Thunderjet, 36 FBW Commander, Germany 1952 "Col. Robert Scott"
model prompted me to look up Colonel Scott's career post 23rd FG (Flying
Tigers). I knew nothing about his flying jets post-war; to me he was
frozen in that time covered in "God is My Co-Pilot", which
I read in Scholastic paperback form in the eight grade. Note the flying
tiger emblem on the model's nose and wing-tip tank.
The model itself is excellent, and the landing gear and canopy fit
well. The paint is generally good, though close examination shows
a few blows; so, to be happy, refrain from close examination. A common
flaw in both this and the first F-84E
is the weak application of paint on the nose; the paint should have
been applied as heavily as on the tail and wing tanks. Nonetheless,
the model is well worth adding to the collection.