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Ten New Resin Upgrade Sets Available Now

Barracuda Studios
1/72, 1/48, 132 & 1/24scales


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Roy Sutherland has sent the following information and images of the newest releases in Barracuda Studios' range of accessories, available later this week at the IPMS USA National Convention, and in August from Barracuda Studios' website:

Barracuda Studios is proud to announce the release of 9 new sets. They are now available for sale on our website. We debuted them last week at the IPMS USA National Convention in Omaha, Nebraska.

Below is a quick preview of the sets. More photos and information will follow next week.


BR72315 - Spitfire Four Slot Mainwheels. 1/72 scale

 

 

This set contains a pair of detailed 4 slot mainwheels with accurate hub detail, subtle tire beading & data. The tyre is smooth; by far the most common tire seen on Spitfires. For Mk VII thru 21 Spitfires operation from grass or dirt runways. Also fitted to some Seafire kits.

 

 

These wheels are designed to fit the superb Eduard Spitfire VIII, IX and XVI, but include axle adapter inserts so they can be fit to all other kits. Full 24" diameter (actual diameter .333" or 8.45mm). Designed by Mike O'Hare.


BR72316 - Spitfire Four Slot Block Tread Mainwheels. 1/72 scale

 

 

This set contains a pair of detailed 4 slot mainwheels with accurate hub detail, subtle tire beading & data. The tyre is block tread style (not Z-Block style). Fitted to postwar Mk VII thru 21 Spitfires operating from improved runways and carrier decks. Also installed on some Seafire XV, XVII, 45 and 46. These wheels are designed to fit the superb Eduard Spitfire VIII, IX and XVI,but include axle adapter inserts so they can be fit to all other kits. Full 24" diameter (actual diameter .333" or 8.45mm). Designed by Mike O'Hare.


BR72324 - B-1B Canopy Masks. 1/72 scale

 

 

This set contains a sheet of precut Kabuki type tape canopy masks for the Monogram B-1B Lancer kit. Includes masks for both the canopy clear panels and the sealing strips that surround each panel. It also comes with masks for the D-shaped flush DAS antennas that replaced the thick blade antennas located in front of the main gear doors and under the tail. Includes full color illustrated installation instructions.


BR48317 - Spitfire Four Slot Mainwheels. 1/48 scale

 

 

This set contains a pair of detailed 4 slot mainwheels with accurate hub detail, subtle tire beading & data. The tyre is smooth; by far the most common tire seen on Spitfires. For Mk VII thru 21 Spitfires operation from grass or dirt runways. Also fitted to some Seafire kits.

 

 

These wheels are designed to fit the superb Eduard Spitfire VIII, IX and XVI, but include axle adapter inserts so they can be fit to all other kits. Full 24" diameter (actual diameter .5" or 12.7mm). Designed by Mike O'Hare.


BR48318 - Spitfire Four Slot Block Tread Mainwheels. 1/48 scale

 

 

This set contains a pair of detailed 4 slot mainwheels with accurate hub detail, subtle tire beading & data. The tyre is block tread style (not Z-Block style). Fitted to postwar Mk VII thru 21 Spitfires operating from improved runways and carrier decks. Also installed on some Seafire XV, XVII, 45 and 46. These wheels are designed to fit the superb Eduard Spitfire VIII, IX and XVI,but include axle adapter inserts so they can be fit to all other kits. Full 24" diameter (actual diameter .5" or 12.7mm). Designed by Mike O'Hare.


BR32332 - Sopwith Camel Wicker Seat w Cushion. 1/32 scale

 

 

This set contains a super detailed resin wicker seat with open weave strip and a choice of both plain leather and tufted 5 button padded seat cushion. This set replaces the kit seat with a very simple modification to the kit floor in the WNW Sopwith Camel. A big visual improvement for a few minutes of easy work. Complete with illustrated instructions. Designed by Mike O'Hare, Mike Good and Roy Sutherland.


BR32335 - Spitfire Four Slot Mainwheels. 1/32 scale

 

 

This set contains a pair of detailed 4 slot mainwheels with accurate hub detail, subtle tire beading & data. The tyre is smooth; by far the most common tire seen on Spitfires. For Mk VII thru 21 Spitfires operation from grass or dirt runways. Also fitted to some Seafire kits.  These wheels are designed to fit the brand new Revell Mk IX kit, but can also be fit to the Tamiya Spitfire VIII, IX and XVI.  Wheels are 24" diameter (actual diameter .75" or 19mm). Designed by Mike O'Hare.


BR32319 - Spitfire Four Slot Block Tread Mainwheels. 1/32 scale

 

 

This set contains a pair of detailed 4 slot mainwheels with accurate hub detail, subtle tire beading & data. The tyre is block tread style (not Z-Block style). Fitted to postwar Mk VII thru 21 Spitfires operating from improved runways and carrier decks. Also installed on some Seafire XV, XVII, 45 and 46. These wheels are designed to fit the superb Tamiya Spitfire VIII, IX and XVI, but include axle adapter inserts so they can be fit to all other kits. Wheels are 24" diameter (actual diameter .75" or 19mm). Designed by Mike O'Hare.


BR24325 - Bf 109G Wheels - Ribbed Hub, Ribbed Tire, 1/24 scale

 

 

This set contains a pair of super detailed, accurate resin mainwheels as fitted to the Bf 109G-4 thru G-14 series aircraft. This wheel features the ribbed hub and treaded tires, as seen on the vast majority of these Gustavs until later in the war. Replaces the problematic soft vinyl/plastic composite wheels that come with the Trumpeter kits.


 

The following set will be available in mid August on the website. We had hoped to have it ready for the IPMS show, but time just ran out. Watch this space for an announcement when it is released.

BR32334 - Tempest V Nose Correction Set. 1/32 scale

 

 

This set is designed to correct the nose, radiator, prop and spinner on the otherwise stunning Special Hobby Tempest V. The problem with the nose is that the spinner baseplate diameter is too big by about 2 inches. This throws out the taper of the forward cowling. The radiator opening is also too big. This causes problems with the shape of the radiator housing.

 

 

The spinner is too large, but it also has some shape issues, which we have fixed with an all new spinner. The kit prop blades have also been replaced by a more accurate set. The new nose is cast in one piece for ease of installation, and the fine riveted surface detail has been replicated (no easy task!).

 

 

Our reference came from the wonderful Arthur Bentley Tempest drawings, plus measurements from original Hawker drawings of the Tempest V nose and spinner. Thanks to Anthony Galbraith and Kerry Carlyle from New Zealand who had access to some terrific Tempest source information. Additional pattern work by Roy Sutherland.

 

 

These sets (with the exception of the Tempest Nose Correction) are available for sale on the Barracuda Studios website now. Click on the link below to check out our website. Check us out on Facebook, too!

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Happy modelling!  Roy

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