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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The show is on the road, a location change for all of our lovely Messerschmitts! #ukfilm #messerschmitt #me108 #me109 #busyweekend https://t.co/d7Iv1jv0XQ

10th April 2021

The show is on the road, a location change for all of our lovely Messerschmitts! #ukfilm #messerschmitt #me108 #me109 #busyweekend https://t.co/1bzIEAMlaD

10th April 2021

When you leave your tow truck in the company of aircraft painters... https://t.co/qYbRbFFJ9X

7th April 2021

Getting there now. This is just one paint shop by the way. There is another. Might be the largest gathering of Messerschmitts in a single colour since BofB? #messerschmitt #ukfilm #filmproduction #me108 #me109 https://t.co/Q0AgDVnWvA

6th April 2021

So today has been paint a Messerschmitt day.. #messerschmitt #me108 #me109 #ukfilm #filmproduction #warfilm #stillmoretodo https://t.co/TUBv7wJZ4P

5th April 2021

The first time G-OTME has been fully assembled in the U.K. Need to get rid of the terrible paint and get a permit put on her! #me108 #bf108 #messerschmitt https://t.co/XizTCA9Zc4

3rd April 2021

Starting to get a bit luftwaffery around here.. #messerschmitt #me108 #me109 #ukfilm #more? https://t.co/3p0MfUnS2i

3rd April 2021

This one has come out of hiding... G-OTME.. #messerschmitt #bf108 #me108 #warfilm #ukfilm #filmpoduction https://t.co/F3DjQELiWM

3rd April 2021

And so it begins... https://t.co/xPWZrR1ZuE

3rd April 2021

Our C47 studio set is now up on its motion base. There’ll be some rocking and rolling next week.. #ukfilm #warfilm #filmproduction #c47filming https://t.co/7V9DmSg7fB

2nd 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