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Complicated Special Liveries. Who Paint Them?

Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:59 pm

The Gulf Air, Malaysia and Wanula special themed liveries look very complicated. Who paint those and how do they get them nicely fit on the aircraft: do you know which companies produce those painting masks/stencils?


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RE: Complicated Special Liveries. Who Paint Them?

Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:52 pm

I was wondering this myself. Great topic.
 
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RE: Complicated Special Liveries. Who Paint Them?

Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:12 am

The original 'Wunala Dreaming' scheme was painted on VH-OJB in 1994 by a group of artists who had been commissioned by QF to convert the artwork from an original painting. When VH-OJB was replaced with VH-OEJ in 2003 the aircraft was delivered from Boeing in an all red paint job and flown elsewhere in the USA (cant recall of the top of my head) for a repeat of the job but this time by a professional aircraft painting company.

737-838 VH-VXB 'Yananyi Dreaming' was painted at the Boeing factory prior to delivery.

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RE: Complicated Special Liveries. Who Paint Them?

Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:28 am

Looks like the answer is lots of time and lots of skilled people.

Here is a video of a WN 737 being prepped with a special livery. Halfway through is when the plane enters the paint shop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chTOSzlTZ_8

Here is an EVA Air A330 being prepped with a Sanrio Hello Kitty theme. While not as complicated, the video shows the work being down as opposed a time lapse.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5dlvpdSkK8

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RE: Complicated Special Liveries. Who Paint Them?

Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:35 am

Quoting Dan23 (Reply 2):
737-838 VH-VXB 'Yananyi Dreaming' was painted at the Boeing factory prior to delivery.

One thing I always wondered is when that airplane is due for its heavy check ( or what ever check that is done to remove paint ), will they repaint her in that scheme or just paint her up in regular Qantas colors?
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RE: Complicated Special Liveries. Who Paint Them?

Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:38 am

Quoting BlueJuice (Reply 3):
Here is an EVA Air A340

FYR, It's an A330-200. BR has never flown the A340.
 
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RE: Complicated Special Liveries. Who Paint Them?

Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:40 am

Whoops, fat finger. Thanks for the correction.
 
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RE: Complicated Special Liveries. Who Paint Them?

Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:35 am

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 4):

I have thought about that too.
VH-VXA has already been repainted in the new QF livery so -VXB mustn't be far away from having its turn.
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