Gone but not forgotten…Colorful Curtiss…
February 25, 2013 in Uncategorized
For something different, I built this Classic Airframes 1/48 Cuban Hawk. A true representative of 1930’s color. This airplane had an interesting history, being flown by an American acrobatic pilot in the employ of the Cuban Airforce. It was my only “small airforce” representative for years until it met it’s crunching fate at the hands of a cleaning crew taking care of a puffback. Idiots. RIP, Cuban Hawk. A little advice, take pictures of ALL your stuff, they may be the only evidence of their existence someday. I rigged it with nice stiff 0.15 piano wire, no warpage or shrinkage here. Maybe I’ll do a large scale version one day. Udet’s German Hawk “dive bomber demonstrator” is a snazzy looking machine too, with it’s colors and scalloping. I don’t know if the wife would take to the In-your-face swastikas, though.
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