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Old 02-13-2017, 09:39 AM   #1
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Default Air France B 727-200 experimental livery

This livery is very little known and almost forgotten.

In 1969 the F-BOJD flew for a few months with this experimental livery.
Keeping the blue cheatline, AF wanted to try something new but it was not a great success.
Shortly after, the same aircraft received another livery, certainly for a very short time, I don't even remember it.

Finally, it was decided that the original blue cheatline was still the best and the F-BOJD was repainted in its classic livery.

In 1976, following the introduction of the Concorde, all the aircraft (except the Caravelles) received the "barcode" livery, called Concorde livery.

The donor was a Hogan AF B 727 bought from a DA.C member.
Registration marks were changed, new corrogard, shark fin and blue stripe at the rear of the fuselage were removed with non acetone nail polish remover.
The rear fuselage and vertical fin were covered with decals made by Nick Webb, classic-airlines.com, each piece had to be cut very precisely to avoid overlapping of the decals.
These decals are excellent, very thin, easy to apply.

I agree, the livery was not very elegant but it did exist, it is an interesting model in an AF fleet.

Side note about the AF liveries :
Blue cheat line from 1946 to 1976.
Bar code from 1976 to 2009.
New livery from 2009 to …

Good liveries are made to last ...
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Old 02-13-2017, 11:43 AM   #2
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Jean Pierre- very nicely done (as always)! Hard to imagine it's a Hogan that detailed out so well.
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Old 02-14-2017, 12:35 AM   #3
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Well done Jean Pierre, another unique model from your world class Air France collection. Personally, I think the blue tail livery is acceptable, it's the livery shown in your last photo that is truly awful. I wouldn't encourage you to model that one!

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Old 02-14-2017, 07:26 AM   #4
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Always nice to see these unusual schemes being done to fill gaps.

Keep up the great work JP.

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Joli travail.

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Very nice model JP and great execution of perfection should someone looking for reference material to produce on of these. Filling in the gaps is only what true collectors do. I totally understand and it's worth it. Well done mate
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Hello JP,

Beautiful airliner (2nd best jet after la belle Caravelle?) and very neat model! I like the side information. I am well into commercial aviation, but this nice detail about AF was unfamiliar to me. Thanks for sharing.
And it is good to hear that mr. Webb is back...

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I think it's a very nice livery and congrats on doing a great job on the model!
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Very good JP - you learn something new on this forum every day. I had never seen that blue tail scheme before but have a slide of the white tail scheme. Good job!
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Thank you my friends for expressing your interest in this model.

I have something more in the pipe line.

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