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MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished  
User currently offlineCapEd388 From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 233 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 25706 times:

It seems that the first Thai Airways A380 with the full paint job has been unveiled. Also, MAS has finished painting their first A380.

Over all, both A380s look great, in my opinion.


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User currently offlineLAX888 From Singapore, joined Oct 2010, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 25700 times:

I think the MAS paint jobs looks quite good. Although I am not sure if that is black they used for one stripe? I would have expected them to use a lighter blue.

User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2573 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 25697 times:

The Thai one looks better. I don't like the MH livery on the whalejet...

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User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2963 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (3 years 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 25699 times:

They should have removed the engine covers when making the photos of MSN 081... I really like the new MH colours.

By the way: one day and two new A 380-liveries, I think it'll take some time until we see this again.

User currently onlineBreninTW From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1812 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 25678 times:

That MH livery looks good! I like that they've extended it to the engines and also used darker shades of blue.

User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2963 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (3 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 25598 times:

Quoting LAX888 (Reply 1):
Although I am not sure if that is black they used for one stripe?

That's exactly what I asked myself when I saw the new livery for the first time. By the way, the picture in the production thread was taken at better light conditions: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aircrafts/7440423184/in/photostream

[Edited 2012-06-26 01:58:45]

User currently offlinekiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8741 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (3 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 25520 times:
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Are you sure the MH one is finished ? Is that really it?

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User currently offlineCX Flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6705 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (3 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 25389 times:

Isn't the MH one different to the artists impression?

User currently onlineBreninTW From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1812 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (3 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 25350 times:

Yes CX, it is. Darker lines and extended to the engines.

That logo on the tail is abysmal though...

User currently offlinevirginblue4 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 929 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 25367 times:

Love the Thai one! Very nice  

The Malaysian one, in my opinion is the worst looking A380 so far. I actually really dislike that livery.

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User currently offlineSKAirbus From Norway, joined Oct 2007, 1903 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (3 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 25349 times:

I'm going to say it... The Thai A380 looks absolutely stunning!!! Alongside the KE livery, I think this is the best.

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User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5581 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (3 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 25296 times:

Does anyone know where Thai intends to fly the beast?

User currently offlinemal787 From Australia, joined Jul 2007, 713 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 25250 times:

$$ for those who run them is all the whale is good for, she will never be a good looking bird in my eyes, and i love the Thai scheme on the rest of the fleet, the Malaysian looks just nasty

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User currently onlineCarfield From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2012 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (3 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 25236 times:

Thai A380
October 28
Hong Kong and Singapore (only run till Dec 14)
Possibly test runs

Dec 15

Jan 16
Tokyo Narita

Feb 16

User currently offlineGCPET From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2012, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 25180 times:

The THAI A380 looks incredible! Best livery on the A380 yet!


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User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1951 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (3 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 25129 times:

I think the new MS livery is hideous! Especially on the whalejet! I think Malaysian should've sticked to its old color scheme but changed the kite-logo into an oversized one (just like QR) and increase the font of the MS into billboard titles.

THE MS 380 looks too white, unproportional, the logo on the tail looks too small, the stripes are wrong, and the colors are just too wrong! BIG FAIL.

The Thai A380 on the other hand is FLAWLESS. CANT BE MORE PERFECT.

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User currently offlineTruemanQLD From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 1715 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 25086 times:

The MH one looks good! I like it all... except for the tail, the logo is too high up and too small, looks weird but I love the colours! The TG one looks amazing as well, as to be expected, though the front looks very bare considering how nice the rear of the plane is.

User currently offlineBritMidFokker From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2012, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 25033 times:

The logo on the Malaysian is too high on the tail, it needs to be moved lower, enlarged and possibly a second colour added in my opinion.

I LOVE Thai's colours anyway and they look superb on the A380. Can't wait to see it in HKG!

User currently offlinemaxter From Australia, joined May 2009, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 25050 times:

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 15):
THE MS 380 looks too white, unproportional, the logo on the tail looks too small, the stripes are wrong, and the colors are just too wrong! BIG FAIL.

Pretty much disagree on all your points except for the tail logo, yes too small. Other than that I quite like it. You know what they say about opinions  

User currently offlineIdeekay From Switzerland, joined Jun 2012, 236 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (3 years 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 24947 times:

The Thai looks 1000 times better than the Malaysia Airlines A380.
The Malaysia Airlines looks a bit too colorfull or maybe to white.. I dont know..

User currently offlinemadog From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 24879 times:

The Malaysian A380 looks absolutely.... Shocking. In a bad way. I'd say that they should have kept the grey belly cheat line livery, suits any aircraft they operate and would totally awesome on the A380.

Also one thing I noticed that they have changed the revised scheme that was unveiled two months ago. With the latest revisions thats makes an overall of 3.

User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2963 posts, RR: 25
Reply 21, posted (3 years 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 24847 times:

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 15):
THE MS 380

Nitpicking-mode-on: even though it reminds me very much of Egyptair, there is no MS A 380 - nitpicking-mode-off

User currently onlinebcworld From Australia, joined May 2011, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (3 years 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 24649 times:

Oh my...what was MH thinking? What a mess!

TG looks great but would've looked even better if they'd used the more metallic purple as seen on some of their planes as opposed to this flatter version.

User currently offline817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 3004 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (3 years 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 24517 times:

The TG A380 looks pretty good! The MH looks really unfinished and the kite on the tail looks out of place to me. i think it needs to be more centered.

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User currently offlinesejtam From Singapore, joined Sep 2011, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 24284 times:

Not only does the kite on the tail look too small and in the wrong place, the slightly different angle its rear borders have vs the angle of the rudder (esp badly visible on the last pic from the production thread) makes it worse.. Could they not have slanted it bit more so that the rudder and the kite align properly??

25 cipango : Thai A380 is beautiful! Perhaps my favorite A380 livery so far!
26 babybus : I can imagine Hillary Clinton silently mouthing 'Wow!' when she sees that pic of the Thai A380. I wouldn't blame her. That scheme looks terrific on th
27 rbgso : The Thai scheme looks good. The MAS livery looks unfinished and is certainly not flattering to an aircraft already cosmetically challenged.
28 bigbird : The Thai color scheme is great, but, in my personal opinion, there is nothing that can make this "fugly" machine look good.
29 bwest : I always loved the TG livery and it looks great on the A380. The MH livery is just awful in contrast...
30 MaverickM11 : Congrats MH on the hideous new color scheme!
31 nethkt : WOW for the THAI whale jet. Ewww for the MH whale jet.... Thanks for sharing the pics!
32 LostSound : Thai: Beautiful livery on a beautiful airliner. Malaysia: Could have done much better. Not very original.
33 JHCRJ700 : Whole lot of white on the MA one.... The thai one looks awesome though.
34 Post contains links and images B738FlyUIA : As looking in the opening post the MH A380 was looking quite good!!! After checking this link I must say, that is absolute a no go for a 380 paining!
35 ARN : I really like the MH livery. Especially the curvaceous stripes and the black color. In my opinion airlines should use more black in their liveries.
36 OM617 : I would agree that the Thai livery fits the 380 well. Malaysia, on the other hand, is a total let-down. Whom did they pay millions for this? The swoos
37 mattya9 : I think they could've done more with the MH scheme, but it doesn't look horrible just a little boring for my taste. Now TG on the other hand, THAT is
38 BLIKSEM : Awesome new livery for MA. Well done. TG livery is great especialy on A380.
39 Post contains images Kermode : Personally I don't see what everyone is upset about. They both look great! Yeah the MH A380 uses a lot of white but almost all carriers have a euro-wh
40 Post contains images caetravlr : Wow, looks like my opinion would be rather unpopular in this thread. I actually LIKE the MH livery and just find it unfortunate that it is on the only
41 kl911 : KLM, Aeroflot and Skyteam livery... try those.
42 goosebayguy : That blue on the MH one looks dreadful. Should be a lighter colour. This one just looks dreadful.
43 cloudyapple : The Thai aircraft would be even better if it was in the original metallic paint.
44 NDiesel : I love TG's livery - always thought of it as elegant, sleek, crisp and beautiful. On the A380 however it looks like a fat lady trying to squeeze herse
45 Post contains images lightsaber : The Thai livery is gorgeous! IMHO, the only way to improve it would be a little color on the engines. Perhaps copy the 3 color lines of the body and p
46 777way : MH logo is too flat it needs some highlighting like on BA tails.
47 N14AZ : I don't get it, is this kind of an insider joke?
48 cipango : Imagine the way the color scheme is spread across the whole engine as being the same spread across the fuselage. That is how MH should have done the l
49 ThaiAggie : TG looks good. MH...uhmmmm, come on! you can do better, especially that TAIL!!!!
50 TeamInTheSky : As many have stated, I am not the least bit shocked the TG livery looks good. For me, as a London spotter, one of my favorite planes is the MH 744. I
51 Post contains images bohica : MAS: Fuselage Engines Tail The tail is too plain compared to the rest of the A/C.
52 ER757 : On the MH plane, I like the little red accents at the rear of the engines, but won't those quickly get covered in exhaust by-products and turn black?
53 817Dreamliiner : I think those are covers on the nozzle, but the nozzles would be blue(then black form exhaust) and not red
54 carbon787 : MH looks like a freighter!......THAI like a candy wrapper!.....really don't like either of them!
55 ER757 : Ah, that make much more sense. Silly me....thanks for setting me straight.
56 fiscal : The Malaysian is OK, but not great. The Thai is Thai - nothing different from the rest of the fleet. Maybe MH should have had a competition to get the
57 SSTsomeday : I was thinking "I never expected to say this, but I am getting used to the look of this airplane..." and then I realized - the color schemes are brea
58 DID747 : MAS tail looks to be unfinished...
59 sturmovik : TG looks good. However, I wish they'd stayed with the metallic paint they were using at one point. That looked significantly better than the paint the
60 Post contains images 777way : According to another topic post MH have repainted the ex-Firefly 738s in their grey belly livery and the red and blue logo is now back on their websit
61 Post contains links and images lindy field : Am I the only one who thinks that this dreadful Malaysian livery was inspired by (ripped off from) the old Aerolineas Argentinas scheme from the 1990s
62 Post contains links and images 777way : I must say not bad at all on the hypothetical 797
63 Putnik : I like them both, especially having in mind that current trends shift to the "delights" of the new Finnair livery and similar. Both MH and TG A388 loo
64 777way : TG have dropped metallic paint.
65 psimpson : The new Malaysia Airlines A380 livery looks great with your modified kite design on the tailfin.
66 Post contains images CapEd388 : I have noticed something interesting about the MAS logo. A while back, when they first announced and unveiled their new all blue logo, I checked their
67 Vimanav : The trashiest, crappiest livery ever applied on an airliner..... From what they currently have, this one's nothing short of a disaster. It would have
68 SingaporeBoy : I think the Thai A380 looks great...but if they had it in their old colors...even better!!!MH just looks dull.....they should add back their red inste
69 AAExecPlat : Well, the MH livery looks hideous...unfinished, esthetically disturbing....a disaster. TG livery looks great on the A380. Happy to report I will fly o
70 Post contains links 777way : The new livery is only for "flagship fleet" which I guess is the A380, accortding to malaysianwings forums, the rest of the fleet will carry red and b
71 Post contains images Semaex : I can see myself stabbed by fanboys already but I much prefer the MH livery over the TG one, simply because of the choice of color. The MH looks fresh
72 blrsea : Does these new deliveries have the fix for the wing crack issue?
73 goldenargosy : MH livery is a Hot Mess. Ouch. My eyes hurt.
74 bcworld : Just watched the MH A380 arrival at KUL vid...there was no red on the engines as seen in the pic above.
75 EK413 : MH has made an awful decision to go ahead with this new scheme... Certainly Axis in color... TG stunning!!! EK413
76 AA2MM : Would some one help post pics of the TG whale jet ? I can't see the first one posted on the thread. The default pic comes across. Thanks.
77 abba : I agree - the MH livery is much more interesting to look at (even though the TG isn't bad).
78 Post contains links and images AirlineCritic : How I wish that this would have been an actual paint job: View Large View MediumPhoto © Kok Chwee SIM
79 N766UA : So, can Airbus not paint the wingbox of the airplane or what? That Malaysian livery looks absolutely horrible, in large part because the stripes just
80 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : I would like to see that Malaysian A380 in person then I can tell if I like it or not. Cannot judge from pictures, really. I like the Thai A380 First
81 vasu : Even Y-class looks rather nice!
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