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Old 07-18-2008, 06:17 AM   #331
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I do like the shade of green, though. It's an attractive livery.
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I still can't believe they called it that.

Can't wait for whatever silly livery they come up with too.
Orange and grey (wtf!)
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Yeah, it's silly. Did we really need two Telstra-named stadiums ANYWAY? Do we really need corporate naming of stadiums in the first place? Bleh.

And I like that livery, but I'm more keen on the new one they're introducing:



(Yeah, poor shot; it was early on a dull morning and I only just got to the spot in time so I didn't even have a chance to figure out the best spot to capture it.)
Hmmmmmmmmmm. I'm not sure about mixing yellow and blue.
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Orange and grey (wtf!)
I totally need to check the Kiwi railway communities more often. I just haven't bothered over the last few months.

Orange is cool, but ... grey? So the train blends in with the sky on the 363 dull days a year New Zealand has? Smart move. V/Line's introducing a lot of grey too. Twits.
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Hmmmmmmmmmm. I'm not sure about mixing yellow and blue.
They're two of my favourite colours, so it goes down a treat for me.

Here's a view from the other end, complete with Telscum It'snotafuckingDome in the background for you.

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I do like the shade of green, though. It's an attractive livery.
I'm surprised by it. When I first heard about them painting a plane in an Air NZ Holidays livery I thought it would be dreadful, but the shade of green comes across quite well on the plane, instead of in the shops.
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I totally need to check the Kiwi railway communities more often. I just haven't bothered over the last few months.

Orange is cool, but ... grey? So the train blends in with the sky on the 363 dull days a year New Zealand has? Smart move. V/Line's introducing a lot of grey too. Twits.
If I remember correctly, it's not a vibrant livery.
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They're two of my favourite colours, so it goes down a treat for me.

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Ah, that's quite nice actually. I suppose the yellow is visibility related?
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I'm surprised by it. When I first heard about them painting a plane in an Air NZ Holidays livery I thought it would be dreadful, but the shade of green comes across quite well on the plane, instead of in the shops.
I can't say I recall seeing it in shops, but I can imagine it wouldn't look so good. The plane's very attractive, though. I'm pretty sure I've seen it myself, presumably in Wellington, and it definitely makes a good impression up close.

My favourites remain the hyper-yellow Freedom Air planes, though.
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Here's some bastard's very nice private jet.
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If I remember correctly, it's not a vibrant livery.
Grey has that tendency. Occasionally, you can work grey well into a livery (See: International Orange on pretty much every Kiwi locomotive in the late eighties - and some still rock around in it, with the yellow nose, grey cab sides, and orange the rest of the way). But generally, it's drab and I honestly think it just makes things look rundown. Especially if you're going to whack it on locos from the 1970s that should have been retired about 5-10 years ago.
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My favourites remain the hyper-yellow Freedom Air planes, though.
Amusingly, the green one is an ex-Freedom Air plane.

Unfortunately, this is what has become of the Freedom Air fleet:



This one was the one in the Looney Tunes / Movie World livery too.
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Ah, that's quite nice actually. I suppose the yellow is visibility related?
Yep. How's this for fucking stupid for you? At an unprotected level crossing in rural NSW (not sure if it was just one without boom gates or some hyper-rural completely unprotected crossing), five young guys got themselves killed by driving in front of an XPT motoring along at close to 160km/h. The XPTs once held the Aussie speed record at 193km/h (the 200km/h barrier has been passed now) and ran at up to 160km/h in regular service. Since the accident, though? Let's not make level crossings safer or remove them, oh no. Let's pander to fucking morons by NOT LETTING THE TRAINS RUN PAST 115KM/H.

Fucking DUMB.
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Amusingly, the green one is an ex-Freedom Air plane.

Unfortunately, this is what has become of the Freedom Air fleet:



This one was the one in the Looney Tunes / Movie World livery too.
Oh MAN, that's just sad. I've always liked the koru on the tail, but the rest of the plane really needs a splash of colour or ... well, anything to break up the white monotony.
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Yep. How's this for fucking stupid for you? At an unprotected level crossing in rural NSW (not sure if it was just one without boom gates or some hyper-rural completely unprotected crossing), five young guys got themselves killed by driving in front of an XPT motoring along at close to 160km/h. The XPTs once held the Aussie speed record at 193km/h (the 200km/h barrier has been passed now) and ran at up to 160km/h in regular service. Since the accident, though? Let's not make level crossings safer or remove them, oh no. Let's pander to fucking morons by NOT LETTING THE TRAINS RUN PAST 115KM/H.

Fucking DUMB.
You're in bumfuck, nowhere. You can wait for the fucking train to go past.

Alas, you can make something idiot proof, but there will always be a better idiot.
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