1/72 AVMIA-58 Pucara

Gallery Article by Julio Abraham Toro on July 27 2003


Like many aircrafts of his kind, the IA-58 Pucara, hasn`t have the attention of the big kits producers, despite the fact that it fought in the Falklands war in 1982, in a great number of CAS missions. Some weeks ago, I found this new resin kit in a local hobby shop, and I can tell that is a quite good model. 


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The Kit 
The model features white metal ejection seats and undercarriage leg struts, molded plasticard well doors, two canopy bubbles (one as spare part), and a decal sheet whit options for the Argentine and Uruguay`s air forces. 

As every resin model, require some extra skill, and a good disposition to work whit the putty and the sandpaper ,and also I advice, a good investigative work for details such as cockpit panels, antennas, combat ordinance etc.

I finished the model with grey and aluminum acrylic paint, which I considered, have a better adherence whit the resin. 

Julio Abraham Toro


Photos and text by Julio Abraham Toro