More liveries! Lufthansa + SAS

Two more liveries I released for the FlyJSim 737-200 in the last 24 hours, enjoy as usual!

SAS (Fictional)

This is a Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) livery for the 737-200 by FlyJSim. Fictional sadly but it is one of my favorite ever 737 liveries so I had to make it!

More info on SAS

The aircraft – FlyJsim.com or Org Store

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Lufthansa (Normal & Express)

This is a pair of Lufthansa liveries for the 737-200 by FlyJSim.
Both were worn by aircraft D-ABMB at some point in its life and they were very similar so I thought I’d do another twin release!

More info on Lufthansa

The aircraft – FlyJsim.com or Org Store

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RELEASED – British Airways Multipack – B737-200 (FlyJSim)

Finally found time to make something for you guys, for FlyJSim’s brand new (and amazing) 737-200!

This is a pair of British Airways Union flag liveries – One operated by Comair in South Africa (ZS-OLA), and the other as a BA mainline 737 (G-BKYE) in (somewhat) fictional Union Flag colours for those who like to fly in the UK like myself.

Though the registrations differ, the fictional livery actually represents the same aircraft earlier in its lifespan, as it was sold to Comair by BA, though it was phased out too early to have worn the British Union flag livery.

More info on BA

More info on Comair

The aircraft – FlyJsim.com or Org Store

Visit jettodesigns.co.uk to view my other creations.

Thanks for downloading! Comments and constructive criticism are appreciated.

 

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OBBI Updates and Solo Navigation #2!

First up, Bahrain is now updated to V2, with new static aircraft and a few other updates! Check it out here!

 

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I also completed my second solo navigation today! Here are some pics, mostly taken while cruising over the river Trent.
The route: 

Departing from Netherthorpe, the eastern point on my route, then heading south to Newark before following the Trent North to Gainsborough, then back to Netherthorpe. Most of these images are taken on the second leg.


Looking directly towards Gainsborough here.


Some small showers around, lots of weaving around them since the aircraft doesn’t have wipers!


Just an interesting bit of the Trent I passed over.


A seemingly tiny boat on the Trent. Everything looks minuscule, even at only 2000ft!


Passing the first of the West Burton Power Stations…


…and the second!


I never made it all the way to be directly overhead Gainsborough, thanks to this big storm that was hovering around and kicking up a lot of turbulence.


Finally, passing just north of Retford. After this I was too busy switching from Doncaster to Netherthorpe and sorting out my approach so I didn’t take any more pics sadly!

Development update – OTHH – Hamad International Airport

Just a quick post to show I’m still working on things! Right now, those things are Hamad International Airport, the huge new airport currently being finished in Qatar. This is a conversion of Chris B.’s excellent FSX scenery, with some modifications to bring it up to scratch with X-Plane – in a somewhat similar vein to my Doncaster/Sheffield scenery from years ago.

First up, I created some Qatar static aircraft very quickly, with the help of beber’s static aircraft from XPFR. These make great additions though I wish there was a B777 and an A330! Obviously some are fictional combinations but these may still have a use.

Here are some shots of some of the area as it stands right now. Note the over-abundance of static aircraft; this is merely to ensure that parking positions for aircraft are correct.

Cargo terminal:

What I can only assume is the Royal Terminal:

There’s still lots of work still to be done of course, but so far I’m really liking how this is going!

Safe flying!
Jiggyb2

OBBI – Bahrain International Airport – Released!

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This scenery is of Bahrain International Airport (OBBI). It is the only commercial airport in Bahrain and is a hub for Gulf Air. It is intended to be the first in a series of Middle Eastern sceneries, as the area is extremely poorly covered in X-Plane as I see it.

This was constructed using various library elements and because of this will not look identical to the real airport. However, object placement is very accurate to the real airport as it has been done using charts and satellite imagery.

One issue I did run into is that there are no static aircraft in libraries in the Gulf Air livery – if anyone could find one I would be more than grateful! Same goes for Qatar Airways, which will be needed in another project I’m working on.

More info on OBBI – wikipedia.org/Bahrain_International_Airport

Charts for OBBI – mahan.aero/App_Upload/BAHRAIN.pdf

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Thanks for downloading! Comments and constructive criticism are appreciated.

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Updates and fun with dioramas!

In an exciting turn of events, A Qantas A380 made a surprise diversion to Sheffield International from London Heathrow due to poor weather conditions yesterday. This surprise visit was a helpful test however, as Qantas plans to open a route to the airport from Sydney (via Dubai) once the brand-new main pier is completed in 2014. For now, the A380 had to park at one of the few stands at the current terminal, and because it was so unexpected only a single air-stair was available to offload the gigantic aircraft. Fortunately, this process was completed only slightly slower than usual as the Aussies aboard were more than desperate to get outside for fresh air after their long flight.

By the early morning, the Qantas incident had long since passed, and operations had returned to normal; The weekly Aeroflot MD-11 cargo service as well as the 3x weekly early-morning Air France CRJ700 flight were both in the process of loading ready for departure.

However, Today was not a normal day; This was the day Sheffield International Airport completed stage 1 of its ambitious new expansion – The building of four wide-body stands on the eastern side of the airport, which will eventually form part of a new international terminal. To celebrate what will one day become a new hub for the North, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Thomson all agreed to be the first users of the stands, with various wide- and narrow-bodied aircraft – Including the massive A380 and 747. Unfortunately, while the stands are now complete, delays in production due to “faulty mechanisms” have meant that the brand-new ground equipment is not ready yet, and so the stands will not be used regularly until it arrives within the next week; As well as this, nobody could enter or exit the special visitors as there were no available air-stairs.

Once the photo shoot was complete, each aircraft was pushed back in turn and returned home – Apart from the Thomson 737, which was taken to the current terminal in order to prepare for a flight to Sharm El-Sheikh. Here it also joined a Wizz Air A320 from Budapest and a BA E190 returning to London City (or RLSI if that’s OK with Jetboy!)

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That’s right, I’ve finally got to a point where I’m really, really happy with my mini-diorama and now it’s time to move on to something more medium-sized. For those of you interested, here is the full version of the mini-foil: http://i.imgur.com/e3EAyy6.jpg

You can also get a .psd version for Photoshop at http://www.mediafire.com/download/3yd8ue7jgw0vwhw/Foil%20v2.psd

Enjoy guys!

Mini diorama / Custom Foil Testing!

So now I have some more space around thanks to having installed some new shelves, I’m starting to finally look into ways to create some kind of diorama. Here’s a small section of custom foil I’ve been working on! I’ve got a pack of GSE and Jetbridges arriving late this week so I shall be refining things further then. I’ve made it as detailed as I can so far, with taxi lines having accurate spacings for the models this section is designed for – all of which are listed as you would see in a real airport. I haven’t kept markings particular to any place however, they’re meant to be ambiguous (at least for now).

Here are a few shots of me messing around with what I’ve come up with so far:

A Lufthansa A320 “pushes back” (Really want GSE for this!) while an SAS B737 and Virgin A320 wait at the stand, preparing for their next flights.

Engine start for the LH A320.

Soon after the A320’s departure, an Austrian Q400 takes its place at stand 02.

 

Next up, it’s the SAS 737’s turn to depart…

…Closely followed by the Virgin A320….

…Leaving the Q400 alone as it unloads. Note the small details on the taxi lines; each character is readable at a decent print quality, and is accurately placed for the models I have. These were inspired by their real-world counterparts below.

Eventually, an Aeroflot A319 joins the Austrian Q400, parking at stand 01…

Finally, a Wizz A320 appears at stand 03; The last arrival of the day.

Here’s the cleared foil as it is now. I’ve only printed it on standard A4 for now while I test it out but it’s already come out very well IMO.

And for those who want to download this to try it out yourselves, you can find the (rather large) HD version at http://i.imgur.com/WGQxJFn.png. In order to get it scaled properly, I’d recommend printing it without print margins – it’s designed to fill a whole sheet of A4 so don’t change the scale or models won’t fit as well!

Any thoughts are obviously greatly appreciated; What could I do to make it better? I am aware that the dirt right now looks horrendous, I’m still figuring that one out.

Thanks for looking!
Jiggyb2