Airlinercafe Home Page

Stop being a lurker - join our community and get involved. Sign up and start a conversation!
 

      Author Message

      RAA188


      Upper Deck Member

       Online status  

       
      Add As Buddy
      Posts: 398
      Location: The Sovereign State of Alaska
      Occupation: Mangler of kits, creator of exhibits, enabler of comms.
      Age: 52

      Post #73722, posted on 11-03-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      After Alexander Calder designed his BN 1976 Bicentennial 722, he went to work on another commissioned piece, his “Tribute to Mexico,” another 722 in the red, white, & green national colors of our neighbor to the south.

      This was never finished before his death (so say the sources like George Cearly), but do folks have details of what was actually completed beyond Cearly’s book, albeit as a concept? More importantly, does anyone here have photos or images of how far he made it before completion?

      I’m working on a 1:72 AA 722 in the Bicentennial colors based off Fred Alsina’s old but alarmingly complete Jet Set sheet, & would love to add an even (almost) complete third Calder bird to my collection to go along with my DC-8 and 722...

      Many thanks!

      Rob in AK

      Just get me back to Alaska. I'll find home from there.

      Author Message

      AAMD11


      Members

       Online status  

       
      Add As Buddy
      Posts: 146
      Location: ABQ
      Occupation:
      Age:

      Post #73723, posted on 11-03-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      I did not know American had 722 in bicentennial colors other than their red, white and blue livery that started in 1968.

      Author Message

      NX28388


      Upper Deck Member

       Online status  

       
      Add As Buddy
      Posts: 563
      Location:
      Occupation: Professional overthinker
      Age:

      Post #73727, posted on 11-04-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      I believe Rob was using "AA" in that case as shorthand for "Authentic Airliners," the resin kit company operated by our own Kurt Lehmann.

      Jodie Peeler

      In 1924 Wien was Alaska's first airline. In 1980 it still is.

      Author Message

      nielsamd


      Members

       Online status  

       
      Add As Buddy
      Posts: 158
      Location:
      Occupation:
      Age:

      Post #73728, posted on 11-04-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      If you can distinguish the upper and lower surfaces here these might be useful:

      https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/1975-alexander-calder-flying-colors-1790890836

      http://www2.optics.rochester.edu/workgroups/cml/opt307/spr17/soyoun/Sample%20Prep.gif
      (from: http://www2.optics.rochester.edu/workgroups/cml/opt307/spr17/soyoun/Index.htm )

      Oh.. more: http://www.conservators-converse.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/calder-airplane2.jpg

      Author Message

      skyking918


      Upper Deck Member

       Online status  

       
      Add As Buddy
      Posts: 675
      Location: Carrollton, TX
      Occupation: Aviation historian/writer (freelance)
      Age: 73

      Post #73729, posted on 11-04-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Perhaps these will help:

      1975-alexander-calder-flying-colors by SkyKing918, on Flickr

      Calder Salute to Mexico by SkyKing918, on Flickr







      The actual 1/25 study model is owned by AAR Corp. and was once displayed at Frontiers of Flight at DAL. Unfortunately, I know of no decals for it.

      Michael McMurtrey
      IPMS-USA #1746
      IPMS-Canada #1426
      Carrollton, Texas

      Author Message

      nielsamd


      Members

       Online status  

       
      Add As Buddy
      Posts: 158
      Location:
      Occupation:
      Age:

      Post #73736, posted on 11-05-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Wow Michael. Great views. I think `we', i.e. anyone interested, are almost good to go with that plane now even without commercial decals. Wonder if a registration was assigned to it....

      Author Message

      skyking918


      Upper Deck Member

       Online status  

       
      Add As Buddy
      Posts: 675
      Location: Carrollton, TX
      Occupation: Aviation historian/writer (freelance)
      Age: 73

      Post #73737, posted on 11-05-2019 GMT-5 hours    
      Quote
      nielsamd :
      Wow Michael. Great views. I think `we', i.e. anyone interested, are almost good to go with that plane now even without commercial decals. Wonder if a registration was assigned to it....



      No registration was assigned. Calder died shortly after the study model was completed and the project was aborted. For more, see here:

      https://www.facebook.com/braniffflyingcolors/posts/braniff-reveals-the-last-calder-in-acapulco-braniff-international-revealed-the-l/903918429677463/

      Michael McMurtrey
      IPMS-USA #1746
      IPMS-Canada #1426
      Carrollton, Texas