Key Model World’s editor at large, CHRIS CLIFFORD, highlights some of his favourite special aircraft schemes from years gone by, and notes which decals enable their reproduction in scale form.


I’ve always been a sucker for a special scheme, but while not all may appeal to the individual modeller, some simply scream to be applied to the appropriate kit, whatever the scale. After mulling over the subject recently, it got me rooting through my airshow photo collection and decal binders, to revisit some of my favourite celebratory liveries from the past two decades. Here's my Top Ten, in no particular order:

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