Tag Archives | Paint Job

…Delta is giving their planes new colors?

Delta 747-400

When Delta Air Lines bought Northwest Airlines for $2.6 billion, it acquired 436 planes, including Airbus A330s, DC-9s, and 16 Boeing 747-400s, making it one of the only domestic airlines to fly the jumbo jet.

The only problem: All of them were painted in NWA colors. (Or livery as they call it in the airline industry.)

To fix that problem, Delta will spend more than two years painting more than 40,000 gallons of paint on their new birds, but it’s hard to picture what a 12 day paint job looks like on a plane the size of a football field, so Delta has put together a time-lapse video of the whole process that cuts it down to just three minutes:

What interesting is that at time-lapse speed, the painters on cherry pickers look like the arms of a robot, and the whole process becomes a well choreographed dance that makes it look easy.

[Delta Blog]

[Via: Wired]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Stalin Cayenne Volga?

Stalin Cayenne Volga

Since yesterday was April Fools’ Day, I wasn’t about to try and push out any type of quality content (though it’s hard to argue with a good Rick Rolling!) so Tuner Tuesday happens to fall on a Wednesday this week.

And what a tuner it is!

Sure, on the outside it looks like a Volga with a Stalin paint job, but didn’t your mom teach you about judging a book by its cover?

It’s what’s inside that counts.

And inside this Volga are the salvaged remains of a Porsche Cayenne.

The Volga body was then grafted onto the Cayenne frame, and the details were sorted out to make this one well-done combination.

It might look like a rolling pile of gaudy, but perhaps that’s all just part of the charm.

[RUS Auto Design]

[Via: Jalopnik]