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F11C-2/BFC-2 Goshawks

Starfighter Decals 1/72 F11C-2/BFC-2 Goshawks Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review March 2010 Manufacturer Starfighter Decals
Subject F11C-2/BFC-2 Goshawks Scale 1/72
Set Number 72107 Pros Nice selection of subjects
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $6.00

First Look

Starfighter Decals has released this interesting set of yellow-winged Curtiss Goshawks in 1/72 scale perfect for the Monogram kit. These markings provide an interesting cross-section of line aircraft from four different squadrons, most of which were operating from USS Saratoga in the 1930s.

F11C-2/BFC-2 Goshawks F11C-2/BFC-2 Goshawks

This decal set provides markings for six aircraft:

  • BFC-2, 9272, VF-2B, 2-B-7, USS Saratoga, 1934
  • BFC-2, 9333, VF-3B, 3-B-7, USS Saratoga, 1937
  • BFC-3, 9332, VF-2B, 2-B-18, USS Saratoga, 1934
  • BFC-2, 9338, VB-6, 6-B-16, USS Enterprise, 1938
  • F11C-2, 9363, VF-1B, 1-F-7, USS Saratoga, 1933
  • F11C-2, 9282, VF-1B, 1-F-16, USS Saratoga, 1933

This sheet provides sufficient stencils and national markings for three models. The instructions are in color and will also help identify some of the subtle color and detail variations for each of these subjects. You can also see an ample supply of the propeller tip stripes as the markings on the main sheet were ordered backwards and the new sheet will set you up for up to eight aircraft.

You can purchase these decals directly from Starfighter Decals on their website.

My sincere thanks to Starfighter Decals for this review sample!