My immediate reaction was... "too much red" (on the tail)
And then I realised there was "too much blue" (on the lower fuselage) as well!
Plus the tacky "757" on the rear upper fuselage. (Especially when there is already a nice subtle gold "Boeing 757" under the tail, on the blue)
Here are assorted examples showing a lot less red paint on the tail, and less blue paint on the lower fuselage.
Let's start with two tri-jets, where the configuration of the third engine automatically forces the red higher up the tail, and leads to a predominance of white paint
You are kidding right ? Do you realise the retro 757 was painted at BA's now closed Heathrow paint shop, using original drawings and references to the original, that the tacky '757' logo was also on all of BA's original Negus fleet of 757's and furthermore that using random j-pegs to compare colour tones (especially rich red tones) is not particularly accurate ?
Yes, it was a bit tongue-in-cheek. And I probably explained myself badly. Mea culpa
I accept that G-CPET was a perfect copy of the original 757 livery, complete with the tacky "75
Unfortunately, the original 757 Negus livery was probably (IMO) the worst
representation of a Negus livery.
It differed by featuring more red (that's quantity, not quality - so "random" j-pegs are perfectly valid), less white upper fuselage, and a full wrap around blue lower fuselage, in comparison to Negus livery on other aircraft designs.
So whilst it is technically accurate in terms of 757, for me it doesn't reflect the bigger picture.
In part I explained why that optical effect is evident, particularly on the tri-jets, and on the 747 because of it's cockpit hump & upper deck.
The question is this; do you want a modern day retro livery to mimic the 757 livery, or try to reflect the more general application of the Negus design?
Arguably if it is applied to a 744, then it should reflect the original Negus livery as painted on a 741.
Personally I am not so bothered, just as long as it is a fair representation, and they don't decorate the rear upper fuselage with "74
I was trying to show how the 757 version for all it's correctness, is a different
interpretation of Negus.
I apologize if I got that wrong.
Nothing to see here; move along please.