Proposed Qantas Livery
in proposed Qantas livery
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Here are some photographs of my 1/200 Hasegawa 777-300 that I
finished in a proposed new scheme for QANTAS.
The model was actually the result of me falling victim to a character
with a "Walter Mitty" complex, convincing me that he was a senior pilot
of QANTAS, and that he was operating with the authority of Geoff Dixon,
CEO of Qantas. The "brief" given to me at the time (Early 2001) was to
create a new look for Qantas, and to devise a means of establishing a
clearly identifiable scheme to the general public for Qantas' three
types of operations - International, Domestic, and Regional.
In a nutshell, all schemes were similar in layout, with the trim colour
(Gold) being identical across the range. The only difference was to be
the main colour (and titles for the Regional operators), which were
setout as follows:
Maroon for the International routes
Dark Blue for the Domestic routes
Dark Green for the Regional routes
The scheme retained the Qantas Kangaroo.
At the time of discovering who this person really was, I had
completed the first model - a 777-300 (Not currently operated by
QANTAS). It is this model that is presented here.
You can see from the photographs how the entire lower fuselage is now
painted in a striking two tone scheme, with accent striping where the
two colours meet.
Following the "uncovering" of this character, QANTAS actually
requested to view this model. It was duly sent down to Sydney HQ and
viewed by some members of the Senior staff at QANTAS, Subsequently, the
word (and model) came back with the expected result - no order would be
forth coming. At least it did get a look in!
Aside from the colour scheme, the model is built straight from the box,
using acrylic lacquer for the colours, and bare metal foil for the
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Model, Images and Text Copyright © 2005
by Stephen Thrum
Page Created 24 April, 2005
23 April, 2005
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