This is the new Kinetic 1/48 kit of the IA-58A/D Pucara. 40 years after some in the rest of the world learned what a Pucara is (the name is a Quechua word meaning "mountain fortress"), a year after the FAA took the last IA-58 off first line operations (some 20 are being modified to a reconnaissance role) a mainstream 1/48 injection-molded kit has now been released.
It was worth the wait. This is Kinetic's best kit to date. Everything fits. Surface detail is beautiful. Details are right. Sadly it doesn't have any underwing ordnance, though it has the TERs. The Hasegawa Weapons Set A and B will solve that problem.
I have a page on this project in the Work In Progress Group. I've gotten lots of information from Argentine friends. I've passed much on there and will do more here.
For starters, here are the work in progress shots so far.
13 attached images. Click to enlarge.