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1/200 Hasegawa 777-300
Proposed Qantas Livery

by Stephen Thrum

 

Boeing 777-300
in proposed Qantas livery

 


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Description

 

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 leading edges.

 

 

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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2005 by Stephen Thrum
Page Created 24 April, 2005
Last Updated 23 April, 2005

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