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      Post #54193, posted on 07-28-2014 GMT-5 hours    


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      ______________________________BEST OF..........TURQUOISE_______________________________

      The (6) A/C in Turquoise match the lower 'JB' totals for both Sky Blue and Lemon Yellow. There would be (3) factory TQ deliveries; 727-27C's N7270 and N7276 and a 707-327C N7097. Our #1 "BEST OF" turns out to be one of the private collection photos that we have kindly been allowed to post. Chris says this RARE early color photo (Jan 1966-MKC) of N1549 is the best Turquoise photograph he has seen! The photographer has told us that it was taken with slide film which was more expensive and a higher quality and that seems to have been the best chance for capturing the correct Turquoise. Chris recalls TQ as more like 55% Blue-45% Green combination. Our chip could have been lightened a pinch but when it's at to bottom of the screen, it lightens to the correct look.

      (Clinton H. Groves Coll.)
      This nice runway photo of N7270 captures the overall look of Turquoise! As with most of the original 'Pastels', the colors quickly took on a flat finish. N7270 was the first of the 1965 (26) 727-27 order to be delivered but it was the Sky Blue N7272 that was used in the pre-delivery photo session.

      (John P. Stewart-1966)
      This photo from west coast based photographer John P. Stewart thankfully captured N7074 (707-227) in 1966 and it still has a 'gloss' look! This photo has a dark Blue tint which is preventing the correct TQ from coming through but we adjusted it as best we could.

      (Eddy Gual Photo)
      So far there are (3) known photos of the 1-yr leased N16816 (covered in Chapter #3's "Painting Tips")
      The photo appears to have been taken through a terminal window, so it's not the best TQ but due to it's rarity, we have included it. Besides the smaller BI tail logo, there is also a slight misalignment with the fuselage titles! On all other L-188 "JB"s the 'N' and 'F' are on each side of the passenger door but when F. B. Ayer & Associates applied the titles, they had the 'N' and 'F' right on the edge of the door and both letters and appear to have been cut in half.
      The 'Holy Grail' Turquoise photo, surprisingly, turns out to be N7097, a TQ Boeing delivered 707-327C! There are NO known photos of it! A Jan 1968 Eddy Gual photo of it turned up for bid on Airlinehobby and it is in Lime Green, so it would appear that the original TQ was re-painted after just (18) months-June 1966 delivery. BI records list N7097 as TQ-Panagra Green-Lime Green, so it's possible it was never Panagra Green (Dark or Light).
      _______________________________COMMON ERROR PHOTO_________________________________

      (Helio Bastos Salmon-1967)
      Due to it's short life span, you won't come across too many photos that are confused with TQ but this photo is actually a H & G Dark Blue 720! Helio Bastos Salmon, one of the best 'South of the Border' photographers of the period captured N7078 during 1967 in Mexico. When I first saw this photo, I thought it was a TQ, forgetting our own JB rule of checking the background first! The photo has a bit of a Pinkish tint, which when applied to Blue, turns Green.
      _______________________________PAINTING YOUR..........DC-8-62____________________________

      As closely associated the -62 and the 'Jellybean' scheme would become, in 1965, it was not in Braniff's future plans. BI's plans were to become an all-Boeing airline and the (26) aircraft order of 727-27C's and 707-327C's was proof. Braniff had been in talks with Pan American-Grace for a few years in the early 1960's and finally in late 1966, the merger talks began to finalize the Jan 1967 merger. In 1965, Panagra ordered (4) DC-8-62's and (1) -62CF. These would begin arriving during the Aug.-Nov. 1967 period and were put to work on their originally planned Panagra South American routes! In early 1968, BI placed their own order for (2) additional -62's, arriving in the fall of 1969.

      This photo form the 1969 pre-delivery session shows the few unpainted areas on the lower sections. The flaps (A) and leading edges (B) were NMF. (D) shows the fuselage demarcation line which was never changed in the 1967-71 period.

      The Top view from the 1967 pre-delivery session shows the amazing amount of painted areas. The only real 'key' in dating any -62 photos will be the exits. From 1968, there were the added White outlines. There were no 'High-Line' -62's but in 1970 there was (1) A/C that did get the NMF engines!

      Bob Garrard was one of several photographers to capture N1809E-( H & G New Orange). Most likely the White was removed from the wings also, based on BI's 1969-71 "HIGH-LINE" known alterations. As best we can tell just (1) -62 and (1) 707-327C received the NMF engines during this last JB-era period.

      (www.panamericangrace.com)
      Without a doubt, the JB Black Mask was the largest on the longer nose DC-8! As Chris reminded me, the Boeing and One-Elevens were the A/C that were used as guides as the new "jellybean" scheme was being created in 1965 and the DC-8 would take the Black Mask to the max! The planned 747 "JB" would have had the most massive Black Mask but thanks to Ben at BFC Facebook, we now know that BI decided during 1968 to not use any mask on the 'JB' 747 and the Boeing 747 model in the Dallas offices did not have one and was in Red! (we will be later covering the 'JB' 747 in detail, as well as a 'Fantasy-build' WIDE-BODY section with all the A/C sales models; 747, DC-10, L-1011 & L-500 (civil C-5A).

      (Frank de Koster/Charles Straech Coll.)
      Though the -62's arrived too late for the original 'Pastels', (2) of the (5) Panagra DC-8's did get to wear 'Pastels'! Panagra had (4) DC-8-31's and were leasing (1) -55F at the time of the 1967 merger. N8274H was re-registered as N1800 and painted in DKPG (Chapter #1) from March-Nov. 1967. N8276H was registered as N1801 and painted in Original Orange during the same period (above), those appear to be the only -ex-Panagra DC-8's to wear the JB scheme. A 3rd ex-Panagra DC-8 was registered N1802 but NO evidence has turned up that it was ever in 'JB' colors.

      (Mel Lawrence Dallas-1970)
      The only -62CF in the JB fleet was N1807, which had an interesting combination of colors; DKPG (Chapter #1) and Ochre (Chapter #3). The Mel Lawrence 1970 photo has an interesting engine paint job that seems to have an almost 1/2 painted engine look! It's possible that the paint removal was in the process of being done?

      (Terry Morgan-Song-Of-The-Sky ebay)
      It's ironic that the -62 was never intended to be part of the new 'JB' 1965 fleet but would turn out to be one of the most closely associated with the JB-era! JB -62 modelers have (10) colors to choose from; (7) of the 1967 H & G colors, plus DKPG and originals Beige and Ochre. H & G Dark Blue was not used on any -62 (though a few photos of Medium Blue do look dark-another film tint issue!)
      __________________________________"JB" COLOR RATING____________________________________

      (Reginald Rowe/MDC)

      1) "PASTEL" 1965-66: NR

      2) "NEW H & G" 1967-69: EXCELLENT- "this would be the first prime period for the -62's and the (2) -31 'JB's". "the delivery colors were; N1803-H & G Med. Blue, N1804- Panagra Yellow, N1805-Lime Green, N1806-Beige, N1807-DKPG, N1808E-Red & N1809E-H & G New Orange".

      3) "HIGH-LINE" 1969-71: WEAK- "not much here, just the (1) -62 with NMF engines", no other known alterations, other than the double-outlined exits, so for the most part, the -62's would finish up as they had looked in 1967-which is GREAT!"

      ______________________________________UPDATE (2016)________________________________

      (AAHS Coll.)
      In keeping with our promise to update, we purchased this scan from the American Aviation Historical Society of a RARE photo of the sole BI -62CF N1807! Though it's in the Ochre 1969 repaint, we wanted to show one of the only full daylight photos of it in the "JB" scheme.

      The extra Type II jetsecape door was required for the CF model and required a slight 'gap' in the Braniff International fuselage titles, as well as the window arrangement on both sides.

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      Post #60968, posted on 01-01-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      UPDATE-2016:

      We added a RARE late 1971 daylight B & W photo of the sole -62CF that we purchased from the American Aviation Historical Society. It will be helpful for anyone planning a "JB" N1807 model, in DKPG (delivery) or Ochre (1969 repaint)


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      Post #62823, posted on 04-25-2016 GMT-5 hours    
      This is a magnificent summary of the turquoise shade. Until this time I had assumed the bluish/aqua tint was actually inaccurate, based on photos that gave it a more greenish tint. IIRC, N7074 could be seen in the End of the Plain Plane folder, looking distinctly green.

      The turquoise is relatively inflexible with interior colors - the green interior being the main one used (N1549, N7074 and N7097). Blue might have been a match, but the 727 fleet got only red, orange, yellow and brown cabins (BN reduced the 727 cabin colors to simplify inventory), none of which really match the turquoise nicely. N7270 had a red cabin and while 1960s color creativity was interesting, that match is hardly ideal.

      Here's N7270 again in what looks like a faith representation:

      http://www.60sairlineantiques.net/photo-pages/braniff-727-27.html

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      Post #65719, posted on 01-24-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      I ran across an interesting shot taken at DAL in 1966 (note exit outlines). At first glance it looks like a BN publicity shot, but it represents 'real life'.

      N7076 is in the HG Dark Blue, N7077 in Ochre (but masquerading as beige), and N7074 in Turquoise in a fairly good, but slightly green, representation.

      The Central Convair has gleaming new paint in their modern short-lived 'spirograph' silver stripes. This is one of the most underappreciated schemes of the era, IMHO. They had ordered DC-9s, which were never delivered prior to the FL merger, but they would have looked sharp.


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      Post #65722, posted on 01-24-2017 GMT-5 hours    
      Duncan:

      The common Blue/Green film tints back in the day made TQ a tough one!



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