"Old Exterminator" - Art Print by Craig Tinder
By Artist Craig Tinder
Printed on a heavy, matte substrate, this archival art print is fade-resistant with an astonishingly high resolution to bring out rivet-level details.
A West Point graduate, Col. Robert Scott would command the 23rd Fighter Group of the 14th Air Force which was formed by General Claire Chennault. The 23rd Fighter Group was formed as a follow-on to Chennault's earlier American Volunteer Group (AVG - or Flying Tigers) to become an actively established and sanctioned military presence in China. In his famous autobiography ""God is My Co-Pilot"", Col. Scott recounted his personal nomination by Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek as the appointed commander of the 23rd.
Col. Scott flew nearly 400 combat missions, including many in ""Old Exterminator"" and received 13 confirmed victories, becoming one of the first U.S. combat aces of the war. He would finish the war developing new tactics for aerial rockets barrages and led numerous missions against Japanese shipping and rail targets.
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About the Artist: Craig Tinder is an artist/historian specializing in the creation of digital aviation artwork and has held a lifelong passion and interest in history and painting. Craig grew up hanging on the fences at the Reno Air Races which fueled his passion for illustrating his favorite subject matter: WW2 aircraft and Military/Transportation subject matter. As a Loadmaster and restorer on a B-17 Flying Fortress, he understands the intricate details of his pursuits and re-creates one-of-a-kind warbird illustrations for the families of veterans. He has won numerous art shows and has contributed illustrations to a variety of publications and public education displays. Over the years, Craig has amassed a large collection of artifacts, period photos, clothing, weapons, and more, all of which are used as research materials in his paintings. He is an avid collector and serious historian - combined with his artistic talents, he produces exciting and accurate renditions of history. His original and limited-edition print work can be seen in many private collections around the world.
Our art prints are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All art prints include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.