I just realised the livery changed from silver metallic, to white sometime between the two photos below:
Photo © Richard Vandervord
Photo © Eggert Norðdahl
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.
Photo © Paul Plessius