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British Airways 100th anniversary retro colours

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Ray Charles of 26 Decals and I got talking the moment the BA retro livery BOAC 747-436 landed at LHR last Month - with his website already advertised his plans to release his 1/144 sets of the BOAC 747 livery, Ray kindly sent me over a picture of his test livery in 1/200 that immediately tempted me to purchase a pair of these new laser printed sheets (one set as a spare just in case that nose wrap did not go to plan on my first attempt)

 

Arriving just a day or so later, the set is really very nice and includes all you need with the exception of the white rectangular bars that sit above the BOAC logo block on each side of the 4 Rollers. I am in the process of producing some white decals for these which will be applied above the BOAC engine logo. I could have masked and painted them but I felt it quicker to use decals. I have used Contrails resin 1/200 RB211 engines for the model.

 

All in all - I thoroughly recommend Ray's 1/200 decal set. The pictures below show her before I added the correct satellite pan and made some alterations to the top antenna placements. Gold is not a forgiving colour to print out in 4 colour process LaserJet so I intend also to produce my own golden Speedbird tail logo decals this week

 

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Keep Calm and Bo-wac On...

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Looking forward to seeing that in the flesh in the not too distant future.

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Apparently the 747 will retain their retro schemes up to retirement of the type.  

 

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56 minutes ago, Eric Mc said:

Looking forward to seeing that in the flesh in the not too distant future.

club night next month Eric or at Yeovil on Saturday - it's going to both

 

see you soon - J

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Won't be at Yeovil this weekend as I am helping with a production of "Evita" at Princes Hall, Aldershot.

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2 hours ago, Eric Mc said:

Yeovil

Don't cry for me Somerset

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I was thinking more on the lines of "Oh What a Circus, Oh What a Show".

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Is there not a time limit on what can be termed as "retro"?

 

The 747 in Landor is beautiful, but seriously, Landor "retro"?

 

Is last season's football shirt retro?

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It's over 20 years since the Landor scheme was dropped in favour of the infamous Utopia scheme(s) of which the current Chatham Dockyard scheme is the sole survivor. 

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