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      Post #69653, posted on 03-04-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      I'm gathering up what I need for an eventual build of a 727-200 in Delta's 1997 livery, the one with the blue/red cheatline and the "Delta Air Lines" titles. (All the 727s I flew on were in that livery, hence my interest.)

      I've found just about everything I need except for how the engine nacelles were painted. The outboard sides wore the red/blue colors that started low at the cowl lip and curved upward as it went back. I can't, however, find decent pictures that show what the inboard side looks like. The best guess I can put together from what little I can find is that both sides of the nose cowl portion were painted alike, but the inboard half of the nacelle above the pylon was painted dark blue, and everything beneath the pylon was white.

      Does anybody have any photos, references or personal recollections that can help me out? This livery didn't last long and it's often overlooked, so any help will be appreciated.

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      Post #69657, posted on 03-05-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Does this help.? It's obviously a model but seems likely it was based on the real colours!

      https://www.modelbuffs.com/mpm/uploadsm3v2/Boeing%20727%20-%20Delta%20solo_%20side2-Model.jpg

      https://www.modelbuffs.com/mpm/uploadsm3v2/Boeing%20727%20-%20Delta%20solo_%20side4-Model.jpg

      Opps just found another model with a different colour scheme

      https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1-500-U-S-Delta-Air-Lines-Boeing-727-200-3-Pack-Alloy-Aircraft-Model/32829776674.html

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      Post #69658, posted on 03-05-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Sounds like your description is correct, Jodie. I'm guessing you probably already came across the following photos, but if not, they look to confirm your assumption.

      These shots show the red and blue are likely identical on both sides forward of the pylon:

      http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/4/5/2/0360254.jpg?v=v40

      http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/8/7/0/0053078.jpg?v=v40

      This shot shows that the inboard side is all blue above the pylon:

      http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/1/8/9/0250981.jpg?v=v40

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      Post #69659, posted on 03-05-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      I did some searching and, you're right, I can't find many good pictures either. Did find these though.

      https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/134302

      https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/11424

      Neither is perfect and you have to somewhat use your imagination... But to me in the first one it looks as though the paint is on the inboard side of the engine even though its in shadow. The second one... If you look at the reflection of the #1 engine in the dark blue paint on the tail it looks as though there is also blue paint on the inboard side of the engine.

      Not perfect but hope this helps!

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      Post #69660, posted on 03-05-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Thank you all for your help! Between the linked photos and the interpretations y'all offered, I think I've nailed it down. (That, and some of those photos have given me an incredible case of nostalgia. Oh, the fun I had in those days....)

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      Post #69667, posted on 03-06-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      You always find the picture that proves your assumption wrong right after you declare the model done

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      Post #69670, posted on 03-06-2018 GMT-5 hours    
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      You always find the picture that proves your assumption wrong right after you declare the model done



      Or worse, right after the completed book hits the shelves....

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      Post #69702, posted on 03-10-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Just to confuse the matter, these shots of N484DA were taken by me when I worked at IAD back in the 1990's. They did not all have the inner nacelle painted to match the outer in this scheme.

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      Post #69703, posted on 03-10-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Nice pictures,
      Yes indeed one of my favorite Delta scheme.
      As far as decals for this scheme, if I remember correctly there were only a few
      out there;
      I think Minicraft 737-400
      LU 737-800
      Scaleliners 757
      Scaleliners 777

      Any others?


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      Post #69710, posted on 03-10-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Mike, thank you much for those additional photos, which are more help than you might imagine.

      Now if I can get a set of Kurt's 727 engines with the FedEx hushkits....

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      Post #69711, posted on 03-11-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      You're welcome, glad they help. Here are three more overall shots of the same aircraft, but that is all I have of this scheme on the 727. Apologies for the scan quality, as these are print scans and not negatives with the original shots taken in twilight. This scheme was rare at IAD at the time, so this was the only set of shots I got back then.

      -Mike




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      Post #69723, posted on 03-11-2018 GMT-5 hours    
      Thank you for those, too. Now I am even more nostalgic...must dig out the great starboard-side views I got of N540DA at DCA back in March 2000, shortly before I flew to CVG on that aircraft.

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