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      Post #64546, posted on 10-08-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      HI ALL

      Just got a news email from REVELL with next month releases and show the A350 on LH Colors.


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      Post #64556, posted on 10-09-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Is there any reason why the wings are grey with corogard? Has LH changed the colours?
      Hm.
      Perhaps I am wrong and there will be no white wings this time.
      Hm.

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      Post #64558, posted on 10-09-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Uwe,

      From the second photo on this page, it appears the upper surfaces of the wings might be gray on the A350. Look at the wingroot area, inboard of the inner slat - it looks to be gray and it is above the top edge of the lower fuselage gray section:

      http://economyclassandbeyond.boardingarea.com/2016/10/06/lufthansas-first-a350-rolls-out-of-the-paint-shop/

      The horizontal stabs seem to be the traditional white. Does anyone know if these will get city names?

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      Post #64564, posted on 10-10-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Sorry. At Lufthansa Page at Facebook you can clearly see: Top of wings is white like the horizontal stabs.
      It seems the box art artist has to be fired...
      :-)

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      Post #64566, posted on 10-10-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Hi Uwe,
      could you please post that picture that proof the white wings?

      What I saw so far makes me indeed fear it could be grey upper wings and I really hope I'm wrong!
      Judge yourself -- the winglets look grey while the flaps look white. Hard to judge in this light.

      https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14563557_10154550530659004_7243495906310594274_n.jpg?oh=048cd158fa9efe668b7bf7dec8607878&oe=58A4D666

      https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14543776_10154550530889004_7548711226609141153_o.jpg

      Usually Lufthansa winglets are grey on the outside and white on the inside.

      The thing I like about the Lufthansa colors is their white wings, because it always reminds me my most favorite
      Airline of all time -- Ansett

      We should be aware, that the Lufthansa Cargo 777 also features grey wing tops, and the MD-11 had/have grey/coroguard wing tops, though I guess Lufthansa Cargo aircraft follow their own scheme.

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      Post #64570, posted on 10-10-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Christian..from what I can discern looking at the first photo, any grey you might
      perceive on the upper wing seems to be reflection of the dark ceiling of the hangar.
      Top of wing would be white, bottom grey. The entire winglet seems to be white both
      top and bottom. So the question I have is, where does the white begin on the
      underside of the winglet?

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      Post #64571, posted on 10-10-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      Christian..from what I can discern looking at the first photo, any grey you might
      perceive on the upper wing seems to be reflection of the dark ceiling of the hangar.
      Top of wing would be white, bottom grey. The entire winglet seems to be white both
      top and bottom. So the question I have is, where does the white begin on the
      underside of the winglet?


      At the wing root. The entire wing is white, top and bottom. Look at the gray belly where it meets the wing, the wing is much lighter. There's no point in putting coroguard on a plastic wing....

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      Post #64573, posted on 10-10-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Don't worry guys, the LH A350 appears in current standard scheme!
      That means white wing top and light grey wing bottom.
      The winglets are complete white, top and bottom as on A320 equipped
      with choclits - sorry - sharklets.
      The white wing top is a special Lufthansa customer requirement.
      A kind of Lufthansa trade mark.
      That's why D-AIXA needed 11 days in the paint shop.

      http://www.flugrevue.de/zivilluftfahrt/airlines/erster-airbus-a350-fuer-lufthansa-ist-lackiert/701730

      All others are pure light reflections.

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      At the wing root. The entire wing is white, top and bottom. Look at the gray belly where it meets the wing, the wing is much lighter. ....



      The pic at the top of thread with non-painted wing top with coroguard area is just a cgi!
      Nothing else!
      Lufthansa Cargo 777 and MD-11 are in cargo service. A painted wing top is unnecessary for cargo flights and an unpainted wing is cheaper.
      Beside this the MD-11 were used bought and a white wing top not required.

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      Post #64574, posted on 10-10-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Good info, Sven. Also, the horizontal stabilizers are white top and bottom.

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      Post #64575, posted on 10-10-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Yep! 👍

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      Post #64578, posted on 10-11-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Actually, the A320 sharklets fade from white to grey just below the mid point of the outboard side.

      http://www.lufthansagroup.com/en/themen/a320-sharklets.html

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      Post #64580, posted on 10-11-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Sven, in the picture below, you can see a clear break at the wing root, and the flap canoes on the port side look to be the same color as the port winglet, i.e. white: https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14543776_10154550530889004_7548711226609141153_o.jpg

      Maybe we'll have to wait for more, but it looks to me like it's got white wings top and bottom.

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      Post #64581, posted on 10-11-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      Sven, in the picture below, you can see a clear break at the wing root, and the flap canoes on the port side look to be the same color as the port winglet, i.e. white: https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14543776_10154550530889004_7548711226609141153_o.jpg

      Maybe we'll have to wait for more, but it looks to me like it's got white wings top and bottom.



      Believe me: The wing bottom IS LIGHT GREY!
      The "white" port side wing flap canoe is just a light reflection.
      To be sure: Compare the starboard wing bottom (clear to see) with the belly!
      You can clearly see different shades of grey of the belly - from very light,
      almost "white" at the rear till really dark in the middle.
      Nothing else but light reflections. Trust me!

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      Post #64582, posted on 10-11-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Ok, I'll grab my popcorn and wait for more pictures

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      Post #64643, posted on 10-15-2016 GMT-5 hours    



      Positive Climb....

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      Post #64660, posted on 10-16-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Hello Ray,
      LH A350, white, top and bottom??
      Thank you very much for your answer

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      Post #64661, posted on 10-16-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      ...but not the LH A350.
      I work for LH (but not for Airbus) and - once again - white wing top
      and grey bottom are LH customer requirements and standards!

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      Post #64662, posted on 10-16-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      And there are enough 350s in service to say from the photos on airliners.net that, for certain, Singapore, Cathay, TAM and Finnair have grey wings (At least on the bottoms). I won't link any specific pic, because someone will always claim that it's just the way the underside is in shadow. But search it for yourself, I guarantee you that you'll find photos that convince you, to your own satisfaction, that it is definitely not correct that all A350 wings are overall white.

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      Post #65120, posted on 12-10-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      The Revell kit is now on sale and the instructions can downloaded from their site (revell.de). Revell suggest the wings be painted white top and bottom. I've ordered mine already and am looking forward to receiving it.

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      Post #65121, posted on 12-11-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      I was wondering about the A350 wings also. On the Finn Air birds, some photos show the wings appear to be white. But if you look at it closely....you can see the gray border with the winglet. On the Lufthansa A350....looks like the wings are painted white on both sides. It's kind of a modified scheme. If it was the standard Lufthansa scheme....the lower wings would have the same shade of grey as the belly of the fuselage and engine cowls.

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      Post #65122, posted on 12-11-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      Post #65125, posted on 12-11-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      If the bottom of this wing is white, I'll eat my hat and your hat...


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      Post #65126, posted on 12-11-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Stumbled upon this.



      Original URL is: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bycac/31315267765

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      Post #65127, posted on 12-12-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Jennings,

      bon appetit

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      Post #65128, posted on 12-12-2016 GMT-5 hours    
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      Stumbled upon this.



      Original URL is: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bycac/31315267765

      Chris



      The apparent difference in the shade of white between the wings and the fuselage is explained in this post on Britmodeller.

      http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235012448-1144-cathay-pacific-revell-airbus-a350-900/&do=findComment&comment=2558492

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      Post #65129, posted on 12-12-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      http://www.jetphotos.net/photo/8435811

      Mmmh yum-yum!!

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      Post #65130, posted on 12-12-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Lets be fair and let Jennings decide if he wants to eat either his or our hats
      Seems he has to eat at least eat one hat as the underside seems not to be white but the very light-colored Airbus grey or Mattherhorn white?

      Jonathan from Britmodeller says:

      "The A350 wings, pylons and horizontal stabilisers are classified by Airbus as non-customisable components. These are painted in Airbus' standard 'Matterhorn White' top and bottom with a white Aeroflex wingbox (inspar area). Matterhorn White seems to be a 'less bright' shade than some of the customised whites specified by the airlines on the fuselage (for example Finnair uses RAL 9003 on the fuselage and winglets, Lufthansa use BAC 7945 and Singapore's A350s are BAC 7067). As a result there may be a contrast between the two shades of white which could explain it being interpreted as the wings being a light grey. This is particularly noticeable on the Ethiopian A350. The only A350s that actually have light grey wings are the prototypes as depicted on the Revell kit instructions. These are painted BAC707 grey top and bottom with grey RAL 7004 Aeroflex inspar areas. The one exception is MSN005 (the carbon livery) which has white upper wings but grey undersurfaces."


      In either case, bon appetit, Jennings!

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      Post #65131, posted on 12-12-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      I was very much of the same opinion as Jennings, because numerous photos show a clear difference in color tone between the wings and the white portion of the fuselage. The above quoted post from Britmodeller seems to explain that difference due to the different white paints used. Also, the Revell instructions calling for white seem to add confirmation - after all, Revell tends to get accurate cooperation from Lufthansa when it comes to their model releases...

      Thanks to buzz, Christian, and everyone else who has posted on this. Now, does anyone know what names these frames will receive???

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      Post #65134, posted on 12-12-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Mike, not sure yet, but I'd guess mid-sized cities based on past experience. Check LH-taufnamen in the upcoming weeks for details, that site is usually well-updated.

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      Post #65157, posted on 12-14-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      Received my Revell LH A350 in the post today. The decal sheet is another great DACO product. Registrations are for D-AIXA/B and C. No city names on the sheet but we still dont know them. Separate crane logos are provided for those who'd prefer to paint the tail. From what I can see the plastic is unchanged from the first release. So, out with the plastic card to make a wifi antenna.
      The box art is a great painting from Egbert KL Friedl and actually makes that nose look nice!
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      Post #65190, posted on 12-16-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      The return of clear window stripes.