Sunday, August 17, 2014

1/144 FAM IA 58 "Pucara" - Miniwings

1/144 FAM IA 58 "Pucara" - Miniwings
The FMA IA 58 Pucará (Quechua: Fortress) is an Argentine ground-attack and counter-insurgency (COIN) aircraft manufactured by the Fábrica Militar de Aviones. It is a low-wing two-turboprop-engined all-metal monoplane with retractable landing gear, and is capable of operating from unprepared strips when operationally required. The type saw action during the Falklands War and the Sri Lankan Civil War.

A nice little kit of what should makeup to be a great looking kit, in the style of some of the older Miniwings kits and as such  this release should bring not great surprises. Out of the box its a nice looking kit and made up of a number of sprues of resin parts and a couple of canopies in either vac-form or clear resin based upon your preference. In addition are decals for two airframes from the more recent supplier JBR Decals who also produce a range of decals that are well worth looking at in their own right.

Of course, you could make a diorama with this kit after they have had their visit from 'the boys from Hereford', though it deserves to be built intact :-)

Available now with free global shipping from Kits-World!

See also KG144BBS

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