 2014

RE: 737 Whereizit?

Nope. It is not <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym>. Nor was it taken in Florida. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-Two seatbelts needed

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by Matt D
Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:15 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Making Your Own Decals?
Replies: 5
Views: 10985

Making Your Own Decals?

Despite repeated solicitations on my part, I can't get anyone anywhere to take me up on an offer to custom build some models for me. So I'm going to attempt to go it alone. But I have a couple of questions re: the decals. First, where would I actually FIND decal paper? What are some tips on using it...

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