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Re: BA do the timewarp
« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2019, 04:08:23 am »
I love the BEA scheme, suits the Airbus down to the ground.  Landor and Negus schemes are good, will cause some head scratching in photos in years to come.

How about this on an A380?  Proportions should scale nicely:



That'd look great.  On the flying boat theme, I'm imagining an A380 all over silver with Imperial Airways titles.
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Re: BA do the timewarp
« Reply #31 on: March 17, 2019, 04:25:22 am »
That just looks like what I think of if I think of a BA 747.


Me as well. She looks stunning  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Arrogant and detached is IME a perfect description of BA cabin crew.

I'll tell my mates Mrs that  ;D I do know what you mean though and 30 or more years ago it could of been said about most airline crews, and then the budget airlines came along and it all changed. Nowadays in the UK it's certain train companies refreshment crews who have airs and graces. No names, but they no longer operate the franchise I use the most  :angel:
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Re: BA do the timewarp
« Reply #32 on: March 18, 2019, 05:47:30 am »
I'd love this ancestry BA livery - Northeast is quite exotic, but it would certainly be a colorful eye-catcher:




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Re: BA do the timewarp
« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2019, 06:00:10 am »
I've got a decal sheet for that NE scheme, it's pretty basic of course, just the fin logo and the titles in black.

Hmmm, I'd be VERY easy to re-print...................  ;)
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Re: BA do the timewarp
« Reply #35 on: March 21, 2019, 02:02:06 pm »
On Tuesday, there was a news story on Microsoft News that a BA 777 had to divert to St. Johns N.F. because of a fire alarm in the cargo hold had gone off.  The photo of a BA aircraft for the heading picture shows this retro 747 -----   :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
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Re: BA do the timewarp
« Reply #36 on: March 21, 2019, 07:59:51 pm »
Yeah, brotha!  :rolleyes: :banghead:  A lot of the people at these news agencies aren't exactly "up" on the subject material and either 'don't have the time' or don't try much at all to really research it. Even a mere few minutes' worth would benefit them, however. It's as if they delve into their own internal stock of pre-made generic 'catch-alls' instead of "doing journalism."



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Re: BA do the timewarp
« Reply #37 on: March 21, 2019, 11:52:10 pm »
The Negus scheme is one where you really have to get the exposure and colour temp right, otherwise it looks cold and washed-out.

This nails it thanks to blue skies:


I think that was ultimately one of the problems with the livery; on a Sunny day or above the clouds it looked fab, but on a grey British day it lost its zing and looked fairly bleak.  Whereas the later Landor scheme was more consistent in appearance regardless of lighting.
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Re: BA do the timewarp
« Reply #38 on: April 02, 2019, 12:43:34 am »
Another indirect retro scheme - not unpretty!


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Re: BA do the timewarp
« Reply #39 on: April 02, 2019, 06:09:36 am »
That does look quite nice  :thumbsup:

I also have some fond memories of TWA  :angel:
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Re: BA do the timewarp
« Reply #40 on: April 04, 2019, 08:17:01 am »
Another funny/confusing BA find:



This one is subtle, and RW, because it is a Comair B727 which was operated in BA colors in South Africa!

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Re: BA do the timewarp
« Reply #41 on: April 04, 2019, 10:09:05 am »
Yes, and it looks really good too.

There were only two of them AFAIK, and I tried to spot one of them when I worked down there, but I failed.  :banghead:
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Re: BA do the timewarp
« Reply #42 on: April 04, 2019, 12:40:14 pm »
Comair also flies 737NGs in BA colours, which the home team never did:


And the 747-8 flew in BA colours on wet-lease from Atlas.  It looked splendid, too.

So the only Boeing jet variants never seen in a BA livery:

707-100
720
727-100
737-100
737Max
747SP
747-300
757-300
767-400
777-200LR/F
777-300 'plain'

Not too many omissions over 50 years*!

I quite fancy a WHIF 757-300 on a Shuttle run to Belfast.  Or a 747SP in BOAC livery, can't quite make the dates work for that though.


* I omitted the 717 because that's really an MD-95
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Re: BA do the timewarp
« Reply #43 on: April 04, 2019, 12:53:32 pm »
Oh my!  I wonder if they ever did a mock-up:

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Another prime 747SP customer prospect, in addition to Pan American World Airways. is Japan Air Lines. which is looking for an aircraft to replace its McDonnell Douglas DC-8 fleet. Other potential customers are Trans World Airlines. BOAC, Air France, Air Canada, El Al and Qantas.

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Re: BA do the timewarp
« Reply #44 on: April 13, 2019, 01:52:56 pm »
Aer Lingus just made one. This looks damn good if you ask me.




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