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Kepford's Corsair by markkarvon Kepford's Corsair by markkarvon
I've wanted to do a little something new with my earlier rendition of the Corsairs from VF-17. I think the main aircraft of VF-17 top ace Ike Kepford works nicely as a solo aircraft.

The piece is available through my website as an Open Edition Giclee in both 16" x 24" and 11" x 14" sizes.

I have also used the painting as one of the designs in my new Warbird Collection of T-shirt designs available through Karvon Graphics.

Corsair Print: [link]

Warbird T-shirt: [link]
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:iconzo0ot:
Zo0ot Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Photographer
Wonderfull I'd love to have a print like in my room's wall :)
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. Prints of all my work are available through my website: www.markkarvon.com/
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice, the U.S navy aircraft's are interesting
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Erael71 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I just wish there were more flying. Love it!
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Me too. Thanks.
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Lueb-Art Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011   Digital Artist
Indescribably delicious!
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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bagera3005 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
sweet f4u
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic work
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome
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BLITZFenix Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
That ace is legendary :D
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yes he is.
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Blackout177 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i luv that F-4U Corsair
such a beautiful aircraft
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. She does look good in Navy colors.
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Blackout177 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh yes, definitely! i've always loved that bird and the way they styled the wings is so awesome!
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ByteStudio Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
One of my favorite aircraft - done exceptionally well! Beautiful!
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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sametimenxtyr Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
I don't know anything about these, but I do know an artist when I'm in the presence of one! :worship: :+fav:
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not sure how I missed your compliment but thank you now. :)
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sametimenxtyr Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
:aww: :iconmypleasure:
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factorone33 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
The Corsairs were a bizarre design if you ask me, but they served well. Not very well suited to carrier service with the odd wing shapes...
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
The Corsair was probably the best fighter in the Pacific during WWII. Many rank it even over the Mustang. They actually went on to serve off carriers very well later in WWII and during the Korean War. There were just a few niggles that had to be ironed out. The guys I have spent time with from the original VF-17 said they had no problems with carrier ops. They originally put to sea on the USS Bunker Hill. As the first Navy unit to operate the type, they were actually a bit dissappointed to be stationed on land. I was told, at the time, the only reason they were land based initially was due to logistics. It was more difficult to support two fighter types (Corsair & Hellcat) on the limited space of a carrier. They were very reluctant to leave their ship mates on the Bunker Hill.
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Thelma1 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
Amazing and brilliant work...as always :love:
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Thelma.
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Thelma1 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
You're always welcome, I love your work :love: :)
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JAHarrell Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
Excellent
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Ego-Trap-graphics Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
Awesome job
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Krzychu74 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
Beautiful!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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SwiftFlyer Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Impressive!
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Sampug394 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:o Truly Amazing. :D Like the P40 Warhawks, Corsairs did Some REAL Ass-Kicking in the Pacific during WW2... :typerhappy:
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, they were tough birds.
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Sampug394 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Gotta Love the Folding Wings, They Could Stuff a LOT of Corsairs onto Carriers when they Were Folded up into the Triangular Fashion... :D
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DiomedesZX Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
God Bless the whistling death.
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Amen.
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7yearsislongenough Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
Another great work, another great plane! You keep refueling my fascination with warbirds, my friend.
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. I'll try to keep stoking the fire. :)
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jadebullet Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
Very nice pic. I love the island in the background.
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. I just modified the landform of my earlier piece. Relatively quick but effective. :)
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hunter1828 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Great job as always, Mark.
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Robert.
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hunter1828 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
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AirshowDave Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
Stunning as always Mark!
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Dave.
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