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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23rd October 2020

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21st October 2020

Like flying around in your conservatory. Wonderful machine.. https://t.co/NOHKKe11FU

15th October 2020

In London our Agusta gets ready for some medivac rescue work.. #ukfilm https://t.co/AgF39zvYQG

13th October 2020

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13th October 2020

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

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Published 17.09.2011 by simon