Beige was a light sand shade which has been accurately captured by the limited film stock of the age. It appeared on an impressive 12 aircraft from 1965-1969 and despite being 'beige' I rather like it. I have a single Aeroclassics Douglas DC-8-62 N1806 in the beige scheme and they appear to have got the colour spot on.
Here is John Evanich III's detailed description of the Beige
Ochre was also a popular Jellybean colour lasting all the way from 1965-1971 and being worn by 14 aircraft. In fact it was the only colour to survive the entire jellybean era - more impressive considering it is commonly known as babyshit yellow. Sadly the colour capturing capability of the photographic film of the era means people tend to think of it more as babyshit brown and there are very few accurate photos of it available. In reality it was close to the later Panagra Yellow but all manufacturers have gone down the brown route. Check out John Evanich III's Ochre piece for proof of the colour's real shade.
In my collection I only have one very brown Ochre - an Aeroclassics Boeing 727-027C N7474. JC Wings made an even worse attempt on an Electra I used to own.
The last Jellybean is Turquoise. Until I checked out the colour at John Evanich III's blog entry I didn't even realise I had a turqouise but now I see that is what the odd coloured One-Eleven I had in my Green entry was actually representing. JC just chose a One-Eleven that never actually wore that colour. They should have used N1549 not N1545.
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