With the Flight Factor 767 Extended series now out for a week, the list of new paints continues to grow at an impressive clip. We’ve mentioned before that the success of almost any given aircraft file can be indirectly measured by the number of new paints that come out for it; just look at the Toliss A319 or the Flight Factor A320 or, for that matter, the default 737 and its Zibo spin-off…so if shopping for a new aircraft file and curious about public reception…?
Yet that simplified equation overlooks a few exceptions to the rule. Take the LES Saab 340, as good a file as there is in Xp yet with comparatively very few 3rd party paints. Why? Well, how about comparatively few real world operators compared to 737 and Airbus operators… That makes sense, doesn’t it? And by any other measure, the 340 has been a successful release.
I’m not sure how many paints were available for the 767-300ER a few weeks ago, but it was more than a few – and these appear to work with the upgraded files in the Extended package, so perhaps we’ve seen only the tip of the proverbial iceberg so far. Still, more than a dozen new paints for the Extended package this week points to a healthy release, and I’d like to single out fscabral for his exceptional VARIG paints. Truly grand work!
If you haven’t tried the -67 yet, maybe waiting to hear more customer reaction, perhaps these paints will sway you. I can add that I’ve been using this file all week long and I love it. Its stable, the cockpit looks great and, as I’ve tried to convey in images here this week, the aircraft simply looks stunning – whether sitting on the ramp or climbing through clouds. She’s a blast to fly and worth every pfennig.
That said, we’ll look at a bunch of new paints today, but not just for the new 767 series. There’ve been a few notable new paints for the default 737, the Dash 8 Q400, and even the SSG 748, so lets take a look.
Thomas Cook/ Condor Blue: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/48415-condor-ff-b767-300er-pw-extended-blue/
And now, the freighter…with some exceptional efforts in this bunch…
If you haven’t caught the particle animations during reverse thrust…?! Wow!
Now, some new paint for the default 737-800:
738 Norwegian Freddie Mercury: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/41535-norwegian-boeing-737-800-default-xp11/
DH Dash-8 Q400 Croatia: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/48433-fsj-dash-q400-croatia-airline-9a-cqe/
SSG 748i Swissair’s last paint: https://forums.x-plane.org/index.php?/files/file/48181-ssg-747-8i-swissair-final-livery/
And one last paint for the new 762, for the “New Varig” post-merger scheme:
So, that should convince you…the 767 series appears to be on track for a great reception…and our community of painters is as creative as ever, so get these new paints onboard, and maybe get flyin’…
And we’ll see you next time, so Happy Trails – C