Here’s an impromptu review of the 1:50 that was installed September 10 2019 at Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class Wing for the JFK inaugural flown by G-VLUX named Red Velvet.
The event included name appropriate cakes and a lot of very nice badges limited to just 350 copies!
The model is massive, cost around £30,000 and is made of resin.
The fuselage was installed in the stand and it took two men an hour to install the wings and engines.
The paint is outstanding on the fuselage- however and you might find this hard to believe- but I don’t having worked in marketing departments; they have little idea of realities – but the aubergine logo is too light. In fact even the Candy Apple Red isn’t quite where it should be.
And don’t ask about the engine fans – please don’t make me say it…..S I L V E R…..
If this had had input from Virgin engineering, they’d have told them what was wrong, but this was a marketing exercise and marketing managers aged 23 are ALWAYS right – even when proved otherwise.
The facts are nobody but me, possible you, really cares but all that money to get it wrong? Marketing departments all over the world are just the same!
Many thanks to Nicola and the Security Manager at the Virgin Upper Class Wing for taking the time and trouble to make the opportunity available to me. It’s things like this that set Virgin Atlantic apart from the others.