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[Livery] Soyuz Airways + regional subsidiary

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I'm having difficulty designing a late 90s-mid 2000s livery for my current airline based in Russia. Conceptually, I'm trying to convey a less militaristic, less authoritarian version of the Soviet Union--one that probably would have let Makhnovia do its thing. The current fleet is mainly Soviet aircraft, but there are some Airbuses and One-Elevens in the mix (pretend they're Rombac machines). One An-24 and one Il-18 operate flights out of Pyongyang-Sunan, and the latter has all of its flights originate from there. This aircraft is nicknamed the "Chollima Service".


I have liveries for just after 1992 ready and one concept for the turn of the century, but I'm not certain how much I like them. I defer to you, the artists of the forum. Please design an airline livery that would fit well in the late years of world S-3A, and possibly a "Chollima Service" variant, with the following guidelines in mind:


  • Soviet/Russian aircraft preferred, though I won't complain about pre-2005 Airbuses.
  • Should convey the idea of a more libertarian (though still socialistic) Soviet Union, or a modern Russia that doesn't lean into the old imperial trappings as much. Does that make sense? Probably not!
  • I'm drawn to liveries that would stand out heavily amongst the Eurowhite. I was always a fan of United's battleship grey, or US Airways' dark blue scheme. TWA's last livery, with the red and black on the lower half, also catches my attention.
  • If you choose to take a stab at the Chollima plane, please make it mostly similar to whatever you design for the mainline, but with North Korean motifs (and titles in Korean script). Please use an A318, A319, Embraer, or one of the shorter 737s (-500 or -700)

Attached to this post are the livery I'm using now, the North Korean subsidiary variant, and a "post-breakup babyflot" variant. These are based on the Amtrak "Pepsi can" locomotives and the Czechoslovak "OK JET" tailfin design. Korean text on the fuselage reads "Soviet-Choson Civil Aviation".

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I would actually say that's a great start! I don't think the concept needs much improving.

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