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Old 12-09-2017, 02:46 PM   #1
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Hey All,

I always thought that it was a shame that BA never repainted any of it's DC-10's into the World Tail schemes, with the exception of the example from the French Air Liberte subsidiary.

Air Liberte DC-10 by ukjohna, on Flickr

I recently acquired a spare example of the latter to use as a donor model and am getting ready to create the decals for a custom fantasy model. Which of the following do you think I should do? Quick mockups below. I will spend more time on the decals for the one that I finally chose.

Denmark - "Wings"

Wings DC-10 by ukjohna, on Flickr

Sweden - "Blomsterang"

Blomsterang DC-10 by ukjohna, on Flickr

UK - "Colour Down The Side"

Color Down the Side DC-10 by ukjohna, on Flickr

UK - "Chelsea Rose"

Chelsea Rose DC-10 by ukjohna, on Flickr

I am leaning towards Chelsea Rose or "Colour down the Side" - what do you think?
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How about still Air Liberte but the tail form their ATR?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...ATR_72-202.jpg

Although maybe the Scotland Tartan as homage to the DC10 heritage from Caledonian
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The tail on the ATR was also on an MD-83 and I have a blank for that one... I have been struggling to come up with a decent set of images for the decal. The Bennyhone tartan is a good idea. I might have to try that one..
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this one for me John!!

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The Benyhone could look something like this..

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Tartan works for me. Checked and all 10x BA DC10s came form the Caledonian take over.
another point is Benyhone seems to have been applied to almost? every type in the BA fleet.
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Chelsea Rose was pretty common too, which I why I was leaning in that direction.. The tartan would indeed be a non to BCal plans

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Trouble is that I like them all.... maybe tartan on one side with Chelsea Rose on the other. Either that, or it’s time to search for more cheap donor models.
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Chelsea Rose was pretty common too, which I why I was leaning in that direction.. The tartan would indeed be a non to BCal plans

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Trouble is that I like them all.... maybe tartan on one side with Chelsea Rose on the other. Either that, or it’s time to search for more cheap donor models.
IMHO That's a no brainer seeing those proposals. Or even the bcal one?
maybe you'll have to pick up another model and do both Chelsea and Benyhone??
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Found and ordered another donor model, so I can now do a couple. Watch for update over the holidays as that’s the only chance I will get.
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Hows it going. Just looking into 6x BA Utopia customs, and checking which were most applied including Sun Air and Comair

Apart from the Chatham Flag:

Benyhone = 25
Rendezvouz = 24
Colum = 24
Chelsea Rose = 20
Delftblue = 16
Ndebele = 15 (11 Martha, 4 Emmly)

Hope this helps in the decision making process
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"It's going." Stripping the old images off the tail was a pain, and I ended up bubbling some of the underlying white paint. I don't have sandpaper and paint with me right now as all are boxed up in preparation for moving so that will have too be fixed before I can proceed.

I still did a test-fit of the home made decals (draft print) to see if I like them. You can see the bubbling under the decal. I think I need to come further down the tail a bit more. Thoughts?

WIP - Benyhone Tartan DC-10 by ukjohna, on Flickr

Interesting stats on the different tails. Thanks for sharing.
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Another shot so that you get a better impression of the tail.

Benyhone Tartan DC-10 by ukjohna, on Flickr
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Looking good. Not a million miles of what caledonian were going to do pre takever, and the new loganair scheme.

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Well, I finally got around to picking this project up again, but with trimmed commercial 747 decals. Results in the 200 scale forum.
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