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Old 12-04-2020, 05:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Northwest 70’s/80s bare metal vs silver paint

I’m a pretty avid Northwest collector. Years ago, maybe 10, Inflight made the first 747-400, N661US, in the 70s/80s livery minus the “Orient”, which was its delivery colors. I think at the time Inflight couldn’t do bare metal on 747s or DC-10s, so the bare metal portion of that livery was painted silver. Aviation 200 made two simultaneous DC-10-40s the same way, one with the “Orient” and one without. My thought was that northwest’s bare metal never really looked that polished so the silver paint is fine. But once they figured out the polish, we’ve gotten a couple 747s, a 757, DC-9-51, and some great looking 727s. Gemini is releasing the 747-400, which I’m assuming is polished, which makes me want to sell my painted version. What I can’t remember is, did Aviation 200 or JC Wings or someone redo those DC-10-40’s in a polished version? I’m talking standard issue Northwest Orient, or non Orient? I know we had an Orient with the DC-10 logo on it, and the first hybrid livery before bowling shoe with the white engines and compass tail. This was a lot easier to answer when the database was accurate on here!
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Old 12-04-2020, 06:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Northwest 70’s/80s bare metal vs silver paint

Hi Boiler0178, As a Northwest collector my self, if you click on my collection at the bottom you will see all the various Northwest models more or less ever made.
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Old 12-04-2020, 08:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you! I’m glad that exists! The answer to my question is yes, in the non orient. Now the hard part will be finding it, it seems like if you don’t catch em when they first come out, they’re gone for good!
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