99 Bottles of beer on the (hiccup) wall, 99 bottles of beer.....
Well you should have seen what happened at the Chicken Works shops this evening. As is our usual routine, we like to have our staff meetings with plenty of Shiner Bock to go around- it makes the mind less inhibited! At any rate, the guys who did up the Republic 737-700 and the National MD-90 guys got really tanked off their a$$es and a brawl ensued after the Sun King camp got huffy after the "Hermanators" made fun of them for being so uptight and conservative. To make a long story short, half of the staff of the Chicken Works is now in the local emergency room getting all stitched up after one helluva bar room brawl.
Those that weren't injured decided to redo the National MD-90 livery. They all still had a pretty damn good buzz going but man, did they go for broke on the next revision.
First of all the Sun King logo was again modified to look a little more like the older original logo but with enough color and shape adjustment to look as modern as ever. Notice the Sun King's looking upward a bit compared to the original real logo.
Colors were kept the same except for the addition of slightly lighter shade of orange.
The tail logo this time was set off a bit instead of being completely on the tail- is it rising, setting, or were we just too drunk to center it? Who knows, it looks good there. By setting it back a bit we could add smaller titling like the old National had on their tails.
Today's catchphrase is SUPERLOGO. I'm in love with these things, they let you break up the monotony of any fuselage coloration. I enlarged the logo for the forward fuselage to give the appearance like the Sun King is "leading the way".
Well, to hell with cheatlines, I went for broke and decided on slanted parallel bands of color that repeat near the tail. I tried some sweeping arcs like I had on the Texas International, but they didn't quite do it for me. I used a slightly lighter shade of orange so you could still make out the Sun King superlogo on the forward fuselage.
Screw the color white, too. Anything that wasn't a shade of orange or yellow on the fuselage was made polished baremetal. It gives a nice contrast and effect to the brighter yellow/orange bands. With the colors this bird has, you bet it's gonna really reflect that sunlight at ANY altitude.
I think this version, despite its origins in a drunken bar-room brawl (how most important decisions seem to be made in Texas to tell y'all the truth), makes a much stronger visual statement that the first version I did above.