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.
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”.
Very high performance competition aerobatic aircraft. It has a yellow scheme but the production wanted something a little more evil looking.
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..
Civilian parachute aircraft that needed to go a bit special ops for the first “Kingsman” movie.
A fairly conformist “white with a stripe” aircraft taken to something a little more distinctive for “Show Dogs”
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.
Shoot Aviation are in the Ops Room at White Waltham Aerodrome, just 25 miles west of London, UK
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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/cmA5PXiaUs14th April 2021
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