is the Pucará kit from Heritage Aviation in 1:48 scale. If you want to
build a Pucará in this scale, this is the only game in town. The kit is
mainly resin, with white metal landing gear and a one-piece vacuform canopy.
I built the model mostly stock OOB, but did make some small modifications, for
instance, I sawed the canopy to display it in the open position. I also
added hydraulic lines to the landing gear, made with fine copper wire; and
aerials made with one pound monofilament.
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base was made from scrap wood, painted with textured paint for that
‘marble’ look. The wheel chock is made with half-round styrene
stock with wire mesh for the tread pattern. The boarding ladder was
scratchbuilt with solder and wire, based on pictures found on the
I’m happy with the results, and I finally have a model of this cool
Argentinian COIN aircraft to add to my collection of 1:48 airplanes.