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Old 16th Jun 2020, 19:48
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I do like a challenge and I always thought the BMI scheme was superb, so I rustled this up .


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Old 16th Jun 2020, 20:10
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Ah, all starts to become clear! One would presume piloted by Cpt Cummin's ( So they can go where the hell they want, when the hell they want..... )

On a serious note, does anyone have any idea when it will depart Marshall's?

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And while there at it they could tweak the Rivet Joint scheme to make it more in keeping with the RAF lightning flash and away from the God awful US front end. Tweaked this so you can see what I mean..


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Old 16th Jun 2020, 20:32
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I do like a challenge and I always thought the BMI scheme was superb, so I rustled this up .

I doubt it will be that subtle. I suspect it will be more like. this hawk.

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Old 16th Jun 2020, 20:37
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Oh come on, there is only one paint scheme that will crack it...



It just needs the initials “BJ” on the tail...
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 20:42
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Here you go...



“Yeah Baby! When this jet’s a rocking, don’t come a knocking!”...
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I cannot remember where or when I read it, but I’m sure someone on here recounted an observation something like this:

”When I was at [a] G20 meeting, all the national VIP jets were parked up at the airport. Amongst all the bling from all around the world, Mrs May’s Voyager, in its grey suit, looked exceedingly purposeful and businesslike. It made quite a statement.”

Hopefully someone remembers the actual post, or even wrote it! It struck a chord with me; I do think the grey jets look good.
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 21:31
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Originally Posted by medod
I cannot remember where or when I read it, but I’m sure someone on here recounted an observation something like this:

”When I was at [a] G20 meeting, all the national VIP jets were parked up at the airport. Amongst all the bling from all around the world, Mrs May’s Voyager, in its grey suit, looked exceedingly purposeful and businesslike. It made quite a statement.”

Hopefully someone remembers the actual post, or even wrote it! It struck a chord with me; I do think the grey jets look good.
Now if someone could have it bristling with Frazer Nash or Boulton Paul multi gun turrets....
That might send a message
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 21:44
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It will have to be rather distinctive, to avoid confusion with this:


Rather an elegant modern scheme (apart from the winglets) rather than some Comet / VC10 throwback to the 1960s.
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 21:47
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A snazzy livery is all well and good for the occasional VIP jaunt, but what about when it's in its swing role tanking or chugging it's way down to the Falklands?

Also, odds on it looking like a mangled BA livery?
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 21:48
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Originally Posted by Harley Quinn
Now if someone could have it bristling with Frazer Nash or Boulton Paul multi gun turrets....
That might send a message
Very Ress Mogg. Who I bet has never handled an individual weapon in his life in service. Oh, never done any service for the country at all (that has not had his own interests first).
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 21:49
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Originally Posted by BEagle
It will have to be rather distinctive, to avoid confusion with this:


Rather an elegant modern scheme (apart from the winglets) rather than some Comet / VC10 throwback to the 1960s.
Almost looks like Eastern colours..
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 21:52
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Almost looks like Eastern colours..
The land of the setting sun. Quite appropriate really
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Originally Posted by dead_pan
A snazzy livery is all well and good for the occasional VIP jaunt, but what about when it's in its swing role tanking or chugging it's way down to the Falklands?

If it's chugging it's way down to the Falklands does it really matter what colour it is?
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 22:07
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Maybe they are resurrecting the raspberry ripple scheme.
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 22:12
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My money is on



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Old 16th Jun 2020, 23:05
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Whatever the colour scheme turns out to be, it's an additional bit of mission-creep with the VIP airframe, given that there was no VIP provision when the Voyager contract was completed. There's a certain inevitability about it all, but I imagine that getting the contact signed at all was something of a triumph at the time.
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Originally Posted by ICM
Whatever the colour scheme turns out to be, it's an additional bit of mission-creep with the VIP airframe, given that there was no VIP provision when the Voyager contract was completed. There's a certain inevitability about it all, but I imagine that getting the contact signed at all was something of a triumph at the time.
Boris Farce One..
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Agreed, CK.

As for other ‘bling’ paint schemes, ditto. I thought the RAF had more important things to address.
Cat Techie has designed one of those "bling" schemes and he will tell you that the Unit normally has to pay for it from non-public funds as a general rule.
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Old 17th Jun 2020, 02:00
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Ii would imagine the grey reqs little in the way of upkeep to keep looking smart, however a shiny scheme does.
I too have design some schemes in the past that are flying
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