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      Post #41385, posted on 02-19-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Hello Fellow Modelers,

      I have been asked to build a 1/100 scale 767-200 in the grey UAL scheme. I was hoping someone would know if there is a decal in that scale available. I was also wondering what the nickname of that scheme is called. I call it the ugly scheme or the military scheme because it is grey and blue........YUK! Kind of like NWA's "Bowling Shoe" scheme........

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      Post #41386, posted on 02-19-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      I think I've heard "battleship" or "battleship grey" before.

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      Post #41388, posted on 02-20-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      I think it was called "Stealth" because on a dark, gray day you couldn't see the planes at all. United was trying their best to hide them as much as possible. I'm sorry, but I think that's one of the ugliest schemes ever to adorn an airliner, probably in the top 3, if not in first place.

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      Post #41389, posted on 02-20-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      That's it! Now I remember and I agree with you 100%. Thanks Ahmed. I have a feeling there is no decal for it in that scale huh.

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      Post #41390, posted on 02-20-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Tom,
      Our loved and very missed friend Dave Rider drew the "stealth" United decals for
      Vince's Flightpath line. He did the 767, 757, 737, 727 and 747. I have them all in 1/144
      but I do not know if he ever made them in 1/100 scale.
      I am sure Marc Borer can do them for you.

      I think the 727 looked cool in that livery, but then again, the 727 looked cool in any livery.
      She had the sexiest wing ever! ;)

      I can remember what grey and blue paint I used, Hannants?

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      Post #41396, posted on 02-20-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Maybe use the Flightpath 1/144 747 sheet?

      Keep em separated!
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      Post #41398, posted on 02-21-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Makes sense. I'm not crazy though am I? I just googled United Airlnes battleship and came up with a ton of blue/grey pics.

      Either way, you're all right; not that pretty!

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      Post #41401, posted on 02-21-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      Thanks guys. Yes, Hannants does supply the correct colors.

      Walter, that was my alternate plan to ask Mark for help.

      And yes, Dave did those schemes and I think you are right, they were in 1/144 only IIRC.

      And Steve, that is a good idea as well provided I can find a set. Is there anybody out there that can help get a set for the 747?

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      Post #41402, posted on 02-21-2012 GMT-5 hours    
      I am sure Marc will help but
      I do have lots of Revell 747-400 United decals.
      I will mail you a couple.

      Walter