"Glipse O' Goshawks" by steelrazer ()
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I tend to favor these old birds. The Curtis BF2C "Goshawk", one of the fabulous Curtis "Hawks", was one of those transitions from the biplane era into the next. It didn't last long, but some of the improvements found their way into the air fleet for many other aircraft to come. It was manufactured and imported to many countries but had only a very brief history in the US Navy. I guess unique looks and lack of history intrigues me on this one. Kind of has the appearance of a biplane version of the muscle car.
BF2C Goshawk: free on Sketchup warehouse by PAV
USS Vestal: Chris Schell www.schells.ca
USS Maine: Brain space, but kudos to the author
Carrier remains equally anonymous for the same reason.
C4D 6, Vue6Infinite, PS Cs3
Image Comments (17)
I think the thing that strikes me is how colorful the planes where...pre-war I know, but they didn't paint the carriers day-glo orange so the lack of any attempt at 'military' paint schemes seems strange...... Brilliant image Bill, nice combination of models in a very realistic setting, love the carrier coming out of the mist....pure class mate...
Looks fantastic! The crisp colour of the aircraft versus the haze grey of the ships! I also find this transitional era to be fascinating - even if they are mostly forgotten today. Maybe one day I'll have enough models to stack the Lady Lex's deck with a full complement of biplanes!