RoyalOrchid773
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TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Thu Apr 07, 2005 6:51 pm

Today 7 Apr 04, THAI's Boeing 747-400 painted in new livery was revealed at Bangkok Don Muang International Airport. The aircraft is registered HS-TGJ, formerly wearing the Royal Barge paint scheme.

Here's the link you guys might wanna check out!

http://www.thaitechnics.com/webboard/view.php?topic=3224
 
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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Thu Apr 07, 2005 6:55 pm

OUTCH!

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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Thu Apr 07, 2005 6:59 pm

looks awsome... is TG also still planning to add more 747's to the fleet?
 
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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Thu Apr 07, 2005 7:23 pm

Revolting  Sad  Sad  Sad

I'm in deep mourning for the loss of TG's timeless colour scheme.
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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Thu Apr 07, 2005 7:41 pm

The B744 looks disgusting.
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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Thu Apr 07, 2005 7:48 pm

hm, I dont find it yucky, but not attractive either. The new colors do not seem to go well on the 747s....
 
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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Thu Apr 07, 2005 7:51 pm

ewwww. What the hell where they thinking? It's too simple and old fashioned,
with too much white compared to the purple tail.


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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Thu Apr 07, 2005 8:17 pm

I think the new colours look awful and cheap.

Their previous livery was timeless. They went down the wrong route by applying a new design. They should have worked with what they already had by enhancing it.

The aircraft looks bare at the front and heavy at the back.

Such a shame.
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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Thu Apr 07, 2005 8:35 pm

I said it then, and now there's proof. This new scheme would look like crap on the 744, and it does..

Whats up with that generic font.. yuck. This 744 is too white especially with that big forehed doesn't look right. They have to move that purple forward. I have the feeling it won't be long before this scheme is altered if not changed completely.

I guess the 'genius' who designed this was only thinking about the A345...

The ideal thing Thai should have gone for was an UPDATE of the old scheme. Besides somewhat boring, this is an un-balanced design. If it wasn't for the purple color, this would be just another cheap euro-white livery.
 
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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Thu Apr 07, 2005 9:39 pm

I'm still living in hope there'll be an Air-India style public backlash and TG will be forced to recant...
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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Thu Apr 07, 2005 9:43 pm

Are their any planes still with the Royal Barge paint scheme ?
 
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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:00 pm

When I first saw this livery I thought it was a joke. There's nothing wrong on the current one and this one doesn't earn to serve TG, too cheap in my opinion. I really hope they will change their mind.


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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:31 pm

HS-TGO "Bowonrangsi' is still wearing the Royal Barge scheme, however. Heard that HS-TGN is next to be painted. I personally hope they would reconsider keeping the old livery...simply timeless...
 
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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:33 pm

It looked almost ok on the A340 but now with B744 it's horrible...sorry...
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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:41 pm

Not cool.. it looks like some charter airliner that's bound to go bankrupt, not like the classic Thai livery that was so elegant and classy. Hopefully they'll rethink this, although i doubt it..too bad.
 
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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:48 pm

I actually think it looks good however I think the Thai titles should be much bigger to help hide all that whiteness.
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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:52 pm

Well... it's better than the old livery, but that really wasn't too difficult: a completely white plane looks better than one in Thai's old livery.

It's ok - nothing great, nothing horrible... it could (or should) have been quite a bit better than it is.

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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:58 pm

Another importance of this HS-TGJ aircraft is that it's the first TG 744 with the new F and C class seats and all AVOD IFE.
 
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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Thu Apr 07, 2005 11:04 pm

I think it looks good the big Airbusses they are getting soon, but on a 747? Nahh... Please paint them all in the Royal Barge scheme, that would be nicer for sure...

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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Thu Apr 07, 2005 11:40 pm

Was there two Thai Boat B747-400s? I thought that HS-TGO also had the Thai Boat livery applied to it. I saw HS-TGO at CDG on the 31st of March and TS-TGJ at MAD on April 2. (it was still in Thai Boat livery)

The B747-400 looks....well it irks me  irked 
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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 12:12 am

Uuh, while I kinda like the new colors on the A345, I think they look absolutely horrible on the 744  vomit 
 
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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 1:23 am

It`s rather ok on the A345, but I don´t like the new color scheme on the B747. Wonder how it will look on the M11 and the A380?
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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 2:03 am

What's even more revolting is that this aircraft formerly wore the Royal Barge scheme.

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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 2:03 am

I add my vote to the YUCK! vomit  column, much nicer on the A345
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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 2:32 am

It's sad. It seems like the days of the cheat line are limited. I always thought that TG has (had) one of the better livery (esp. the barge). But I guess they too have now gone towards Eurowhite.

I hope AI never changes their livery to this style. I would then be thoroughly disgusted.

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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 2:40 am

That looks awful. I'm sorry to see Thai move in this direction and I hope they will see sense, though I think that is unlikely.
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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 2:41 am

I´m underwhelmed and agree the new livery fits better to the A345. Especially the grey engines look odd and out of place on the 744, almost as if its an error. They must be white -or purple. In general the front end on Thais new scheme is godawfully boring.
 
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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 2:48 am

Nice colors. Better than what they have now.
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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 2:59 am

What a horrible livery on the Boeing 747, please TG, change it back!

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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 3:23 am

Holy Cow, repaint them back. This is just disgusting.

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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 3:26 am

I like the new livery, even though I have to say that I expected a different 'appeal' on the 744. As soon as more photos are on the internet it will look better as the photo in the link isn't of the best quality/angle.

I also agree with the size of the THAI-titles which could have been bigger to hide the white fuselage and the engines which will look better if painted the same silvery purple. Otherwise a job well done. Especially in bright sun the purple will look very nice think. Even though I'm not an all-white fuselage fan, I must say that the purple in the photo below is very nice.


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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 3:32 am

The back 1/5th of the airplane is ok....
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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 4:35 am

ohher not keen on this at ALL. I agree with whomever said it looked "heavy" in the back because it does. There isnt any balance at all to the scheme. Do these designers just look at making a pretty tail and not consider the rest of the plane? I liked the old one.... And that color of purple seems to be off as well.... it just doesnt mesh or something. Cant put my finger on it...
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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 5:03 am

Purple only looks fine on Fedex...Yuck!!  Sad

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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 5:12 am

Very Ugly indeed, bring back the old one with the classy cheatline, one of the main reasons I like AA, cheatlines rule!
 
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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 5:27 am

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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 5:47 am

I like the new color scheme!! I believe it's a fresh updating to Thai's old livery. (which was fine as well) My only suggestion would have been to keep the old "Thai" font the same instead of all-caps.

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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 5:56 am


The old livery looked dated and needed to be changed, but they missed the boat by not going for this scheme on Mdified Airliner Photos
 
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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 5:59 am

Surely these new color schemes will be nicier on small planes , such as the ATRs , thus avoiding to have too much white.
Not really nice on a 744.Too much white.

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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:05 am

I think these new colors are Ok for the MD11 but realy bad on the 747.

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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:25 am

I like the new scheme and it looks quite wonderful on the 747
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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:05 am

Got to say, the now 'old' Thai scheme was a classic a la Air India. This said, I recognise change.
 
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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:12 am

I think that purple engines would make a lot of difference and take the attention off the all-white fuselage. Now that I look at the livery more closely, yes, the livery might look a bit 'heavy' compared to the all-white fuselage. But I still I like the new livery. At least TG kept the colors that separates them from the other (asian) airlines --> purple and gold  Smile

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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:23 am

It makes it look a little like a 747SP-SUD.
 
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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:24 am

Wow it looks really terrible on the 744. Maybe it's because of the picture quality but it doesn't look anywhere near as crisp and fresh as the old one, which looks fantastic oin the pic above at CDG.
 
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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:32 am

I'm not a fan of the new scheme, but I do think its an upgrade from the old one.
 
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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 9:01 am

Looks nasty, as I thought it would. A terrible shame and wasted opportunity to build upon the beauty of the previous livery.  yell 
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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 9:18 am

This is beyond ugly.

I didn't like it on the A340; it looks much much worse on the 747.

Keep the old livery! There's still time....
 
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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 10:30 am

Quoting Leskova (Reply 16):
Well... it's better than the old livery, but that really wasn't too difficult: a completely white plane looks better than one in Thai's old livery.

Sure buddy, throws tomato @ Leskova  duck  Big grin

Quoting NA (Reply 26):
I´m underwhelmed and agree the new livery fits better to the A345. Especially the grey engines look odd and out of place on the 744, almost as if its an error. They must be white -or purple. In general the front end on Thais new scheme is godawfully boring.

Funny to hear so many were saying oh that's great!.. and now they don't like it..  Silly An airplane's paintscheme needs to look good from all angles, not just from side or rear. This is also what happens when they hire foreign designers nowadays.

Quoting WhiteHatter (Reply 35):
This was the most beautiful application of that livery

Truth is, it looks very elegant in every airplane type. I thought the livery suited the 777-200 especially well and hope they take a long time to repaint the rest of the planes. I agree with whoever said the 744 in the new colors looks like a trashy airline that's about to go bust!  rotfl 


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RE: TG 744 In New Color Revealed Today

Fri Apr 08, 2005 10:45 am

OK peeps, I'll hold full fire until I actually see the thing in vivo.
Until then, however, I'm standing by my earlier judgment on the
airbus.

I said it once, I'll say it again (and apologies for the all caps):

IT LOOKS LIKE A KOTEX IN DRAG.

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