GBOAF
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Best Special Paint Scheme

Fri Mar 05, 2004 9:51 am

What is your fave special edition paint scheme!??

My personal fave has to be that of 9V-SPK and sistership 9V-SPL

Unfortunately, SPK was destroyed in Oct 2000 and the other "Tropical Megatop" SPL was re-painted in standard SQ colours!

I remember seeing and boarding SPK shortly before the incident in TPE...

The Tropical 747 was great!!... I miss seeing SPK and SPL at LHR!!  Sad


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RE: Best Special Paint Scheme

Fri Mar 05, 2004 10:01 am

I like Wunala Dreaming personally, bright and probably one of the most photographed on this site!
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coolkenla
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RE: Best Special Paint Scheme

Fri Mar 05, 2004 10:05 am

Air Pacific DQ-FJL


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RE: Best Special Paint Scheme

Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:33 am

Ive always loved the AA Retrojet schemes, hmmm


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keno
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RE: Best Special Paint Scheme

Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:45 am

Gulf Air's 50 years anniversary paint scheme. I managed to find at least 4 various designs, there could be more.

See my earlier post:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1431293/6/
 
aerOflyeR
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RE: Best Special Paint Scheme

Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:52 am

I think the best special paint scheme I ever see is from Thai Airways "Royal Barge" livery.Which included the following:

1. A330-322-HS-TEK
2. B747-4D7 HS-TGO
3. B747-4D7-HS-TGJ



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RE: Best Special Paint Scheme

Fri Mar 05, 2004 1:32 pm

Have to go with the AA retro 737 and 757. Reminded me of going to ORD as a kid to pick up my father from business trips.
 
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RE: Best Special Paint Scheme

Fri Mar 05, 2004 1:46 pm

Definately CX's 744 in the "Hong Kong World City" Livery, i'd add some pictures but I'm being very lazy tonight.
 
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RE: Best Special Paint Scheme

Fri Mar 05, 2004 1:48 pm

I am a big fan of the JAL Disney ones, are they still even around? Also always liked PacWest's too bad they went out of Business. the simpsons one was the best.
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RE: Best Special Paint Scheme

Fri Mar 05, 2004 1:52 pm

I'm with you, Syncmaster!


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RE: Best Special Paint Scheme

Fri Mar 05, 2004 2:02 pm

The Olympic's Athens Olympics 2004 livery:

On a B734:

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And on a DHC-8-102:

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I hope to see it SOON and on an Airbus 340-300 of Olympic's fleet.
 
NIKV69
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RE: Best Special Paint Scheme

Fri Mar 05, 2004 2:09 pm

You got to love JAL. They know how to honor their heroes..

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RE: Best Special Paint Scheme

Fri Mar 05, 2004 2:37 pm

This may be a little retro . . .

But my vote definitely goes to the BRANIFF DC-8 in the CALDER color scheme.
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RE: Best Special Paint Scheme

Fri Mar 05, 2004 2:53 pm

AerOflyeR,

Just added you to my respected users!! Thai has the best Livery in the world! Their logo is the best, you forgot to mention if you look close at their winglets that they also contain that great logo! That special paint scheme is good as well.
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CO737
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RE: Best Special Paint Scheme

Fri Mar 05, 2004 2:58 pm

The best special paint scheme, hands down, is Qantas' Wunala Dreaming on their 747-400ER. Everytime I see that plane it takes my breath away...


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And the newer ER (miss the painted engines)


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RE: Best Special Paint Scheme

Sun Mar 07, 2004 1:35 pm

I've always liked the JALways "Reso'cha" liveries...

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...and I'm glad to see they're being carried over to the new JAL livery  Smile!

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I also liked the Singapore Airlines 50th Anniversary livery:

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My favourite liveries that I've actually seen at YVR so far:

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RE: Future Of MKE.

Sun Mar 07, 2004 1:49 pm

I've always loved both Braniff ones...N1805 (Calder DC8) and N408BN (Calder 727). Too bad the third Calder (Flying colors of Mexico) never ended up flying.

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RE: Best Special Paint Scheme

Sun Mar 07, 2004 2:07 pm


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RE: Best Special Paint Scheme

Sun Mar 07, 2004 3:44 pm

Braniff's Calder DC-8 & 727

ONA's Bicentennial DC-8

CO's Peter Max 772

TW's and AS's reverse colors
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RE: Best Special Paint Scheme

Mon Mar 08, 2004 2:52 am

You can't go wrong with our Peter Max 777


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RE: Best Special Paint Scheme

Mon Mar 08, 2004 2:58 am

Just came across this one, which I quite like:


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RE: Best Special Paint Scheme

Mon Mar 08, 2004 3:25 am

The best one, IMO, is:

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I also like these:

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(Can't call me biased about this one  Big grin)

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RE: Best Special Paint Scheme

Mon Mar 08, 2004 3:31 am


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RE: Best Special Paint Scheme

Mon Mar 08, 2004 3:35 am

The best of the cartoon liveries (smooth and warm pictures), well balanced:

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The worst (what an ugly colour combination, it's like a Belgian "Fritkot" in Stavelot):

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RE: Best Special Paint Scheme

Mon Mar 08, 2004 4:20 am


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RE: Best Special Paint Scheme

Mon Mar 08, 2004 4:29 am

The one and only South African Airways Ndizani that carried the olympic team to Atlanta in 1996.
 
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RE: Best Special Paint Scheme

Mon Mar 08, 2004 4:33 am

This is one of my favorites.

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RE: Best Special Paint Scheme

Mon Mar 08, 2004 4:36 am

How could I forget this one..


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RE: Best Special Paint Scheme

Mon Mar 08, 2004 4:57 am

This one by TAP was used to promote the EXPO 98, that was held in Lisbon, in 1998.

The theme of this world exhibition was the Oceans and its importance.


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RE: Best Special Paint Scheme

Mon Mar 08, 2004 5:06 am


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RE: Best Special Paint Scheme

Mon Mar 08, 2004 5:06 am

And this one promoting the Algarve, a region in the south of Portugal, nice weather, nice beaches, very good nightlife, come and enjoy it, certainly YOU'LL LOVE IT


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RE: Best Special Paint Scheme

Mon Mar 08, 2004 6:28 am

There are so many beautiful special scheme around...it's very hard for me to choose the best....BUT I still manage to force my mind to pick a few which are the best in my opinion... Big thumbs up


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RE: Best Special Paint Scheme

Mon Mar 08, 2004 6:59 am

I'm a little impartial to the guys in our paint shop here at EAMS. They do some great work and have several 'special' paint jobs out their......Here are just a few samples.....

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RE: Best Special Paint Scheme

Mon Mar 08, 2004 7:04 am

CO737,

Im with you on that one mate. The Qantas paint scheme is ace!!  Smile
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