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Old 01-11-2020, 03:50 PM   #1
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I have had a plastic BA 747-400 G-BNLA DREAMFLIGHT since the earliest days of my collection, and a metal 747-200 G-BDXB with DREAMFLIGHT titles for quite a while. If you don't know about the charity - you can find out more here


G-BNLA British Airways 747-400 Union Flag Dreamflight by ukjohna, on Flickr
G-BDXB British Airways 747-200 Union Flag Dreamflight left by ukjohna, on Flickr

I was planning on replacing the plastic one with a metal version, but instead decided to the later lowercase "dreamflight" version.

I was able to get a donor G-BNLP BA with the Union Flag tail so the modification work was minimal, just the addition of the logos by the nose, the crest and the "dreamflight" titles.


G-BNLP and G-BDXB British Airways DREAMFLIGHT by ukjohna, on Flickr
G-BNLP British Airways 747-400 Union Flag Crest dreamflight right by ukjohna, on Flickr
G-BNLP British Airways 747-400 Union Flag Crest dreamflight by ukjohna, on Flickr


Only after I was done did I realize that G-BNLP only flew with these titles after the "new first class" that changed the front window config. Sigh.

Sister G-BNLZ did apparently fly in the earlier config with these titles, so the model will get a new registration next time I get a chance.

I also have the decals for the "dreamflight 25" edition - but I need a new donor model for that. Anyone selling a cheap one?
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Nice one again.
Personally I would leave the windows alone. I don't think anybody would notice, and Inflight etc have done a lot worse in the past.
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Living here in Orlando, the history of the British Dreamflights has always held a special place.. I started watching their arrival and departures at the airport since the mid 90’s.. it’s always amazing to see the 5-6 buses depart and arrive the tarmac with a full armada of police escort vehicles usually 20-30 in the motorcade, like a mini presidential escort.

When Inflight announced the Dreamflight release it was a must have!
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Living here in Orlando, the history of the British Dreamflights has always held a special place.. I started watching their arrival and departures at the airport since the mid 90’s..
CV, do you recall any Landor, or better yet, World Tails with the Dreamflight logos? I can’t find any pictures, but if you watched them in the mid 90’s, then there is a chance.
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absolutely Landor Dreamflight existed, saw it several times..Dont recall world tails..
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Lol took this pick a few years ago..
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Thanks! First one is a 741, second is a 742 Any idea on registrations?
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That specific dreamflight (colouring) is not consistent with the one G-BNLP got. BNLP had lowercase “d & t” as purple. The custom job you did is one similar to G-BNLG or BNLZ. I’m a huge dreamflight nerd and have most on the 747-400 in 1:400.

Dreamflight 20 had the most unique titles to date. Dreamflight 25 was rather bland with the colouring.
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That specific dreamflight (colouring) is not consistent with the one G-BNLP got. BNLP had lowercase “d & t” as purple. The custom job you did is one similar to G-BNLG or BNLZ. I’m a huge dreamflight nerd and have most on the 747-400 in 1:400.

Dreamflight 20 had the most unique titles to date. Dreamflight 25 was rather bland with the colouring.
Wow. I stand corrected. As I mentioned above, I thought I would have to re-register as BNLZ because of the Windows. I had not checked and did not realize about the letter color variation. The decals came from a BNLG sheet, which matches.

Thanks for the info. Back to the bench for this one.
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Wow. I stand corrected. As I mentioned above, I thought I would have to re-register as BNLZ because of the Windows. I had not checked and did not realize about the letter color variation. The decals came from a BNLG sheet, which matches.

Thanks for the info. Back to the bench for this one.
Seems like you order from v1 decals. I will be having a custom order for the G-BNLP dreamflight soon as well. (every dreamflight on v1decals was because of my custom decal order) so probably expect to see BNLP decals in the following months
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Seems like you order from v1 decals. I will be having a custom order for the G-BNLP dreamflight soon as well. (every dreamflight on v1decals was because of my custom decal order) so probably expect to see BNLP decals in the following months
Good to know. I also need some custom decals. Can you PM me contact info for them, or did you just use the generic email?
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Seems like you order from v1 decals. I will be having a custom order for the G-BNLP dreamflight soon as well. (every dreamflight on v1decals was because of my custom decal order) so probably expect to see BNLP decals in the following months [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.diecastaircraftforum.com/images/smilies/lol.gif[/IMG]
Good to know. I also need some custom decals. Can you PM me contact info for them, or did you just use the generic email?
They have a section under contact us or custom order with their email and the type of services they offer. They don’t print white or any complicated colours.
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Thanks JagT747. I submitted a request. Fingers crossed.
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Thanks JagT747. I submitted a request. Fingers crossed.
No problem! Which decals did you request? Was one of them the BNLP dreanflight colours with 2 purples in it?
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No problem! Which decals did you request? Was one of them the BNLP dreanflight colours with 2 purples in it?
No. I will re-reg this bird to BNLZ. I requested the 737-300 G-XMAN with the Golden Kokhloma (Russia) tail.

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