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Diecast Airplanes
1/72 Warplanes
SkyMax United States

Type Fighter/Ground Attack
SkyMax item no. SM6002
Production run Unlimited

Photographs Copyright © Collin Riley 2005-2014

F-84E Thunderjet, 36 FBW Commander, Germany 1952 "Col. Robert Scott"
This 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.

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