Anyone get a look at our tribute act today? I was sent a few pics and I have to say, I love it - that polished alloy nose is simply exquisite. There's no denying that it's a fabulous piece of work and when you look at the detailing it just gets better and better. The instrument panel is a good example - period instruments in a new setting, groups of cold-war switches arranged to nod at the craft's impeccable heritage whilst still performing their function...
So why the hell did they paint the outside to look like that piece of crap plastic thing from Holker Hall?
What a missed opportunity! It would have looked stunning in a bespoke paint scheme to match the creativity in the cockpit. Perhaps something streaking towards a union-flagged, blue tail to pay homage from the outside too but leaving the machine with it's own identity as a new British contender or at least a ‘money where your mouth is’ gesture that one is in the pipeline.
And, let's be honest boys and girls, that K777 thing is simply dreadful – sorry, but all this, trying to be K7
,thing is so overdone it’s bordering on bad taste, which is the loudest whisper I'm hearing at the moment. It seems that the poor thing has managed to steal its own thunder by looking more like something from Across The Lake than anything new and exciting.
It reminds me of what Bruno said to Jason Donovan about his paso doble on Strictly last week,
"You tried to make a big meal out of this and you got indigestion."
It's early days though so a word to the wise - whip K777 back into the paint shop then make it go as well as it looks and it'll be a well deserved result.
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...
This is not put on as a public entertainment... it's put on to reach a certain goal.