Often we’ll be asked to change the look of an aircraft. It’s a simple job yet the opportunity for error is enormous if you don’t know what you’re doing.

The little video says it all really, but scroll down to have a look at some of the transformations we’ve made. If you’d like to know more then please read our Temporary Aircraft Paint blog article or get in touch.

Cessna 182 Amphibian
Taken from its rather distinctive usual colours into a more conformist red scheme for a commercial.

Sikorsky S-58 (Westland Wessex)
Helicopter flown in from Germany for “Man from UNCLE”. Transformed into a Royal Navy Wessex. Owner was a little nervous so as a small confidence boost we offered to paint one of our cars to match.

Hawker Hurricane
Not as dramatic a change as some but showcases well our ability to blend in with an existing scheme meaning we only need to paint a small area. This beautiful Hurricane, 10 flying hours out of a £2m restoration, required a squadron marking change for a feature film role.

Lockheed C-130 Hercules
OK so a bit of a whopper. An all over white aircraft taken into USAF scheme, all done in the rather scenic Namibian desert for Tom Cruise “Mummy”.

Extra 300
Very high performance competition aerobatic aircraft. It has a yellow scheme but the production wanted something a little more evil looking.

Avro 504
A little change of sides for this British WW1 aircraft. Added some camo and decals to make it German for “Wonder Woman”. For those in the know then, yes, the paint does work on fabric aircraft too..

Shorts Skyvan
Civilian parachute aircraft that needed to go a bit special ops for the first “Kingsman” movie.

Piper Navajo
A fairly conformist “white with a stripe” aircraft taken to something a little more distinctive for “Show Dogs”

Dassault Flamant
A bit of a bomber make over. From silver to all over olive drab, lose the side windows, add markings and some chroma key to the nose to help out VFX. Also added some weathering. We painted 5 of them in Belgium over a 4 day period.

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17th January 2018

2018 kicks off with BBC's "McMafia" on our Challenger Private Jet interior.. https://t.co/AqehYnOTTs

1st January 2018

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24th December 2017

Always a lovely looking aeroplane and the team were certainly lovely people to work with.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ST6IgOc0Yc&feature=share

23rd December 2017

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30th November 2017

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28th November 2017

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19th November 2017

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14th November 2017

RT @TheCrownNetflix: Everything must change. https://t.co/jJ2ajXBEHI

12th November 2017

A Battle of Britain Hawker Hurricane is the newest addition to the Shoot Aviation fleet! Gimbal mounted action or airfield set dressing. https://t.co/bxgYJcrOsE

7th November 2017

How fittingly ironic. 77 years on we wrap on "Hurricane" the same day the Battle of Britain finished. https://t.co/VISpJRikiE

1st November 2017

RT @PolishEmbassyUK: The Battle of Britain ended #OnThisDay in 1940. We remember the Polish pilots and personnel who contributed to this vi…

1st November 2017

Filming on/in/around Airliners. The most common request we receive is that of a production wishing to film inside an airliner. Be that…
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Published 03.01.2012 by simon

It's often the case that a production will wish to change the appearance of an aircraft to be used in…
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Published 17.09.2011 by simon