Tophatters Centennial, pt. 5

While the Skyknight is being modeled, the Corsair have been completed. This particular aircraft was operated from the deck of USS Wasp (CV-18) while the squadron was a part of CVG-1 in 1951. Notice the squadron Efficiency award and the unusual R,B and G between the Efficiency E and the insignia, those where awarded to the squadron for having excelled in Rocket firing, Bombing and Gunnery. But actually there´s something about this profile that im unsure of: Some sources claim the squadron was equipped with F4U-4s while other say F4U-5s. For the period I find it most likely to be F4U-5, but please let me know if you have any info on that. Click the image below to be directed to the VF-14 "Tophatters" Section.

By |2019-07-07T14:44:19+00:00May 12th, 2019|F4U Corsair, Squadrons of the US Navy, VF squadrons|2 Comments

First Freelancers

For the upcoming Freelancers lineage print, two new aircraft have been completed: The F4U-4 Corsair and the F9F-5 Panther, as they appeared in 1951 and 1954 respectively. Back in those days the Freelancers were designated VF-64, and none of the aircraft were sporting the wellknown black panther patch. After the Panther was phased out of service, the Freelancers would fly Banshees, and later Demons before being one of the first squadrons to recieve the F4 Phantom. Those banshee and Demon is coming up next. How do you like these new additions ? To navigate to the VF-64 section click the image below: F4U-4 Corsair, VF-64 "Freelancers", 1951  

By |2019-02-26T19:09:21+00:00December 1st, 2018|F4U Corsair, F9F Panther, Squadrons of the US Navy, VF squadrons|0 Comments

Pukin´ Dogs lineage print

The Pukin´ Dogs lineage print is now complete! The print consists of the FA-18E Super Hortnet that VFA-143 currently operates, a F-14B Tomcat as it appeared shortly before transition to the Super Hornet, a F-4J Phantom which the operated in the 60s and 70s. The F3H-2 Demon is from VF-53 which was the squadrons designated before it was turned into VF-143. Above the Demon there´s a F9F-8 Cougar from VF-123, which was the designation of the squadron before VF-53, above that the F9F-2 Panther and finally the F4U-4 Corsair of VF-871 which was the first designation in the Pukin´ Dogs lineage. Please let me know how you like it ;) Should any of you out there, be interested in a the Pukin´ Dogs lineage print to hang on your wall, you´ll not have to wait long for it to become available for sale. Below is a few close up samples of the print.

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The first Corsair !

This one have been underway for quite som time ! But now i think i can call it done: The F4U-1 Corsair. This particular aircraft was flown by Ira Kepford, which by the end of Word war II was credited with 16 aerial victories. One look at the cowling it´s not had to tell, that Kepford was a part of the famous Jolly Rogers, which by then was designated VF-17. I have tried to capture the aircraft with plenty of weathering, to make it look like it have seen plenty of combat. I hoep you like this profile, which in fact is my very first WW II illustration ever !. Below is a few detail shots of the profile. Let me know how you like it ;) Click image below to be taken to the VF-17 section F4U-1 Corsair, VF-17 "Jolly Rogers", 1943        

By |2018-02-17T13:53:07+00:00December 18th, 2017|F4U Corsair, Squadrons of the US Navy, VF squadrons|0 Comments