|Quoting LX138 (Reply 28):|
That VS red actually looks good! They should use that shade as their default scheme! Although I wouldn't want VS to change their scheme too soon again, I think they have three versions at the moment.
I Count 5!
The original 2000 Scheme on all but 3x A346's and 1x A343
The 2005 21st birthday livery on G-VFAB
The 2006 Scheme on the 3x newest A346's with a white gradient on the tail
The 2007 scheme on 6x 747's and a single A343 with the purple gradient on the tail
The new 2010 scheme on 5x 747's and 2x A343.
|Quoting BY738 (Reply 29):|
That wasnt a "mistake" , it was simply a fault with the paint. It was supposed to have the altered metallic red appearance. They have since been unable to replicate the metallic effect and so have switched back to matt red in a slightly different shade.
They do use the metallic version still. Check out G-VELD and G-VAIR - the latest 2 painted. The only two with the old style red are the 2x A333's delivered straight from Airbus.
The red on G-VXLG was definitely a darker shade than G-VROC and G-VAST, the only other two in the 2010 scheme at the time. Now its been repainted again its a similar shade to the others.