I actually built a model of the SCA with Space Shuttle Enterprise as a kit when I was a teenager, and remember painting the model (747) silver metallic, and applying the red, white and blue decals over the windows. When did the livery change, and why did they not keep the "patriotic" red/white/blue color scheme ? An example of this (almost identical to the picture of the kit model I was building!) is below. I remember wondering about the need somehow to duplicate the differing colors of the "bulge" just below the support struts using a small paint brush.
Thorny From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5072 times:
Please note that there are two NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, 905 and 911.
The original paint scheme of 905 was a "minimum changes" alteration after it was procured from American Airlines. Hence, it has the American Airlines paint scheme of the '70s, except that "American" was painted over (you could still see it if you looked carefully.)
905 was repainted to the white paint scheme for the 1983 "mission" to the Paris Air Show with Enterprise.