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      Post #70765, posted on 09-28-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      I have four new decal sheets available:

      National Airlines 727-100 delivery scheme
      National Airlines 727-200 “Purposeful N” scheme
      Northeast Airlines 727-100/200 Yellow Bird scheme
      Northeast Airlines DC-9-31 Yellow Bird scheme

      The National 727-100 sheet is available for either the Airfix or Revell kit and contains artwork to build one of three variations of the “Purposeful N” delivery scheme.

      All four decals are available in 1/144 and 1/72, with the Northeast sheets also being available in 1/100 and 1/200 scales.

      In addition, all sheets come with 3D cockpit and passenger windows and updated details!

      Images and prices are up on my website, www.vintageflyerdecals.com and from the Vendors page.

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      Post #70807, posted on 10-11-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Did an actual 727-200 ever appear in service in National's "Purposeful N" scheme? Have seen a handful of photos of in-service -100s in the scheme; the only photo of a -200 in the scheme found so far is an engineless example (N4730) taken at Boeing. Since '30 was delivered in 12/67, same time as the "Sun King" scheme was introduced, was it repainted in that scheme prior to entering service?

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      Post #70809, posted on 10-11-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      There is at least one photo of a National 727-200 (N4730, if I'm seeing things correctly) at Boeing prior to delivery wearing this livery. There are stories it was repainted in the new livery prior to entry into service, though I can't verify it. At the very least, though, there is photo evidence of this being real, even if only temporarily.

      Maybe someone with George Cearley's book about National can check to see if there are any other photos of 727-200s in this livery?

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      Post #70810, posted on 10-11-2018 GMT-5 hours    
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      Maybe someone with George Cearley's book about National can check to see if there are any other photos of 727-200s in this livery?

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      Cearley's book "National - Airline of the Stars" contains seven photos of National 727s in the "Purposeful N" livery, all of which are -100s (more specifically 727-35s) pictured in service. All 727-235s pictured are wearing the original or final "Sun King" livery.

      Next question?... Might there be any photos of 727-235 N4730 in the "Purposeful N" livery taken after engines were fitted?

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      Post #70813, posted on 10-12-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      There are two photos I used in the creation of the 727-200 sheet. Both are of the aircraft sitting on the final assembly ramp at Boeing. Of the two photos, one does show the aircraft with engines fitted. I've also seen one photo of N4730 airborne in the N scheme, but can't remember where.

      I've heard stories that N4730 was delivered in the N scheme as the paint stencils weren't ready yet at Boeing for the new Sun King scheme. I believe that the next three -200s were delivered in just white paint with titles, and where then painted by National paint crews once the Sun King materials were ready.

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      Post #70814, posted on 10-12-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Ah, I suspected Mike would have some good information about this aircraft. That all makes perfect sense. Thank you!

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