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steven winslow

My Mooney

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Whether payware or freeware, when I get a plane I plan on flying a lot, I like to personalize it by finding a real world counterpart to copy.  I usually go to Flight Aware and a couple of online aircraft sales websites and find a livery I like and I paint my model accordingly and adopt the tail number.  In the case of the Mooney, the Duchess and the Sundowner, changing the tail number plate on the panel was a bit more challenging than some of the previous models I have worked with.  The Mooney didn't even have a tail number plate.  So here's some shots of the real world Mooney I based my repaint on and a couple of screenies of my Mooney.  Not exactly the same, but I think she's still purty!  I've been flying her around Alaska to get to know her.  I took the Sundowner out to the east coast and back to Montana last month.  After I get back to Montana from Alaska, I'll be taking the Duchess down south for some extensive flight time. 

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Holy cow, NO!  That's a lot more work than I'm willing to put in right now.  Actually, with the Mooney I did redo the interior.  I changed the upholstery and carpet from blue to brown to go with the exterior better.  Is that what you meant?

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Here are some shots of the redone interior of my Mooney.  I'm sure it doesn't count as texturing a whole plane.  But the blue interior just didn't look good with the new exterior paint.

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Having fun....and learning a lot!  Seems like every aircraft designer does their paints just a little bit different.  Makes it challenging to get it right.  The Mooney has been fun and I've got a couple more livery ideas for her.  I think I have the Duchess figured out, too.  I'm planning a couple more Duchess liveries and then I want to do some more Sundowner liveries.  And then there's the rest of the X-Aviation fleet!  So many planes....so little time......

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