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Old 12-02-2019, 06:23 AM   #1
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I wasn't aware that Aer Lingus had repainted one of its A319s in a retro scheme with the dark green top livery as applied to their DC-3s, Viscounts and F27s during the 1950s-60s? An A330 is shown alongside in the current colours.
Does anyone have a photo of the actual aircraft in these colours?
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It just looks like an underexposed picture to me. Mine's is on order and will confirm when received. I'd assume it would match the previous A330 releases from a few years ago but if that's one in the comparison shot above, then yes it looks a wee bit too dark. And I see the shamrock on the tail is the correct shade of green versus the mustardy tone on the A330, which also afflicted the 2002 GJ release.
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It just looks like an underexposed picture to me. I'd assume it would match the previous A330 releases from a few years ago but if that's one in the comparison shot above, then yes it looks a wee bit too dark.
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It just looks like an underexposed picture to me. Mine's is on order and will confirm when received. I'd assume it would match the previous A330 releases from a few years ago but if that's one in the comparison shot above, then yes it looks a wee bit too dark. And I see the shamrock on the tail is the correct shade of green versus the mustardy tone on the A330, which also afflicted the 2002 GJ release.
Both pics can't be underexposed! I think a 'wee bit too dark' is an understatement! The colour looks like 1950s/60s Aer Lingus!


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Thanks Dave - so BOTH are wrong then? I asked for a photo showing an A319 with the 'Holly-green' top!!!
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Open up the comparison with the A330 instead of just looking at the thumbnail. The A320 is way too dark - like Adrian says it looks like the 1950's colors which I don't think any Airbus ever wore.
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Open up the comparison with the A330 instead of just looking at the thumbnail. The A320 is way too dark - like Adrian says it looks like the 1950's colors which I don't think any Airbus ever wore.
I'll reserve judgement until I see mine in the flesh. But yes potentially looking like it needs isolating in direct sunlight for a while..

The recent JC Wings MD-11 is also a tad dark.
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I wasn't aware that Aer Lingus had repainted one of its A319s in a retro scheme with the dark green top livery.
Does anyone have a photo of the actual aircraft in these colours?
I think it may be EI-EPR, but the Aeroclassics top green seems way off. But photos can mislead.
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I am happy with mine.
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Mine has now arrived and yes it's a darker shade of green than previous AC releases in this livery. I'd say it comes close to the also slightly too dark JC Wings MD-11 release but a shade darker still. What it definetly is not however is anywhere close to being as dark as the AC Fokker F-27 'green top' livery, which IIRC Adrian described at the time as being almost black.
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I am happy with mine.
Some people don't care about accuracy. This really grates when set alongside other models done in the correct colour. How hard can it be to match photos?
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Some people don't care about accuracy. This really grates when set alongside other models done in the correct colour. How hard can it be to match photos?
How hard can it be to match existing design artwork for models they’ve already done in the same livery?
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How hard can it be to match existing design artwork for models they’ve already done in the same livery?
I have banged on to Andrew about keeping a Pantone database of colour references for specific airline colours when they have got it right, so they can refer to it when the next model is ready for the same livery, but it just falls on deaf ears and here we are again! We have Northwest 'reds' all over the place, Olympic 'blues' wrong, British Eagle 'bright red', Monarch 'lemon yellow', TMA 'golden yellow', an Indian Airlines A300 with an 'Easyjet orange' tail and now Aer Lingus 'greens' !!!
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I have banged on to Andrew about keeping a Pantone database of colour references for specific airline colours when they have got it right, so they can refer to it when the next model is ready for the same livery, but it just falls on deaf ears and here we are again! We have Northwest 'reds' all over the place, Olympic 'blues' wrong, British Eagle 'bright red', Monarch 'lemon yellow', TMA 'golden yellow', an Indian Airlines A300 with an 'Easyjet orange' tail and now Aer Lingus 'greens' !!!
Yes but I presume circumstances come into play here ? It's really not hard to imagine why...
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I have banged on to Andrew about keeping a Pantone database of colour references for specific airline colours when they have got it right, so they can refer to it when the next model is ready for the same livery, but it just falls on deaf ears and here we are again! We have Northwest 'reds' all over the place, Olympic 'blues' wrong, British Eagle 'bright red', Monarch 'lemon yellow', TMA 'golden yellow', an Indian Airlines A300 with an 'Easyjet orange' tail and now Aer Lingus 'greens' !!!
Yes my Northwests are a nice fleet, but which color is correct? Roll a die.
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Sadly, the stupid workers used a shade of green which I did not supply to them. The A320 & A321 which were also done in the same darker color, have been rejected, and that's it; they'll be melted down into something else.
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Do a true classic with the byproduct Andrew! Maybe an Aer Lingus 747 (new mould) or some Caravelles. Better yet give us an Air Zaire DC-8-63 or JAL DC-8-61 in 1:200!
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