DRAW decals 44s-A3N-16: Jet Blue (Mosaic) A.320

Livery: JetBlue




Scott Van Aken

JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU), stylized as jetBlue, is an American airline, and the 6th-largest airline in the United States. The company is headquartered in the Long Island City neighborhood of the New York City borough of Queens, with its main base at John F. Kennedy International Airport. It also maintains a corporate office in Cottonwood Heights, Utah.

The airline mainly serves destinations in the United States, along with flights to Aruba, The Bahamas, Bermuda, Barbados, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, and many more. As of April 2017, JetBlue serves 101 destinations in the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.

The airline currently operates 130 A.320-200 aircraft.

A great source of aftermarket liveries for airliner fans is DRAW Decals. They produce decals to order and in several scales. This means they have to print the decals from their catalogue so it takes a few days longer to get your order. These are a big improvement over the old ALPS printed decals in that they are tough and not easily damaged. They still have a single carrier and would benefit from a light acrylic clear coat once the model is completed. My biggest complaint about the old decals is their lack of flexibility. Not the case with these as witnessed by a recent build using them. The instructions recommend using hot water in a cloth to help markings conform and also only recommend weak setting solutions, like Microsol. The decals come with windows so those using these will need to do a bit of extra work on their model in terms of filling in the windows. One will also have to paint the fin the same dark blue (Tamiya TS-51 recommended) as the underside and engine nacelles. For those who don't like rattle can painting, I think you are pretty much out of luck as I could find no bottle paint equivalent.

This option uses the P&W engines, but fortunately, both the Zvezda and Revell kits have these as options. Instructions offer both side views as well as an upper view and notes to help you choose the right markings. It is recommended that one get a photo of the exact plane you are modeling, something relatively easy thanks to all the information available on the Internet.

April 2017

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