lyzzard
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New Orient Thai Livery

Tue Mar 09, 2004 3:34 pm

Found her whilst snooping around in BKK. What a beauty! Well, in my opinion that is. Fresh out of the paint shop, I believe this is the first B743 Combi for Orient Thai.


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thaiaggie
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RE: New Orient Thai Livery

Tue Mar 09, 2004 3:41 pm

It's the best so far compared to other orient thai c/s. Good that they got rid of all white or those hybrid schemes.
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Spike
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RE: New Orient Thai Livery

Tue Mar 09, 2004 3:47 pm

Some of the Orient Thai tails that you see at HKG look remarkably similar to BA, in a poor brother sort of way.
 
kalakaua
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RE: New Orient Thai Livery

Tue Mar 09, 2004 3:53 pm

IMHO, it looks horrendous, like a DL "Wavy Gravy" gone rabid.  Nuts
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AirOrange
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RE: New Orient Thai Livery

Tue Mar 09, 2004 4:23 pm

Basic paint design is very good but the typography is not good. As a contra weight for the playish basic scheme it needs businesslike letters. Now it's too much.
 
Spike
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RE: New Orient Thai Livery

Tue Mar 09, 2004 4:45 pm

Actualy, it reminds me of when I was 7 or 8 and used to try to paint model airfix aircraft with a 'straight hand'. I think I did better than these guys have done (even with using selotape)! Utter shite.
 
lyzzard
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RE: New Orient Thai Livery

Tue Mar 09, 2004 5:43 pm

Well, I like it especially compared to the existing almost all white livery, which is utterly boring.
 
chepos
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RE: New Orient Thai Livery

Tue Mar 09, 2004 8:13 pm

It's an impovement over the present c/s.
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Greg
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RE: New Orient Thai Livery

Tue Mar 09, 2004 11:00 pm

Looks like it hit a paint can...or garbage bag at 600mph.
 
Korg747
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RE: New Orient Thai Livery

Tue Mar 09, 2004 11:25 pm

I think it's special.

So what's the fleet stats of Orient Thai now? What do they own in total?
Please excuse my English!
 
lyzzard
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RE: New Orient Thai Livery

Tue Mar 09, 2004 11:36 pm

Almost the entire fleet of 747s were sitting idle on the cargo apron at BKK while I was there. Only managed to catch one movement in 2 days. Here's a pretty good site with some fleet details.

http://www.thai-aviation.net/airlines%20-%20Orient%20Thai.htm