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Monday, June 18, 2018

De Havilland D.H.89a of Taxis Aéreos Argentinos Sociedad Anónima, Heller conversion, 1/72nd scale.

Here is the De Havilland D.H.89a of Taxis Aéreos Argentinos Sociedad Anónima, circa 1958.

  For the step-by-step building article and the necessary changes please visit:
LV-AES was one of the many DH89s that operated in Argentina, changing hands, ownership and operating companies several times, all that spiced up by the erratic aeronautic policies and even more erratic political climate. 
 An article on TAASA can be found on magazine of Argentina, Nr 5, November 2013.
LV (Lima Victor) Magazine also from Argentina published an article on TAASA on its issue Nr 19.
My thanks to modeler extraordinaire and friend Matías Hagen from Argentina, for the brainstorming, material and suggestions.
My gratitude also to Mika Jernfors of Arctic Decals for his superlative work, without him many of my projects may have never seen the light of day.
For those so inclined, Flight magazine had a couple of very small blurbs on this plane and company on the Oct 28 1960 and April 13 1961 issues.

About twenty four years of "photographic license" separate these two planes, which says a lot about the type resilience and life: