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Old 12-27-2012, 12:06 PM   #1
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So what liveries would you like to see WM do in 2013?

I'd go for

L-049 to 749: Capital Airlines, Braniff, TWA white top
L-1049G: REAL Redes Estaduais Aéreas Limitadas, Avianca, Eastern Air Bus
L-1049H: National "Airline of the Stars"
L-1649: Luxair, corrected Alaska red v-stab livery
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South African & South American (mostly) set
L-749: Panair do Brasil, Aerotransportes Entre Rios, Avianca, South African Airways (late, white top)
L-1049G: REAL, Avianca, IBERIA, Cubana de Aviacion, Linea Aeropostal Venezolana
L-1649: Trek Airways
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1x for: L-049 to 749: Capital Airlines, Braniff, TWA white top

And would sure like to see them produce a few more TWA 1649's for us late arrivals.

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So what liveries would you like to see WM do in 2013?

I'd go for

L-049 to 749: Capital Airlines, Braniff, TWA white top
L-1049G: REAL Redes Estaduais Aéreas Limitadas, Avianca, Eastern Air Bus
L-1049H: National "Airline of the Stars"
L-1649: Luxair, corrected Alaska red v-stab livery
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So what liveries would you like to see WM do in 2013?

I'd go for

L-049 to 749: Capital Airlines, Braniff, TWA white top
L-1049G: REAL Redes Estaduais Aéreas Limitadas, Avianca, Eastern Air Bus
L-1049H: National "Airline of the Stars"
L-1649: Luxair, corrected Alaska red v-stab livery
I'd be happy with this.

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Some great suggestions! I had forgotten about Panair and LAV

I made a mistake putting REAL in the Super G category - they flew the Super H
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So what liveries would you like to see WM do in 2013?

I'd go for

L-049 to 749: Capital Airlines, Braniff, TWA white top
L-1049G: REAL Redes Estaduais Aéreas Limitadas, Avianca, Eastern Air Bus
L-1049H: National "Airline of the Stars"
L-1649: Luxair, corrected Alaska red v-stab livery
I'm only needing the really obscure like RESORT but realistically I don't think this will happen. LAV and Avianca would be cool. Eastern red scheme cargo needs to be done please. Iberia radar nose delivery scheme with those lovely red and yellow blocks of colour on the rudders would be fab.

"Orinary connies": agree about white roof TWA and CAPITAL

1649: WILLAIR....its outrageous !
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:40 PM   #8
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Would love to see the TWA L-749A with extended radome nose and the white top mid-fifties to early sixties markings.

And (don't hit me!) I would love to see some L-749A and L-1049 Molds/Paint schemes for some U.S. Military Connies and Super Connies (C-121A, C-121C/G and R7V-1/C-121J).
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Willair is outrageous... almost Braniff-like in appearance.

Air Ceylon is another possibility - I think they flew both L-749 and Super G.

C&S Chicago & Southern would make a very interesting L-649.

And futile as it may be, I would like to see Western issue another white-top Pan American Clipper as it was hyper-popular and sold out too quickly.
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Of course, the Lockheed house demonstrator 1049 'Super Constellation', a modification of the original airframe, with big stars and cheatlines and pitot tubes. (Can somebody find a photo?)

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Old 12-29-2012, 07:23 AM   #11
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[QUOTE=samu990;1002689]Of course, the Lockheed house demonstrator 1049 'Super Constellation', a modification of the original airframe, with big stars and cheatlines and pitot tubes. (Can somebody find a photo?)

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And if I remember well, the prototype of this plane had shorter external vertical fins (identical to the Constellation).

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I'd like to see a Lufthansa L-1649A in this livery on the vertical-stabilizers. Attention all you Connie-experts out there: Does anybody know when this livery was introduced?






There seem to have been various liveries - note the vertical-stabilizers again - and how the cheatline sometimes ends on the radome, and sometimes it doesn't.



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Old 12-29-2012, 01:33 PM   #14
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Yep, I fancy a Lufty 1649 with a fanfare spray of colour up the tail too. It would have to display the correct nose artwork as well.

This was the delivery scheme: D-ALUB sept 1957. D-ALAN Dec 1957.
D-ALER March 1958. D-A March 1958.

The scheme was short lived so don't know if the last 2 delivered wore it.
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I'm in for Iberia, Panair do Bresil, USN Polar !, and LH !
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Thanks, Graham! Now I finally know that this was the delivery scheme of Lufthansa's "Super Stars". I always thought it was a late livery shortly before the aircraft were downgraded to freighters with the arrival of the first 707 jets.

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Old 12-29-2012, 02:57 PM   #17
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Thanks, Graham! Now I finally know that this was the delivery scheme of Lufthansa's "Super Stars". I always thought it was a late livery shortly before the aircraft were downgraded to freighters with the arrival of the first 707 jets.
This pic kind of confirms the early date of the scheme. Bad scan from a book but she is announcing the first starliner service for DLH, I believe.
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:24 PM   #18
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And if I remember well, the prototype of this plane had shorter external vertical fins (identical to the Constellation).

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And you would be correct Jean Pierre!


Starliner on beautiful color motion picture film - wish the clip was longer


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Old 12-29-2012, 06:56 PM   #19
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And if I remember well, the prototype of this plane had shorter external vertical fins (identical to the Constellation).

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Some good info here about 1961.
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Starliner on beautiful color motion picture film - wish the clip was longer

Thanks for the clip! The "Super Star" taking off at 1:07 is actually painted in the livery I mentioned further above!
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TAP Super Constellation , yes, TWA L749 white top, these two would make me happy
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Seems like it's been a long time since the last Connie releases - wasn't that last summer? I think I've had my Lufthansa Super G longer than 6 months.
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Seems like it's been a long time since the last Connie releases - wasn't that last summer? I think I've had my Lufthansa Super G longer than 6 months.
Might be 2 years ; but the question is " Is WM still alive?? ", because no more pre-release informations, no more 'red boxes', no more WM registration (CA ??), no more proper production with the last Inflight mold DC8, B737, DC10.....
I am still a fan, but very dissappoited one! Have a member some informations about whats going on?

However, I dream of South American liveries (AVIANCA , PANAIR DO BRAZIL...), a L749 Royal Air Maroc, and by the way......the mythic R7V-2 and YC121F
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I think WM is among the more conservative makers - and I have wondered if in general there has been a slow down of 1:200. With several Connies and Starliners remaining available they might not be so anxious to add to them. Retailer shelves are full of Gemini 200 models which might have something to do with that company releasing only one model this month (I don't know anything for a fact). I have to buy very slowly so procuring the LH and AF Starliners will keep me occupied for a while.
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Someone 'in the know' on another forum indicated models were in the works at Western.
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Thats good news then!
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Delta, Delta C&S, Chicago & Southern, Western and yes, TWA white top.
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Delta and Delta C&S have already been done - did you miss out? Delta is still available several places, I think C&S are all gone now.
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Delta and Delta C&S have already been done - did you miss out? Delta is still available several places, I think C&S are all gone now.
One just released on EBay ; yes, it really is a nice model !

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Seems like it's been a long time since the last Connie releases - wasn't that last summer? I think I've had my Lufthansa Super G longer than 6 months.
I have had my Varig a year now and I think TWA came out at the same time. Got a feeling thr North West came out at the tail end of the last issues. Must be 9 -12 months.

Hoping for an early connie Spring !
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There is always a way to get what you want !
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There is always a way to get what you want !
Well, yours seems to be Smallworld, very nice too.

(Graham, pity for the WMUK LH C46 that i missed on Dec15! I was very far from France at the same moment, and I forgot to take my PC....next time, i dont go on holidays !)
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