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Bf 109 G/K
Tall Tailwheel Sets

BarracudaCast, 1/48 & 1/32 scales

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number, Scale, Description and Price:

BarracudaCast Item Nos.:

1/48 scale
BR48392 - Bf 109 G/K Tall Tailwheel Set. USD$7.25

1/32 scale
BR32393 - Bf 109 G/K Tall Tailwheel Set. USD$8.50

All available online from Barracuda Studio's website

Contents and Media: Each set contains two parts in pale yellow resin and one in lost wax cast brass; detailed instructions.
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Beautifully detailed and perfectly cast; two styles of tail wheel included (smooth and radial tread); simple installation.
Disadvantages:  
Conclusion: These high quality replacement tail wheel sets will be a luxurious finishing touch to your 1/48 and 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 late G and K kits.

 

FirstLook

 

BarracudaCast is the resin accessory arm of Roy Sutherland's Barracuda Studios enterprise.

BarracudaCast has just released two tall tail wheel sets for Bf 109 late G and K kits, one in 1/48 and one in 1/32 scale.

These will be suitable for all Bf 109 G-10 and K-4 kits, but the tall tail wheel could also be seen fitted to the Bf 109 G-6/AS and Bf 109 G-14/AS. Check references for specific subjects.

 

 

Each set includes two tail wheels - one with radial tread and the other smooth.

The new resin tail wheels are beautifully detailed. I particularly like the treatment of the raised seams on the smooth wheels.

Intricate detail is cast onto the both faces of the hubs too.

Each wheel is supplied with the bottom of the tyres subtly bulged and flattened.

Casting and detail is up to BarracudaCast's usual high standards on my samples.

The lost wax cast brass struts are lovely. The material is quite soft so it will be easy to spread the fork and fit the tail wheel. Barracuda's instructions show you how to use a shim to maintain a small gap between the tyre sidewall and the fork.

 

 

The specific mounting of the strut may differ from kit to kit, but intallation whould be pretty straightforward regardless.

Specifically, the two replacement resin wheels sets are:

1/48 scale
BR48392 - Bf 109 G/K Tall Tailwheel Set

 


 

1/32 scale
BR32393 - Bf 109 G/K Tall Tailwheel Set

 

 

 

Conclusion

 

These high quality replacement tail wheel sets will be a luxurious finishing touch to your 1/48 and 1/32 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109 late G and K kits.

Thanks to Barracuda Studios for the images and information


Barracuda Studio products are available online from their website


Text and Images Copyright 2020 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 26 November, 2019
Last updated 26 November, 2020

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