Pucarà 1/48 Acongaua with recce drone Mirach 100/2. Cordoba, Argentina 1988. Part 2.
Finally I found a little time to write part 2 of the article about my 1/48 Pucarà, which was ended just in time for Moson Model Show in April 2017, after 3 years of start and stop.
Here is the link to part one, in case somebody would like to have a look at the entire WIP:
Despite I carefully fill with putty all scratches for 3 times, and for 3 times I spray Model Master Primer, new unnoticed scratches needs to be filled.
Finally the time to paint the bird arrived. The Argentinian air force did not use FS colors, and to create the proper shade I used my own Tamiya/Gunze mix. At the end I had fill about 20 jar of sand, light and dark green colors. Of course only 3 of them where the proper one.
This particular aircraft display an experimental cammo, obtained adding dark green irregular bands on the original sand-light green ones. I proceed in the same way, from the lighter to the darker color, using patafix roll as masking medium. In this phase, it look a bit like Tutankamon personal aircraft.
The rest of the job was carried out in a conventional way, not much weathering, since the original subject display very clean surface and no scratches at all, Gunze clear gloss, decals, again a bit of gloss to seal them, very light wash into the recessed panel line made with artist oil color thinned in white spirit, 3 or 4 soft hand of Gunze matt.
Due to the very long and heavy, almost full, resin tail, I prefer to skratch build a robust maintenance stairs, to work as a fourth rear support. I do not really like it, but better not to risk when a model will travel from one contest to the other.
Hope you like it
8 additional images. Click to enlarge.