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MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:24 am

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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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:28 am

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.
 
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:29 am

The Thai one looks better. I don't like the MH livery on the whalejet...
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:29 am

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.
 
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:30 am

That MH livery looks good! I like that they've extended it to the engines and also used darker shades of blue.
 
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:38 am

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]
 
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:45 am

Are you sure the MH one is finished ? Is that really it?
 
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:57 am

Isn't the MH one different to the artists impression?
 
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:00 am

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

That logo on the tail is abysmal though...
 
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:01 am

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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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:01 am

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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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:06 am

Does anyone know where Thai intends to fly the beast?
 
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:11 am

$$ 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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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:13 am

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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:17 am

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

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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:22 am

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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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:27 am

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.
 
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:30 am

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!
 
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:31 am

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  
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:43 am

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..
 
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:48 am

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.
 
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:50 am

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 15):
THE MS 380

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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:16 am

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.
 
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:36 am

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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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:07 am

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??
 
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:54 pm

Thai A380 is beautiful! Perhaps my favorite A380 livery so far!
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:01 pm

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 the A380. Beautiful livery, beautiful giant aircraft. A match made in heaven.
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:27 pm

The Thai scheme looks good. The MAS livery looks unfinished and is certainly not flattering to an aircraft already cosmetically challenged.
 
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:37 pm

The Thai color scheme is great, but, in my personal opinion, there is nothing that can make this "fugly" machine look good.
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:41 pm

I always loved the TG livery and it looks great on the A380.

The MH livery is just awful in contrast...
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:41 pm

Congrats MH on the hideous new color scheme!
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:48 pm

WOW for the THAI whale jet.
Ewww for the MH whale jet....

Thanks for sharing the pics!
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:25 pm

Thai: Beautiful livery on a beautiful airliner.

Malaysia: Could have done much better. Not very original.
 
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:28 pm

Whole lot of white on the MA one.... The thai one looks awesome though.
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:47 pm

Quoting LAX888 (Reply 1):
I think the MAS paint jobs looks quite good

As looking in the opening post the MH A380 was looking quite good!!!

Quoting N14AZ (Reply 5):
http://www.flickr.com/photos/aircrafts/7440423184/in/photostream

After checking this link I must say, that is absolute a no go for a 380 paining!!!!

Quoting bcworld (Reply 22):
Oh my...what was MH thinking? What a mess!

What would have been my question also... In there previous livery layout they had also the red color... I simply miss that on the A380!!!!


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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:05 pm

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.
 
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:28 pm

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 swooshes on the fuselage and engines together give me the impression the aircraft is being sucked backwards. Also, Malaysia is a tropical country with lots of colorful flora and fauna, the livery should reflect this in some manner. Instead, they use black & blue, the colors associated with...bruises.

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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:32 pm

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 a good looking scheme! I will definitely be getting a model of that aircraft as soon as I can find one!

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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:36 pm

Awesome new livery for MA. Well done. TG livery is great especialy on A380.
 
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:37 pm

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-white based livery. Nothing to be shocked about. Reminds me a little of the Garuda Indonesia livery just because of the colours used.

As for the TG 380, it looks fantastic as we all knew it would   It wasn't too much of a shocker that it looks great, all the pictures we'd seen before had showed it very well.

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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:37 pm

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 airplane that I have seen in modern aviation that manages to be almost as painful to look at as the Shorts 360.  
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:37 pm

Quoting mal787 (Reply 12):
$$ for those who run them is all the whale is good for, she will never be a good looking bird in my eyes

KLM, Aeroflot and Skyteam livery... try those.
 
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:38 pm

That blue on the MH one looks dreadful. Should be a lighter colour. This one just looks dreadful.
 
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:38 pm

The Thai aircraft would be even better if it was in the original metallic paint.
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:40 pm

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 herself into too small a dress...
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:45 pm

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 put on the nacelles, but very thin lines? I know, picky picky... It really is a lovely plane!

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Possibly test runs

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No routes to the USA?   

Is it just me, or is that Malaysia livery almost how some roller skates I owned in the late 1970's were decorated... Its just not doing it for me.


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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:47 pm

MH logo is too flat it needs some highlighting like on BA tails.
 
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:50 pm

Quoting babybus (Reply 26):

I can imagine Hillary Clinton silently mouthing 'Wow!' when she sees that pic of the Thai A380.

I wouldn't blame her.

I don't get it, is this kind of an insider joke?
 
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:58 pm

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 livery if using these colors IMO.
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RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:11 pm

TG looks good.
MH...uhmmmm, come on! you can do better, especially that TAIL!!!!
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