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Airabonita. Rubber scale model. 22in Airabonita Flying plane kit no. 2206, designed by Joe Ott. Complete with 'Ott-O-Matic' formers.
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User commentsI’d always wanted to pay my respects to a real pioneer of our hobby, Joe Ott. His Airabonita (oz4076) seemed a nice challenge, but I’d always had a soft spot in my heart for the Airacobra. So here it is, the Airabonita metamorphosed into my heartthrob…the Bell XP-39B Airacobra [main pic, 004-008]. Ever since I was a child, it was the fighter with car doors that fascinated me, something I could identify with…just like Dad’s family Ford. And how about that tricycle landing gear! I named my model “Tin Man.” Every thoroughbred need to have a name. Turns out the lines resemble a Kingcobra more than an Airacobra, but no matter…this model is thoroughly Joe Ott. Thank you again, Outerzone!
Neal Green - 20/02/2021
Neal, when (if ever) are you going to disappoint us?
Jan Novick - 20/02/2021
Thanks, Jan. I'm still in awe of anyone who could construct a model from Joe Ott's non-strategic materials kits. That would truly be a challenge. Every time I open a cardboard food container I'm thinking "This has got to have some application to modeling!" :-) Joe Ott/Ace Whitman was determined to keep business and the hobby alive throughout the war years...and succeeded! It's really wonderful that Outerzone has such a marvelous selection of those pioneer plans available.
Neal - 22/02/2021
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