The Lotus Simulation's L-39 is one of the finest models for FS that I have ever flown. While it is not everyone's cup of tea, the model is incredibly detailed and feels very realistic.
One of my first projects was to create a personalized L-39 for myself. It was a simple black and white motive, I mostly copied other schemes, combined them and changed the colors. At that stage I had limited experience with repainting aircraft.
However, I wasn't completely satisfied and was curious how the aircraft would look in the old Impala Mk2 camo scheme. Initially I asked around for assistance, but finally realized that it would actually be rather cool if I was able to paint it myself. After a lot of learning, swearing when I did dumb things (which happened quite a lot in the beginning) and with the help of the paint kit provide by Lotus Simulation I finally managed to come close to my dream. While it almost looks like the correct scheme (especially if you close your eyes and open them just a tiny fraction
) its not 100% accurate. I also inserted some of my own ideas, like the black canopy.
Feel free to leave comments, advice, suggestions, I still have a lot to learn and would appreciate any feedback.On a side note, I showed a picture of the black and white L-39 along with a picture of the Hungarian L-39 to various air- and ground crew and all of them preferred the black and white scheme for a private jet. I actually find that fascinating.