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Fw 190 A, F, D Snapshot Cockpit Upgrade

BarracudaCast, 1/48 scale

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number, Description and Price:

Barracuda Studios Item No. BR48433 - Fw 190 A, F, D Snapshot Cockpit Upgrade. USD$9.95

Available online from Barracuda Studio's website

Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: Eight resin parts and instructions
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Perfect casting; high level of detail; lovely harness straps cast in place; versatile usage for a wide range of brands and variants
Disadvantages:  
Conclusion: Barracuda Studios' 1/48 scale Fw 190 A, F, D Snapshot Cockpit Upgrade is a versatile accessory for a wide range of kits. Preparation and installation will be straightforward and detail is better than any of the equivalent plastic kit parts. It's a bargain at USD$9.95 too.

Reviewed by Brett Green

F i r s t L o o k

 

 

Once upon a time, long long ago, Barracuda Studios' supremo Roy Sutherland launched a brand of resin accessories called Cooper Details.

Cooper Details offered wheels, cockpit sets and other accessories for Spitfires, Mustangs, Fw 190s and more in 1/72 and 1/48 scales. Cooper Details' Fw 190 upgrades were some of my favourite resin sets for many years.

With my Cooper Detail accessories now dwindling to just a couple in my collection, I have been very pleased to see Roy's new company, Barracuda Studios, revisit a number of the old subjects with brand new accessories and cockpit upgrades.

These are not re-relesases but brand new sets, continuing Roy's tradition of superb detail for popular subjects.

The latest to receive the Barracuda Studios treatment is 1/48 scale Item No. BR48433, Fw 190 A, F, D Snapshot Cockpit Upgrade.

 

 

The set comprises eight pieces perfectly cast in cream coloured resin.

The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 is one of the most popular subjects for modellers, and this versaile set will fit Eduard, Hobby Boss, Dragon and other kits. It should also be appropriate for Hobby Boss and Dragon Ta 152 kits.

The set provides a new pilot's seat, control column, rudder pedals, map case, canopy crank and two styles of gunsight.

 

 

The jewel in this resin crown is the seat, which features cast on harness straps and seat cushion. The straps drape naturally and will look great after careful painting.

 

 

The smaller parts will be drop-fit replacements for the kit parts.

 

 

Casting quality is perfect on my sample. Removal and cleanup will be fast and simple. The small parts are cast onto a resin strip while the seat is attached via a narrow block and a few strips. A razor saw will be your weapon of choice here.

 

 

Full colour illustrated instructions are included.

 

 

C o n c l u s i o n

 

Barracuda Studios' 1/48 scale Fw 190 A, F, D Snapshot Cockpit Upgrade is a versatile accessory for a wide range of kits.

Preparation and installation will be straightforward and detail is better than any of the equivalent plastic kit parts.

It's a bargain at USD$9.95 too.

I'll be buying a few more of these right now to restock my accessory drawers for Wurger projects into the next couple of decades!

Thanks to Barracuda Studios for the sample


Barracuda Studio products are available online from their website


Text and Images Copyright 2020 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 15 July, 2020
Last updated 15 July, 2020

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