This is my first repaint. I've played around with a half-dozen or so other repaints on a variety of aircraft, but this one will be taken to the finish line.
You can see the real-world aircraft here: http://www.aircraft24.com/singleprop/cessna/r172-hawk-xp--xi114749.htm
It still needs carpet, rear seats, and other small details on the interior filled in. This plane also had beige instrument panel covers at one point (as seen in reference), so I will include and alt version of the VC. And last but not least, I need to figure out how to get all of the exterior graphics to match up under the tail and around the nose
I'm sure with a little more trial and error, I will get it. Any secrets?
The biggest challenge so far has been tweaking the interior design of the original aircraft to fit the geometry of the modern cockpit built by A2A, while remaining convincingly "retro." I am certainly open to suggestions from everyone here. I very much appreciate receiving constructive criticism.
And if you were wondering, the VC dash lights work. I'll go snap a picture...
I will update this thread when I have more to share. Thanks to A2A for creating such an amazing aircraft. Also, many thanks to the repainters here at A2A, Avsim, Orbx, and OZx, that have inspired me to contribute to the community.