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Barracuda Studios
1/48 & 1/24 scales


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Barracuda Studios announces four new products and one re-release in 1/24 and 1/48 scales, available to order now from their website.

Barracuda Studios is proud to release four new products and the restock on a long unavailable fifth item.

The new 1/24 Hellcat from Airfix is a big model, and its beautifully detailed. Oddly, the wheels are not up to the level of the rest iof the kit. No worries! BarracudaCast to the rescue with the styles of wheels.

We are also excited to finally release the Sea Fury gearbay in 1/48 for the recent Airfix kit. This product has been in development for quite some time and will really dress up that big, open, visible gearbay! A lot of thought has gone into making it easy to install. It's not a drop fit, but it wont tax your skills either!

All products are now available on the Barracuda Studios website.

Happy modelling! Roy

 

BR24412 - 1:24 Scale F6F Hellcat Diamond Tread Wheels

 

 

This set contains new resin mainwheels featuring tires with accurate diamond tread pattern, logos and tyre data.

 

 

The wheels also incorporate detailed hubs and separate hubcaps for an excellent 3 dimensional look.

 

 

Diamond tread tires are the most common type fitted, and could be seen in any theatre.

 

 

A simple and very visible upgrade for the Airfix 1/24th scale Hellcat. Designed by Mike O'Hare.


 

BR24413 - 1:24 Scale F6F Hellcat Cross Tread Wheels

 

 

This set contains new resin mainwheels featuring tyres with accurate crucifix style tread pattern, logos and tyre data.

 

 

The wheels also incorporate detailed hubs and separate hubcaps for an excellent 3 dimensional look.

 

 

Cross tread tires were not as common, but were used widely in the Fleet Air Arm and USN as well. 

 

 

A simple and very visible upgrade for the Airfix 1/24th scale Hellcat. Designed by Mike O'Hare.


 

BR48348 - 1:48 Scale Hawker Sea Fury Gear Bay Set

 

 

This set contains parts to assemble a complete, super detailed resin main landing gear bay to replace the somewhat basic kit gearbay in the Airfix.

 

 

It has been designed to be installed with a minimum of thinning and modification to the kit wing.

 

 

It also gives the impression of a thinner lower wing skin and deeper gear bay.

 

 

May be possible to modify it to fit other kits. CAD design by Gerry Mos. Plumbing and wiring detail by Roy Sutherland.

 

 

Thanks to Camden Aviation Museum and Steve Long for their help in research.


 

BR48424 - 1:48 Scale Hawker Tempest Ailerons and Elevators

 

 

This set consists of detailed separate resin elevators and ailerons to replace the Eduard kit parts.

 

 

The Eduard new tool Tempest kit tends to suffer from hard-to-fix shrink marks on the one piece solid molded ailerons and elevators.. Filling and sanding them wipes out the very fine rivets and panel lines. Restoring them can be a lot of fussy work. This set makes short work of that.

 

 

For all marks of Eduard Tempest. Master patterns by Roy Sutherland.


 

BR48345 - 1:48 Scale Back in stock! Sea Fury Brass Landing Gear - Early Style

 

 

This set consists of high quality, investment cast brass landing gear, consisting of main gear legs, retraction struts and tailwheel leg and fork. A small resin sprue contains a tailwheel and separate uplock stirrups too small and fine to cast in brass.

 

 

The brass gear is superbly detailed and accurate and represent a real upgrade in detail, as well as being super strong. Unlike white metal gear, you would need pliers to bend these castings, so they won’t be deforming slowly over time. Combine with our resin mainwheels for a super detailed undercarriage.

 

 

Thanks to Steve Long, the Camden Museum of Aviation and Mike O'Hare for their help in researching this set.

 

 

Patterns by Mike O'Hare and Roy Sutherland. Brass casting by G-Factor models.

 

 

All new products are available right now from Barracuda Studios' website

Happy modelling! Roy

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