Luca Iaconi-Stewart
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Model 777 - Paint Job

MODEL 777

PAINT JOB

I wanted to find a way to pay tribute to Air India’s elegant livery while also honoring the subtleties of the manila folder. While I could have painted the exterior in full color, this would have detracted from the beautifully monochromatic palette of the model. Instead, I applied the details of the livery in clear gloss, creating an understated effect that can only be seen at certain angles—it was the perfect compromise.

Air India Boeing 777-300ER VT-ALS

The paint job itself involved the creation of a spray tent, a huge amount of precise masking, a spray coat of protective matte sealant, and the careful application of gloss to the stenciled areas of the fuselage and tail. The entire process was documented in a video (below) on my YouTube channel.

 
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A close-up of the completed fuselage, showing the subtle gloss effect and intricate detailing around the windows

 
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The completed fuselage, showing the subtle gloss effect

 
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The completed fuselage, showing the subtle gloss effect


THE PAINTING PROCESS