‘Flight of Fancy’ Boeing 757 Decal – Round 2

To recap….

JH has drawn a variety of ‘What if?’ renditions of the Boeing 757 finished in the liveries of airlines that (sadly) either never selected the aircraft, updated their liveries before first delivery, or went out of business before it came along. J and I are considering releasing one as a ‘screen printed’ decal (Cartograf printed, etc), and we would like to solicit input as to which one should be selected.

Please be aware this survey is no promise or guarantee that the winner will be printed. As with any project, the economic feasibility must factor in. That said, if money were no object, I’d probably print most of them.

The first round of voting is complete. In this first round, you had the choice of all the liveries that JH illustrated and posted on Airline Cafe are candidates along with a few more we thought might be of interest. Upon reflection, I realized that a few options (e.g. Eastern, United, PSA, Western, Lufthansa) on the first list had the potential to “Split the Vote”, so where an airline is repeated, I decided to combine the results. Then, when I reviewed the results, I found we had a 3-way tie for 9th place. So, consequently, there are 11 options in Round 2.

In Round 2 when you vote for United Airlines, you are voting for either of the two schemes that JH has drawn. The top three choices will move on to Round 3. Then, if the winner of Round 3 is one of the airlines with multiple livery options (e.g. Eastern, United), there will be a Fourth Round to choose the winning livery.

Images for most of the options can be found after the survey….. apologies that we don’t have images for them all.

REMINDER: 2 votes per person please!

The poll software tells me how many votes have been cast by each participant. It’s easy to spot those who are trying to place more than 2 votes. And just as easy for me to “Blacklist” those who do. As of Jan 27th, there are 4 IP addresses on the Blacklist…. all their votes have been cancelled.

I know, it’s a 720…. Use your imagination !
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‘Flight of Fancy’ Boeing 757 Decal – We Have a Winner!

And the winner is…..

JH has already finished the decal artwork…..

The decal has been sent to the printer, however we have no date for availability as yet, rather depends on how busy Cartograf is at the moment.

Again, our thanks to all who participated in this project.

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New Product Announcements, week ending May 15th 2022

This week DRAW Decal released four new sets.

DW44-A350​-020 DW20-A​350-020 Japan Airlines ‘OneWorld’ Airbus A.350-900

DW44-7​77-043A DW20-7​77-043A Qatar Airways (white retro) Boeing 777-300ER

DW44-A330​-033 DW20-A​330-033 Iberojet ‘Correos’ Airbus A.330-300

DW44-777​-076 DW2​0-777-076 Etihad Cargo Boeing 777-2F

26 Decals has released the following new 1/144 scale laser printed decals (with screen printed detail decals):

We received a shipment from BOA Decals, which included the following new decals:

8ADecs has released one new set this week:

8A144-7​72 8A20​0-772 Airbus ‘house’ cs Airbus A.321XLR

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New Product Announcements, week ending May 1st 2022

Atlantis Models has re-released two more airliner kits. The Boeing 727 is marked as a series 200 on the box, and the image shows an early Boeing liveried aircraft. However, the kit itself is a series 100. The Convair 990 kit is a re-release of the 1960’s Revell kit.

  • A-​60​05​ Boeing 727-100, Boeing ‘house’ cs  (kit says -200….  it is not!)

26 Decals released two more decals for the Zvezda Boeing 757-200:

  • TS44​-1062 British Airways ‘Martha Masanobo’ Boeing 757-200 (Zvezda kit)

  • TS44-​1063 British Airways ‘Pause to Remember’ Boeing 757-200 (Zvezda kit)

TS44-​1121 British Airways ‘Emmly Masanabo’ Boeing 757-200 (Zvezda kit)

8ADecs has released the following new 1/144 and 1/200 scale decals:

8A14​4-768 8A200-7​68 Air France Cargo Boeing 777-2F

Finally, DRAW Decal ended the week releasing sets for Midway Airlines Metrolink Douglas DC-9-30 and McDD MD80 in 1/144 and 1/200 scales.

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‘Flight of Fancy’ Boeing 757 Decal – Final Round

The airline gathering the most votes at the end of the third round was Eastern Airlines. JH offered two versions of the scheme, so now it is time to select the one we will print.

With apologies to all for the delay getting this final round of voting to you. JH apologizes that his “day job” has been particularly hectic for the past few months. Thankfully, last week he has found a few minutes to finish the profile artwork, and a magnificent job he has done!

The two versions are:

1. Early Jet Scheme. This version was adapted from the scheme worn by Boeing 720s

2). Prop Scheme. The upper image is adapted from the Electra, the lower from a DC-6. They are identical except for the blue patch on the fin and rudder behind the ‘Falcon’ logo. If these schemes win, the blue patch will be printed separately from the falcon, allowing either version to be modelled.

As we said before, the final decision to print the winning scheme rests with me. If money were no object, I’d probably be printing both of these, and a few more besides (BOAC and Air Cal were my faves), I guess I will have to find alternative ways to build these two. The budget looks good at the moment for an early summer release.

This final round will run 14 days, and will close at midnight May 15th 2022.

As before. One vote per person please.

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New Product Announcements, week ending April 24th 2022

26Decals released the following new decals this week:

TS44​-1118 African Safari Airways Douglas DC-8-53

DRAW Decal released the following new sets for the Boeing 757:

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New Product Announcements, week ending April 17th 2022

DRAW Decal released the following new decals this week:

DW44-A380-010 DW20-A380-010 DW25-A380-010 Korean Air Airbus A.380

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New Product Announcements, week ending April 10th 2022

26Decals continues to be active this week.

TS44-​1116 Air Berlin Boeing 707-331

TS44-1117 TAAG Angola Boeing 707-320C

DRAW Decal released the following new decals:

DW44-A3N​-106 ​DW20-A3N-106​ Lufthansa Cargo (2018 cs) Airbus A.321

DW44-757-​042C DW20-757​-042C DHL Panama Boeing 757-200PCF

8ADecs has released three new sets this week. As the two FedEx sets include screen printed white elements, they are a ‘limited edition’.

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New Product Announcements, week ending April 3rd 2022

26Decals, Vintage Flyer Decals and DRAW Decal have all been busy this week.

First, from 26Decals . The Kras Air, Malev, Pan American, Trans International and Air Canada sheets are laser printed versions of previously released screen printed decals.

TS44-1​101 JAT Jugoslav Aerotransport Boeing 727-200ADV

  • TS44-0967 Middle East Airlines Vickers VC-10
  • TS44-1102 Air Canada (delivery cs) Boeing 747-100

TS44-​1105 Malev Tupolev 134A

TS44-​1107 Thy Turkish Airlines Boeing 727-200ADV

  • TS44-11​10 Pan American (‘billboard’ cs) Boeing 747-121A

TS44-1​115 Trans International Airlines McDD DC-10-30CF

Vintage Flyer has released three new decals for the 1/72 scale Bandai Namc YS-11A kit. No, the kit has not been re-released, however they do pop up on eBay from time to time.

DRAW Decal has released three new airliner sets this week:

DW44-75​7-067 DW20​-757-067 PACE Airlines Boeing 757-200

DW44-​737-194 DW20-7​37-194 DW72​-​737-194 DW10-​7​37-194 PACE Airlines Boeing 737-200

DW44-E​170-014 DW10-E1​70-014 Crossair Embraer 170

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Welsh Models Arrivals

We received a shipment from Welsh Models last week, restocking a number of popular kits, and adding the following recent releases.

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New Product Announcements, week ending March 27th 2022

DRAW Decal released the following new decals this week:

DW44-757-065 DW20-757-065 Pan Am ‘Flight of Fancy’ Boeing 757-200

26Decals has released the following, replacing two sold out screen printed decals with laser printed alternatives.

  • TS44-10​98 Balkan Bulgarian Airlines (early cs) Tupolev Tu.154M
  • TS44-10​99 Balkan Bulgarian Airlines (later cs) Tupolev Tu.154M

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