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Old 08-13-2020, 08:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Inspired by the photo-shopped picture, published by BA of World Tail 747s at LHR



I decided to have a go at the Crossing Borders (Egypt) tail. As this design never actually flew on a 747, I decided that I could play around with the image until I found something that I liked better than the one above, while staying true to the elements of the design. As some of the other tails (like Whale Rider from Canada) had more whitespace - this was the way I went.

This is the result (so far).

Ficticious British Airways 747-400 Crossing Borders (Egypt) Right by ukjohna, on Flickr

Ficticious British Airways 747-400 Crossing Borders (Egypt) Left Angle by ukjohna, on Flickr

I am pretty happy with the result - so will go ahead and finish it with a new reg. G-BNLB went straight from Landor to Union Flag so that will be my selection as it could have had a World Tail had they lasted. I also have to switch the "Rendezvous" titles at the front.

What do you think? Keep as is, or add one more of the "flower" elements?


[for those who want to know the details - this is clearly a photoshop image - because from top to bottom: Waves and Cranes on a 744 is correct, Colour Down the Side never flew on a 742, Koguty Lowickie (or any other World Tail) made it onto a 741, Crossing Borders did not make it onto a 744, Rendezvous and Ndeble are correct, but Colum only made it to the 744, not a classic]

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another great job, John. I would keep as is!
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Very nice indeed! Looks fine as it is.

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Old 08-15-2020, 02:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I think I would add one more flower element to fill the white gap on the tail.
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I decided that Mike was right and it needed another flower element. I also still wanted some white-space, so I rejiggered the design and this is the final result. Also with new reg and "Crossing Borders" on the nose.

G-BNLB Ficticious British Airways 747-400 Crossing Borders (Egypt) Right v2 by ukjohna, on Flickr

Colour down the side of the 747 next? The only real plane to fly in that scheme was the Dash-8 as represented by modelmanGB here.
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Now that really looks the business. Nice work John, I like it.
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Now that really looks the business. Nice work John, I like it.
Thanks. Tail replacement on larger frames matches my eyesight and capability. Nothing smaller.
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