Senior year, design school, modelmaking class: After spending weeks sculpting your mock-up it was time to paint it, often the make-or-break moment for your project. And masking it was always a b*tch.
Well, if you thought painting your Transportation Design clay model was hard, imagine trying to paint a 230-foot long airplane. That's the problem Delta's tackling with their recent takeover of Northwest. How long will it take them to rebrand their newly-acquired planes? About two years, and 40,000 gallons of paint.
This fascinating video cuts the 12-day painting process down to three minutes: