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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19th April 2021

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18th April 2021

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16th April 2021

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16th April 2021

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16th April 2021

Today we’re a 24 hr, 3 film, 5 aircraft type, 3 decade business! First up a 1990’s airliner followed by military freighter. Off to the 1970’s with a twin Cessna this evening and then the rest of the night back in WW2! #ukfilm #cessna #messerschmitt #boeing https://t.co/cmA5PXiaUs

14th April 2021

In the workshop our Boeing Airliner Cockpit begins a refurb.. #airlinercockpit #ukfilm #boeingcockpit #airlinerfilming https://t.co/wjPYVpUOLh

14th April 2021

Pushing for the finish line... https://t.co/y2d1mxW8ic

13th April 2021

Look stunning, really happy with how they’ve come out. Well done paint team! #ukfilm #me109 https://t.co/VnH75HJbIM

12th April 2021

If not in, leave with a neighbour... ✅ #me109 #ukfilm https://t.co/bSv33n1Nn3

12th April 2021

Loving the change! #me108 https://t.co/AvgyRqM2iR

12th April 2021

Change of location, change of look... #me108 #ukfilm #messerschmitt https://t.co/biuEaTgCOv

12th April 2021

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