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My first true attempt at an airliner.

 

My family has a long history with North Central dating back to my grandfather's business trips on their DC-3's.  I remember seeing my dad off on one of their Convair 580's.  I myself still have vivid memories of flying on their DC-9's before they merged into Republic. 

 

Eastern Express kit, ATP decals.  Model Master, MRP & Alclad paints.  Never quite got the fit of the bottom of the wings completely to my liking, but otherwise a neat build to start into airliners with....

 

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Andy, Beautiful work.  Great technical build, wonderful older livery, but the gentle and accurate weathering really makes it stand out.  I travel on airliners alot and have never really seen a pristine airliner, so your's is a joy to behold.  Great job! K/r, Dutch

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Thanks for the kind words my friend! I love being old enough to recall when flying was still something "special," not the cattle-car experience we are now subjected to.  747's, DC-8's, L-1011's, a BAC1-11, and plenty of DC-9's and 727's was how I grew up and I always treasure it.

 

A fond young boy's memory I have on a North Central DC-9....probably aged 7 or so, right before they merged to become Republic.  Mom and little brother were split from us and seated elsewhere; I sat with Dad on the two-seat side enjoying the wonders of aviation as usual with my jet-engineer father, as we were treated to a kid's feast of cheese and crackers served in a real wicker basket and linen lining, all on a doily.  Even this seemingly small feature is absolutely unheard of anymore.  Not sure how special this seems to others, but it really was just a wonderful, magical couple of hours frozen in my memory from a time when air travel was still something special.

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20 hours ago, Andrew D. the Jolly Rogers guy said:

Thanks for the kind words my friend! I love being old enough to recall when flying was still something "special," not the cattle-car experience we are now subjected to.  747's, DC-8's, BAC1-11's, and plenty of DC-9's and 727's was how I grew up and I always treasure it.

 

A fond young boy's memory I have on a North Central DC-9....probably aged 7 or so, right before they merged to become Republic.  Mom and little brother were split from us and seated elsewhere; I sat with Dad on the two-seat side enjoying the wonders of aviation as usual with my jet-engineer father, as we were treated to a kid's feast of cheese and crackers served in a real wicker basket and linen lining, all on a doily.  Even this seemingly small feature is absolutely unheard of anymore.  Not sure how special this seems to others, but it really was just a wonderful, magical couple of hours frozen in my memory from a time when air travel was still something special.

Yes! Agreed!  Air travel has degenerated into a basic bus ticket these days.  Unless you have 100's of thousands of miles and platinum or better status with an airline, then they cater to you, sometimes.  But I do miss the days when economy came with a meal and real flatware, not plastic F/S/K in a little plastic bag.   

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